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About Laurian

 


Laurian Ward is a qualified Counselling Psychologist who obtained her Masters in Psychology (Counselling) (Cum laude) from the University of Pretoria in 2008. Each client in her practice is valued as an individual and therapy is tailored to their specific needs. Laurian believes that each client is on a unique path, and has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life as they embrace both their inner and physical resources. A life that feels like a balancing act can be approached with a new-found confidence.

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Laurian has extensive experience helping teenagers, adults, couples and families manage:

 

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Grief and bereavement
• Stress management
• Trauma
• PTSD

• Personal growth
• Interpersonal relationships
• Chronic illness
• Workplace Wellness
• Career Counselling
• Study Skills

 


Trauma

Laurian has an interest in trauma counselling and PTSD, and her counselling experience in the Trauma ICU and Trauma Ward of Johannesburg General Hospital has made a significant contribution to her approach to therapy.

Chronic Pain

Laurian is also interested in the reciprocal relationship between chronic illness and mental health, which has been influenced by her work with people who have medical conditions that affect their emotional well-being, such as chronic pain.

Career Counselling and Study Skills

Laurian completed her internship at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) where she gained extensive experience working with teenagers and students, and which contributed to her interest in helping people with career counselling and study skills.

Workplace Wellness

Laurian facilitates corporate Workplace Wellness Programmes, helping the individual employees of large companies manage the challenges of the modern workplace.

Affiliations and Associations

Laurian is registered with the Health Professions Council and is affiliated to the Psychological Association of South Africa as well as the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.

Publications

Laurian has contributed articles to a national publication that addresses career choice and needs of the current youth.

Mallinson, W. (2014). Me vs the World: The mark of a champion. SA Career Focus, 8 (5), 43.
Mallinson, W. (2014). Me vs the World: Because I said so. SA Career Focus, 8 (4), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2014). Me vs the World: Hitting the potholes. SA Career Focus, 8 (3), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2014). Me vs the World: Change is as good as a holiday…so they say. SA Career Focus, 8 (2), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: Teardrops keep falling. SA Career Focus, 8 (1), 14.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: The absent-minded professor- fact of fiction. SA Career Focus, 7 (9), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: The many shades of blue. SA Career Focus, 7 (7), 32.
Mallinson, W. (2012). Me vs the World: Tie a knot and hang on. SA Career Focus, 7 (6), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: When the butterflies fly. SA Career Focus, 7 (5), 34.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: Why it’s cool to wait. SA Career Focus, 7 (4), 42.
Mallinson, W. (2013). Me vs the World: Beat Bullying. SA Career Focus, 7 (1), 44.
Mallinson, W. (2012). Me vs the World: The bump that won’t go away on its own. SA Career Focus, 7 (3), 36.
Mallinson, W. (2012). Me vs the World: Beat Bullying. SA Career Focus, 7 (1), 44.

Presentations and Interviews

Laurian has presented workshops that addressed depression and its impact on a person’s everyday life. The presentation was titled “Turning the tide” and was presented at a corporate (2008) as well as at the Diabetic Society of South Africa (Centurion branch).

Laurian was also interviewed for an article on mother and daughter relationships.

Verwey, C. (2014, Summer). Mama Mia. Bankmed - Bounce, 40-41.