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HCPC Reg. (DClinPsy, MSc, BSc)

About me

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist working with adults and young people over the age of 16. I have specialist training in working with many difficulties including low mood, anxiety, trauma, stress, low self-esteem and problems managing relationships. My approach is motivated, honest and human. I aim to work at a safe pace for you whilst also encouraging change. 

I draw upon a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and schema therapy, but I primarily work within a psychodynamic and attachment focussed framework. I have specific interests in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). This therapeutic approach aims to rapidly reduce emotional distress and promote wellbeing by helping clients to fully experience their emotions and address patterns which have become self-defeating. 

The therapeutic relationship is of great importance and I hope to offer a safe environment for you to explore issues which may relate to your past, present and future. I aim to work collaboratively to support you to gain a full understanding of your difficulties and achieve your therapeutic goals. Relationships can be challenging to navigate and commonly I find myself working with people whose problems stem from their relationships. I am an active therapist which means I will encourage you to make healthy changes whilst holding the awareness that change is ultimately within your control. 

Throughout my NHS career, I have worked within community services, inpatient settings, forensic environments, specialist personality disorder services and learning disability services. I have a range of experience which includes working with people experiencing; relationship difficulties, low mood, trauma related difficulties, anxiety, personality based difficulties and problems with managing emotions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in the NHS within the field of Clinical Psychology for over six years; two of which I have been qualified. I currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist within a prison environment.

Formal Study

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Staffordshire University (2020).
  • Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology (MSc). The University of Manchester (2015).
  • Psychology (BSc Hons). Sheffield Hallam University (2014).

Training Courses

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. ISDTP-UK (ongoing).
  • Supervision Skills Course. The British Psychological Society (2021).
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Foundation Certificate. Staffordshire University (2019).

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HCPC

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are offered virtually over zoom

When I work

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Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18

Type of session

Online
Dr Laura Frost

Dr Laura Frost