My name is Laura and I am a psychologist(Msc) at Rise Treatment Centre.
As a child I suffered from anorexia at that time I did not even know what an eating disorder was. I just kept silent about it, what I knew is that I did not feel comfortable in my own skin and I wanted to be different from who I truly was.
After a few years in recovery, I became really fascinated about human behaviour and how our brains works, so I decided to study psychology. However I felt something was still missing. I did not feel comfortable helping others when I was not fully in balance myself when I finished studies.
Once I got my degree, I packed all my stuff and went abroad for a while. I have worked abroad for years with people from all different backgrounds and ages, from the elderly to the youngest. Those experiences gave me a lot of insight, enrichment and eventually self confidence.
I work from a holistic approach, our mind and body are strongly connected, we only have this vehicle to travel through life, and it needs cleaning, tuning and care. All our actions will make an impact on our nervous system.
My way of approaching psychotherapy is one that integrates different types of therapy, such as CBT, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and Schema Therapy, focusing on individual persons, their desires, accompanying them in a process of self-knowledge and personal growth. Helping them to find the source of their discomfort through the development of new skills and practical tools by work of trust and establishing a relationship of respect, understanding and confidentiality.
I discovered that my professional purpose is to pass on the knowledge I have acquired during my recovery and life combined with my professionalism.
I believe that only by experiencing knowledge becomes wisdom. Sharing my wisdom with clients at Rise Treatment Centre is what fulfils my life.