Dr Laura Gallardo is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience carrying out psychological assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties across the lifespan, in a range of settings including NHS inpatient and outpatient. Having obtained her BSc in Psychology from National University of Ireland, Maynooth, she went on to complete an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Swansea University, before achieving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway. Since qualifying, she has specialised in working with individuals living with psychosis, interpersonal difficulties and offending behaviour.
Dr Gallardo is skilled in a wide range of evidence-based psychological approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Systemic Therapy. Throughout her career she has worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, psychosis/unusual experiences, low self-esteem, trauma, stress, interpersonal and emotion regulation difficulties, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
She describes herself as an empathic and collaborative psychological therapist, who offers a non-judgmental and flexible approach. She strongly believes in working with the individual, combining her theoretical knowledge and clinical experience to offer support which is unique to each individual’s needs. She is dedicated to help people develop an understanding of their difficulties in a way that engenders possibilities for change that feel personal and meaningful.