Chronic pain can have a huge impact on your life and require significant adjustment. Chronic pelvic pain, in particular, can have a far-reaching impact on your social life, career, time spent with family, sex life and your relationship with your partner.
Psychologist Laura Grace can assist you in coping with the impact of pain, and to live a full life by providing you with support and space to navigate the emotional side of your condition. Laura helps women, their partners and families to maintain their health and wellbeing and navigate the challenges that chronic pain or pregnancy can bring.
Laura Grace is a registered psychologist who makes a positive difference to the lives of the patients she works with. She holds a Masters of Applied Psychology (Health) from the University of Queensland and entered the profession to assist people in alleviating their concerns and improving their wellbeing.
Laura provides assessment and therapy to patients, and helps them to cope more effectively with life and to bring about change in their lives. Her experience includes adjustment to and management of chronic pain and illness, a variety of mental health concerns across ages, and working with women who have terminated pregnancy due to foetal abnormality. Of particular interest is chronic pain, perinatal mental health, and anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in all age groups.
Laura enjoys helping patients to feel empowered in achieving improved mental wellbeing and supporting them in improving their quality of life. She feels lucky to be invited to sit with them and hear their stories.
Your Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctor may refer you to Psychologist or you may wish to enquire directly. You are welcome to drop in to enquire or contact us via the following methods:
Phone: Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 1300 464 464
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. Further information is available from the Australian Psychological Society and Medicare.
We understand that during your pregnancy you want to make the most informed decisions about the treatments available to you. You may find the information from these links useful.
- Beyond Blue
- Black Dog Institute
- Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
- Abnormal Pregnancy Decision Support Australia (APDSA)
- Australian Psychology Society
Women can sometimes benefit from physiotherapy both during their pregnancy and after the arrival of their newborn. Pregnancy is a time during which women can experience many changes in their bodies, and some physical TLC is often needed for mum. That’s where a trusted and skilled physiotherapist can assist.
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology is proud to announce that they have special arrangements with physiotherapists dedicated to improving women’s health.
Your doctor will happily arrange for their assistance should that be required, either during or after the pregnancy, so you can focus on what’s truly important – your pregnancy and new baby!
Furthermore, while recovering in hospital after delivery of their newborn, every single mother will be seen by a physiotherapist skilled in assisting new mothers with their recovery and recuperation.
At Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we believe that the gold standard of pregnancy care is with a specialist private obstetrician.
This means that one doctor manages a pregnant woman throughout her pregnancy, birth and during her postpartum period.
All of our doctors share a similar philosophy of respecting a woman’s wishes and intervening when necessary to ensure a safe outcome for both the woman and baby.
Our model of care ensures the highest chance of a safe outcome for both the woman and baby, and provides continuous care with one specialist obstetrician.
We work closely with Greenslopes Private Hospital along with our network of hospital midwives, anaesthetists, paediatricians other medical specialists and postnatal midwives to provide our model of care.
We do not offer any collaborative care models with independent midwives as we believe this is a model of care that cannot provide the requisite level of safety.
Furthermore, our practice works closely with Greenslopes Private Hospital to monitor our outcomes through regular perinatal morbidity meetings and practice auditing.
At Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we also work closely with allied health professionals including women’s health physiotherapists, diabetic educators, dieticians and psychologists to provide our uniquely comprehensive model of care.
However, we do not support treatment by alternative therapists such as chiropractors and naturopaths. These therapies are not supported by evidence, they are unregulated and in some cases may worsen certain conditions.
Whilst we respect any patient’s choice to pursue a particular therapy, we do not support the use of alternative therapies.
We are happy to answer any questions about our practice philosophy.