Brighter Futures Psychology: Introducing Counsellor Lauren Rooyakkers

Sometimes our young people just need to talk through their issues in these challenging times.

The dynamics of a modern family can be complex and challenging. We are all busier than ever, yet seem to have less support than generations of the past. As parents, we aren’t always equipped to deal with our children and adolescents' emotions, daily struggles and periods of adjustment, trauma or anxiety.

If your family needs a little help with working through some of these challenges, the team at Brighter Futures Psychology has years of experience. With services that include psychology, speech and occupational therapy and counselling, the team can assess, diagnose and treat a number of common conditions.

Newest recruit Lauren Rooyakkers BA (Psych) MA (Counselling) is a registered counsellor who can assist with a range of difficulties young people may experience and offers regular appointments outside school hours. Lauren works with each individual client’s needs to make them feel comfortable and at ease, meeting them where they are at and supporting them to reach their potential.    

Lauren has experience working with clients in schools, plus with individuals in the community. Working with each individual client’s needs, Lauren uses a range of approaches that include mindfulness, arts and crafts, dance, drama, play and cognitive behavioural methods.

Just some of the areas she can assist with using evidence-based treatments include:
  • self-esteem
  • self-identity
  • anxiety
  • emotional regulation difficulties
  • behavioural issues
  • life changes and adjustments
  • bullying
  • self-harm and thoughts of suicide
  • relationship difficulties
  • loss and grief

  • Introducing the Enhancing Self-Esteem and Self-Identity Group

    Starting on May 9th 2022 at the Mount Gravatt clinic, Lauren will also be running a group program for teenage girls with a focus on supporting positive self-esteem, enhancing self-identity and encouraging girls to embrace their true selves.

    This 7-week program is aimed at equipping teenage girls with the skills they need to navigate their teenage years with a healthy self-esteem and strong sense of self-identity.

    The program will take place on Monday afternoons from 4pm-5:15pm for seven weeks to Monday, 20th June 2022. To find out more email or call (07) 3843 5739.

    You will find Lauren at the Mount Gravatt East clinic on Mondays and Fridays and at the Bulimba clinic on Wednesdays.

    Don’t feel you have to deal with your child or adolescent’s challenging issues or behaviour alone. Get in touch with Brighter Futures Psychology today.

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