Dr Sarah Barker

Dr Sarah Barker

Psychology 30021576


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Specialises in

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


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, who has worked for over 28 years in the NHS and private practice. I am a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Professions Council and a member of 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 and Relational Frame Theory, mindfulness and systemic therapy. I have published on narrative approaches, chronic pain and chronic illness. I have undertaken Level 1,2 and 3 training in EMDR and find this a useful tool in addressing the trauma that can be a factor in having a chronic condition. I am a member of EMDR Association UK. 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 my private work and have also undertaken additional training in supervision.

Areas of interest

Individual therapy, Family therapy; Cognitive behavioural therapy; ACT; 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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