Dr Laura Giles, Hants

BSc(Hons), DEdPsych, Laura GilesHealth and Care Professions Council registered

Laura completed her doctoral training at The University of Southampton, and now works as an Educational Psychologist for Hampshire Educational Psychology (HEP).

She is based in Winchester, working primarily for the Winchester and Test Valley community team. Laura first became interested in using story writing as tool for addressing the emotional needs of young people whilst working alongside Jacqueline Batchelor (Educational Psychologist, Hampshire) and Colin Woodcock (Educational Psychologist, Southampton).

Laura went on to carry out her doctoral research around the impact that Therapeutic Storywriting can have on the resilience of young people.

It is Laura’s aim to raise the profile of story writing as a tool for developing emotional as well as academic literacy skills, and addressing emotional needs in both young people and adults.