What is Health Psychology?
Health psychologists are specially trained to help people deal with the psychological and emotional aspects of health and illness as well as supporting people who are chronically ill.
Health psychologists use their knowledge of psychology and health to promote general wellbeing and understand the link between physical and psychological illness. Health psychologists promote healthier lifestyles and try to find ways to encourage people to improve their health. For example, they may help people to lose weight or stop smoking. Health psychologists work with the mind and body in treating anxiety and depression and also use their skills to try to improve the healthcare system. For example, they may advise doctors about better ways to communicate with their patients and help patients better communicate their needs.
Dr Rachel Gillibrand
I am an experienced psychologist and hypnotherapist who uses a solution focused, positive approach in my work. I work with couples and individuals to achieve their goals and resolve their concerns using a gentle but effective therapeutic style. The solution focused approach helps you to find a way to live your authentic life, discovering your strengths and helping you to make decisions based on a full understanding of the skills and capabilities you have.