Deirdre is a psychologist with a special interest in the care and support of people living with cancer. She is passionate about the role of hopefulness in coping and resilience, and supporting the needs of individuals, couples and their families during difficult times of uncertainty. With a broad range of experience in supporting people living with chronic illness, her approach incorporates solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness skills, and practical interventions utilising existing strengths to assist in improving day-to- day life. Her particular areas of interest include life limiting illness and palliative care, gynaecological and breast cancers, cancer related parental issues and concerns in relation to dependent children, and fertility concerns. Deirdre has recently completed a Masters Degree in Health Psychology having undertaken a research thesis investigating psychosocial distress in women with gynaecological cancer.
Warren, N., Melrose, D. M., Brooker, J. E., & Burney, S. (2016). Psychosocial distress in women diagnosed with gynecological cancer. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105316640061.
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