As an accredited practitioner through the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP) and and member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland, Laura is highly trained and experienced in delivering evidence-based psychological therapy to address a wide range difficulties related to anxiety and depression.
Laura has over 15 years experience of working with mental health issues having originally trained as a mental health nurse (RMN) at the University of Surrey. She has worked as a CBT therapist for the last 10 years, initially in Sussex after completing Post Graduate training and then in a primary care NHS service in Oxford after relocating in 2011. Laura is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR, with both therapies being NICE recommended treatments for a number of psychological difficulties.
Areas of specialism
Laura has a special interest in helping people overcome trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which may be the result of events such as a car or riding accident, an assault or traumatic birthing experience. She is an approved therapist for the Birth Trauma Association UK.
Laura can also provide treatment for the following conditions:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Depression, including post-natal depression
- Social anxiety
- Excessive worry also known as GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Panic Attacks
- Low Self Esteem
All these difficulties are very treatable and it may be that only a short intervention is needed to resolve your difficulties. Both CBT and EMDR are time limited therapies meaning the therapy is targeted on particular goals and kept under regular review.
Laura holds an enhanced DBS certificate.