Dr Laura Eggleton

Senior Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), who has worked in this capacity for the NHS for over 10 years. During this time, I have worked with both adults and children across a variety of settings, and with people experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. I usually work with clients to create a formulation as a way of making sense of things that are difficult rather than solely rely on diagnosis. I believe that all behavior or distress can be understood in the context of our life experiences. It is by understanding and reflecting on these experiences that provides the opportunity to make changes in our lives.


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The aim of our first few sessions will be to make sense together of the things that have led you to seek therapy, and what you would like to be different. The next stage is to start to explore potential changes that could help you to achieve your goals. Making changes can feel difficult and having a safe space to reflect along with support, can make the difference in being able to live the life you would like to live.

My training in Clinical Psychology has equipped me with the ability to practice across a number of therapeutic models including, cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), schema therapy, mindfulness and systemic approaches. I have undertaken further training in both CAT and EMDR. However, I am strong believer in individual approaches to therapy and therefore the use of the psychological model or approach is influenced by the early sessions with yourself, and sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs and therapeutic goals. This paragraph may be full of acronyms you have never heard of which is absolutely fine! I am more than happy to talk through the different options and ways of working that may be helpful.

Previous Experience
In my NHS role I work for the Rehab and Recovery services in Leeds as a Principle Clinical Psychologist. This involves working with individuals with complex mental health needs both in a secure setting and the community.

I have previously worked as a Clinical Lead for an Intensive Intervention and Risk Management Service (IIRMS). In this role I was responsible for providing specialist psychology input into the service by developing and implementing the clinical service model, alongside providing consultation and supervision to staff groups working with people with complex difficulties and early trauma. As a result of this experience, I feel comfortable in assessing, understanding and working with complex or challenging behaviour.

I have also previously worked for Adult Psychology and Psychotherapy services where alongside individual therapy a significant part of my role was to facilitate psychological and reflective practice groups.

I also enjoy teaching and training and regularly provide development sessions or training for staff, including the Probation Service as well as delivering teaching on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds.


Qualifications:
Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (2018 with Catalyse)
EMDR level 1-3 (2015 EMDR Extra)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2013)
MSc Applied Forensic Psychology (2006)
BSc Psychology with Criminology (2003)


Specialist areas:
Eating disorders
Anxiety
Depression
Personality difficulties
Trauma
Attachment issues
Relationship difficulties
Challenging behaviour and risk
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Clinical Psychologist in Leeds specialising  in Trauma, Eating Disorders, Personality and Relationship Difficulties, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and EMDR

Please contact me at ComposurePsychology
info@composurepsychology.com

with FOR LAURA in the subject line
or telephone +44 (0)333 800 3454
to book a session or for a free brief chat
about how we might work together.