Dr Ingrid Bergson

Psych D, BSc (Hons)

Dr Bergson is a Clinical Pain Psychologist working within the Pain Medicine Team to support patients with the emotional and psychological impact of pain.

Career to Date

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
  • Mindfulness

Dr Bergson is recognised by major health care providers.

Dear Ingrid, After our last session I am so happy with my progression that we have made over the last couple of months.

A million thank you’s for helping me through some of the most important moments of my recovery. I will not be in this position without your help.

December 12, 2016

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