Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, Hong Kong
Lara is about to complete her Masters in Counselling from Monash University. She is a mother of two teenagers and has lived and worked in HK for over 20 years, having previously lived and worked in Africa and the UK. As a counsellor, she is passionate about the positive impact therapy can have on the quality of life and is committed to helping clients overcome challenges in a supportive, safe and non-judgemental manner. Her multicultural background enhances her approach to therapy, empowering clients to gain new perspectives and a deeper understanding of their experiences. Working within the private and NGO sectors, Lara has helped individuals from all walks of life and cultures address and manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief, work-life balance and relationship issues. She has helped individuals understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences and worked with clients facing life transitions as well as those who have wanted to deepen their self-awareness.
Lara adopts a multi-model approach drawing from evidence-based techniques that include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Solution-Focused therapy. Each client is considered individually and counselling tools are suggested that best resonate with them. All sessions are conducted in a professional and collaborative manner at the client’s own pace, suitable for their particular situation and needs. Lara is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to their ethical codes of conduct as well as those of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP).