Dr Laura GrundyBSc D.Clin.Psy. C.Psychol HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

  • Areas Covered:
  • Abergavenny/Y Fenni
  • Bridgend
  • Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin
  • Newport/Casnewydd
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Road Accident
  • Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations
  • Work
  • Accident
  • Housing Stress
  • Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence
  • Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness
  • Employment Cases

Employment History

2016 - Present

Pain Management Service and Critical Care – Health Psychology, Aneurin Bevan UHB.
Working in Chronic Pain Management and Intensive Care (ICU)
Running Pain Management Programme, psychological input into Pelvic Pain Clinic and ICU follow up assessment
Facilitating groups, couple and individual work.

  • November 2013 - August 2015

    Organisational Wellbeing Service
    Organisational Psychology, Cardiff and Vale UHB
    Working across Cardiff and Vale UHB providing psychological support and interventions for staff teams and managers experiencing difficulties.
    Utilising Organisational measures such as HSE
    Providing a Post Traumatic Stress ‘Fast Track’ service for staff members who had experienced traumatic incidents via their work.

    September 2012 – November 2013

    Complex Backpain (Back in Action Team) – Health Psychology. Cardiff and Vale UHB
    Health Psychology Working in a multidisciplinary team with individuals with ‘complex’ back pain.
    Providing the psychological component to the two week group intervention.
    Facilitating team supervision.
    Working alongside team manager in service development initiatives.

    January 2005 – September 2012

    Adult Mental Health – Community Mental Health Team Cardiff and Vale UHB
    Working within CMHT with adults with moderate to severe mental health problems.
    Providing a range of therapeutic interventions on a one to one basis and couple or family sessions when appropriate and group work.
    Working with all presentations including Depression, Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Self Harm, Psychosis.
    Conducting research and audit projects

Recent Training Courses

Delivering a psychological therapies and wellbeing service. Psychological assessment including ‘Expert Witness’ report writing. Consultation and training. Developing and delivering group-based psychotherapeutic interventions based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Delivering tailored evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals and couples. Service development. Supervising psychological therapists. Evaluating the effectiveness of psychological interventions. Risk assessments. Receiving regular clinical supervision and participating in peer supervision.

Professional Qualifications

2005

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) University of Wales Cardiff

2002 –2005

Trainee Clinical Psychologist South Wales Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology Thesis: Evaluation of the ‘Cardiff Book Prescription Scheme’: Prescription of Self-Help Books for People with Mild to Moderate Mental Health Problems.

  • 1994 – 1997

    Psychology –University of Wales Swansea Grading: 2:1 hons. Dissertation: ‘Lasting Psychological Sequelae of recreational use of MDMA (“Ecstasy”): Controlled Studies in Humans’. This research work was subsequently published in ‘The Journal of Psychopharmacology’ (Morgan M. et al 1998.12:101-102).

Memberships

  • HCPC registration number
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

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