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Who Am I? I am.. *A learning soul *A model *A Blogger *A psychotherapist  Ciao, I’m Laura, I am Italian and I live in Sydney, Australia. This is who I Read More
LauraBlog Founder

Who Am I?

I am..

*A learning soul

*A model

*A Blogger

*A psychotherapist 

Ciao, I’m Laura, I am Italian and I live in Sydney, Australia. This is who I am…

A Learning Soul

When I was 18, I left my home in Italy to find who I am and understand my true self.  At the time, I was not aware that this was the reason. I lived in Rhodes Island in the United States for a while and then explored Europe before I arrived in Australia and a place I could call I found home. 

I studied Education and Linguistics as part of my degree on a Merit Scholarship and Counselling and Psychotherapy as part of my postgraduate studies.

My goal in life is to help those less fortunate who are experiencing hardship and emotional pain. I believe that kindness for those around us is profoundly beautiful.

I define myself as a learning soul. I have decided to embrace whatever life throws at me with total lack of in-betweens, defining this as the secret to my beauty and success.  

A Model

I began modelling 2013.  I was in a restaurant having dinner when a photographer asked me if he could photograph me. I enjoyed the experience and I decided to continue pursuing modelling opportunities as a freelance model. 

In 2016 I joined the Silverfox Management Group (URL), moving to Wink Models (URL) in 2017 who are currently my agents. I have appeared in several TV commercials shown in both Europe and Australia incldung Bing Lee, SaxoBank, Sensica and Super Sleeper. I have also been part of the Sydney Episode of the American art show “Canvasing the World” conducted by painter Sean Diediker. I have appeared in music video clips with Amber Lawrence, Fanny Lumsden and CREO band.

I have partnered with numerous, well-known national and international photographers, for magazine publications and commercial photography projects.

The way photography captures my beauty and emotions and allows to view myself through different perspectives is what I enjoy most about modelling. Modelling has been always great fun and I considered myself fortunate and honoured to have the opportunities I have had and to be able to continue working with great professionals and artists of the industry.  

A Blogger

What you are reading is my first blog, however, this does not make me less than any other blogger. 

It must be the introvert side of my personality that finds writing the most comfortable way to communicate and I feel a great sense of liberation when I when I express myself though words.

Williams Faulkner said “If a story is in you it has to come out”. I have many stories that I would like to share so here I am… sharing 

Yes, I am now a blogger.


A Psychotherapist

This is perhaps the most unexpected thing about this learning, modelling and blogging soul, but it is who and what I am.

Upon gaining my Bachelor Degree in Education and Linguistics, I completed my postgraduate studies in Counselling. As an Italian living and studying for my undergraduate degree in Australia, I became interested in and conducted projects and research on the cognitive processes of being bilingual. I wrote a thesis on the cognitive advantages of raising children bilingual as part of my Bachelor course. 

I worked in the education sector for more than 7 years and further to obtaining my counselling qualifications in 2013 I started working in Welfare for a leading tertiary study institution in Sydney where I am currently employed. As part of my job I counsel and support both local and international young adults who are experiencing hardship and personal issues. I am passionate about supporting individuals in their daily struggles, helping them overcome fears and embracing change.         

I recently joined the Feel Supported (URL?) counselling service as an online Counselling Specialist and Psychotherapist.   

My method of counselling involves working collaboratively with individuals by offering a tailored approach. Through counselling, I implement a wide range of flexible, creative and evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions developed to improve well-being and mental health, to change or resolve unhelpful behaviours, beliefs, thoughts, emotions, addictions and to improve relationships and social skills.

Supporting individuals emotionally on a daily basis is a privilege and I truly love my job where happiness for those I help is just reward.

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Benjamin is a double WOW award-winning psychotherapy practitioner based in London. He won the awards for his exceptional counselling contributions whilst working for Westminster Mind counselling service and for his Read More
Benjamin IsaacsBrain Guru

Benjamin is a double WOW award-winning psychotherapy practitioner based in London. He won the awards for his exceptional counselling contributions whilst working for Westminster Mind counselling service and for his outstanding community outreach work.

