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Laura Amy Stevenson

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Clinic Role

  • providing one-to-one CBT
  • developing and delivering group skills workshops for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Newcastle University
  • provide clinical supervision to CBT Therapists and Clinical Psychologists in training

Background experience 

I graduated in Psychology with Criminology (BSc) from Northumbria University in 2012 and went on to complete a master’s degree in research (psychology) in 2013. Whilst completing my masters I started to work for MIND – a mental health charity providing basic counselling and advocacy for prisoners released into the community with a mental health diagnosis. Following this I began to work for NHS secondary care services in Northumberland, before undergoing my first year of training in Low Intensity CBT at University College London in 2013. Following this I worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in a London primary care service, obtaining various other roles until I commenced my second year of training in CBT in 2016. In July 2017 I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP accredited) from Canterbury Christ Church University. I continued to work in a London primary care mental health service providing High Intensity CBT to NHS patients with a wide range of mental health diagnoses. During my time in the NHS I held other roles alongside my duties as a psychotherapist, including a clinical tutor on the PG-Cert in Low Intensity CBT at UCL, and conducting mental health assessments for the Single Point of Access mental health team within a London borough. I started working for the Psychology Clinic here at Newcastle University in June 2020. 

Specific interests 

  • the treatment of complex trauma with use of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) approaches
  • understanding different manifestations of depression and adapting CBT to meet individual needs
  • issues specific to student mental health and orientating CBT treatment to such specific issues