Dr Laura Walton

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Clinical Psychologist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Hexham, Northumberland, NE46
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Meet conveniently online from your work or home to improve your wellbeing and mental health.  Please note that sessions are online, and not reflected in the profile address, available UK-wide.

I offer psychological services for anxiety, depression and trauma. With more than 15 years of experience and working in remote therapy since 2019, I also specialise in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing). EMDR is effective in overcoming trauma, anxiety, depression & various limiting beliefs/mental blocks.

I help people get unstuck from sticky human stuff and learn some ways to keep moving towards meaning and purpose in life. Together we explore what's got you stuck, find a way out via specialist psychological approaches & discover useful skills.

Fit To Dive: I specialise in scuba diving and other water-related issues, providing remote therapy for divers following diving-related trauma, panic, phobia or fears.  I provide therapy for psychological trauma or anxiety relating to drowning events.  I interested in working with professional and commercial divers, providing private support to deal with events from work.  And I help divers of all levels to improve diving performance by addressing skills blocks (e.g. mask skills, marker buoy deployment, deep water entry, low vis and overhead environments). 

During our first session or two we will talk to understand what is going on for you: bringing together your experience with my knowledge to develop an explanation that makes sense.  I will then suggest a plan for therapy or coaching and discuss any concerns or questions you have. 

The phone number listed on the profile is voicemail only.  I'd recommend emailing and I will send you a booking link for a complimentary 15-minute videocall.  You can also book a videocall direct on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • (2021) EMDR-Europe/UK Accredited Training in EMDR 
  • (2010) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • (2006) MSc Psychological Research Methods
  • (2004) BSc Psychology


  • 2007-2010 Clinical Psychology Trainee NHS Highland
  • 2010-2018 Clinical Psychologist NHS Fife
  • 2019-present Clinical Psychologist Private Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to mental health & trauma, I have a specialist interest in working with scuba divers, and other forms of aquatic anxiety, stress or trauma (inc. drowning).  

Photos & videos


£90.00 - £180.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information


£120 / 60 minutes

£180 / 90 minutes

Packages of 3, 5 or 7 hours are available and reduce overall cost. (See website for details.)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work flexibly, with sessions available late afternoon and evening (till 8pm).

Further information

Since 2019 I have specialised in remote / online approaches, and had already decided to work this way prior to the pandemic.  I believe in this mode of therapy, and undertake professional activities to improve my knowledge and experience of online practice. 

This way of accessing therapy has some significant advantages and there is research that demonstrates it's effectiveness. Some people find online / remote therapy more acceptable & effective.  

Hexham, Northumberland, NE46

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Sessions are via remote videocall and therefore accessible from your own home.