meet Lauren

A Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Author

who specalises in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessional problems and trauma including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmoprhic Disorder (BDD), Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Worry and Post Traumatic Stress Disoder (PTSD).

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CPsychol, AFBPsS, PGDipClinPysch, PGCert, MA (Hons), LLB (hons), BA

I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years clinical experience working in psychology. Within that time, I have had the opportunity to work at world renowned research centers in the UK at the Centre of Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) and the Anxiety Disorders Unit (ADRU) the Maudsley Hospital. Before specializing in the treatment of anxiety and obsessional problems, I worked for several years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) which gives me the unique position of being able to work with young people and their families, as well as adults.

I originally trained in New Zealand at the Universities of Otago and Canterbury University where prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, I completed my Law Honours Degree (LLB Hons) and Professional Studies in Law (PROFS) and was admitted to the New Zealand Bar as a Lawyer. Whilst I am grateful for the opportunity to study law, I opted to pursue my passion to become a psychologist instead of practicing law.

I have a Bachelors of Art majoring in Psychology (BA), a Masters Degree with Honours in Psychology (MA Hons), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych). In subsequent years in the UK, I became an accredited Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and completed my training in family therapy (Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Therapy) which I use to complement my practise working with couples and families of those suffering with anxiety and obsessional problems.


I am currently seeing people for appointments online only due to COVID-19. I am registered to practice in both the United Kingdom and Australia. If you are interested in booking an appointment please email

Fees for online appointments

Appointments 60 minutes: 140 GPB / 220 AUD




My books rest on evidence-based research and many years of working as a therapist to bring you easy to read, relevant and most importantly helpful information and advice for you or your loved ones.


Giving back to my communities and promoting mental health and wellbeing is extremely important to me.

I am a trustee and clinical lead of the Shaw Mind Charity which am to improve mental health awareness and reduce stigma of mental health conditions.


OCD-UK is a charity which supports people and their families through OCD and advocates on their behalf. I have supported OCD-UK for a number of years. I often present at their annual conferences and have been known to run the odd running race for the charity.


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