About Us

website photo feb 2017About Laura

Laura Hann is a Registered Psychologist and Family Therapist with almost 20 years’ experience.  She opened Finding Balance Psychology and Counselling in Bedford in 2013, and in late 2017 moved the business to its permanent home in a beautifully renovated premises in Embleton (Bayswater).

She loves being a Psychologist and works with people of all ages – from children through to adults – who have a wide range of concerns.  She knows that people can significantly improve their wellbeing with simple, effective strategies, and she has the skills and experience to adapt these to meet your individual needs.  She has a particular interest in supporting people to develop a healthy relationship to food, eating, weight and body image using mindful eating / intuitive eating and  ‘Health at Every Size’ (HAES) strategies, which are also known as ‘non-diet’ or ‘weight neutral’ approaches.

Laura completed an Honours degree in Psychology in 1995,  and has been committed to maintaining a high level of skill and knowledge since then.  She has gained postgraduate qualifications in School Psychology (1998) and Family Therapy (2007),  and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Murdoch University (part time) with a focus on issues around eating, weight, shape and body image.

Laura provides services under Medicare’s Better Outcomes scheme as a Registered Psychologist.   She is registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia and is a Member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the WA Family Therapy Association (WAFTA).

Laura’s Business and Practice Values

  • People matter – that’s why we’re here.  We value our clients and our staff equally.
  • Excellent service – we follow the Australian Psychological Society’s recommendation to see no more than 5 clients per day to ensure that each client receives the same, high quality service.   (Would you want to be the 8th client that day, or the 40th client that week?).
  • Excellent skills – we value life-long learning and skill development to ensure we possess excellent clinical skills and use contemporary therapies
  • Integrity – we practice what we preach, lead by example, and never ask clients to use strategies we don’t use ourselves
  • Honesty – if we’re not the right fit for you we’ll tell you, and help you find the right service for you
  • Transparency - we are open and upfront about the services we do and don’t offer, including our fees and the rebates you can expect
  • Fairness – we charge a fair fee which reflects the skill and training of our clinicians and the importance of good mental health care
  • Support local – wherever possible we use Australian-made products (from our stationery to our air-freshener) and support other local businesses (graphic design, signage, accounting, legal, business coaching) rather than using cheaper, off-shore services.
  • Social responsibility – we use recycled and environmentally sound products as much as possible, we support a number of local charities such as the Salvos and the animal havens, and we also contribute to a bursary for ATSI psychology students undertaking post-graduate study.