Position: Clinical Psychologist
Location: London UK
Dr Morwenna Opie-Moran is currently a Clinical Psychologist involved in a pilot study at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Rhematology Dept, aimed at engaging patients with Chronic Illness in psychological services. She also practices at the Nightingale Hospital in London. Since completing her training at Cambridge & UCL (UK) and Massey University, (NZ) her interests have gravitated towards the interface of physical and mental health. She upholds the importance of compassionate, patient-centred, well-communicated care, in all aspects of health care delivery. She specialises in anxiety disorders and adjustment to life-altering health conditions, with particular experience working with patients with autonomic dysfunction and syncope. Morwenna is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and was an early and is an enthusiastic practitioner of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). She has presented widely to patient groups and health professionals on living well in the context of chronic illness, emphasising the erroneous and unhelpful separation of physical and mental health. Morwenna is a trustee of PoTS UK (www.potsuk.org), which is a charity committed to research, raising awareness, providing support, and campaigning for better care pathways for patients with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.