Sue Benterman

Practice Manager

Sue joined the admin team at Laura’s Place as a part-timer back in 2011 but soon went on to become a full-time staff member in 2013 and an   more…


Nina Cantillon


Nina joined our team in May 2015. Nina worked for the National Health service in the U.K. and gained considerable knowledge and skills in empathy   more…


Vanessa Kennedy


Vanessa has recently joined the team at Laura’s Place. Vanessa is a second year student at the University of Newcastle in the Bachelor of   more…



Mette Southwick

Mental health Specialist

Australia became Mette's home in 1996 after finishing her training as a Registered Nurse in Denmark. Before moving to the Central Coast   more…


Kate van Beek

Clinical Psychologist

Kate joined the team at Laura’s Place in January 2015. Kate is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA and a Member of the Australian   more…


Nicole Ennis-Oakes


Nicole is a registered psychologist with an interest child and developmental psychology who has advanced skills in the assessment and diagnosis of   more…


Nick Whitehead


Nick is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He is passionate about assisting clients to develop   more…


Bree Tebbutt


Bree has spent much of her professional life working with children as a teacher and director in early childhood settings. While taking time out from   more…


Speech Therapists

Catherine Healey

Speech and Language Pathologist

Catherine has a Masters of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP) from Macquarie University. Catherine’s undergrad degree is a Bachelor of Science   more…


Jessica Allan

Speech and Language Pathologist

Jess completed a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences before continuing on to complete her Masters of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP) at Macquarie   more…


Occupational Therapists

Anastasia Hagistefanis

Occupational Therapist

Anastasia has recently completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) at the University of Newcastle. Anastasia maintained a high   more…


Brittany Hayes

Occupational Therapist

Brittany completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2017 at Sydney University. Brittany joined the Laura’s Place team in March to   more…


Early Years Childhood Teachers

Leanne Lawrence

Early years teacher, Parenting expert and behaviour modification expert

Leanne has been in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years. Her roles have been that of Director & Classroom teacher in Early Childhood   more…


Provisional Psychologists

Jacqui Darnell

Provisional Psychologist

Jacqui has been working with adults and young people in a variety of scenarios for more than 25 years.  She has mentored women in business,   more…


Brady Smith

Provisional Psychologist

For the past ten years Brady has been working with children and adolescents. He has been in mentorship, leadership and soccer coaching roles which has   more…