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.
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.
Ingrid Bergson was also Clinical Lead and Lead Psychologist at the locomotor service, part of the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust until 2017. She uses predominantly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness 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.
Dr Bergson is recognised by major healthcare insurers.
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.