Laurie Brotherstone Psychologist
Everyone has the right to feel valued and worthwhile and at some time in our lives we can all benefit from professional support and assistance in overcoming life’s hurdles or to make some positive changes.
Laurie provides therapy in key areas of psychological concern, including: anxiety and depression; relationship counselling; anger management; developing self-confidence; assertiveness training; trauma and PTSD; addictions (smoking, drug, alcohol, pornography); stress management; and overcoming barriers to change.
To find out more, please call in complete confidence on 0417776356 and speak to Laurie if you have any questions.
Laurie offer a highly personalised approach and her focus is to help each person reach their goals of engaging in therapy.
Laurie appreciates that each individual is unique, so treatment is focused on finding the the therapy that is just right for you. Laurie’s extensive experience enables her to utilize a range of therapies to find the one that you relate to and to help you meet your goals of engaging in therapy.
Laurie can also incorporate clinical hypnosis into psychotherapy to help make change easier, to overcome our resistance to change, to consolidate new perspectives, and to develop more positive thinking or behavioural patterns to enable healthier lifestyle changes or to let go of the past.
Extended opening hours: Laurie works late 1 evening per week to suit people who are working or lead busy lives.
Laurie is now based in the Won Wellness Practice in Bundall and has a wealth of experience in helping a wide range of clients. Laurie identified her passion for psychology in her early 20’s and she has worked in a variety of areas as she gained qualifications and experience.
These included working with disabled children, adolescents with behavioural and mental health problems, long term unemployed, relationship counselling with couples, facilitating personal development programs in the community, and in a forensic setting within corrective services before opening her own private practice 10 years ago.
Laurie’s diverse work background allows her to relate to people from all walks of life and work in a supportive and non-judgemental way with her clients. Laurie uses a diverse style of counselling that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Neuro-psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to ensure that the ‘best fit’ is found for each client to help them reach their goals for engaging in therapy.
Laurie is able to explain things in a way that makes sense and that people can relate to. Her aim is to help people become more resilient and confident to cope in our increasingly busy and stressful world.
Each person is unique, so sessions are tailored to their needs to achieve the best outcome for them. Whether it is depression, anxiety, anger, addiction problems, relationship issues, health issues, or just adjusting to a change that has occurred, Laurie has a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience to help.
“Seeing people develop the skills and confidence to move forward in their life, to make changes, and to enjoy life again is a wonderful experience which makes each day as a psychologist so rewarding”.
BA, Grad Dip Psych, B Psych (Hons), WorkCover and Medicare registered. Gottman Trained in Levels 1, 2, & 3 in Couple Counselling; Cert in Neuro-psychotherapy; Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy