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Psychology is about feelings and emotions.

This service helps patients with cancer to talk about how the feel about their condition.

Who we are

We are a specialist clinical psychology service for people in Liverpool who are affected by cancer.

We use psychological approaches (talking therapies) to:

  • help people understand their emotional difficulties
  • talk about issues that are important for them
  • help people find a way forward.

What we do

Clinical psychologists are trained to help people with a wide range of difficulties. They work with people using a psychological approach and aim to:

  • help people understand their emotional difficulties
  • talk about issues that are important for them
  • help people find a way forward.

Appointments with the psychologist usually last for an hour. You will receive more information once an appointment has been arranged, including what to expect at the first appointment and afterwards.

What is the difference between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists?

Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists have different training and work in different ways.

Clinical psychologists train by studying psychology at university and then by working as a research assistant or assistant psychologist. They then go back to university to complete a three year doctorate in clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists do not prescribe medication and work in partnership with patients using psychological therapy.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who diagnose problems. Their main way of working with people is to prescribe medication - although some use psychological therapy as well.

Being referred to us

Patients are referred to this service by their GP or medical team

Contact Us

Liverpool Psychology service for Cancer

Linda McCartney Centre
1st floor,
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
Liverpool, L7 8XP

Telephone 0151 706 3126