Laura’s therapeutic approach is determined by the specific difficulties that her clients are seeking help with. Her main models of therapy are cognitive-behavioural, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) and Schema-informed Therapy. All of Laura’s work has the importance of Attachment at its centre. Laura is committed to The Recovery Model, meaning that her focus is on accepting difficulties and past behaviours, and working towards a life that is truly meaningful and fulfilling to the individual. Laura’s approach is non-judgmental, hopeful and collaborative.
In addition to therapeutic assessments and interventions, Laura is also able to offer assessment of:
- Overall cognitive ability
- Executive functioning
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
Again, this is available for adults with or without risk / offending behaviours.
Finally, Laura can offer the following services to the Courts:
- Independent assessment of offending and risk assessment to inform sentencing of offenders with psychological difficulties
- Independent assessment of offending and risk assessment for the Oral Parole Board Hearings
- Expert witness assessments in criminal cases
- Assessment of the impact of cognitive deficit or ASC on offending behaviour
- Assessment of the impact of cognitive deficit or ASC on capacity to follow Court process, and to understand and comply with conditions set out by the Court.
Laura holds a Dual Honours BSc in Psychology & Criminology, a MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.