PERSONAL DETAILS AND INTERESTS (03) 9820 5577
I am a registered psychologist with an interest in providing high quality therapeutic care in a safe and supportive environment.
I work collaboratively with people to help address life stressors, improve psychological health and develop a more fulfilling life. My practice draws on a range of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and client-centred practice. I strongly believe in being guided by the needs of the people I work with, rather than trying to fit a client into a therapeutic mode. Visiting a psychologist can be daunting, especially for the first time, and so I respect the courage and resolve it takes to make this step.
My past clients have valued my warm, relaxed and accepting manner.
EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE)
I have experience working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress, major life transitions, and suicidal thoughts. I am currently completing my PhD exploring difficulties in adult relationships.
In using an individually tailored approach, I have helped many people to develop a greater sense of self-compassion and a deeper understanding of themselves.
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
Master of Counselling Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) – currently underway
I have also completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
|Laura Knox on Anxiety||Importance of a comfortable client environment|
Laura gives her perspective about anxiety, how the type of anxiety or the severity of symptoms varies from person to person, and how she helps people manage their anxiety.
It can be a confronting and daunting experience to come to therapy and it is crucial for the client to be comfortable. A safe and supportive therapeutic space is essential for the client to open up.