Lauren has over 12 years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist treating both adults and adolescents with mental health problems and psychological difficulties in the NHS and private sector.
Lauren has worked for the NHS at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital where she was part of the National Services clinical team providing treatment for severe OCD and BDD in the UK. She then worked at a national CBT service for severe and complex anxiety disorders at the Bethlem Hospital, the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU) which offers residential treatment for severe BDD and OCD. In addition to her clinical psychology training, Lauren is an accredited CBT therapist. She is a national level specialist in OCD and BDD and often presents at conferences on BDD, OCD and CBT. Lauren is actively involved in supporting charities that raise awareness of these disorders such as presenting at national charity conferences, leading support groups, raising money, and leading twitter hour Q & A’s for the BDDFoundation, OCD UK, and Maternal OCD. Lauren has been involved in the Channel 4’s BAFTA winning Bedlam Series about OCD, and has been an expert speaking on BBC radio programmes about OCD.
Lauren is passionate about providing high quality psychological services and set up themindworks Clinic and The Body Image Clinic with Dr Annemarie O’Connor. Lauren is an energetic, committed and compassionate therapist who works in an energetic, collaborative and creative way.