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Mrs Laurie Brotherstone

Mrs Laurie Brotherstone

Mobile 0417776356
Psychologist, Counsellor

L B Psychologists, Laurie Brotherstone Psychology

Mobile 0417776356

My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore difficulties you may be experiencing and overcome the barriers that may be holding you back in life. Counselling with a psychologist can help you develop more effective ways to cope and to learn new skills to break unhelpful behavioral patterns. When you believe that change is possible it encourages and enables you to lead a happier and more empowered life.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Suite 2C, 91 Upton Street, Bundall, Gold Coast QLD 4217 1300 097 233 PHONE 1300 097 233
  • Arbour avenue specialist clinic, Unit 56/1 Arbour Avenue, Robina, Gold Coast QLD 4226 PHONE 07 55933485 07 55933485

Services

  • Counselling, Group Therapy, Assessment, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training 
  • Individuals, couples, employment assistance programs. Workcover counselling

    Helping people make positive changes in their lives.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Behavioural Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Depression, Family / Parenting, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management, Violence  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Developmental, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, REBT, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented

    Laurie draws on her wide experience to utilize a range of therapeutic approaches to find the one to suit you. These may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing to promote change, Psycho-education, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and the Gottman Framework for working with couples.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts (education) - 1998
    • Graduate Diploma of Psychology - 2004
    • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) - 2005

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    I operate within the Australian Psycholgical Charter for Psychologists and the APS ethical guidelines.
    My aim is to provide evidence based treatment for the best outcome for my clients.

    Background

    I have a diverse background in working with people. Beginning in my early 20's working with people with severe disabilities, therapeutic community counsellor, adult education and training, couples counselling, working within corrective services as a psychologist and programme facilitator, and running own private practice for over 5 years.
    My experience helps me relate to a wide range of people in a non-judgmental and accepting way.

    Appointments

    Monday to Friday 9am - 7.30pm


    Long opening hours so prompt appointments available.

    Transport and Parking

    Parking in street, 2 hours free.
    Ramp and lift access available.

    Fees

    $140 for 55 minute consultations
    $160 for evening and Couples
    Medicare and Workcover Provider
    Please discuss your eligibility for Medicare rebates with your GP.
    Concession or Bulk-billing rates available for health care card holders

    Payment Options

    Payment by cash, eftpos or credit card.
    Medicare and Private Health Fund Rebates available immediately.



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    10 Questions with Laurie Brotherstone

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I always gravitated to work that involved helping people and becoming a psychologist enabled me in train professionally in a field so I knew what I was doing was evidence based and could really help to change people's lives and help.

      Why we act, feel, and think the way we do and how different that can be from other people around us fascinated me. Helping people understand themselves and others can reduce the conflict and stress in our lives and help people move towards the things that are important to them.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • That I am definitely not the 'expert' trying to fix people. Rather I try to use the knowledge and experience I have gained to work with people so they can make the changes and develop the skills they need to create a rich and meaningful life for themselves. It is about empowering people in their life choices.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am interested in working with people with some of the most comment presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, and difficulties in relationships.

      I particularly enjoy working with men with anger issues or problems communicating with their partner's or family. The changes they can make is life changing and can lead to so many positive outcomes for themselves and their families.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I have a client focused way of working so it is always guided by what the client has come to see for, what their needs are, and what therapies I feel will work the best for them.

      I use a combination of therapies that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which explores the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Motivational Interviewing to help promote change; Schema Therapy for overcoming childhood issues; and Solution Focused Therapies.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Often after the first few sessions client will already start to feel some relief from sharing their story, clarifying what they need
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    Mrs Laurie Brotherstone

    Laurie Brotherstone

    Psychologist, Counsellor

    Laurie is Principal Psychologist and owner of LB Psychologists. Laurie has worked in Government and non-profit organizations and in private practice providing support, and psychological counselling to a wide range of clients.
    Her experience enables her to develop the most effective treatment for each individual client. People come to psychologists for many reasons so it is important that you feel listened to and understood and that it is your goals that we will be working towards.
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    • Bundall, Robina
    • ACT, CBT, Developmental, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, REBT, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented