Treatments/Non Invasive/Other Non Invasive/Psychology

Psychology for Burns and Scars

Psychology for Burns and Scars can be an important aspect in the treatment of scarring and changing what the scar means to you, for example by helping your perception of the scar to change in occasions where the scar may have been caused through an accident or illness and thus trigger unwanted feelings or memories.  

Treatment with our psychologist can help you to cope better with occasions such as social interactions should this be an aspect of struggle and become more confident by looking at how you feel, think or act towards your scar and how you perceive others to view you and your scar.  

Scar psychology treatment aims to also help you to accept the scar and work through the emotional constraints that may be tied to this, it is widely accepted by psychologists that proactively treating the visibility of a scar will help but working through the emotional side is also essential to help long term. 

Why do I need to see a psychologist before surgery?

Sometimes surgeons will want people to have a psychological test in order to sign people off as mentally fit for surgery. Psych assessments will rule out any issues such as body dysmorphic disorder or other psychological difficulties which might be a contraindication to surgery.

What is included in a psychological assessment?

A psychological assessment can include numerous components such as norm-referenced psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, interview information, school or medical records, medical evaluation and observational data. A psychologist determines what information to use based on the specific questions being asked.

Treatment Overview

  • Appointments by highly skilled, specialist Clinical Psychologist with expertise body image and scar management 
  • Discovering coping mechanisms and learning to manage expectations of treatment