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Dr Morwenna Opie is a highly experienced Clinical Health Psychologist with specialist skills in supporting patients with health conditions. She uses evidence-based and NICE recommended psychological interventions, delivered in an accessible and positive manner. Therapy is tailored to the individual, empowering patients to take a lead in managing their condition; to increase healthy behaviours, improve quality of life and optimise physiological outcomes.
Dr Opie is qualified in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Mindfulness-based therapies which are proven to improve mental and physical health. Important factors - such as mood, anxiety (including OCD) sleep, diet, grief, trauma, adjustment, fatigue, activities and relationships - respond well to innovative psychologically-informed therapeutic approaches.
Dr Opie completed her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University where she won subject and college prizes. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Health and Psychology at UCL and completed her studies in New Zealand where she specialised in anxiety, neurophysiology and clinical health psychology. Dr Opie has had previous appointments in private mental-health, cardiology, rheumatology and ophthalmological settings. She also works in the pain service at RCHT Treliske, reflecting her commitment to integrating psychological health routinely into physical healthcare settings, and working collaboratively with other healthcare specialists.
Dr Opie strives to create a relaxed, safe and genuine relationship with her patients, encouraging them towards self-acceptance and compassion, and life-long positive change. Dr Opie has recently moved back to her native Cornwall, and is relishing the opportunity to raise her two children in this wildly-beautiful and restorative part of the world.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions