Lara Hanson

Psychologist and Social Worker

Lara offers individual counselling, couple therapys, and counseling for adolescents, parenting, and family therapy to help with depression, anxiety, stress management, postnatal challenges, and relationship issues.

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Approach

As a psychologist the most important part of the therapy process is my relationship with the client. I aim to bring to the therapy process a feeling of comfort, safety without judgement. The client should feel that the therapist is working collaboratively with them as a team. I believe that the therapist and client should work together in terms of the goals that the client wishes to achieve in therapy, and select treatment components  according to client preferences.  I believe that every person is unique and individual and  should be treated in the way that work bests for them. I draw from many different therapeutical frameworks and call upon those resources to tailor the treatment to be consistent with clients’ preferences. I especially believe in empowering my clients to assist them in dealing with their current stressors. I monitor my clients’ progress weekly to ensure that improvement is taking place. I believe that therapy should provide a platform and opportunity for the person to self develop and grow and  it should be experienced as respectful, a positive experience, helpful and empowering to the individual client.

Experience

I am a qualified Social Worker, Psychometrist and Psychologist. I have much experience in working with domestic/family issues i.e. divorce, separation, abuse. I have also worked in a hospital setting working with mental illness, cancer patients, paediatrics as well as in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

Clients I work with:
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
Therapeutic Approaches I use:
  • CBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
Issues I work with:
  • $170 for Business Hours – Individuals
  • $190 for After Hours – Individuals
  • $185 for Couples and Families for Business Hours
  • $200 for Couples and Families for After Hours
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Available for Skype sessions
Contact

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