Our Founder – Laura Kiln

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

In 2006 Laura Kiln moved to the Central Coast from the UK where she worked in London at the Institute of Psychiatry and the National Specialist Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Laura has thirty years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families and is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of parenting.

Having four children herself, she understands the demands and dramas of raising a family!

Laura established Laura’s Place to help parents and children. She uses a variety of techniques, including  behavioural therapy, workshops, groups and individual sessions, in a comfortable, relaxed environment where kids and/or their parents can discuss problems away from the stigma that can be attached to seeking help.

Laura has a passionate belief that children’s difficult behaviour can be managed best by their parents, empowered by using specialist strategies. She looks under the behaviour to help determine the cause of it.

Laura believes that all children’s behaviour is like a language – they are trying to tell us “something”. Once she understands what that “something” is, she can help to change the behaviour.

Laura’s Place Not For Profit Family Support

We have a wide variety of therapists in our team, each with their own area of expertise.

With clinical psychologists, psychologists, credentialed mental health nurses, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers in our team, we offer a comprehensive service from advice to assessments, working with the family to help your child reach their full potential.

At Laura’s Place we pride ourselves on being able to work with the entire family in a holistic approach.

Recognising that children, their behavioural, social and emotional issues affect the entire family, we offer a diagnostic and management plan that is tailored for each individual.


How can we help you?

We use a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioural therapy, workshops, groups and individual sessions in a comfortable, relaxed environment, where kids and/or their parents can discuss their problems away from any of the stigma that can be attached to seeking help.