Benjamin is the founder of ‘Feel Supported’, an online and face to face psychotherapy service where he offers a depth of knowledge and experience drawn from his own psychotherapy training and a successful career in social care.

Benjamin contributes over 11 years to the field of psychotherapy and counselling, specialising in anxiety, depression and stress management.
His approach is rooted in transformative concepts influenced by eastern philosophy: in the process of giving an issue attention, a change happens that can initiate growth and healing.

Benjamin runs the support and advice section of this blog, bringing his engaging warmth, reflective nature and wisdom to the space.

You can contact Benjamin to book online counselling sessions.

Hot Pot
Certificate in Hospitality and Biodynamic aspects and in Agricultural/tourism activities. Certificate in Agriculture Business. Certificate III in Hospitality Luca is Italian, from Verona, and he moved to Sydney in 2003. Read More
Luca RoncariHot Pot

Certificate in Hospitality and Biodynamic aspects and in Agricultural/tourism activities.

Certificate in Agriculture Business.

Certificate III in Hospitality

Luca is Italian, from Verona, and he moved to Sydney in 2003. He is currently the Company Director of “Piatto Perfetto” language and cooking school.

Luca is passionate about the Italian culture and cousine and he loves spreading his passion to others.

Luca teaches in schools and to individuals the Italian cookingtraditions and the Italian language.

Beauty Stuff
City&Guilds – National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) –Level 2&3 in Beauty Therapy Joanne has been working in beauty therapy for the past 10 years. She is specialised in: Swedish body massage, Read More
Jo-Anne HarrisBeauty Stuff

City&Guilds – National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) –Level 2&3 in Beauty Therapy

Joanne has been working in beauty therapy for the past 10 years.

She is specialised in: Swedish body massage, pregnancy massage, couples massage, infra-red, body electrical treatments, facial electrical treatments, facial massage/Indian, aromatherapy treatments, full body spa rituals, seaweed body wraps and scrubs.

Work Experience:

ESPA Aroma

Jessica Nails

GLO MINERALS makeup

ST TROPEZ Tanning

DERMALOGICA Face&Unify

Fit Tips
Cert III in fitness Cert IV in fitness Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 1, Work experience: Personal Trainer Level 2 at: Fitness First Oxford Square, 63 Oxford St Darlinghurst Read More
Alberino IzzoFit Tips

Cert III in fitness

Cert IV in fitness

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 1,

Work experience:

Personal Trainer Level 2 at:

Fitness First

Oxford Square, 63 Oxford St

Darlinghurst NSW

You can contact Albi to book personal training sessions

Food Facts
Masters in Exercise Science and Nutrition Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human movement Diploma of Fitness Stefan has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 7 years. Read More
Stefan RomeoFood Facts

Masters in Exercise Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human movement

Diploma of Fitness

Stefan has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 7 years.

Growing up he has played sport and was lucky enough to play college tennis and he represented

Australia few years later in powerlifting. Throughout the years of competitive sport, he was always interested in nutrition.

His goal and mantra is to help people leading a happier and healthier life encompassing a healthy active lifestyle. The last two years he started SPR Health and Fitness and have been dedicated to helping people to reach their full potential with a complete result driven focus. He has been working on the philosophy of 20% exercise/movement to prevent sedentary lifestyle and 80% nutrition. Stefan also believes that results really come from a combination of exercise nutrition and 100% mindset.

Stefan is specialised in personalised meal plans. He is purely scientist based that brings a personal touch to help people achieve their ultimate potential.

Work experience:

Coburg Football Club: High Performance Manager

Tennis Australia: Strength and Conditioning Coach

Richmond Football Club: Strength Coach

Nunwadding Elite Swimming Club: Strength Coach

Melbourne Heart Football Club: Movement Coach

Personal Trainer at:

Niddre Health Club

Windy Hill Fitness Centre

Maribyrnong River Lifestyle Centre

Zap Fitness

 

You can contact Stefan for personalised nutrition advice and physical activity recommendations.