Prosthetic psychological services (Psychoprosthetics)

This regional Prosthetic Psychological Service offers psychological assessment, signposting and treatment of children, young people, adults, families and carers who are referred to the North East Thames regional prosthetic service in Harold Wood, Essex.

What we do

We offer a patient-centred approach that may be, depending on the situation, short-term or longer-term psychotherapy and we work with a multidisciplinary team that includes a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, prosthetists and a specialist nurse.


People who we see experience a broad range of concerns that might include difficulties with identity and body image, pain, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, stress, relationship problems and we are open to see any person who may be experiencing a difficult period in life. Our aim is to help alleviate suffering where possible.

We also offer training and consultation for staff.

Meet the team: Kim Lyons

Kim Lyons is a registered highly specialist CBT therapist who graduated from London South Bank University  in 2012.Kim is dual trained as a nurse and has worked extensively as a psychological therapist in both clinical and mental health settings with a range of client groups and clinical presentations including Pain management, IAPT, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Oncology, Clinical Health as well as psychoprosthetics where she works with both children and adults

Kim has a special interest in pain management and uses an integrated approach using CBT/ACT, Mindfulness therapies and is trained in Graded Motor Imagery.

Living with Pain course - Limbless association article with Kim Lyons [pdf] 164KB

More than a feeling Kim Lyons Limbless Association Winter 2018 [pdf] 2MB

Meet the team: Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes is employed at the North Thames Regional Prosthetic Service as a highly specialist psychological therapist. Michael offers psychological therapy to children, adults, couples, families and carers.

Michael has worked in a variety of roles in different settings that includes cardiac rehab, cancer psychological services, medium and low-secure forensic mental health, child and family services, schools, adult psychiatric services and eating disorder services. Michael has helped to develop service user involvement groups and reflective practice groups and has also spent some time working within a therapeutic community. Michael worked as an art therapist in the past and has also done some training in working with families and systems.

Michael is interested in Lacanian psychoanalysis and is studying with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.

Where our service is based

Prosthetic Psychological Service 
Long Term Conditions Centre 
St. Clements Avenue
Off Gubbins Lane 
Harold Wood 

How to contact us

Tel: 0300 300 1849
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Service leads:
Michael Stokes, highly specialist psychological therapist
Kim Lyons, highly specialist psychological therapist