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!” (working with 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!"
(working with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 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:
Health Care & Professions Council
British Psychological Society - Division of Clinical Psychology; Special Group for Independent Practitioners; Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section.
EMDR UK & Ireland
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
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
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)
L Findlay, A Williams & K Scior “Experience and understanding of pain in adults with intellectual disabilities”. Poster presentation at Seattle Club Conference (2011).
Findlay, L., Williams, A.C. & Scior, K. (2014). Exploring experiences and understandings of pain in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (58) 358-367.
Findlay, L., Williams, A.C., Baum, S. & Scior, K. (2014). Caregiver experiences of supporting adults with intellectual disabilities in pain. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
Findlay, L. & Fillingham, K. (Vol 11, 2014). Who do we know in Buckinghamshire with Down’s syndrome or dementia?! The Bulletin of the Faculty for People with Learning Disabilities: BPS.
Findlay, L. & Newns, K. (24.07.2014). Treating Trauma Amongst People on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder. PI Brief Update (law journal). http://www.pibriefupdate.com/content/law-journal-summaries/news-category-4/2593-treating-trauma-amongst-people-on-the-autistic-spectrum-disorder-dr-laura-findlay-clinical-psychologist-with-applied-psychology-solutions-dr-kathryn-newns-clinical-psychologist-with-hugh-koch-associates
Peer reviewing articles for The Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
On screen psychologist for “Shut Ins” for Channel 4. (2019)
Article for BBC Good Food “Misophonia” (2019)
Article for BBC Good Food "Trypophobia" (2019)
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