FIFO- Laura Fleming

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

Fly in Fly out: Fly in, Fly out work can be financially rewarding but can also be stressful. It can be difficult managing time away from family or friends, dealing with the transition back home and can lead to some negative coping strategies such as alcohol or substance misuse which can lead to arguments, relationship distress or issues with the law. Working with a psychologist can help alleviate the pressure and lead to better outcomes.

Counselling Approach: Seeing a psychologist to help plan your retirement can provide benefit. 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 and adults 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!

Weight Loss Surgery – Laura Fleming

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

Weight Loss Surgery: A decision to have weight loss surgery is a personal decision and usually made after a lot of consideration. A psychologist can assist by helping discussing your options in a non-judgemental way, provide feedback to your surgeon if requested, and help you plan for success with surgery.

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 and adults 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!

Social Anxiety – Laura Fleming

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

Social Anxiety: Laura works with clients who experience social anxiety. The never ending internal voice that comments on everything we do points out our faults or that everyone is looking at us when trying to engage in activities with others. This can be devastating and lead to isolation. Learning strategies to manage the negative inner voice can lead to positive life experiences.

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!

Retirement – Laura Fleming

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

Retirement: Have you recently retired or are you about to retire? Often the focus of this transition in life is financial planning, however it is also important to focus on how you will manage your social and emotional wellbeing. What will you do with your free time? How will you cope being around your partner/children/friends more or will you have less social contact and how will you cope with that? How will you cope with the change in level of responsibility? Will you feel useless? Let’s work together to make this time of your life the best it can be.

Counselling Approach: Seeing a psychologist to help plan your retirement can provide benefit. 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 and adults 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!

Grief and Loss Counselling – Laura Fleming

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

Grief and Loss Counselling:  Laura works with clients who have experienced grief and loss. There are no hard and fast rules of how someone will experience grief or even when. Popular culture usually portrays grief as someone falling to the ground and crying buckets of tears immediately after someone has passed. However, grief can also be expressed by numbing of feelings, loss of enjoyment in activities, or dread and can occur even years after an event. Loss is not necessarily related to the death of someone but could be the loss associated with life changes, such as redundancy, major illness, divorce, or changes in custody arrangements.

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!

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years – Laura Fleming

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

Teenagers – 13 to 17 years: Laura works with young clients struggling with lowered mood, anxiety, stress, grief, emotional regulation concerns – including when anger is expressed through aggression (commonly known as anger management), trauma, substance misuse and life skills. As a Forensic Psychologist, she has a special interest in working with young people who may be exhibiting sexually inappropriate or violent behaviours, that are not yet involved in the court system or who are involved in the youth justice system.

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!

Happiness development – Laura Fleming

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

Happiness development: Laura works with clients who aim to be more satisfied with life. Happiness can be viewed as a goal that can be worked towards. It can include attitude towards life, maintaining a balance life, and carving out enjoyable experiences. Sometimes it is too easy to get stuck in a rut or caught up with responsibilities looking after the needs of others that individuals fail to look after themselves. A brief review with a psychologist can help individuals identify their goals and achievable plans to start enjoying life more.

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!

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!

Anger Management – Laura Fleming

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

Anger Management: Laura works with clients who experience negative outcomes from experiencing anger. There is nothing wrong with experiencing anger. It is a feeling just as valid as happiness, sadness, or excitement. However, how anger is expressed can lead to problems for individuals. Clearly people can be angry about many things, however, for example, feeling angry because someone made you a latte instead of a cappuccino is o.k. if it means you can go and ask for your proper order with the outcome being that you are happy. If you feel you cannot communicate this and put up with the latte you might feel worthless and unhappy or if you choose to communicate by raising your voice, throwing your coffee, or hitting someone, then you are likely to 1) not have coffee, 2) potentially get into legal trouble, and 3) the original issue of the wrong coffee is not going to be resolved. Laura can help you identify your way of expressing anger and developing healthier ways to express if required.

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!