Maternity and gynaecology psychology service

What we do

We offer psychological treatment for patients who are referred for:

  • Bereavement in relation to losing their baby
  • Complex birth experiences
  • Trauma related to previous birth experiences
  • Fertility difficulties
  • Foetal medicine
  • Phobias around childbirth or gynaecological examinations
  • Gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis and other gynaecological conditions that cause distress and pain

We take referrals from the maternity & gynaecology service of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust’s (BHRUT). We work across King George and Queen’s Hospital and in a community health centre setting.

Meet the team: Margreet Hendriks

Margreet is a highly specialist psychologist who did her counselling psychology training at City University in London where she graduated in 2007. Upon graduation she worked in mental health for a few years. Following this she worked for a few years in a clinical health psychology department specialising in general medicine which generated an interest in specialising in clinical health psychology. Since then she has worked in a variety of clinical health posts with extensive experience in pain management and long term conditions. She greatly enjoys working in women’s health (maternity & gynaecology) and looks forward in developing this service further and to establish an expert and progressive but compassionate psychology service to both service users and staff.

Meet the team: Helen Hirst

Helen Hirst MBACP(Accred) is a Consultant Counsellor, who has extensive experience working in both clinical health and mental health settings. Helen’s NHS posts include Redbridge psychology service, BHRUT cancer psychological services, long term conditions psychological service and maternity and gynaecology psychological services.

Helen is trained in Person Centred Counselling and is a Clinical Supervisor for individuals and groups.

Where our service is based

We work across different hospital sites; King George Hospital and Queen's Hospital and offer community based sessions.

How to contact us

Tel. 0300 555 1016

Opening times: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Psychology service leads:
Margreet Hendricks, highly specialist counselling psychologist
Helen Hirst, consultant counsellor