EXPERT PROFILE - Dr Sarah Woods

Dr Sarah Woods

Clinical Psychologist D.Clin.Psych, BA (hons)
CLAIMANT & DEFENDANT
4-6 WEEKS REPORT TURNAROUND
NORTH EAST VENUES

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:

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Structural, inflammatory and functional gastroenterology issues
  • Gastrointestinal cancers and stomas
  • Pre and post-surgery anxiety and adjustment
  • Late diagnosis e.g. cauda equina syndrome
  • Unsuccessful or repetitive surgery
  • Late diagnosis or treatment

Personal injury relating to:

  • Persistent/chronic pain conditions (e.g lower back pain, widespread pain, amputations, chronic regional pain syndrome and long-term pain caused by injuries and fibromyalgia)
  • Physical disability and injury
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Road traffic accident
  • Work-related incidents

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).

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