About Lakeside Rooms

Lakeside Rooms was the very first multidisciplinary group private practice for mental health professionals on the Gold Coast, established in 2000; offering services to patients from psychologists and psychiatrists.

Lakeside Rooms is a highly regarded and prominent practice of Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
Staff and professionals have been working together since 2000 to provide a safe, private, relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment for the community of the Gold Coast and surrounds with a focus on developmental mental health and wellbeing.

Our team of Mental Health Professionals offer a wide range of experience and approaches to suit individual needs and preferences.

We have over fifteen professionals working independently and collaboratively including:

• Psychology for Adults, Families, Children and Adolescents

• Psychiatry for Adults and for Children

 

Important Updates

Dear valued Clients and families,

We understand this is another difficult time for all of the community and wanted to let you know what action Lakeside Rooms is taking to continue to offer services and maintain safety for all.

Mitigating Exposure to COVID-19

Waiting Room Closed: 

  1. Due to the ongoing increasing risk of COVID exposure, Lakeside Rooms will close its “waiting room” as of Monday 10thJanuary 2021, until further notice.  We are still providing services, we just ask that you remain outside when arriving for your appointment and your Practitioner will come to greet you and bring you through to the consulting room. 
  2. We ask that you wear your mask at all times whilst in rooms (unless a Medical Exemption is held or are a child is under 12 years of age).  

Limiting Reception Contact:

For the safety of all we are minimising the amount of time clients need to be in the waiting/reception area and line-ups at the counter so are asking clients to only approach reception counter if there are no other clients already at the counter.

1. Payment;

An efficient option to pay for your session is to complete the credit card payment form when you are with your practitioner or call us after your appointment to make payment over the phone. These forms will be destroyed immediately after payment is processed and are for single use only.

2. Making Appointments;

If you wish to schedule/reschedule appointments, if there is already someone at the reception counter please call us to do this.

New Consent Forms:

As indicated in our previous news-mail, all clients at their next appointment will be asked to sign an updated consent form confirming they acknowledge and accept the risk of potential exposure to the virus, by returning to in-person services in a shared office environment at Lakeside Rooms. 

Covid Exposure & Subsequent Quarantine:

Should one of our Practitioners have to quarantine due to exposure, service delivery can continue to be offered via Telehealth, if clinically appropriate.  This decision is at the discretion and based on the clinical judgment of each individual Practitioner. If this impacts any of your scheduled appointments you will be advised of this prior to your appointment. 

If you need to quarantine and cannot attend your appointment in-person, please inform Reception as soon as possible so your Practitioner can be informed and alternative options such as Telehealth may be considered if clinically appropriate.

The current QLD health directives for Testing and Quarantining are:

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/isolation-for-diagnosed-cases-and-management-of-close-contacts

Cleaning Post Exposure:

We have again increased our cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of our clients, practitioners and staff in line with the current Queensland Health Department guidelines.

If we should have a COVID exposure at the Lakeside Rooms;

Safe Work Australia cleaning protocols will be followed.

https://covid19.swa.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces/industry-information/general-industry-information/cleaning

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/industry-environment/disease-prevention-control/covid19-industry

We note that all of the above information is being updated regularly and we are adjusting our protocols accordingly and will keep you informed of significant changes to service.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate through this difficult time together.

Kind Regards

Lakeside Rooms Team

Waiting times for an appointment; with an increasing number of individuals in our community accessing mental health services, Lakeside Rooms now has a waiting list for new patients to see one of our practitioners. “This unfortunately means there is a wait of up to 16 weeks to receive an appointment and commence with our services.”

If this is too long to wait, please contact your GP for appropriate options and advice.  If appropriate, and you wish to, we will add you to our  waiting list and make contact when appointments become available.  You may also like to visit our resources page for information and other options. Wishing you health and wellness for the year ahead.

Our Space

Our rooms are located in a leafy established area in the centre of Robina, at the heart of the Gold Coast. With easy access to plenty of parking it is an ideal location for clients as we aim to provide you with a welcoming, safe, private and comfortable space.

Our focus is on developmental mental health and wellbeing and our team of Mental Health Professionals offer a wide range of experience and approaches to suit individual needs and preferences. A good rapport with your professional is critical and we can assist you to find one with whom you feel comfortable and at ease.

What we offer

adults

Our practitioners offer evidence based assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders and issues for adults.

Children, Youth & Families

We offer both evidence based assessment and treatment for a wide range of both individual and group programs for children.

Telehealth – COVID-19

We aim to provide continued access to essential primary health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth – Rural & Remote

The Better Access telehealth items remain available for people living in rural and remote areas.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Lakeside Rooms can provide services to NDIS self and plan managed participants, so, if you have received an NDIS Plan approval letter, you are ready to start accessing support.

Our Team

We currently have seventeen professionals covering a range of mental health care areas.

Below is a list of the specific practitioners grouped in their fields, with some additional information about each practitioner.

Click on a practitioner’s name or image for their full profile.

Psychologists

Clinical Psychologist / Co-Director – BA(Hons) Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Clinical Psychologist / Co-Director BPsych MPsych “In the absence of choice, there is choice in how I approach”

Clinical Psychologist – B.Psych (Hons) M.Clin.Psych

Clinical Psychologist – B Psych (Hons) DPsych (Clin) “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” – Nelson Mandela

Registered Psychologist – BSc (Hons) Psychology

Registered Psychologist – PhD, Grad Dip Cslg Psych

Clinical Psychologist – B.A.Hons Psych, M.A.ClinPsych, PhD.ClinPsych “If we value our children, we must cherish their parents” – John Bowlby

Clinical Psychologist – BSocSc (Psych) BPsychSc (Hons) MPsych (Clin)

Clinical Psychologist – B Psych (Hons) MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Clinical Psychologist Grad Dip Psych Sci, Mpsych (Clinpsych), MAPS “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are, and change the ending”

Psychologist – B Psych Sc, PG Dip Psych, M Psych Prac

Provisional Psychologist / Counsellor – BA Grad Dip Psych Grad Dip Psych Sci “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us” – Benjamin Franklin

Clinical Psychologist
B Psych (Hons) DPsych (Clin)
“We suffer because we run from life, death, and the teachings they offer. We become healed when we embrace our inner life, our loved ones, and life itself” -Jon Frederickson, Psychotherapist

Isla is a generally registered psychologist currently undertaking the clinical registrar program

Provisional Psychologist / Counsellor – BSc (Hons) Psychology

“While pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” – M. Kathleen Casey

Registered Psychologist
PhD (Psychology); M.Psych(Clin); B.Psych(Hons); B.Ed(JP/P); M.Journalism
“Be different to the norm….become a psychologist who leads with their heart ~ because compassion is the cure!”

Registered Psychologist BPsychSc (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

Psychiatrists

Child Psychiatrist – Bachelor of Medicine – Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Physical Medicine and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Bachelor of Medicine – Bachelor of Surgery, New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Bachelor of Science

Adult Psychiatrist – Bachelor of Medicine – Bachelor of Surgery and Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Opening hours

Get in contact with us today to make a booking or to find out more information about any of our services, team or research projects.

We have a diverse and caring team here to assist you with therapy and assessment across a wide range of psychological challenges.