We are a small team of Psychologists and Psychological Therapists headed by Dr Gill Fitzgibbon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
We are an expanding service and at present we also have Maria Nunan, Psychological Therapist, Dr Clio Spanou, Hon Health Psychologist and Sue Buckler, Office Manager. We hope to have additional posts in the near future. Our team also includes Trainees Clinical Psychologists in their final year of training.
We provide psychological assessments and therapeutic intervention to those patients and their families in need of psychological help. The consultant provides psychological assessments and aftercare within the Live Donor Programme.
Psychological care includes supporting the patient and families during all stages of the illness and its treatments and their concerns or difficulties. In particular how to integrate the treatment into daily life, changes in how a patient sees him or herself, and relationships. Psychological care includes looking after the patient’s psychological and emotional well being.
Referrals are usually made via Consultants or Specialist Nurses. However, we are more than willing to accept referrals directly from the patient in collaboration with the patient’s consultant.