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Dr Laura Bettney

Clinical Psychologist

  • Monday daytime slots available from early Jan. Enquire now.
  • 10+ years NHS
  • Various therapy approaches are offered, tailored to you, including CBT, CFT, ACT, CBT-psychosis & more

Dr Laura Bettney, Clinical Psychologist

Experienced Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Bettney is a Principal Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.

She has worked in a number of different NHS services, for people with a range of difficulties, across the North West, Staffordshire and the West Midlands since 2008.

Laura currently works in an NHS specialist service for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

Previously, she worked across two Community Mental Health Teams and worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, relationship difficulties and personality difficulties.

Laura specialises in working with young adults as well as adults of all ages, seeing people with a wide range of mental health issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Specialist

Laura offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and also utilises elements of third-wave therapies including Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Laura has completed specialist training in CBT, CBT for psychosis and in CBT supervision.

During initial sessions, I aim to work together with you so that I can come to understand your difficulties and your goals for therapy. My goal is to then use this to help us to plan which approach I believe may be most useful for you.

Online expert CBT therapy sessions via Zoom are available.

Medical Personal Injury Psychology Report

Laura also offers medico-legal work including assessments, reports and psychological therapy for personal injury and a range of other topics.

Contact us for a discussion tailored to your needs.

Experienced Private Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Bettney, Clinical Psychologist, is trained, qualified, and experienced. She offers people high-quality therapy privately for Mental Health issues.

She has extensive NHS experience, as well as offering private, non-NHS, online therapy, via this website.

Dr Laura Bettney has seen people for help with a wide range of difficulties, from single to multiple issues.

Check her registration as a genuine Registered Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Professional Standards Authority.

 £115 is her usual fee for individuals for an appointment,  for Clinical Psychology / Psychological Therapy / Psychological Intervention.

N.B. The fee may vary in relation to other services, e.g., specific assessments, medico-legal assessments, report writing, etc. 

Please contact us for more information.

Dr Laura Bettney, Clinical Psychologist

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Client Testimonials for Dr Laura Bettney

Laura has been a lifeline.  She helped me to put together a roadmap to getting well and has supported me every step of the way on the journey.  I can’t thank you enough.”

I’ll always be grateful to Laura: she’s made an immense difference, helping me through a very challenging time. She’s unfailingly professional, and her patience, empathy and sensitivity mean I’ve always felt in safe hands.

Above all, I’ve appreciated the way in which she’s worked closely with me to develop and adapt tools and strategies I’ll be able to return to or use in the long term, and her attention to detail and care – she’s always ready to go the extra mile. I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you.

I have had sessions with Laura…, we have worked through anxiety management, structuring difficult conversations, analysing and capturing thinking habits, and coping with intrusive thoughts. It’s been comforting and a relief knowing I’m receiving such helpful support.

“Laura had been brilliant and helped me work through and understand my OCD, she has helped me understand it and not fear it, she’s really reassuring and easy to talk to, thank you so much! She also makes situations feel light-hearted and takes away any pressure or anxiety attached.”

Dr Laura Bettney has been so efficient and helpful and kind,  the report she has done is excellent and covers everything so well…I really appreciate everything you (as a service) have done. I can’t thank you both enough! I can now move things on further.

I have suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for around 9 years. Although there had been periods of relative calm, my problem often returned with a growing strength, and eventually, my OCD began to consume my life, impact my career, and negatively affect my relationships. At this point, I decided to seek help in addition to medication.

Although therapy has not been an instant fix or cure, Dr. Bettney has provided me with the tools to manage my condition, and seriously improve my quality of life. She made it clear that most of the hard work had to be done outside of the therapy sessions, but she offered constructive advice and a blueprint for me to deal with the issues that I was facing.  Moreover, she has also helped to positively challenge my thought process and the relationship that I had with my thoughts, too. This has helped to improve my mental well-being significantly.”