Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Providing psychological support for cancer patients
Dr Helen Beesley has many years’ experience providing psychological therapy for patients dealing with cancer and providing support to patients before making decisions about treatment and surgery. Before joining Clatterbridge Private Clinic, Helen enjoyed working in both clinical and clinical research posts since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Liverpool in 2004.
Helen specialises in clinical health psychology; supporting people when psychological difficulties are linked to dealing with illness. She has extensive experience in providing clinical health psychology services within cancer services, including psychological therapy, service evaluation, service development and research.
Over the last 15 years she has carried out and published research in clinical health psychology within cancer care and has even led the development of a new clinical psychology service in Breast services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. During her 11 years at the hospital, she also took a role as Macmillan Principal Clinical Psychologist and Research Lead in a broader psychology service for people affected by various cancer types. This work involved supporting patients affected by cancer and also supporting their family members using psychological therapy.
Dr Beesley comes highly recommended and has received a huge amount of positive feedback from patients. Patients commented “Helen was so understanding and helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life – I will always be grateful.”
“Helen’s knowledge of different disciplines/therapies meant that she was able to react to thoughts & issues that came up during sessions which helped me a lot.”
Helen practices out of a number of different locations around Liverpool and Wirral including at Spire Murrayfield Hospital and will now be practicing out of Clatterbridge Private Clinic, taking referrals for psychological support for private cancer patients.