Dr Lauren Coles


Lauren is a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She earned her Doctorate in Psychology at Teesside University. Throughout her training, she gained experience working with a wide range of presentations and developed a keen interest in working with eating disorders.  For the past two years,  she has worked  in a major NHS eating disorders’ service across inpatient, day service, and community settings. This experience has allowed her to work in a multidisciplinary team, and she enjoys not only her individual therapy work, but also involving families and other professionals to provide the most cohesive treatment plans.

Lauren is a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She earned her Doctorate in Psychology at Teesside University. Throughout her training, she gained experience working with a wide range of presentations and developed a keen interest in working with eating disorders.  For the past two years,  she has worked  in a major NHS eating disorders’ service across inpatient, day service, and community settings. This experience has allowed her to work in a multidisciplinary team, and she enjoys not only her individual therapy work, but also involving families and other professionals to provide the most cohesive treatment plans.

Lauren also creates trainings to educate other clinicians about eating disorders and has run numerous groups for those struggling with both eating disorders and general mental health issues. In addition to her clinical work,  Lauren also lectures in the Doctorate programme at Teesside University in eating disorders and CBT.

As a Counselling Psychologist, Lauren’s therapeutic approach is integrative, and she has sought out additional training in various models since qualification. Her core training is both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural, and she has gone on to receive additional training in the Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E). Therapeutic models aside, Lauren is relational and client-focussed, and will tailor her treatment plans to suit the unique needs of the individual. The development of the therapeutic relationship is a key element of Lauren’s work as she feels it is the basis of therapeutic change. Lauren enjoys utilising humour and genuineness to encourage the relationship’s development and to lighten the work when appropriate.

On a personal note, Lauren lives in the North East of England with her partner and cat, Florence.

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