Laurie Haynes is a co-director of Geographe Clinical Psychology and the practice owner of Health@73. He graduated with a Master of Psychology (Clinical and Health) from Curtin University in 1999. His previous qualifications are Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Applied Science – Outdoor Pursuits, Bachelor of Arts – Theology, and Diploma in Civil Engineering.
Laurie’s early clinical experience was in rehabilitation and mental health in Juvenile Justice (Corrections Department) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Health Department). He has also worked for the Department of Regional Australia on Christmas Island with asylum seekers, and with a private multinational company as the Staff Psychologist. Laurie began independent practice in South West WA in 2005 and has practiced in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River. He is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. He also holds a clinical psychology position within the rehabilitation ward of the Bunbury Regional Hospital conducting both inpatient and outpatient assessments and treatment.
Laurie works with a broad range of clients and has extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive, and social anxiety disorders. He also has extensive experience working with the range of mood disorders including major depression and bipolar affective disorders. He specialises in adolescent and youth mental health, behavioural disorders and adjustment issues and has been a significant influence in the development of adventure therapy in WA. Laurie’s areas of interest and experience also extend to FIFO worker issues, trauma counselling and refugees, cross cultural psychology, war veterans (VVCS), sleep disorders, grief and loss, alcohol and drug counselling, sex offender treatment, self-harm and suicide prevention.
Laurie accepts referrals from GP’s and Specialists, worker’s compensation claims, Veterans and Veteran Families Counselling Service (VVCS) referrals, departmental referrals as well as private self-referrals. Laurie naturally establishes a good rapport and therapeutic relationship. He takes a pragmatic and genuine interest in helping his clients clarify their values, seek a path forward and make lasting change in their lives. Laurie also offers clinical supervision at all levels including students, registrars, departmental clinical psychologists, and clinical psychologists in private practice. His family love outdoor pursuits and he uses his paddling skills to coach junior outrigger canoeing at a competitive level.