Sarah Helps

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Helps worked in London and Kent before moving to the Tavistock Clinic in 2008. She currently manages and works clinically in the Lifespan service. Trained in the scientist-practitioner model, Dr Helps is committed to delivering and developing interventions and services that are evidence-informed.



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Helps SL and Mulla A (2015) Dealing with Diversity – reflections from supervisory conversations, Clinical Psychology Forum, 269, 25-28

Helps S and Sheppard N (2015) Developing ways of working with parents and their infants to improve the core deficits of autism, International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 2, 3, 26-30

Helps, S (2014) Far from the tree: parents, children and the search for identity, Infant Observation , Vol. 17, Iss. 2, 2014, 167-171

Helps, S. (2014). Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: the essential guide to assessment and management. Infant Observation, 17(1), 86-89   

Helps SL (2013) Editorial: Effects of acquired brain injury on the child, the family and the wider system, 1-2, Context 125

Helps SL (2013) Why a child’s brain injury is a family affair, Context 125, 10-13

Helps SL (2012) Supporting the workers who support the women and children – a model of supervision for refuge workers, oral paper presented at ISPCAN, September 2012

Helps S (2009) Neuropsychological assessment in medical contexts. In J Reed and J Warner-Rogers (eds) Child Neuropsychology, Concepts, Theory and Practice, Blackwell

Helps S, Fuggle P, Udwin O (2003) Psychosocial and Neurocognitive aspects of Sickle Cell Disease, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 8, 1, 11-17

Helps SL, Newsom-Davies IC, Callias M, (1999) Autism – the teacher’s view. Autism, 3, 3, 287-298

Helps SL (1997) Experiences of Stress in Accident and Emergency Nurses, Accident and Emergency Nursing, 5, 1, 48-53

Research activities

Principal investigator for:

Brain in Hand

The unfolding movement in systemic psychotherapy when a family member has an autism spectrum condition

Sarah Helps