Clinical health psychology service (Waltham Forest)

The Waltham Forest Clinical Health Psychological Therapy Service offers psychological assessment, signposting and treatment of adults, couples, families and carers who are referred to the service, which is based at the Ferguson Centre in Waltham Forest. We offer a person-centred approach that may be, depending on the situation, short-term or longer-term psychological therapy.

What we do

We offer a patient-centred approach that may be, depending on the situation, short-term or longer-term psychological therapy.


Referrals are for people who are experiencing difficulties with health, pain and emotional suffering. People may have health problems that include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, cardiac problems, lupus, incontinence, asthma, musculoskeletal problems, burns injuries etc. People who need to use this service may also be experiencing psychological trauma. We offer appointments to individuals, couples, carers and family groups, where appropriate. Our aim is to help alleviate suffering where possible.

We also offer training and consultation for staff and link-working for other service professionals.

Meet the team: Paul Deller

My name is Dr Paul Deller. I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist. I specialise in clinical health psychology and currently work in Oncology and Haematology at Queens Hospital, and the Clinical Health Psychological Therapies Service in Waltham Forest. I have worked in a range of services including oncology, sexual health, and mental health. My specialist interests include existential and psychodynamic therapies and third wave therapies including mindfulness and Acceptance and commitment therapy. I also have experience facilitating staff reflective practice clinical discussion groups. 

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.

How to contact us

Waltham Forest Clinical Health Psychological Therapy Services
The Ferguson Centre
26 Low Hall Lane
E17 8BE.

Tel: 0300 555 1267
Opening times: Tuesday - Friday
Psychology service leads: 
Michael Stokes, Highly Specialist Psychological Therapist
Dr Paul Deller, Clinical Psychologist