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Ms Anne Di Lauro

Ms Anne Di Lauro

Mobile 0422 774 727
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Mobile 0422 774 727

In a safe, gentle and supportive way, I will accompany you on the journey to finding a sense of meaning and potential in your life. I work from a Jungian perspective, supporting people to explore their inner and outer worlds, to enlarge their sense of themselves through opening to the unconscious via such methods as dreamwork.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 78 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, Brisbane QLD 4064 07 3511 0167 PHONE 07 3511 0167

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Creativity, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Dreams, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Dream Work, Existential, Jungian, Mindfulness

    I have been involved for many years in exploring and promoting Jungian psychology both in Australia and overseas. I am a past president of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland. One of my tools is working with dreams and memories using the Embodied Imagination method developed by Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak. Dreamers obtain insights that help them to cope with such issues as sadness, anger, grief, relationship difficulties and unwanted patterns of behaviour.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Counselling - 2003 - QUT
    • Cert. Embodied Dream Imagery Psychotherapist - 2006

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • Queensland Counsellors Association Inc

      Quality Provision

      I undertake ongoing study, supervision and professional and personal development.

      Background

      20 years experience with dream work;
      6 years experience in telephone crisis counselling;
      14 years experience in private practice as a psychotherapist/counsellor.

      Appointments

      Weekdays, evenings.

      Transport and Parking

      Parking on street. A short walk to buses.

      Fees

      $80 for a one-hour session. Concession rate can be negotiated.

      Payment Options

      Cash or cheque. No credit card or EFTPOS facilities.

      Languages

    • English
    • French


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      10 Questions with Anne Di Lauro

      • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

      • I started on the road to becoming a therapist a long time ago. As a child I loved reading. My first career was as a librarian and as part of my course I studied children's literature, including myths and fairy tales. Then I discovered the books on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales by Marie-Louise von Franz, a colleague of C.G. Jung. From then on I became an avid follower of Jung's psychology. It helped me to understand the (sometimes difficult) people in my life and it provided me with a sense of meaning for my own life. I began to see a Jungian analyst to experience Jungian psychology for myself. The next step - to become a therapist working from a Jungian perspective - followed naturally.
      • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

      • The psychology of C.G. Jung and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman are definitely my primary influences but I am also strongly influenced by my interest in yoga and the practice of mindfulness. I am also very interested in developing creative potential.
      • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

      • I see the human journey as a quest for meaning and soulfulness. We are on a road that leads us to be more mature, to feel free to be ourselves and ultimately to reach a measure of wisdom and acceptance. An essential part of the human journey is our relationships - with family and friends and, most importantly, our intimate relationships. Often intimate relationships become a battle ground over what each feels to be the failure of the other to meet their needs or a battle over closeness and distance. I am interested in helping people to improve their relationships by understanding their own wounds and becoming interested in discovering the awesome otherness of the Other.
      • What method/s do you use?

      • I accompany the client on a journey of self discovery. Current issues are explored in the light of the possible role of the unconscious and past wounding. An important means of approaching the unconscious is through dream work. We also explore childhood relationships in the light of attachment theory. The journey tends to be circular rather than linear. We circle closer to particular issues over time.
      • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

      • Once someone begins to engage in their own journey they start to feel different.
      • How has therapy made you a better person?

      • My own therapy has given me a sense of clarity and peace and a perspective in which (hopefully!) my ego takes a less prominent place.
      • What do you like most about being a therapist?

      • The therapeutic relationship is unique. I feel it is a tremendous privilege to be allowed into the world of the people who come to see me.
      • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

      • I certainly have days when I feel I could have done better.
      • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

      • I think it comes down to greed. It is a question of what we value. I would like us to value wisdom. I feel passionate about the problem of balancing human needs with the needs of the environment and about taking care of the vulnerable in our society before profit and the bottom line.
      • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

      • This is a difficult question! I am moved by works that go gently under the surface of things and bring up treasures of truth about the human soul. Recently I was very touched by two films: The Sessions and Amour.
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      Anne Di Lauro

      Psychotherapist, Counsellor

      I offer psychotherapy to adults, supporting them on their life journey through periods of transition. Current issues are looked at in the context of the whole person, including childhood and family history. I work from a Jungian perspective, i.e. encouraging attention to the unconscious through dream work and other modalities. My work is also grounded in the philosophy of yoga and mindfulness....

      • Paddington
      • Dream Work, Existential, Jungian, Mindfulness