Dr Laura Keyes. BSc (Hons). ClinPsyD. CPsychol. AFBPsS.

“I valued our discussions immensely. You helped me to organise my thoughts and gave me the tools to create a much happier, less stressful life. I came to you ready and willing to change, you helped me re-align my values whilst getting to know me and my situation. You helped me change my life for the better. You helped me (stop) recharge, slow down and re-structure my life whilst feeling relaxed, safe and comfortable. I am now able to focus on what is important to me; from ‘me time’ to self-care to unsent letters. I was able to speak to you as a friend. You are a very caring, highly skilled professional. You are fantastic at what you do. Thank you!”  (using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 2019)

 "I am so happy with the sessions and Laura allowing me to have a safe space to be completely honest.  I genuinely feel like a very different, more grounded individual!" 
(using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 2019).
“EMDR has been incredibly effective to treat PTSD. Laura was very thorough and helped me process my trauma” (using EMDR for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 2019)

"You spent time to explain EMDR treatment to me which I appreciated, as its never clear enough online. I had a lot of anxieties before each session but you really helped me cope and battle through my issues. I had doubts that this would work but I find it fascinating at what it has done for me and I am so grateful for the good places this therapy and you have got me to. Its only natural to doubt that this “isn’t for you” and “it wont work” but it really does, and you will get your life back after it." (using EMDR for trauma, 2019). 

Dr Laura Keyes is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has reached Associate Fellow status AFBPsS. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist and Information Commissioner's Office. She holds public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Her accreditation can be checked in the following places:

The British Psychological Society

Health & Care Professions Council

Information Commissioner's Officer

Accredited EMDR Therapist with EMDR Europe


Health Care & Professions Council

British Psychological Society - Division of Clinical Psychology; Special Group for Independent Practitioners; Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section.

EMDR UK & Ireland

EMDR Europe

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

Network Autism


Skills & Experience

Independent practice experience:

  • Providing therapy as a Clinical Psychologist for mental health difficulties in children and adults in Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, systemic approaches and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • A large proportion of her work is treating the impact of trauma using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Offering more specialist assessments for Autism, Learning Disabilities and Learning Difficulties

  • Providing workshops on Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Providing supervision to other Psychologists

  • Pro bono volunteer for Trauma Response Network for those affected by attacks in Europe

NHS experience: 

2013-2019: Specialist Advisor, Care Quality Commission

2015-2016: Principal Clinical Psychologist, Adult Autism Service, East London NHS Foundation Trust

2013-2015: Senior Clinical Psychologist, Bedfordshire Learning Disability Service

2011-2013: Clinical Psychologist, Buckinghamshire Learning Disability Service

2008-2011: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University College London

Relevant post-qualification training:

EMDR Europe accredited Child training, EMDR Academy (2019)

CBT and Counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder Clients: A Masterclass with Professor Tony Attwood. SDS Seminars (2019)

ACT and Grief. Contextual Consulting (2019)

Working with Shame. Carolyn Spring (2019)

Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD. UK Adult ADHD Network (2018)

Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum. NAS (2018)

The Assessment and Management of Suicidality. Greyrock/BPS (2018)

ACT for Trauma with Dr Russ Harris, Psychwire (2018)

ACT for Adolescents with Dr Russ Harris, Psychwire (2018)

ACT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders with Dr Russ Harris, Psychwire  (2017)

Treating Trauma Master Series. NICABM (2017)

The Science of Happiness. BerkeleyX, edX (2017)

ACT Refresher with Dr Russ Harris, Psychwire (2017)

Online Life Coaching Course. Auspicium (2017)

EMDR Basic Training EMDR Europe Accredited Training. EMDR Academy (2017). EMDR Europe accredited training.

Psychological First Aid online. NCTSN (2017)

Using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with childhood traumatic grief. MUSC (2017)

Expert Witness: Responsibilties & Business; Report writing; Court room evidence; Using psychometrics. BPS (2017)

A Sensible Approach to Sensory-Processing Disorder: Overview of All Subtypes. Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (2017)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. MUSC (2017)

De-escalation strategies and techniques. CPI (2016)

Sharing best practice on diagnosing adults with neurodiversity. BPS (2016)

Update: supervisors course. University of Hertfordshire (2015)

Studying towards Diploma in Narrative Therapy. The Narrative Therapy Institute. Levels 1 & 2 of 3 completed (2014/15.)

Year 1 of PGCert in systemic therapy. Anglia Ruskin University. (2014-15). Year 2 to complete.

Introduction to Clinical Supervision Course. University of Oxford (2012-13)

Mental Health Tribunal training. University of Hertfordshire (2012)

Working with people with Asperger’s syndrome with Tony Attwood (2012)

Introductory Workshop in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (2012)

BPS learning course: Modules 1, 2 & 3 for Autism (2011-12)

Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) (2011)

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition (2011)




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