Eczema and Psoriasis Skin disorders

Help with Eczema or skin disorder

Psychodermatology can help with your eczema.

 

What is psychodermatology?

Psychological elements such as anxiety/stress have a direct affect on skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Skin disorders can affect your mood and behaviour personally and professionally. Psychological intervention can be advantageous in both supporting and treating many skin disorders, either on its own or combined with conventional medications administered by your doctor.

The main emphasis of psychodermatology therapy is to enable change through conscious understanding of the causes of what your issues are. This enables you to take responsibility and manage your cognition, which in turn will improve your skin disease. Particular attention may be paid to:

  • 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?

Evidence based Psychotherapy is a liberating process which can help reduce your symptoms in a relatively short period of time. This is dependant on the severity of your symptoms.

It is an active therapy whereby you will learn about yourself and you will be asked to be proactive and use what you have been taught outside sessions. Throughout the process your progress will be constantly challenged and monitored.

If you would like more information about Psychodermatology therapy 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.