Dr Morwenna Opie


Psychology 30037695


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

Dr Morwenna Opie is a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist. Morwenna has accrued over two decades of practice as an academic and clinician in busy London NHS teaching hospitals, and renowned private mental healthcare settings, on Harley Street and at the Nightingale Hospital. She has a broad range of areas of practice, including anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD, as well as adjustment to life stressors of all kinds. She has specialist skills in supporting patients with health conditions. She uses evidence-based and NICE recommended psychological interventions, delivered in an accessible and positive manner. Therapy is tailored to the individual, empowering patients to take a lead in managing their conditions; to increase healthy behaviours, build resilience and self-care, improve quality of life and optimise overall well-being.

Dr Opie is qualified in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Mindfulness-based therapies which when delivered appropriately are proven to benefit mental and physical health. Contributors to suffering - such as mood, anxiety (including OCD) sleep, diet, grief, trauma, adjustment, fatigue, activities and relationships - respond well to innovative psychologically-informed therapeutic approaches.

Dr Opie completed her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University where she won subject and college prizes. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Health and Psychology at UCL and completed her studies in New Zealand where she specialised in anxiety, neurophysiology and clinical health psychology. Dr Opie has had previous appointments within the NHS in pain services, and was instrumental in pioneering the development of integrated psychological services within cardiology, rheumatology and in intensive care settings. She is committed to integrating psychological health routinely into physical healthcare settings, to our concept of wellness, and to working collaboratively with other healthcare specialists.

Dr Opie strives to create a relaxed, safe and genuine relationship with her patients, encouraging them towards self-insight, self-acceptance and self-compassion, and as a result towards life-long positive change. She adheres to her professional code of conduct, which includes strict adherence to guidelines relating to confidentiality and safe-guarding. Dr Opie has recently moved back to her native Cornwall, and is relishing the opportunity to raise her two children in this wildly-beautiful and restorative part of the world. On request appointments can also be arranged virtually and in other clinical settings.

Areas of interest

Adult Mental Health; Adolescent Mental Health

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Grief
  • Adjustment
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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