Addictions – Laura Fleming

Laura Fleming    Quals: BA&Sc, Grad Dip Psych, M Psych (Forensic).

Addictions: Laura works with clients who may be experiencing an addiction to a substance or activity that is causing distress in their lives or those around them. Addictions can be too many things but may include drugs (illegal and prescribed); food; technology (Facebook, gaming), or pornography. The difference between an interest in something and an addiction is that in an addiction this comes before other important aspects of life and cannot be ignored. For instance, someone might stop working, fail to eat or shower, or miss family functions. Treatment goals with addictions are to be able to return to a balanced life.

Counselling Approach: Laura works from a client-centred perspective – listening to the story of the client and letting the client set the goals, whilst utilising her psychological skills to assist the client to develop their own skills to achieve their goals. This can incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. She is experienced in working with young people from various cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Laura Fleming Psychologist BrisbaneFees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $180/hr and $220 initial appt. Medicare and health rebates may apply.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129 or book Laura Fleming online now!