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.
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.
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.
Never stop ... the groups are brilliant. Please advertise them more, all ‘struggling’ parents need this info! We found listening & talking with other parents who have similar challenges & sharing information & strategies really helped. What we've have taken from these groups is invaluable, it makes us stronger as parents & as a family. It is the best help we've ever received.
I've really enjoyed the groups & the atmosphere. I've used what I learned to create a much happier home & appreciated being able to discuss things in a relaxed & supportive environment. All the exercises & role plays were eye opening & helpful. Being able to try out the techniques & discuss them the following week was particularly useful.
"The last 2 terms at school have been so great. [My son] has gone from a level 4 reader to 11 in a matter of about 5 weeks. He always had the ability, he just needed to find the confidence in himself. He'is really applying himself in class & being cooperative & involved with group activities. Thanks Laura for everything you and the team do there at Laura's Place."
"The simple and totally doable solutions were enlightening. I use the parenting tools taught on a daily basis, and with now 2 delightful boys in tow, I feel I am more prepared to be a confident and loving mother. A huge thank you to Laura and her amazing team."
"Just wanted to share as I still hold in my heart what you did for us - especially me. I would never pretend things are perfect but when I look back on that dark time I feel like things are perfect in comparison! So just wanted to let you know we are still thanking you!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.