I am an experienced New Zealand Registered Psychologist. I have worked as a Psychologist in both the private and public sectors in Scotland and New Zealand. I am based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

I have contributed to numerous press and online publications and regularly asked to present as a guest speaker at corporate and psychological conferences and seminars.

Media please contact via:

email:  laura@thesweetlife.co.nz

call:     021 733953

Social Media:


My social media pages are for general information and social media purposes only.

I respectfully advise you that I am unable to offer or respond to any requests for personal psychological advice. Any techniques, strategies or processes described may not be right for you personally. My social media pages DO NOT constitute therapy, treatment, or the establishment of a psychologist-client relationship between you and I

Please don’t post personal information on these social media pages as they are not a confidential forum nor are we engaged in a consented therapeutic relationship. If you would like to make a request for an appointment, please contact me via my website or by calling me.  If you leave a request for me to call you back, please indicate in your message to me how you would like me to identify myself when I call you.

Thank you very much for your understanding of these requests and I hope you enjoy my pages.

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thesweetlifepsychology/  and https://www.instagram.com/thebreathingroomnz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Sweet-Life-147030138729848/


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Braid, L & Cahusac, P.M.B. (2006)  Decreased sensitivity to self-inflicted pain.  Pain 124 (134-139)


Gloss Magazine Articles written by Laura Braid (www.gloss.co.nz)

August 2009
Going with the Flow

June 2009
Back to the Present

May 2009
Kindness – Pass It On

March 2009
Don’t Chase Happiness – Create It

February 2009
Demystifying Psychology – The Pursuit Of The Sweet Life