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What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A Clinical Psychologist has been trained to understand how children and young people think, feel and behave. We listen to their concerns and help children, young people and their families cope with difficulties that can come from having a medical condition or treatment. We try to understand their situation and help them make positive changes. We work with the rest of the team at the hospital including your doctors, nurses, and therapists. We also have trainee Clinical Psychologists working with us. You may see us around Children's Clinics.


Meet the Team

Dr Bethan Phillips

Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics

Dr Jess Broughton

Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Diabetes

​Alex Hitchings
POW Paediatric Psychology Admin
​Dr Gareth David
Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics
“Hi, my name is Bethan. I am the Lead for the Paediatric Clinical Psychology Service. I work with childr​en and families fro​m the Bridgend area. I also provide support to the neon​​atal units in Princess of Wales Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital." "Hi, my name is Jess. I am the Clinical Psychologist for the paediatric diabetes service. I work with children who have diabetes and their families, all across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area." “Hi, my name is Alex and my role within the Psychology department is to support Dr Phillips & Dr Broughton with admin and clerical tasks." Hi, my name is Gareth. I am a Paediatric Clinical Psychologist working with children and young people and their families from the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf areas of our health board."
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