Chronic Medical Conditions – Lauren Burrow

Lauren Burrow       Quals: B. Psychological Science (Hons); Grad. Cert. Health Promotion

Chronic Medical Conditions: When chronic pain or injury strikes down a previously healthy individual, their whole world can be thrown into turmoil: changes to physical ability, energy-levels, recreational activities, as well as their relationships with others and view of themselves can be significantly impacted. Counselling can give people with chronic medical conditions a non-judgmental, confidential space to work through their grief at what they have lost, adjust their perspective if they are only able to see a negative view of their situation, and develop strategies for enhancing their life within the bounds of their medical restrictions.

Counselling Approach: When clients present with chronic medical conditions, Lauren treats with with sensitivity and compassion, and tries to create a space where their fears, concerns and worries can be heard without judgment. Lauren utilises therapeutic techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to assist clients with chronic medical conditions to adapt to their new changes, develop coping skills/strategies that work for them, as well as identify what is going well and helping them to build on these successes.

Fees:  Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $220 for initial appointment, $180 thereafter. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Reduced rates may be available please call reception.

Availability: Usually within a week.

Practice Location: 3 / 1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Central, Brisbane

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422 or book Lauren Burrow online now!