Lauren has ten years experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating both adults and adolescents with mental health problems and psychological difficulties in the NHS and private sector.
She started her career in psychology in Canterbury, New Zealand in 2005 initially working in general adult psychological services and forensic services. She has a strong interest in how law and psychology interact and so in addition to her clinical psychology training also completed her legal training as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand. Since moving to the UK in 2006, Lauren has worked for the NHS at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at West London Mental Health Trust, and for the past four years she has worked at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital and a national CBT service for severe and complex anxiety disorders at the Bethlem Hospital. In addition to her clinical psychology training, Lauren is an accredited CBT therapist. She is a national level specialist in OCD and teaches and supervises CBT therapists in training; regularly presents at national level conferences. She has a wealth of experience in a range of therapies in addition to CBT including DBT, Family and Couples Therapy and Schema Focused Therapy.
Lauren works in an energetic, collaborative and creative way. Ever seeking to improve people's access and experience of therapy she has recently designed a range of CBT applications for the iPhone to complement therapy.
Annemarie has over ten years experience of assessing, understanding and treating a range of diagnoses and psychological difficulties spanning mild to complex. She has worked in the private sector for the past six years and in that time has gained important experience and relationship links that complement her clinical work.
She started her career in psychology in NHS forensic services in Hull. She moved to London in 2006 and worked for various NHS community services treating adults with complex and chronic mental health problems. In 2010 she became part of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) team at the Maudsley Hospital. There she worked as a national specialist treating people who have body image concerns or Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has a particular interest in complex anxiety presentations, perfectionism and communication skills.
Annemarie is a reflective and thoughtful practitioner with a passionate flair. She individually tailors assessment and treatment by drawing on various models; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy, and Family and Systemic Theories.