gold coast counselling services

Renee McLaughlin offers a range of high quality counselling services across the clinical and wellbeing spectrum. Her focus is on providing individual therapy for adults (16+) who are currently experiencing concerns such as:


  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Post Natal Depression & Anxiety
  • Relationship & Family Issues
  • Grief & Loss

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Work Issues
  • Stress & Trauma

  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal Conflict & Social Difficulties
  • Anger Management

  • Substance Abuse
  • Assertiveness
  • Sleep Problems
  • Personality Disorders
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms




is counselling for me?

Are you thinking about seeking counselling but are not quite sure if it's for you? Often we can fall into the trap of thinking that everyone else has it all together; the truth is most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their lives. There's no shame in wanting a better life; it takes real courage to face your problems and seek help.


Renee appreciates that it can be difficult to open up and talk about personal issues. Please rest assured that you will always be in the driver's seat. You will decide what problems you want to work on and how much emotional information you share and when. Most importantly you will have a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist right alongside you for the journey. You can rest assured that only those strategies considered best practice are used when working with clients and that positive change is usually evident within a relatively short period of time.



Renee is proud to offer clients a unique form of psychodynamic therapy; Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is highly effective in the treatment of a range of emotional problems, interpersonal difficulties and self-destructive behaviours. It's a therapy that looks beyond symptom treatment and focuses on treating the root cause of problems. ISTDP has even been shown to be effective, when other therapies have failed.


what can i expect to gain from counselling

Participating in counselling is an individual experience, no two people are exactly alike and as such therapy will differ from person to person. There is one constant about therapy; the more you put into it the more you get out of it. Therapy is not somewhere you go to get 'fixed' by an 'expert', it's a partnership where a therapist (with clinical expertise) and you (with 'you' expertise) work in partnership to address the problems that YOU want to address.


Clients often report that therapy helps them to:

  • Learn more about themselves and the source of their problems through increased self-awareness and insight
  • Reduce their symptoms and unhelpful behaviours
  • Lead more fulfilling, connected and meaningful lives
  • Enhance communication, problem solving and relationship skills.


If you would like to make an appointment with Renee or require further information please don't hesitate to contact us. 


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Contact Details

P  (07) 5575 8855


Robina Therapy

4/249 Scottsdale Dr
Robina QLD 4226