Lara Baker-Power

Lara Baker-Power

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Department of Violence Prevention, Trauma and Criminology

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Lara is a lecturer in Psychology, specialising in Psychological Interventions, and is a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). Lara is currently teaching full time on the Postgraduate Certificate and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner in Specialist Adult Mental Health courses. Lara is also a lived experience mental health clinician who is passionate about breaking stigmas surrounding mental health experiences. She strives to encourage safe, open and compassionate conversations around these experiences and aspires to promote greater awareness and understanding of the wealth of topics that fall under the umbrella of mental health.

Before moving into academia, Lara’s work as a mental health clinician spanned adult primary and secondary care mental health services where she specialised as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in the NHS and private practice. Lara is also a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with experience working in elite men’s football and across various disciplines within British Gymnastics.

Lara will soon be studying for her Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.


  • MHWP4101/3101 – Engaging and assessing people with severe mental health problems
  • MHWP4102/3102 – Care planning in partnership
  • MHWP4103/3103 – Wellbeing-focussed psychologically-informed interventions for severe mental health problems


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • PG Dip Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (CPsychol)
  • Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • BABCP - British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Fully Accredited)
  • BPS - The British Psychological Society including the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Full Chartered Membership)
  • HCPC - Health Care and Professions Council (Registered Practitioner Psychologist)
  • ACBS - Association for Contextual Behavioural Science