Eczema and Psoriasis Skin disorders

Specialist help for Eczema

Psoriasis and many other skin disorders.

St Albans Eczema and Psoriasis Clinic.

How can my skin disorder be helped or treated?

Anxiety and stress can have a huge affect on many skin disorders. The most frequent of conditions that are helped with psychodermatological therapies are psoriasis, eczema, hives, genital and oral herpes, acne, warts, skin allergies, pain and burning sensations, hair loss and compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania. Skin disorders can affect your thinking and behaviour in many ways as they affect your everyday life professionally and socially. Evidence based psychotherapy can help both support and treat many skin disorders, either on its own or together with medications administered by your doctor. Please note: There has been a large amount of scientific research that suggests your thinking (cognition) when negative has detrimental impact upon you physiology

How does the specialist treatment process work?

Evidence Based Psychotherapy will help you identify limiting and negative thoughts that cause your anxiety, these can be associated to your personality, your childhood development, you life experiences and how you have managed to develop coping mechanisms dealing with stress and anxiety. The main emphasis of this therapy is to enable change through conscious understanding and perspective of the underline issues, this will enable you to take responsibility and manage your cognition (thinking), which in turn help your skin disorder. The therapy and course would consist of the following aspects:

  • Beliefs about appearance and attractiveness
  • Relationship between stress and skin disorder
  • Coping with skin disorder
  • Habits (eg. itch-scratch)
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Social interaction skills
  • Psychological distress (eg. anxiety, depression)

What sort of psychological treatment is offered to help with your skin disorder?

We use Evidence based Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, which will help your physical symptoms in a relatively short period of time dependant on the severity of the issue(s). You would have regular weekly meeting with one of our other qualified therapists.

If you would like more information about Psychodermatology therapy, EBP or hypnotherapy please call us to discuss, remember that there is no obligation to proceed. We understand that to take responsibility is the hardest step to gain control of your life and that begins as soon as you make that first contact.

To book an initial consultation please go our contact page for more information.