Dr Laura Walton
Quality and Safety
As a professional Clinical Psychologist I offer a high quality of service and am regulated by the UK Health Care Professionals Council. You can check my registration on their website. I am also a Charted Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I hold professional insurance and follow laws relating to healthcare provision in the UK.
Why is this important? There are now many people who offer services as “psychologists”, “coaches” and “therapists”, some are highly qualified and ethical individuals, some are not. Unfortunately, some offer services that are potentially unsafe, leaving people vulnerable. ANYONE can call themselves by these titles in the UK.
My registration as a Clinical Psychologist requires specific training, experience and ongoing professional development. There are specific standards I must follow in order to maintain registration.
Extensive Education & Training
It takes a lot of education and training to qualify as a Clinical Psychologist. This includes extensive understanding of human psychology at university, followed by doctorate training in applying this understanding and providing therapeutic approaches to people.
My core qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2001-2004)
- Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods, University of Stirling (2005-2006)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh (2007-2010)
I have ten years experience of working within the National Health Service. I am trained and experienced in a range of psychological approaches for depression, anxiety, panic and trauma conditions. I began to specialise in online services in 2019 and found that I prefer to meet via videocall due to the various advantages. Since then, I have focused on online ways of working and trained in therapies that work well via videocall. In fact, I trained in EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and re-processing) entirely online and use therapy software that is specifically designed for remote EMDR.