Suite 2c, 91 Upton St, Bundall, QLD, 4217


1300 097 233

Change is Possible

Laurie Brotherstone

Our psychologists see a diverse range of people for a wide variety of issues. From serious long term mental health issues, to people dealing with anxiety, depression, addictions, managing emotions and more



Living in a close relationship with another person can be both a source of comfort, support and joy, and also, at times, a source of distress, frustration and despair. We can help you come together.



For many people being depressed can mean feeling sad, ‘blue’ down-hearted, disappointed, detached or upset. However, a person can feel all these things without being clinically depressed.


Welcome to LB Psychologists

Whether your problems are ones that you have carried for some time or in response to current life stressors our psychologists will help you clarify the issues and work with you to reach your goals.

Talking through problems with a psychologist helps you find the right answers. Therapy can help you understand yourself and others better, be a catalyst for positive change, and help you to break free from old patterns or destructive habits.

Take the Next Step

It is often difficult to come to the conclusion that you need help to resolve an issue in your life. We understand this and will support you in your journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Call 1300 097 233 today to make an appointment.

Laurie is available 4 days at her Bundall office: Monday and Fridays from 9am to 6pm; and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 7.30pm.

Laurie is also available on Thursdays from 9am to 6pm at the Arbour Ave Specialist Centre in Robina.

If we are unable to take your call when you phone please leave a message or send a text or email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Medicare and Private Health Rebates available.

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Issues we help with

Couples and Relationship Counselling

When we reflect on our lives and what is really important to us, it is often the relationships with our loved ones that we identify as the most important thing in our lives. However, we can have an expectation that because we love someone the relationship should just work.


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Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common reason people come to see a psychologist. Anxiety is very common and is understood to affect one in 20 people at any given time.


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Anger Management

The experience of anger is normal. However for some people their anger is excessive in frequency and duration, and is disproportionate to the event or person who may have triggered it.


Stress Management

Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound-up tight, tense and worried. We all experience stress at some time


Substance Abuse

Substance abuse occurs when a substance creates problems in our lives. What began as a way to have fun or to avoid things in our life can somehow take over our lives and restrict our choices.


Recent Articles & Information

Is Anger a problem for you?

Anger is a normal emotion but for many people how they experience anger and how they express it can become a problem. Anger is an emotion that can range from mild annoyance to intense rage. It is a feeling that is accompanied by biological changes in your body. When you get angry, your heart rate… Continue Reading

Finding that space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” These are some powerful words from Victor Frankl who was an inspiring and influential psychiatrist and holocaust survivor and author of many books including “Man’s Search for Meaning”.… Continue Reading

Relationship Tip #4 – Avoid the 4 Horsemen

Dr. John Gottman uses the metaphor of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse to describe communication styles that can predict the end of a relationship. Criticism – When we criticize we tend to attack our partner and put them down. Learn how to communicate a complaint in a more helpful way so it can be… Continue Reading

Relationship Tip #3 – Repairing and Exiting Arguments

All couples will probably argue at some time but happy couples know how to exit the argument before it gets completely out of control and too much damage is done or they try to repair the situation quickly. If an argument is getting too heated, it’s Ok to take a 20 min break. Acknowledge you… Continue Reading

Relationship Tip #2: Soften your “start up”

Raise issues “softly”. Discussions invariably end on the same note they begin with. If you start harshly by attacking or criticising your partner verbally it will usually escalate and make the conflict bigger. They will instantly be in ‘fight or flight ‘ mode. It’s ok in a relationship to have complaints but how do we… Continue Reading

Relationship Tips

We can become very complacent at times in our relationships and before we know it the atmosphere has become ‘cloudy’ or negative. Here are some tips that can help keep a rich climate of positivity in our relationships that predicts happiness and contentment. Each week a new tip to put into practice or to experiment… Continue Reading

Turning those New Year’s resolutions into action!

At this time of year we have all probably made some positive resolutions for the New Year. Most of us are good at making resolutions, making some plans or goals, but the problem is turning our good intentions into behaviours. Here are 4 steps that can help: Reframe the goal or resolution in a positive… Continue Reading

Psychology Week 2015 8th-14th November

  National Psychology week is organized by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. Psychology Week 2015 comprises events across Australia, a media and social media campaign, a wellbeing survey and the release of a range… Continue Reading

Relationships and Couples Counselling

Laurie has recently completed levels 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as level 3 Practicum Training and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work with couples. Why is the Gottman Method Couples Therapy different? Gottman couples therapy uses an integrated approach that is based on 40 years of evidence… Continue Reading

Breathing. Why it is so important to reduce stress and anxiety?

When most people get stressed they breathe high up from their chest and this can trigger off our fight and flight response that induces a panicked response and escalates our anxiety or stress. It helps to slow down your breathing and breathe deep from your stomach. This changes your physical state, helping to engage the… Continue Reading

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Suite 2c, 91 Upton St

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