Psychological Service

The Psychological Services Team


Hello, I’m Becky. I’ve been a part of the Clinical Psychology team since 2014. I feel proud to work within The Stonegrove Centre with patients and colleagues promoting psychological wellbeing.

Outside of work I love to be outdoors. Being amongst the many trees of Sheffield and watching wildlife is incredibly nourishing for me. I am passionate about self-development and growth.

I appreciate it’s not always easy to consider being referred to a psychologist. I never underestimate the courage it takes to take that first step. Becky Green, Senior Clinical Psychologist


Hello, I’m Emily. I joined the Clinical Psychology team in 2022. I am proud to work within the stonegrove and sexual health teams, and aim to provide a thoughtful, considerate space for you to discuss your experiences.

Outside of work, I’m passionate about music and enjoy exploring different music genres to find new artists I love.

If you decide that you would like to be seen by a member of the psychology team, we will work with you compassionately and make sure your voice is heard.

Emily Bennett, Assistant Psychologist


Hi, I’m Emma. I joined the Clinical Psychology team in 2021. I work with people attending Sexual Health Sheffield and The Stonegrove Centre and I feel very lucky to work with both patients and colleagues in these services. I am passionate about supporting people to develop a better understanding of themselves and their lived experiences through psychological therapy.

Outside of work I love to cook and experiment with different ingredients, I especially enjoy learning about recipes from different parts of the world. I feel most content with I am spending time in nature or by the sea.

It is important to me to work compassionately, treating everyone with dignity and respect. If you do decide that you want to see a psychologist; myself or another member of the team will listen to you and help you work towards the goals that are most important in your life.

Emma Headley, Clinical Psychologist

How can psychology help?

We work with people whose difficulties are related to their HIV status.

Types of difficulties that we can help with include:

  • adjusting to your diagnosis and treatment
  • feeling low in mood
  • worrying a lot of the time
  • concerns about how HIV is affecting your relationships
  • finding it difficult to take medication
  • concerns about your memory and concentration

These are just examples. You may have other concerns.

We use a range of talking therapies to help people understand their current difficulties and find ways to makes changes in their day to day lives. We can also carry out tests to assess difficulties or concerns about memory or concentration. We treat every person as an individual, so the type of support we offer will vary from person to person.

How can I arrange an appointment with a psychologist?

Any doctor or nurse within the HIV service can refer you to the psychology service. We will then contact you as soon as possible to offer you an appointment. If the gender of the psychologist is important to you then please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Where do appointments take place?

Appointments will normally be offered at the Stonegrove Centre

What happens at the first appointment and what then?

The aim of the first meeting is to gain an understanding of what your current concerns and difficulties are and to consider the impact that HIV is having on your life. As part of this we will ask you to complete some questionnaires about how you are feeling. We will decide together what kind of support would be most useful for you. It may be that another service would be more suitable for your needs. If so, we can help to arrange this for you. The first appointment can last up to an hour and a half.

If we decide together that the HIV Psychology service is the most appropriate one for you, you will be placed on the waiting list for therapy. We will contact you as soon as an appointment becomes available. Some people find that they feel better after one or two sessions. Other people find it helpful to meet regularly for a longer time. We will discuss this with you at the beginning of our work together and review how it is going on a regular basis.