Sometimes psychological issues are a consequence of our physical health condition. These can be a response to a single incident – such as an accident or a cancer diagnosis – or the result of being in a constant state of stress and anxiety, such as suffering from a chronic health issue like irritable bowel syndrome. Health psychologists understand how physical conditions can impact our psychological well-being. A health-focused psychologist can help an individual develop ways to cope with the condition and reduce the psychological impact.
Our clinicians are trained in health psychology assessments and can provide a connection between our psychological issues and our physical health. This can include common health issues:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Heart disease
- Pain and fibromyalgia