Dr Sacha Evans is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who is currently working in the Tic Disorder Service in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Dr Evans completed her medical training in St George’s, University of London followed by her foundation and core training in Northwest London. She has also completed higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry through the Great Ormond Street/Royal London CAMHS Higher Training Scheme. Through this training scheme, Dr Evans has completed placements in multiples services in GOSH (e.g., attachment and trauma team, Mildred Creak Inpatient Unit, social communication and autism spectrum services) as well as in neurodevelopmental and emotional and behavioural teams in CAMHS settings. Dr Evans also has a degree in Applied Neuroscience and a Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine. Her special interests lie in functional disorders and presentations, attachment difficulties, and the overlap between physical and mental health issues.
In her current post, Dr Evans works with children with genetic and movement disorders undertaking complex assessments and providing liaison psychiatry to the acute hospital. Through her time at Great Ormond Street, Dr Evans has developed a particular interest in functional neurological disorders and symptoms, and she has been involved in research projects evaluating the same. Dr Evans has previously worked in a paediatric liaison service of UCLH which involved management of acute and crisis presentations. She provided assessment and treatment of young people presenting in crisis with self-harm, psychosis, eating disorders, emotional dysregulation, mood disturbance as well depressive and anxious presentations. Further to this, Dr Evans has experience with neurodiversity including both ADHD and ASC presentations.
Dr Evans is also trained in using Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) with adolescents, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).