The Sweet Life – Private Psychology Practice, Browns Bay, Auckland

The Sweet Life is a private psychology practice run by Laura Braid.

I am an experienced New Zealand Registered Psychologist and hold the HPCA Act General Scope of Practice, a current annual practicing certificate, and also a Full Member of the New Zealand Psycholgists’ Society. 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.

My approach…

My practice offers evidence-based psychological therapy for individuals, groups and organisations. I predominantly work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, issues in their personal relationships and/or at work, stress as well as enhancing wellbeing. I have trained in numerous treatment modalities throughout my career: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and schema therapy (ST). I now, mainly practice acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I am huge believer in mindfulness-based therapy and the practice of mindfulness in general to help client’s enhance their mental health and sense of wellness.

What I can help with…

My approach is professional and relaxed offering psychological help with the following areas:

  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, Panic and Distress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual abuse assessment and treatment
  • Relaxation
  • Stress, Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Self-Acceptance and self-compassion
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Substance Abuse and Gambling
  • Workplace Issues
  • Grief


The initial session is approximately 90 mins and costs $225.  During this session you will be asked lots of questions about what you feel is the issue that brought you to therapy.  The session will also focus on gathering information about you, what has shaped you as a person and how this may be influencing what you are experiencing.  Subsequent sessions are $175 and last approximately 50 -60 mins. Couple therapy is $250 for initial session (up to 90 mins) and subsequent sessions are $220 for 50 mins.  ACC ISSC sessions are fully funded by ACC.


Call me on 021733953, email me at or please complete this contact form and I will get back to you within one working day.