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Cardiac rehabilitation psychology service

A clinical health psychology service that’s working within a multi-disciplinary cardiac rehabilitation team. 

What we do

The cardiac psychologist works with individuals aged 18+ who have experienced myocardial infarctions (i.e. heart attacks), by-pass surgeries, valve repair/replacement surgeries, and other coronary heart conditions that require rehabilitation, educational and psychological input. The team is based in a hospital setting. The psychologist works with patients on difficulties such as: depression, anxiety disorders, overcoming trauma/the shock of diagnosis, loss of confidence, difficulty in adjustment, change of lifestyle etc.


We offer patients mainly individual therapy and psychoeducational intervention as part of the cardiac rehabilitation programme. We try to tailor the treatment to the patient’s needs and use various different psychological treatment models to explore the psychological impact of the condition and help treat any psychological difficulties.  We are flexible in our approach, and we offer short term and longer term interventions.


For information related to how to refer and our referral criteria, please email: bhr-tr.CardiacRehab@nhs.net.

How to contact us

You can reach the service via the contact details below:                          

Tel: 0208 970 8460
Email: Bhrut.cardiacrehab.pt@nhs.net
Website: www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00-16.30 hrs.

Where the service is based

The service is based at:

Base 3
Outpatients Dept
Ground Floor
King Georges Hospital
Barley Lane
IG3 8YB.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00-16.30 hrs.

Patient testimonials

“Before: I was worried, anxious, stressed, pretended as if everything was fine as everyone around me couldn’t and didn’t understand. So much hurt, feeling hopeless…Didn’t go out, stayed in bed and locked everyone out. I was lost. I hit rock bottom, didn’t know what to do, my health and lifestyle dragged me down.

After: New lease on life, made to understand myself, my role as a person, as an individual and as a family member. I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend, an aunt, a career woman. I am ambitious and intelligent, but most of all a survivor, a fighter. I started to crawl and then walk…You have helped me to understand and to find ways to cope and also to find myself. There was a particular day that you “saved” me. I am now working on my goals and I am happy. I look at myself and smile. On and upward I go…Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”