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Dr Sarah Miles

Job title Senior Clinical Psychologist

Area of Expertise

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and young people
  • Single/multiple incident traumas
  • Post-disaster responding to mass/community trauma
  • Increasing access to psychological interventions for young people and carers



Dr Sarah Miles is a Clinical Psychologist who joined the Trauma, Anxiety and Depression Clinic in 2019. Sarah’s prior experience includes working with children and adolescents at specialist outpatient trauma services. She has a particular interest in working with children, young people and families who have experienced single incident or mass traumas, and has previously worked with victims of torture, and the Grenfell Tower fire.

After completing her first two degrees, she worked as an Assistant Psychologist and Research Worker predominantly investigating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London. Her doctoral thesis was titled “Time-intensive behavioural activation for depression: A multiple baseline study”. She has since attended formal trainings in trauma interventions, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Teaching Recovery Techniques.

Whilst working within the team, Sarah provides teaching on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depression for various courses at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), including the MSc in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

Sarah currently works in the Trauma, Anxiety and Depression Clinic part-time. Her other role is as a Research Clinical Psychologist at the IoPPN, where she is currently working on the Online PTSD Treatment for Young People and Carers (OPTYC) Study.


Education and Training

  • BSc Psychology (University of Nottingham)
  • MSc Health Psychology (University College London)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Royal Holloway University of London)



Miles, S., Brown, G., Corfe, A., Hallett, C., Wardle, J., Wheatley, J., & Veale, D. (2018). Time intensive behavioural activation for depression: A multiple baseline study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 63, doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.12.008

Veale, D., Anson, M., Miles, S., Pieta, M., & Ellison, N. (2014). Effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy vs anxiety management for body dysmorphic disorder: a randomised controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83:341-353.

Veale, D., Miles, S., Anson, M. (2015). Long-term outcome of cognitive behaviour therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: A naturalistic case series of 1 to 4 years after a controlled trial. Behaviour Therapy. 46(6), 775-785

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