Who We Are

We are a dynamic and collaborative team of Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Early Childhood Learning Teachers who are passionately engaged in ensuring children and families the best possible start and continue to offer various family support services throughout their journey through life.

What We Do

We work with, and provide support for, the entire family throughout their entire lifespan but with a special interest and emphasis on young children and early intervention.

We work with an evidence based program called “Incredible Years”,  which delivers positive outcomes immediately and throughout the life span.

We provide counselling, parenting groups, children’s grief groups, anxiety and school readiness groups, psychological testing as well as occupational and speech therapy interventions.

Why We Do It

We passionately believe in a holistic and collaborative ‘all-under-one roof’ approach helping to difficult times easier for our client families.

Cross-professional collaboration is the key to providing effective outcomes for the families that come to us for assistance.

What Parents Say

Applied Best Practice

We are always looking to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and their families. We apply industry best practice and undergo continuous training to ensure we are providing the best possible care.

Working in Partnership

We find that the best outcomes are achieved for our children and families when we work co-operatively with the parents, educators and other key stakeholders. “It takes a village” to provide the best possible care.

Tailored Support

We understand that every child’s situation is different and as a result we tailor our services to address that child’s, and their family’s, particular needs. This ensures we provide the best possible support.

Our Experienced Staff

Laura Kiln – Founder

PgDip (CBT) Child & Adolescence,
Bsc (Hons), CMHN

Laura has 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents & their families & is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of parenting.

Mette Southwick

R/N, BA (Hons), Masters of Mental Health Nursing, C.MHN

Mette qualified as a Registered Nurse in Denmark in 1996 and moved to Australia where she qualified as a Mental Health Specialist. She has extensive experience in preventative health practices, women’s and families. She is a Mum of 3 who has a passion and experience for working with teenagers and adolescents.

Laura's Place - Occupational Therapist
Leanie Eksteen

Bachelors in Occupational Therapy

Leanie has over 20 yrs of experience as an Occupational Therapist, working with children & adults  in South Africa, U.S & Canada & continued added to her experience as an OT since her move to Australia in 2013. She uses a play-based approach working with children on their congnitive development.