My Approach

Dr. Laura Allen BSc, MSc, PhD

Psychologist, Counsellor, Coach & Coaching Supervisor
Registered Mindfulness Teacher

As a Psychologist, Counsellor and Coach, I  offer a safe therapeutic space where you can discuss and explore the difficulties you are facing. I offer a range of modalities including​ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, attachment based, person centred/existential and mindfulness practice.


Outside of private practice, I work within a mental health team at a university offering wellbeing support to students. Alongside being a practitioner I also completed a PhD in Psychology, researching the connection between mindfulness, fears of compassion, stress and the body using neuroscience techniques such as EEG. I also guest lecturer on the MSc Mindfulness and Compassion course at Coventry University.


PhD Psychology - Specialism in Mindfulness, Compassion and Stress on the body

MSc. Health Psychology (BPS accredited)

BSc. (Hons) Psychology (BPS accredited)

Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (APT Level 2) 

Foundations and Clinical Applications for Compassion Focused Therapy

Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner 

Foundations of Health Psychology Clinical practice 

Therapeutic skills for Health Psychologists

Short Courses

Attachment, compassion, the brain and health: Developmental understandings and clinical implications (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)

Brief Psychotherapy (Human Givens Therapy)

How to break the cycle of depression (HGT)

Rewind Therapy (David Muss)

Grief and Loss training

NHS training - Self-harm risk assessment