Dr Laura Walton, C.Psychol AFBPsS
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 have specialist experience of working with people with extreme dysregulation of emotion and psychosis. I am trained and experienced in a range of psychological approaches for depression, anxiety, panic and trauma reactions.