Laura achieved her BSc in Psychology in 2004 from the University of Surrey. She then completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013. Laura is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS).
Laura has experience of working across a number of different settings including low, medium and high secure inpatient Mental Health Services, Community Mental Health Teams, and Prisons.
Laura has worked within prison settings within the Offenders with Personality Disorder Pathway (OPD) and has a particular interest in working with this client group. She is experienced in conducting assessments and working with individuals with complex mental health difficulties, attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, neurodevelopmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, and learning disabilities. Laura regularly works with clients of a variety of ages, ranging from children and adolescents to older adults.
Laura is trained and well practised in a wide variety of structured risk assessment tools, as well as being proficient in the selection, use and interpretation of psychometric assessment measures.
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