Eczema and Psoriasis Skin Disorders in St Albans & Chichester
What is psychodermatology?
Psychological elements such as anxiety and stress have a direct effect on skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Skin disorders can affect people’s moods and behaviours, both personally and professionally. Psychodermatology is the treatment of skin disorders using psychological techniques.
‘When the mind, body and spirit are acting as one, anything is possible.’ – Criss Angel
Psychological intervention can be advantageous in both supporting and treating many skin disorders, either on its own or combined with conventional medications administered by a doctor.
The main emphasis of psychodermatology therapy is to enable change through conscious understanding of the causes of what the issues are. This enables a person to take responsibility and manage their cognition, which in turn will improve skin disorders.
‘Don’t let your mind bully your body.’ – June Tomaso Wood
Psychodermatology is an active therapy whereby people learn about themselves and they will be asked to be proactive and use what they have been taught outside sessions.
Particular attention is paid to:
- Beliefs about appearance and attractiveness
- The relationship between stress and skin disorder
- Coping with skin disorders
- Habits (eg. itch-scratch)
- Social interaction skills
- Psychological distress (ie. 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 dependent on the severity of your symptoms.
‘The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negativity brings down your immune system.’ – Loretta Lanphier
Psychodermatology is an active therapy whereby clients learn about themselves and will be asked to be proactive and use what you they been taught outside sessions. Throughout the process, progress will be constantly challenged and monitored.
We understand that to take responsibility is the hardest step to gain control of your life and that begins as soon as you first reach out.
Contact us to book your initial consultation.
Available in Chichester and St Albans, Hertfordshire.