Laurina has extensive knowledge of acute and chronic mental health issues and has worked in Clinical Mental Health as a Registered Nurse since 2002. Her warmth and relatability speak not only of her respect for the unique experience of her clients, but also of her empathic approach to therapy.
Through a range of modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Existentialism, Body Process & Clinical Hypnotherapy Laurina’s focus is to provide support for individuals & couples as they process difficulties and create greater fulfillment in their lives.
|· Anxiety & Panic Attacks||· Relationship & Intimacy Concerns|
|· Depression||· Antenatal/postnatal Concerns|
|· Substance Misuse/Addiction||· Family and Parenting Issues|
|· Trauma||· Body image & eating disorders|
|· Grief & Loss Counselling||· Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours|
|· Sexuality and Fertility Concerns||· ADHD Counselling|
|· Pornography & Sex Addiction||· Dreamwork Therapy|
Laurina believes that we can change unwanted patterns of behaviour by deepening our awareness through exploration of the relationship we have with ourselves, others, and our environment. This promotes a greater sense of agency within self, thus creating greater possibilities and conscious choice for the individual.
“Therapy can be for everyone and there is no issue too great or too small. There is always potential for growth and learning at any stage in our lives. The processing of emotional suffering in therapy can often lead to a greater sense of inner peace and healing”
Lauina has further interests in working with clients to overcome performance anxiety and creative blocks. She has a Diploma in Performing Arts where she developed an appreciation of people’s sensitivities around performance and creativity.
Laurina provides face to face counselling in Attadale and Cottesloe and Telehealth and Zoom appointments.
Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Full registration
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
Holistic Therapists Australia (HTA)
Australian Society of Hypnosis -WA branch (ASH WA)
Member of The Viktor Frankl Institute Australia