Dr Laura Smith

Areas of experience and expertise

Laura has 7+ years of experience working with adults and young people presenting with:

•  Mood disorders,
•  Anxiety disorders,
•  Chronic health conditions, and
•  Stress

Laura completed her doctorate in health psychology in 2015. She has extensive experience providing mental health support and vocational counselling to young people and adults. Laura has a particular interest in supporting people with an intellectual disability, learning difficulties, neurodiversity, and chronic health needs. 

Dr Laura Smith

Counselling experience

Laura has experience with working with adults and young people with complex physical and mental health concerns. She has provided counselling in a range of different settings including employment services, schools, workplaces, hospitals, and has experience working in early intervention settings and disability supported accommodation. Laura uses a holistic approach to understanding health and provides interventions to support people with mental health needs.

Laura has experience in providing psychological first aid to children, young people, and adults. She has worked to support communities to recover from natural disasters including bushfires and floods.

Therapeutic approaches

•  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
•  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
•  Motivational Interviewing (MI)
•  Person-Centred Counselling
•  Vocational Counselling


•  Registered Psychologist
•  Doctor of Psychology (Health)

Professional membership

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Languages spoken: English.
Age range: Working with clients aged 12+.
Dr Laura conducts both face to face servicing and telehealth.

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