2 Raikeswood Drive
Dr Sarah Bruno
BSc (Hons) MSc DClinPsy
Based at Skipton
Age Range: Young People to Young Adults
Specialist areas: Developmental Trauma, Complex trauma & PTSD
Dr Sarah Bruno is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (PYL04931) and is a member of both the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology (membership number: 257854).
Sarah obtained a BSc Honours degree in Psychology in 2002 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2007, both at the University of Hull. She is a trained practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and also in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
She has over 15 years’ professional experience within the NHS, which involved working with clients from across the life span. From 2007 she worked within a specialist Looked After Children’s Team in East Lancashire and in 2010 as a Lead Clinical Psychologist in a specialist Looked After and Adopted Children’s Mental Health team covering the Calderdale area.
Sarah has extensive experience of working with children and young people, particularly those who have experienced complex trauma and severe attachment difficulties. She forms part of NCPS’s Specialist Developmental Trauma Service. As well as providing individual assessments and therapeutic interventions (both individual and dyadic), Sarah has experience undertaking consultations and liaison with a wide range of professionals and external agencies, such as foster carers, kinship carers, adopters, schools, social workers, CAMHS and residential workers). Sarah provides teaching, training, consultation and supervision.
Outside of her clinical work, Sarah has provided teaching for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University in relation to Attachment.
Sarah believes that the relationship with her clients is at the centre of her work. As such, putting people at their ease and helping them to feel safe and understood is of great importance to her. She works in an integrative way with the aim of best meeting the needs of her clients, drawing on a range of therapeutic orientations, particularly attachment-based therapies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Outside work, Sarah is a mum to two much loved children! She has Italian family and a love of Italian food, as well as a weakness for all things sweet. She has enrolled on a night class to learn to bake in an attempt to stop spending her life savings at the local cake shop