Our service helps people deal with psychological issues which are caused by, or contribute to, physical health problems.

These include the cognitive/emotional/behavioural effects of neurological conditions, managing pain, anxiety, depression and other problems in coping with illness and disability

We provide services at Andover War Memorial Hospital (AWMH), Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH), Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), and Alton Community Hospital. Our hub is at RHCH.

Clinical psychologists - the team

Clinical Psychologists in the Trust are currently funded to provide services in the following areas:

  • Neuropsychology & Neuro-Rehabilitation: inpatient and outpatient work for acquired neurological conditions
  • Chronic Pain: a flexible self-management pathway including a one-to-one and group-based pain management programme
  • Diabetes Self-Management Support
  • Haemophilia
  • Early Supported Discharge (ESD) - for stroke rehabilitation
  • Critical care and
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

Adult Clinical Health Psychologists in HHFT 

  • Dr Ben Papps, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of Clinical Health Psychology Service
  • Dr Nancy Vanderpuye, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Peritoneal Malignancy and Critical Care)
  • Dr Carolyn Harmer, Principal Clinical Psychologist (Pain)
  • Dr Andy Jenkins, Principal Clinical Psychologist (Pain)
  • Dr Rav Bhandal, Clinical Psychologist (Diabetes / Pain)
  • Dr Astri Ablitt, Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychology)
  • Dr Anna Moore, Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychology)
  • Dr Fionnuala McKiernan, Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychology in Stroke - Early Supported Discharge)
  • Dr Helen Aiston, Clinical Psychologist (Haemophilia) - Maternity Leave
  • Mr Josh Blake, Assistant Psychologist (Neuropsychology)

Other staff include visiting professionals and trainee clinical psychologists (those on the Clinical Psychology clinical doctorate course at Southampton University).

How to access services

Accessing clinical health psychology services differs according to the different clinical areas where we work.  Please click on 'Related Links' below for specific referral information. Please note, in most services (with the exception of neuropsychology), direct referral to clinical health psychology is not possible and requires medical consultant-led assessment in the first instance