Lauren is a play Therapist and a full member of the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT).
She has worked with children from a variety of backgrounds, in particular those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence and neglect.
Lauren qualified in 2017 from the University of Roehampton and believes wholeheartedly in the non-directive Play Therapy approach. She believes that when children are given the opportunity to express themselves freely they often find solutions and resolve difficult life experiences themselves, using the play materials and their therapist as tools in this discovery.
Lauren completed her Filial Therapy training in 2017 and believes that therapeutic work does not exist in isolation and that work with parents/carers is vital to successful therapeutic outcomes.
Prior to qualifying as a Play Therapist she worked in a mental healthcare facility, predominantly working within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). In that role she supported adolescents who had challenging mental health needs to increase their emotional and physical wellbeing.