Dr Sarah Barker: Psychology
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Dr Sarah Barker

Psychology

 

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Video & Telephone remote therapy sessions

About me

I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has worked for over 23 years in the NHS and private practice. I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council, and an active member of the British Psychological Society, the Division of Clinical Psychology, the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology and the British Pain Society.

I have extensive experience of working with individuals, groups and couples in the areas of chronic pain and physical health, depression, anxiety, reactions to stress, CFS, OCD, bereavement and PTSD/complex trauma. I have an integrative approach to psychological therapy, and have completed additional training in CBT, ACT, mindfulness and systemic therapy. I have published on narrative approaches, chronic pain and chronic illness. I have undertaken Level I and II training in EMDR and find this a useful tool in addressing the trauma that can be a factor in having a chronic condition. For seven years I managed and supervised a team of clinicians working on a residential pain management programme. This management experience was supplemented by undertaking a diploma and management consultant training in managing teams and change.

I have regular supervision for both my NHS and private work and have also undertaken additional training in supervision.

Areas of interest

Individual therapy, Family therapy; Cognitive behavioural therapy; Pain management, physical health, anxiety; Bereavement; Depression; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing (EMDR); HIV / AIDS; Alcohol / drug dependency; Relationship problems.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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