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Dr Sarah Woods

Clinical Psychologist D.Clin.Psych, BA (hons)
Claimants and DefendantsCriminal CasesHome AppointmentsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face Appointments18+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Sarah Woods is a Clinical Psychologist and has been an Expert Witness since 2013. She has Bond Solon and Expert Institute (of which she is a member) training and is instructed in clinical negligence, criminal injury and personal injury cases for Claimants and Defendants.

Dr Woods accepts cases on reports associated with:

Late diagnosis:

  • COVID syndrome
  • Long Covid
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)
  • Cancer


  • Birth trauma
  • Repetitive surgery
  • Unsuccessful surgery

Persistent/chronic pain:

  • Widespread pain
  • Back, buttocks, extremities
  • Amputations
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Long-term pain caused by injuries
  • Fibromyalgia


  • Injuries causing physical disability
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Work-related incidents
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and mood disorder/disturbance
  • DSM assessments
  • Depression
  • Sleep disruption
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (tf-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD7)

Dr Woods’s availability is 2-4 weeks and has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Qualifying in 2008, Dr Woods has worked with adults with chronic/persistent pain, post-COVID syndrome, general mental health problems and trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Alongside direct assessment and therapy work with clients, Dr Woods has many years experience developing evidence-based clinical services, clinically supervising psychologists, ensuring governance in psychological services and advising NHS partners about the development of clinical services.

Dr Woods has a strong background in the provision of therapy and rehabilitation, providing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Dr Woods comment on Autism?

No, this is out of Dr Woods' expertise.


  • Baker, R., Carlson, T., & Wharton, S. (2004). Factors influencing the continued and discontinued use of voice output communication aids for people with learning disabilities. Communication Matters,18(3), 15-18.
  • Milne, D., Reiser, R., Aylott, H., Dunkerley, C., Fitzpatrick, H. & Wharton, S. (2010). The Systematic Review as an Empirical Approach to Improving CBT Supervision. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3, (Special Section: Cognitive Processes in Anxiety), 278-294
  • Milne, D., Wharton, S., James, I., & Turkington, D. (2006). Befriending versus CBT for schizophrenia: A convergent and divergent fidelity check. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 25-30.
  • Wharton, S., English, S., & Hames, A. (2005a). Assessing parenting skills when working with parents with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Practice, 8(4), 12-14.
  • Wharton, S., English, S., & Ham es, A. (2005b). Training for parents with learning disabilities. Primary Health Care, 15(1), 40-42.
  • Wharton, S., Hames, A., & Milner, H. (2005). The accessibility of general NHS services for children with
    Child: Care, Health and Development, 31(3), 275-282.

(Please note that Dr Woods’ surname was Wharton)

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