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Service overview

The Health Psychology and Neuropsychology Service provide specialist clinical psychology input into the Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Cancer, Palliative Care teams and long term health conditions. Additionally inter-professional training in long term health conditions management is provided across the Herefordshire health community, with a limited degree of individual client input.

The service is based around group, individual, family, systemic and strategic interventions and is staffed by Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors/Psychological therapists and an Assistant Psychologist.

Health Psychology provides:

  • Outcome and evidence based interventions, measured across all clinical specialities
  • Ongoing commitment to cutting edge research, based in local clinical practice
  • A commitment to an active dialogue with our service users, to shape and design services
  • Commitment to 'value for money' services, including supporting local innovation through income generation
  • Inter-disciplinary supervision across therapeutic models, professions, organisations and settings
  • Expert advice and support on all aspects of health psychology within the Herefordshire health community

Where to Find Us and How to Contact Us

Service users can contact the Departmental Secretary at Belmont (01432 347641) who will then arrange an initial appointment or discuss appropriate referral routes. If a letter is received from a referral source an appointment will be sent as soon as possible.  

Dr Ray Owen (cancer and palliative care) can be contacted via his secretary on 01432 347697.

  • Neuropsychology: Belmont and Home Visits:
    Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programme in the Parish Centre, Belmont.  Liaison with the Acute Hospital regarding inpatients. Individual assessment and treatment at Belmont site (Vaughan Building, Ruckhall Lane, Hereford). 
  • Stroke service
  • In hospital, at home, at Belmont site.
  • Long Term Conditions Self - Management:
    Outpatients appointments at the Belmont site (Ruckhall Lane) and in some community hospitals
  • Staff training provided across sites as needed
  • Within specialty: 
  • Cancer / Palliative Care: 
  • Individual appointments at Belmont site and Macmillan Renton Unit HCH. Inpatient consultations at St Michaels Hospice.

Opening Hours

The service operates 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, though as a small service calls may go to answerphone at times.

Population Served

Patients registered with a Herefordshire GP. Cross border work is provided into Gwent and Powys when commissioned.

The Team

Dr. Ray Owen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Cancer & Palliative Care) and Professional Lead for Health Psychology

Dr Emma Nicholas, Clinical Psychologist

Mrs Kate Jones, Senior Psychological Therapist

Mrs Sue Jackson, Specialist Counsellor in Long Term Conditions

Mrs Charlotte Putland, Psychological Therapist

Assistant Psychologist

Ms Lesley O’Brien, Team Administrator

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