Laura Baldwin is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in working with children, young people and families. She has practised in a range of psychiatric settings including child and adult inpatient services, as well as community mental health settings (CAMHS) with children and adolescents presenting with complex and high risk needs. Prior to this Laura has worked in research settings leading the development and implementation of early childhood and parenting programs. She has a special interest in working with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, as well as relational problems such as bullying, peer relationships, parenting and attachment.
Laura provides a warm and supportive environment that is non-judgmental and empathic. She believes that a solid and trusting therapeutic relationship leads to the most positive outcomes. She works with clients to help them draw on their own unique set of strengths in order to make a positive change in themselves and their relationships.
Laura is passionate about working with young people and helping them to overcome mental health and eating disorder concerns. Laura focuses on creating a space that feels comfortable and allows her clients to talk honestly and to feel heard and understood. She uses a collaborative approach to assist clients explore the impact of their experiences, beliefs, and thinking on their current well-being.
Laura recognises the importance of family involvement to the healing and recovery process. As part of her research interests and clinical practice she has developed and co-facilitated a number of group programs for parents, including a group designed to increase parenting knowledge, confidence and skills when caring for a child with a recent diagnosis of an eating disorder.
Through her years of experience working alongside her clients and their families, Laura has seen that with openness, focus, and commitment on both sides, meaningful change is possible.