Project Description


Depression is a biological illness caused by a number of things (inherited genes, stress, illness). These factors change the chemistry in the brain which controls moods, emotions, circadian rhythm & cognition. It is not just a sad mood but rather affects all parts of the body & mind. I like to describe it as looking at life through dark glasses. It affects the way you see yourself, others and the world. It’s a struggle to even get out of bed in the morning. Your body is tired, aching, you can’t sleep properly, find the right words, remember things, concentrate. It’s hard to find joy in things. The world & your life feels hopeless, meaningless. When things get really bad, you may even think the world would be better off without you.

People may experience:

  • Anxiety, apathy, general discontent, loss of interest and hopelessness

  • Restless sleep, excess sleepiness, early awakening and insomnia

  • Loss of appetite, excessive hunger, fatigue

  • Agitation, excessive crying, irritability and social isolation

  • Weight gain or weight loss

Our Approach

My approach is holistic. I’ll guide you. Initially, you will just put one foot in front of the other. We will go back to basics & get you to start eating better, sleeping well & re-establish some form of a routine. Talk therapy is an essential part of your recovery. We will identify and process stressors, find new positive coping mechanisms and change the way you see yourself and the world. If your depression is severe, we will discuss possible medication and together, choose the appropriate one for you. Medication can change the brain chemistry so you can see yourself & the world through clear glasses again.


Dr Comrie and her practice are delightful, kind, compassionate and loving.


I have been a patient of Dr Comrie since 2016 when she correctly diagnosed me (something my previous physiatrists hadn’t been able to do).  I see Dr Comrie on a monthly bases to manage my illness.  She is very caring and open to my input.  I have overcome so much since I started seeing her over two years ago. It’s pleasant visiting the practice.  Dr Comrie’s receptionist, Berri, is very upbeat and efficient and the practice is comfortable and clean. You can often spot squirrels from Dr Comrie’s consulting room 😉


Dr Comrie has been treating me as a psychological patient since 2011. From the age of 35, I had been seen by at least 12 different psychiatrists to no avail. Within a half an hour of seeing Laura she diagnosed me. Although there have been additional issues since then. Laura has stood by me through this and then made numerous attempts to involve my family in helping find solutions. Laura has always made me feel, we’ll get through this all be it one day at a time. Her staff have always been kind and helpful, a huge plus when receiving treatment that requires a lot of patience. Not only did or does Laura treat me psychiatrically, Laura goes the full hog to ensure all my medical needs are met and resolved. Even in my new marriage relationship, Laura has been the stalwart guiding us the way. I am grateful to have such a professional, caring, empathetic Psychiatrist to help me learn to live life on life’s terms. Laura you have saved my life and made life livable on many occasions. I am very appreciative of your ever special support and therapy. I don’t have the words to express how grateful and indebted I am.


I had my first consultation with Dr Laura Comrie in June 2017. I was referred to Dr Comrie by my specialist physician as I was suffering from depression and anxiety. Laura initially set about getting my medication correct for the symptoms I was experiencing. With time she has adjusted my medication to suit my changing circumstances and state of mind. From my first session, I found Laura to be a caring, empathetic, non-judgemental, warm, understanding and trustworthy support. I feel like I am in touch with myself again as Laura has helped me to reconnect with the real me. I now continue with a monthly session with Laura and look forward to the wisdom she continues to bring to my life. I can highly recommend Dr Comrie for anyone who is suffering from anxiety and depression.

Wendy, 53

I cancelled my first appointment with Dr Comrie because I didn’t think my problem was bad enough to need a psychiatrist. A few months later, I made another appointment. I considered cancelling again. Going to that appointment is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My only regret is that I hadn’t made it 10 years earlier.


Dr Comrie is one amazing, awesome, accommodating, high-spirited doctor. She is so very humane. I love her all around the world and I wouldn’t trade her for the world.


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