Laurina Holland

Gestalt Psychotherapist; B.Science: Registered Mental Health Nurse;
Grad Dip Journalism; Dip Music (Performance)
APHRA Registered and Member of The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Psychotherapist and Psychological Counsellor 

Professional Biography

Laurina Holland - Psychotherapist and Psychological Counsellor at Fremantle Counselling & Psychological Services

What you long for within emerges as
You risk the creative expression of
Your authentic self

I am a professional Psychotherapist; a Psychological Counsellor, a Music artist and a Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have more than 15 years experience working with complex psychiatric issues in government and non-government settings.

I offer short and long term work with adults and adolescents who experience mental health concerns, and challenges with living a meaningful and purposeful life.

My focus is on increasing awareness in order to promote psychological and relational growth. I offer a respectful manner that is empathetic and non-judgmental. I work collaboratively with the client, using a dialogical approach. The focus is always on what is meaningful to the client in their present and historical lives.

The therapeutic environment that I offer values promoting a sense of psychological and emotional safety. This sense of safety allows a client to explore their concerns in a deeply meaningful way, allowing for healthy changes to emerge into awareness organically.

In the therapy, unhelpful patterns of behaviours that maintain blocks to living a more satisfying life are identified. It is often these unhelpful behaviours and blocks that attract the very experiences that lack nourishment, and bring dis-satisfication, and dis-ease into our lives. Being an artist and performer myself, I have come to appreciate and acknowledge the interruption of creative blocks that can prevent us from flourishing and realising our potential. I have an interest in supporting and exploring the creativity that lies within us and helping others to expand and develop their unique self in an authentic and
therapeutic way.

The therapeutic work of Gestalt seeks to free us from our blocks, resolve unresolved issues and bring balance to the totality of who we are so that we may live a more satisfying and nourished life. I am available to support you with the following issues (but not limited to);

Mental health concerns including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Hearing voices
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Addictions: Compulsive thinking patterns, substance concerns, compulsive eating
  • Artistic/Creative Blocks
  • Performance anxiety
  • Developing self awareness
  • Emotional distress/blocks
  • Repeating behavioural patterns/situations
  • Relationships
  • Family and Parenting issues
  • Pregnancy Counselling
  • Cultural support
  • Sexuality/Gender issues LGBTQ welcome
  • Grief/loss
  • Shame

 

Depending on your needs, I can draw on the following therapeutic approaches:

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Present moment Awareness
  • Psychodrama techniques- role play and empty chair
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Dream Work
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Mental health support
  • Alternative & innovative approaches to emotional wellbeing

Qualifications

  • Gestalt Psychotherapist (4 year professional training)
  • Psychological Counsellor
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health, Adult and Pediatrics, Medical and Surgical) APHRA registered
  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Diploma of Music (Performance)

General Information

Telephone/Text Laurina:  0404732360 or (08) 9430 9533
Email: enquiries@fremantlecounselling.com.au

Self Referrals welcome
GP and other Health care referrals welcome.
Adolescents welcome ( I have a current working with children check)
APHRA Registration : NMW0001564745