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Psychologist -Dr. Laura Charlton

We are an independent service based in Leeds and covering the Yorkshire region and surrounding area. The service offers psychological assessment and therapeutic work to all age groups, with specialist experience working with Children, Adolescents and Families. We are pleased to have Dr. Charlton and Jennifer Copley working with us.

Dr Laura Charlton is a Clinical Psychologist, gaining a BSc Psychology Hons (1st class, University of Newcastle) in 2005 and completing her doctoral clinical training (DClinPsychol) at the University of Leeds in 2011. Dr Charlton has 15 years of experience as a psychologist working across multiple healthcare settings seeing clients across the lifespan, offering support to children and adolescents & adult clients.

Dr. Charlton has expertise in supporting people who may be experiencing difficulties with their mental health, trauma, shame-based difficulties or adjustment to life circumstances. Dr. Charlton offers a range of therapeutic approaches to best suit the needs of her clients. She has specialist expertise in assessing and offering support around identity development, in particular, gender and sexuality, and has presented at national and international transgender healthcare, paediatric and psychology conferences. She is a member of the Northern Gender Network of Gender Identity Specialists.

Services

Dr Charlton offers training, supervision to other therapists and Clinical Psychologists and Consultation.

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Systemic Approaches

Difficulties Supported:

Adults

  • Adjustment to Illness Body Dysmorphia
  • Anger
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Stress Trauma
  • Anxiety Mood and Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Post-Traumatic
  • Stress Disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexuality

Children

  • Parenting Bullying
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • School Friends
  • Behavioural Problems
  • School Problems

Forensic Psychologist - Jennifer Copley

Jennifer Copley is a HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist. She has been practicing psychology in a range of settings for over fourteen years, which includes eight years of experience working for the prison service in England and Scotland. She worked for five years at a specialist personality disorder unit offering assessment and intervention to individuals diagnosed with a personality disorder and considered to be at a high risk of re offending. She has been working in the residential and secure child care sector for fives years; offering assessment and intervention to children and adolescents presenting with complex needs

AREAS OF SPECIALISM & EXPERTISE

Assessment Therapy with adults and adolescents, including:

  • Risk Assessment for Violence
  • Risk Assessment for Sexual Abuse
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • HCR-20, PCL – R and IPDE assessments
  • ADOS Assessments

Training, Consultation and Supervision, in areas such as:

   

Therapies with adults and children, including:

  • Previous trauma/ Complex trauma
  • Emotional dysregulation/distress tolerance
  • Use of violence/aggression
  • Self-harm/suicide ideation
  • Interpersonal difficulties

Therapeutic Interventions, including for:

  • To fellow Forensic Psychologists and other Health and Social Care Professionals
  • Previous trauma/ Complex trauma
  • Emotional dysregulation/distress tolerance
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Use of violence/aggression

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