Clinical Psychologists


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Dr Rachel Foxwell

Principal Lead Clinical Psychologist

Hi, my name is Rachel Foxwell and I am a clinical psychologist and I lead the Cancer Psychological Service at Castle Hill Hospital. I have worked here since 2012 and I still find it rewarding and a privilege to help patients and relatives dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I am particularly interested in how we can all be more compassionate to ourselves and use acceptance and mindfulness to help with uncertainty and anxiety. Outside of work I am the most content spending time in my garden.

Andrew Websdale
Dr Sarah Lewis

Principal Clinical Psychologist

I work with people and their families who have cancer related concerns and work collaboratively with them to provide psychological therapy to help support them. I am particularly interested in, and I use: mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy to help support people with the difficulties that a cancer diagnosis can bring. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the countryside and coast both walking and cycling. When at home I enjoy cooking and baking.

Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Dr Hannah Marklew

Principal Clinical Psychologist

I have worked in Clinical Health Psychology since 2013, but I only joined the Cancer Psychological Service at the Oncology Health Centre in 2021. I use a variety of approaches to provide psychological therapy and support to those with a diagnosis of cancer and their family members. I work with the patient, allowing their specific needs and wishes to guide sessions. I feel very privileged to do the job that I do. Outside of work, I am happiest spending time with family and friends, and going for walks with my dog.


Specialist Nurses (Oncology) /
Cognitive Behavioural Therapists


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Julie Bateman

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Oncology)

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP and have a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) from the University of Hull. I also have a Certificate in Education and teach on the Enhancing Therapeutic Communication course, presenting CBT First Aid as well as being involved in presenting the National Level Two training course to Senior Nurses within our Trust and surrounding areas. I have worked in our department for over twenty years and I was also previously a Registered General Nurse. I work two days a week and I have my own caseload of patients with cancer and their families. I find my work extremely rewarding and I enjoy it as much as the day I first started. I work with a wonderful team of dedicated people who are as enthusiastic about the work we do as I am.

Andrew Websdale
Claire Hebblewhite

Specialist Nurse/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Oncology)

I have worked in the Cancer Psychological Service since 2000. The main part of my role is providing psychological therapy to support patients and relatives affected by cancer. I use a variety of methods to find the best way to help each person. I have a special interest in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. In my spare time I love gardening and to listen to music.


Senior Registered Nurses
(Psycho-Oncology)


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Fiona Gilbert

Senior Registered Nurse, Psycho-Oncology

I have been a part of the Oncology Health Centre team since June 2013. My work focusses on providing emotional and psychological support for both patients and relatives who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. I use a variety of different techniques to listen to their stories and find the most appropriate approach which suits the individual. I have a special interest in counselling and hypnosis. Outside of work I enjoy being creative whether it be cooking a new recipe, gardening or crocheting as well as early morning walks along the beach.

Andrew Websdale
Andrew Websdale

Senior Registered Nurse, Psycho-Oncology

I have worked in the Cancer Psychological Service since 2017. Before this I worked on the wards win the Queens Centre since 2011. I use a range of approaches to support patients and relatives with cancer-related concerns. I am passionate about using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as it’s a collaborative form of therapy. I feel the techniques learned in this therapy can help us recognise and learn new ways to problem solve and cope. Then these can be used for the rest of your life. Outside of work I enjoy attending concerts, the theatre, cooking and gardening.


Physiotherapist


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Dr Angela Green

Lead Clinical Research Physiotherapist

I am a registered physiotherapist and I have worked alongside the cancer psychological service since 2009. I offer support to people who are experiencing cancer related fatigue. This is a form of physical and mental exhaustion which starts during cancer treatment and it can't be relieved with rest. I have a special interest in research. Outside of work I enjoy outdoor pursuits, singing, performing and listening to music and theatre.


Psychosexual Therapist


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Linda Bower

Integrative Psychotherapist

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience. I have specialist experience in working with baby loss, infertility, and bereavement. Currently I am on placement at Castle Hill Hospital offering a psychosexual therapy service in Oncology.


Psychological Support Worker


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Patricia Chaffey

Senior Psychological Support Worker (Oncology)

I joined the Cancer Psychological Service quite recently in 2020 after completing a MSc degree in Health Psychology. I feel privileged to be able to provide support to patients and relatives affected by cancer. Before my current role I  volunteered in various care environments since 2013, including the Queens Centre since 2016. Out of work I enjoy walking, reading, learning to crochet and spending time with my family.


Assistant Psychologist


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Divya Parkash

Assistant Psychologist

Hi there, my name is Divya and I am an assistant psychologist working at the Cancer Psychological Services. I have completed a MSc in Health Psychology and enjoy working on the psychological impact of health concerns. I find it rewarding to be able to support individuals and their loved ones through their cancer journey. Outside of work I enjoy going on walks, cooking and baking.


Psychology Support Assistant


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Tricia Gollins

Psychology Support Assistant

Hi my name is Trish Gollins. I am a Psychological Support Assistant in Cancer Psychological Service, at the Queens Centre at  Castle Hill Hospital. I started working in this department in 2005. I support cancer patients and their families. When I am not at work I enjoy walking in the country side (I love the Dales) and baking; my favourite is making and decorating cakes and cupcakes.


Secretarial / Admin Team


Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Karen Fraser

Senior Administrator

Doctor Rachel Foxwell
Sue Render

Service Co-ordinator

Our role is to provide complete administrative and secretarial support to the Clinical Psychologists and the Specialist Nursing team. We are the first point of contact for enquiries by telephone. We regularly deliver service information to health professionals, patients and their families. We also regularly offer advice and reassurance to patients, whilst understanding when to refer them to professional colleagues in the psychosocial setting. We are responsible for clinic management, from referral to discharge. We provide a vital link for urgent access in the case of patients presenting with severe distress, panic disorder, or those who are at risk.

We are committed to delivering the right outcome and providing a high quality service for patients and their families accessing supportive psychotherapy.

Karen’s interests outside of work include Salsa dancing, coastal and country walks, and spending time with family.

Sue’s interests outside of work include eating out, travelling, and spending time with family.




We also have trainee psychologists on placement.

The Cancer Psychological Service at the Oncology Health Centre has close links with the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training Programme at the University of Hull, and so we routinely have Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement with us. These Trainees will be in their final year of their training (soon to qualify), and so bring with them several years of experience working in the NHS.

Trainee Clinical Psychologists are an asset to our team, and they provide psychological and emotional support to patients and relatives, drawing on a range of approaches and varied experience. All of their work whilst on placement with us, is overseen by our qualified Clinical Psychologists. You may be offered an appointment to see a Trainee for your appointment, and it is your choice whether or not you would like to be seen by them.