Mortimer Market Centre


Psychology Department

Beyond Diagnosis Course (Day 1)

Saturday, June 25, 2022.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Beyond Diagnosis Course (Day 2)

Saturday, July 2, 2022.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Beyond Diagnosis Course (Day 3)

Saturday, July 9, 2022.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Psychology Department

Psychology Department – for Bloomsbury Patients

Like anyone, people living with HIV can face difficulties and challenges at times. Many have found that talking to one of our specialist Psychologists has helped them make really positive changes in their lives.

In a survey about the service, 98% said they would recommend it to others and 97% felt it had made a significant difference.

  • “Very friendly, made me feel at ease”
  •  “It really helped me to talk to someone about what I was going through”
  •  “My therapist was non-judging and compassionate”

Our Psychologists specialise in supporting people living with HIV with issues related to HIV and sexual health:

  • Adjusting to and living with HIV or Hep C
  • Feeling down, anxious or worried about HIV
  • Dilemmas about telling someone about your diagnosis
  • Worries about starting medication or difficulties taking medication
  • Anxieties about needles, blood tests, or examinations
  • Helping you feel in control – including negotiating safer sex, managing recreational drug use or building sexual confidence

The psychologists aren’t medical doctors, so don’t prescribed medication, but use a range of different counselling and therapy approaches, depending on the problem.


How do I know if it’s right for me?

Any of the Bloomsbury doctors, nurses, health advisers or patient representatives can help you decide if the service is right for you and organise an assessment.

The psychologists understand that talking about personal matters like sex and sexual health can feel strange or embarrassing. However, they are used to talking about these issues and will make you feel as comfortable as possible.


What happens at the initial assessment?

You will usually be offered an assessment within one to two weeks. This assessment lasts an hour and will help the psychologist find out more about your particular situation and the best way forward for you.


How long will I have to wait?

There is usually a short wait after the assessment for your first therapy appointment but they can give you advice about other types of support available in the meantime.

Appointments are between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday –  with some evening appointments available. Please note that they are unable to see people who are already having counselling or therapy elsewhere.

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"I just wanted to thank you for all you help and support. Your approachability, understanding and advice were invaluable in helping me to cope with a very traumatic period in my life. Thank you so much” Stephen, 34 film technician

“I must acknowledge your strength and dedication. Thank you so much for the encouragement and support. I pray the Lord will continue to keep and strengthen you. You’ve touched my life in a positive way” Olori, 27, nurse and mother

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust - CNWL

Bloomsbury Clinic at The Mortimer Market Centre is run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address: Bloomsbury Clinic, Capper Street, off Tottenham Court Road London, WC1E 6JB

General enquiries: 020 3317 5100

Bloomsbury Network

Empathy Education Empowerment

The Bloomsbury Network, Mortimer Market Centre, Off Tottenham Court Road, London WC1E 6JB