About Lakeside Rooms

Lakeside Rooms was established in 2000 as the first private multidisciplinary facility on the Gold Coast to provide consulting rooms and services to independent psychologists, psychiatrists and other allied mental health practitioners.

Since its inception, Lakeside Rooms directors, staff, and independent practitioners have been working cooperatively to provide a safe, private, relaxed, comfortable and welcoming environment for the community of the Gold Coast and its surrounds.

The practitioners at Lakeside Rooms offer a wide range of experience and approaches to suit individual needs and preferences.

Over 15 practitioners practice independently and collaboratively to provide patients with services including:

• Psychology for Adults, Families, Children and Adolescents.

• Psychiatry for Adults, Children, and Adolescents.

The Lakeside Rooms is at 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina, in Suite 337, Level 3, Building 3. 

New Referrals/Inquiries;  newreferrals@lakesiderooms.com.au

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

  1. 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: Increasingly, people in our community are seeking access to mental health services. Most practitioners have waiting lists for new patients, and this unfortunately means that, depending on the practitioner to whom a new patient is referred or with whom they prefer to consult, new patients may wait up to 16 weeks to receive their first appointment.

A practitioner may offer to place you on their appointment waiting list and have reception staff contact you when appointments become available. If the wait for an appointment is too long, we recommend you contact your GP to discuss the matter and seek appropriate advice. You may also wish to refer to our resource page for more information and possible options.

Our Space

Situated at 34-36 Glenferrie Drive, Robina (Suite 337,  level 3, Building 3), our rooms overlook a lake in a leafy established area at the heart of the Gold Coast. With easy access to plenty of parking, it is an ideal location provide you with a welcoming, safe, private and comfortable space.

Lakeside Rooms is committed to supporting the mental health of our community. The independent practitioners represent a wide range of experience and they offer a variety of approaches to suit individual needs and preferences. We can assist you to find one with whom you feel comfortable and at ease.

Services Offered

adults

Practitioners offer evidence-based assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders and issues for adults.

Children, Youth & Families

Practitioners offer evidence-based assessment and treatment for a wide range of 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)

Practitioners can provide services to NDIS self-managed and plan-managed participants. If you have received an NDIS Plan approval letter, you are ready to start accessing support.

Our Team

Currently consulting at The Lakeside Rooms, there are seventeen practitioners who cover a range of mental health care areas.

The images below group the practitioners into some of their respective fields of specialty.

Click on a practitioner’s name or image to view more information about them.

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”

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

Provisional Psychologist / Counsellor – BSc (Hons) Psychology

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

PhD (Psychology); M.Psych(Clin); B.Psych(Hons); B.Ed(JP/P); M.Journalism

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

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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.