Practitioner Spotlight: Laurie Marsden

Welcome to the first of our practitioner spotlights! We thank you for joining us for this week’s addition to our learning journey.

Each of our practitioners here at The Counselling Spot are highly trained and experienced in their specialist areas, while remaining accessible and adaptable to you and your needs. Today we would like to highlight our wonderful team member Laurie!

Laurie has 24 years of experience as a mental health provider. She has two degrees from Columbia University (Bachelor in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Social Work) and is very well trained.

She has an abundance of work experience and training in both America and Australia, and has worked at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre, Upper Manhattan Mental Health Centre, Vietnam Veteran’s Counselling Service in Brisbane, as well as had private practices in Manhattan, Sag Harbour and Brisbane.

Laurie is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, meaning that her credentials originally gained in America are recognised in Australia. She uses both cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic approaches.

Laurie accepts private referrals, and although her clients are not able to claim on insurance or Medicare for their sessions, they are able to maintain their anonymity with no record of the treatment in the health care system. This is a very important option to have for many individuals seeking therapy.

Laurie works with us here at The Counselling Spot on Tuesdays and Thursdays from our Clayfield location. She is also open to home visits in the North Brisbane area at request, except for non-compliant persons with serious mental health issues.

When Laurie is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, hanging out at the beach, or working on her upcoming book.

For more information on the wonderful Laurie, please check out her profile at

Laurie currently has availability for new clients, and would love to help walk with you on your mental health journey. Please reach out to us if you would like to book an appointment! 

Next week we will consider why we put off until tomorrow what can be done today, with a look at procrastination.

Next week we will consider why we put off until tomorrow what can be done today, with a look at procrastination.

Wishing you a wonderful week,

TCS Team

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