After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology in 2004, Laura started her career working for the Prison Service. Alongside her role as an Assistant Psychologist, Laura completed a further diploma in Psychology with the Open University, and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology with the University of Leicester. During her time in the Prison Service Laura delivered a range of accredited treatment programmes such as SOTP Core, Booster and ETS.
In 2008 Laura gained employment in a Medium and Low Secure Unit, working with male and female offenders with a range of complex mental health and personality difficulties. Laura has particular experience and interest in working with individuals with a history of sexual and violent offending behaviours, and is the clinical lead for a hospital sexual offending therapy service. Laura is trained in a range of assessments including the IPDE, PCL-R, RSVP and HCR-20. She is trained in Schema Therapy and other treatment programmes such as CALM, Life Minus Violence and ASSIST (for personality disorder). Her current role also involves regularly delivering training and reflective practice to multidisciplinary staff.
Laura gained Chartership with the British Psychological Society and is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.