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Dr Bergson works closely with the other healthcare professionals in the Pain Management Unit (Dr Halfpenny and Dr Outhwaite) to support their treatment with psychological management of long-term chronic pain patients. This is essential for a holistic approach for a prominent and successful pain team. Dr Bergson undertook her undergraduate degree at Leeds University and completed her doctorate at Surrey University in 2003. She has previously worked in the Pain Management Centre at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the General Medicine service at the Whittington Hospital and INPUT Pain Management Centre based at St Thomas’ Hospital. Dr Bergson is currently the lead psychologist developing the locomotor pain service as part of the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust. She uses a primarily CBT approach and specialises in the adjustment and management of persistent pain conditions with an aim to help people manage the associated distress and impact that this can have on a person’s life. Dr Bergson also aims to identify and break any unhelpful cycles that may have developed in relation to pain and work towards improving quality of life. Specialist areas:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Chronic Pain Management
Dr Bergson is recognised by major health care providers.