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Dr Sara Bentwood

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Dr. Sara Brentwood

BSc Psych (University of Birmingham), DClinPsych (University of Surrey)

Sara has worked with children and adolescents with a variety of medical conditions, both chronic and life-threatening for over 15 years and is specifically interested in working with those who have diabetes.

About Sara

I have worked with children and adolescents with a variety of medical conditions, both chronic and life-threatening for over 15 years and I am specifically interested in working with those who have diabetes. This work includes carrying out involves providing highly specialist psychological assessment, formulation and interventions to children and adolescents with a chronic illness, as well as other family members including siblings, and parents/carers.

Interventions are aimed at addressing psychological issues related to having a chronic medical condition, such as adjustment to diagnosis, adherence to treatment, behavioural difficulties, needle phobias, and emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety and anger management.

Other areas where I can offer support include low self-esteem, body image, bullying, family difficulties, difficulties with feeding and sleeping.

NHS & Academic Posts

Paediatric Clinical Psychologist, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust.

Special Interests

I am trained in cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion focussed therapy.

+44 (0)800 0483 330

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