Dr Laura Hissey

Health Psychologist

I am a Health Psychologist who specialises in Pain Management. I am currently the Psychology Lead within an NHS Pain Service in the Midlands.

I undertake specialist psychological assessment and deliver cognitive behavioural interventions to support people to manage long-term pain conditions. Interventions include pain management programmes and combined Physiotherapy/Psychology clinics to help people understand the cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of pain and ways to manage these.

I have a background in working with people with long-term conditions and in addition to my pain speciality; I have worked within cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular disease prevention services. I have also held consultancy roles with Birmingham Public Health Directorate, Department of Health & Public Health England where I have provided psychological insights on national and local behaviour change programmes.