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Clinical Psychology in Central Auckland

My name is Laura Franklin and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist in Auckland, providing therapy to individuals over the age of 18. I am a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and an associate member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).

Professional Services

Emotional problems come in many shapes and sizes and don't always carry a particular label. A list of examples of emotional difficulties that I work with in my practice can be found here.

My Approach

I tend to have a relaxed and approachable style, and use a variety of different therapeutic models, depending on what suits the person best.

Fees & Bookings

To make an appointment, you can either contact me directly or use a referral from your GP or specialist provider.

Professional Services

Emotional problems come in many shapes and sizes and don’t always carry a particular label. However, below is a list of examples of emotional difficulties that I work with in my practice. Seeing that everyone comes with their own unique set of circumstances and life experiences, my work focuses on figuring out with you where the crux of your problem lies and how we can work on your issues together:

Low mood - Depression

Stress - Anxiety - OCD

Overwhelming emotions

(Thoughts of) Self-harm

Eating disorders

Relationship problems

Addiction issues

(Childhood) Trauma

Dissociation

My Approach

I tend to have a relaxed and approachable style, and use a variety of different therapeutic models, depending on what suits the person best.

These models may sound familiar, technical or complicated, but what is important for you to know is that these models offer me a wide variety of skills to find what best suits you.

 

For those of you who like to do your own reading, I also have a reading list available of accessible self-help books based on these same models.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Mindfulness

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills (DBT skills)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)

Schema Therapy

Fees & Bookings

To make a first appointment, you can either contact me directly or use a referral from your GP or specialist provider. As I often don’t have space for new clients immediately, first appointments unfortunately cannot be booked online. Once you have started therapy, follow up appointments can be made with the online diary or through me directly.

  • Fees are $205 (incl. GST) for a standard 50 minute session.

  • If you have an ACC Sensitive Claim, the sessions will be funded through ACC.

  • Appointments can take place by Skype/Facetime.

 

If you are unsure about whether or not to book your first session, I offer 15 minute free phone consultations where we can have a quick chat about what you are seeking help with and talk about any doubts or questions.

 

Payments are accepted in cash or by bank transfer.

 

Changes to bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance or a 50% cancellation fee will apply.