Laura is an attentive and genuine psychologist whose practice values are based upon empathy, understanding, and safety.
Laura enjoys collaborating with her clients to create mutually agreed-upon goals. A lot of Laura’s work includes the power of vulnerability and self-acceptance, while also recognising her client’s inner resources and strengths. Laura incorporates an understanding that everyone has their own set of unique qualities and skillsets. These individual differences are harnessed and applied within sessions. Laura strongly believes in encouraging the pursuit of stable, healthy relationships within her client’s immediate social circle to ensure they are well supported in and outside of the therapy space.
Experience and Interests
Laura has experience working with adolescents and adults within the public system. She has a particular interest in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, grief and loss, identity, anger management, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties.
Laura uses a range of evidence-based therapies to support her clients including but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-focussed Therapy (EFT), Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness. Her therapeutic approach is guided by her client’s strengths using positive psychology.
How is Laura Described by Her Clients?
Laura’s clients describe her as perceptive, authentic, and safe. When therapeutically appropriate, Laura uses light humour to strengthen connections with her clients.
Laura enjoys making ceramics, reading, film photography, and visiting markets, exhibits, and op shops with friends. She also prides herself on curating Spotify playlists for any mood.