BA(Psych) PostGradDip(Psych) MCouns MClinPsych
Laura is a clinical psychologist and board-approved supervisor. She has a friendly, down-to earth nature and feels privileged to be able to support people through the ebbs and flows of life. Establishing a strong rapport with each client is integral, as is creating a safe space where they feel they can freely share and explore their psychological concerns.
Laura has experience assisting clients with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, stress, low self-esteem and communication issues. Her special interest areas, though, include the following:
• Pain management (pelvic, muscular, neurological, etc.)
• Women’s health
• Living with a chronic illness
• Coping during treatment for a health condition
• Adjustment to a new diagnosis
• Assistance with recovery from illness/injury
• Helping clients with a disability cope with their physical health issues
• Adjustment to life transitions
Laura has chosen to build her skills and expertise in these areas because she is passionate about the mind-body connection. She has also worked in a number of major public hospitals and assisted patients with a permanent disability, as well as those with physical health concerns, such as:
• chronic pain,
• gynaecological issues,
• respiratory difficulties, and
• neurological conditions (including brain injuries).
Laura primarily sees clients over 18, however will consider taking on children and adolescents if the main presenting issue is health-related. These referrals will be assessed on a case by case basis. She is also able to provide supervision to both provisional and registered psychologists.
Having completed both a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Counselling, Laura is able to integrate a wide range of therapeutic approaches. This ensures that the support provided is client-centred and tailored to their individual needs. Evidence-based therapies that Laura incorporates include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Session are available face to face, via telephone or online.
Phone 07 3876 2100