Laura specialises in psychological support and intervention for patients with cancer and those closest to them. Her area of expertise is helping people adjust to and cope with diagnosis, treatment and recurrence and the effects these can have on people’s lives. Laura can also support patients making
decisions about treatment options. Laura can help you make sense of the situation and help you get ‘back on your feet’ helping you to return to your normal family, work and social roles. Laura can help you find ways to cope with your distress, anxiety, worries and concerns such as fear of cancer recurrence, and the effect these have on your mood in and your everyday life. She can help you deal with the changes in your life and find ways of coping with the difficulties that you are experiencing.
Laura brings a wealth of experience with over a background in oncology nursing and 30 years of working with people affected by cancer. She can draw on her extensive knowledge of the difficulties and concerns you can encounter from diagnosis onwards.
Education, Qualifications and Experience
CPsychol Chartered Health Psychologist with Distinction (2013)
MSc Health Psychology with Distinction (2008)
BSc (Hons) Psychology: First Class (2003)
Registered General Nurse (RGN) (1984-2007)
2013 present: Health Psychologist, Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (LOOC) & Clinical Health Psychology (cancer) (CHP)
2010-present: Health Psychology Fellow in Oncology University of Liverpool
2010-2013 Health Psychology Trainee, LOOC & CHP
2007-2010 Research Assistant, University of Liverpool
1992-2002 Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Nurse, Royal Free & UCL London
• HCPC Practitioner Psychologist-Health Psychologist PYL30442
• British Psychological Society: 128277 & Division of Health Psychology