How I Work

I maintain strong client-therapist boundaries and am always mindful of my role as your therapist.

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“Counselling is a collaborative process that allows you to explore your issues in depth and to find new ways of handling them.”

My Counselling Philosophy

I believe that each person has the potential to live an authentic and meaningful life. What I love about counselling is that it gives me the opportunity to participate in each person’s journey of self-discovery. As a therapist, it is a privilege for me to be able to facilitate this journey and to be a witness to each person’s blossoming.

Change can only occur when you feel safe. I believe the therapy relationship is sacred and this is why I practise with great attention to confidentiality, respect and acceptance of who you are and where you may be in your life.

Counselling is a collaborative process that allows you to explore your issues in depth and to find new ways of handling them. You are the expert in your own life and I will always encourage you to make your own decisions based on what you know to be best for you. I maintain strong client-therapist boundaries and am always mindful of my role as your therapist.

Counselling With Individuals

I work from a position of respect where I listen carefully to the issues you bring in order to really understand what it is you are struggling with. Counselling is a series of conversations about you and your life where I ask questions and provide feedback as we explore who you are.

I use the relationship we create as client and therapist to explore and clarify the themes, patterns, dynamics and conflicts you are experiencing so that you can move towards creating balance in your life and feel greater life satisfaction. As your counsellor, I work with you to sharpen your awareness about the choices you are making in your life and how you are ‘being’ in these choices and relationships.

I practice therapy from a holistic approach, which means I take into account the whole of you: the way you think, how you feel, your dreams, values and beliefs, the impact that family issues have on you, both past and present, job stresses, cultural background, migration experience, health issues and anything else which might be significant.


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“As your counsellor, I work with you to sharpen your awareness about the choices you are making in your life and how you are ‘being’  in these choices and relationships.”

Testimonials

When we first came to see Lauren we were having significant communication problems and having major arguments without either of us understanding what was happening to us or why. It got to the point where one of us was threatening to leave and the other agreeing that it might be […]

C, 41 & G, 50

We both want to thank you for your guidance and support and feel our sessions have really improved our relationship and the way we communicate with each […]

S, 31 & A, 33

I’m feeling much better and way less anxious when coming across my ex-partner. Being sceptical (of Psych-K) at first, I found the shift in me exceptional. Thank you so much for your exceptional […]

Rachael, 52

Lauren suggested that TRTP might be life changing for me so let me put it in context. I appeared functional enough, successful enough, recognised in my chosen profession, and appeared to be socially competent and connected. All of this has been hard won in the context of trauma beginning at […]

Therese, 54

I came to see you when my relationship had just broken up. I needed to work on my self- esteem, assertiveness and being more in control of my emotions. I found the sessions life-changing in the most positive way. I have definitely improved in all of those areas and am […]

Paula, 31

When I started counselling, I was at a low point emotionally and our marriage was at a point where we didn’t want to part company but it seemed like we were heading in that direction. My husband and I were seeing a different counsellor together and I was a bit […]

Mandy, 51

Counselling Approaches

Psychodynamic Therapy

A psychodynamic approach to counselling uses the therapeutic relationship we develop to explore the themes, patterns of interacting, reactions and responses you have to better understand how you operate in your relationships with others. Research has shown that a successful counselling experience is often the result of the positive relationship you have with your therapist. I am committed to developing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship with you that will enhance your ability to grow and develop.

Person-Centered Therapy

Carl Rogers pioneered this approach to counselling which is based on working with you at whatever point you may be in your life’s journey. Whatever it is you want to explore, this is the starting point for our work together. Unconditional positive regard or accepting you completely for who you are is paramount in the counselling process. As your therapist, I will pay attention to your strengths and potential and help you see and accept them.

TRTP™, The Richards Trauma Process

TRTP™ is a simple yet comprehensive step-by-step process that resolves extreme trauma and trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, fears and phobias.  It achieves results quickly, effectively and safely – generally in 3 sessions.

PSYCH-K®

PSYCH-K®  is a process that helps you to quickly and easily communicate directly with your subconscious mind to change old self-limiting beliefs to new self-enhancing ones that support you to live a fulfilling life.  Holding limiting beliefs about ourselves contributes to not being able to achieve our potential.

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Please call me today on 0423 932 200 or email me at [email protected] to set up a FREE confidential 10-minute phone consultation.

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