If I could sum Lauren up in one sentence:
She is incredibly genuine and true to herself, approaching others with pure warmth and kindness.
When I met Lauren for the first time, I was struck by how easy she was to talk to. Her life experience and down to earth nature, means she can connect on almost any subject.
Lauren has a great ability to connect with others. This is particularly seen in her client work, where she maintains close and long term relationships with her clients. Lauren’s warm nature and ability to relate on multiple topics makes her one of those people you feel you’ve known for years.
For me personally, I feel really lucky that Lauren decided to join our team, as not only can I entrust in her to care for our clients, but I also find her a pleasure to work with. Lauren contributes a lovely energy to the team at Peaceful Mind Psychology, where she is positive about the practice’s future and supportive of her colleagues.
Lauren’s Approach to Therapy
As a psychologist, Lauren combines care and compassion with knowledge and experience. She believes that the best way to approach therapy is to ensure her clients feel trust and confidence in the process. She develops trust with her clients by forming a close relationship based on genuine care, ensuring a non-judgemental space and sharing a laugh from time to time. To ensure her clients feel empowered in the therapy process, Lauren works collaboratively and flexibility with her clients depending on their needs and goals.
As part of her work, Lauren seeks to build her client’s awareness of their strengths, so they feel empowered and confident to achieve their goals. Lauren believes that therapy isn’t just about feeling better: She believes it’s about feeling confident that you can change.
Lauren’s Experience and Interests
Lauren has extensive experience working in private practice for over 10 years. Through that time Lauren has worked with adults and teenagers with a range of difficulties including post-natal depression and anxiety, birth trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties and life transitions (e.g. job loss, separation/divorce, parenthood).
Lauren is particularly passionate about supporting people throughout the perinatal period. This can include infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth trauma, pre/post-natal depression or anxiety, and adjustment to parenthood.
Lauren has also worked with public services such as Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline, Beyondblue, SuicideLine Vic and Lifeline.
Lauren’s main therapy choices include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
How is Lauren Described by Her Clients?
Lauren’s clients describe her as warm, nurturing, encouraging and supportive. Lauren is also known for her genuine and authentic nature. Due to the strong relationship’s Lauren builds with her clients, they often wish to consult her on a long-term basis, whether regularly or on an on-and-off basis.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and getting outdoors.
How to see Lauren at Our Practice?
Lauren works at our Hawthorn psychology practice, working Wednesday afternoon and evenings as well as Thursday daytimes.