Laura Philpott

BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology – University College Cork
Masters (MA) in Applied Psychology – University College Cork
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Laura Philpott (D.Clin.Psych) is a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families across a variety of settings. She graduated from University College Cork in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Applied Psychology in 2012. In 2018, Laura completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Trinity College Dublin which involved rotational training in various mental health settings.

Laura is passionate about bringing acceptance, compassion, and collaboration to the therapeutic space. She uses a person-centred integrative approach drawing on a range of modalities including humanistic approaches, mindfulness-based approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy, emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapy. She believes that an integrative approach is most helpful as it can be tailored to the individual’s needs and is aimed at supporting people to explore what changes can be made in order to move forward in their lives. Laura keeps trauma-informed care principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment, in mind when working with individuals. She has completed additional trainings including the use of trauma-sensitive yoga in therapy, the Level 1 in Emotion Focused Therapy, and is currently completing a mindfulness teacher training pathway.

Laura has experience in the following areas:

Anger & Anger Management
Bereavement & Grief
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Eating Problems
Life Challenges
Low Self Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Attacks
Positive Parenting
Relationship Issues
Self Harm
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Complex trauma and developmental trauma
Emotion regulation difficulties
Somatic complaints
Chronic pain

 “Emphasis throughout therapy is placed on your individual needs and on your personal goals for your time in therapy. I strive to offer a safe, containing, and non-judgemental space in which individuals can explore, make sense of, and work through difficult issues, past or present, at your own pace.” 

Professional Memberships:

  • Graduate member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)