Dr Sarah Hartley (Nee Birch) has been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist since 2002. Her areas of special interest in psychological treatment are trauma, and she had recently added to her skills in this area by training in EMDR. She is registered with BUPA and AXA.
Dr Hartley provides assessments for the Courts, and her particular areas of specialty in this regard are assessing people with personality disorder, trauma. Within child protection cases she has a particular interest in non-accidental injury and failure to thrive. She has prepared over eighty reports in personal injury cases including medical negligence, accident compensation claims, and other cases where an assessment of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms is required. She has completed well over one hundred reports in family cases which have related to child protection and she has acted as expert in several criminal cases concerning fitness to plead/stand trial. She has experience of giving evidence in Court, including at the High Court.