Laura originally trained as a Montessori teacher in 1995. In her early career she worked as a primary teacher and then went on to work abroad with children and young people up to the age of 18. On returning to England, Laura specialised with young people who had significant attachment and/or mental health needs. She has extensive experience of working with children and young people who display challenging behaviour. Laura has trained alongside such experts as Louise Bomber and completed courses in Attachment Awareness, Counselling Level 2, Maybo and Playtherapy. Laura believes that children and young people need unconditional positive regard to fully engage in learning. Her approach is relational and builds on trust and seeks to develop independent learning.