Dr Helen Beesley - Dr Helen Beesley BSc DClinPsy, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Helen Beesley
Ground Floor, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263715
Fax: 01242 528299
Email: team1@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Dr Helen Beesley BSc DClinPsy, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Helen Beesley
Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715       Fax: 01242 528 299
NAME: Dr Helen Beesley  -  BSc DClin.Psychol, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 2004
Universityof Liverpool
BSc. Psychology (Hons), 2:1 , 1998
Universityof Leicester 
Current Posts
Present   Chartered Clinical Psychologist in private practice
Nov 2013 – present    Expert Witness: Medico-legal psychological assessments
Sept 2009 to present   Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
Previous Posts 
Sept 2009 to present   Principal Clinical Psychologist and Evaluation & Research Lead
Liverpool Cancer Psychology Service, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Nov 2004 – Sept 2009 Clinical Psychology Fellow in Oncology, University of Liverpool
Nov 2004 – Sept 2009 Hon. Clinical Psychologist, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust.
Sept 2001 – Oct 2004 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Merseycare NHS Trust
Jan 2000- Aug 2001 Assistant Psychologist, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust
Jan 1999 - Dec 1999 Assistant Psychologist, St. Helens and Knowsley Community Health (NHS) Trust
1)      Personal Injury (Adults and Children); PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Road Accident; Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence; Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness
2)      Employment Cases
HCPC registered; Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP); British Psychological Society (BPS); British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP); Special Interest Group for Psychologists working in Oncology and Palliative Care (SIGOPAC).
Baker P, Beesley H, Fletcher I, Ablett J, Holcombe C, Salmon P (2015) Getting back to 'normal' or 'a new type of normal'? A qualitative study of patients' responses to the existential threat of cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, in press.
Harding R, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Fisher J, Salmon P (2015) Are patient-nurse relationships in breast cancer linked to adult attachment style? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 3, DOI: 10.1111/jan.12693
Baker P, Beesley H, Dinwoodie R, Fletcher I, Ablett J, Holcombe C, Salmon P. (2012) 'You're putting thoughts into my head': a qualitative study of the readiness of patients with breast, lung or prostate cancer to address emotional needs through the first 18 months after diagnosis. Psycho-oncology, 22, 1402-1410.
Beesley H, Holcombe C, Brown SL and Salmon P (2012) Risk, worry and cosmesis in decision-making for contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy: Analysis of 60 consecutive cases in a specialist breast unit. The Breast
Beesley H, Ullmer H, Holcombe C, Salmon P (2012) How patients evaluate breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and why their evaluation often differs from that of their clinicians. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 65 (8) 1064-1071
Clark L, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Salmon P (2011) The influence of childhood abuse and adult attachment style on clinical relationships in breast cancer care. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33 (6), 579-586.
Pegman S, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Mendick N, Salmon P. (2011) Understanding variability in patients’ sense of relationship with breast cancer surgeons: the relative importance of surgeon and patient variation and the influence of patients’ attachment style. Patient Education & Counselling, 83 (1), 125-128.
Beesley, H, Rhodes, J. and Salmon, P. (2010)Anger and childhood sexual abuse are independently associated with irritable bowel syndrome. British Journal of Health Psychology  15 ( 2) 389-399
Beesley, H. Salmon, P. and Holcombe, C. (2007) ‘The challenge of integrating different models of practice:  Reflections on developing a psychology service in a breast unit’.  Clinical Psychology Forum, 174, 17-20.
Dr Beesley provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions.
Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks of instruction.
For more information please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

Chester, Liverpool and Warrington.

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