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Sensible parenting advice that is positive, encouraging, and based on the latest research. The following is a collection of expert guidance from specialists at Baby Steps Health Centre.

Baby Steps directory

Dr Gemma Ossolinski

Passionate about paediatrics and parenting, Gemma is your go-to for all things family medicine. From tracking your little one’s milestones to discussing family planning, Gemma’s caring nature ensures a reassuring experience. Trust her expertise to ease your concerns and create a comforting space for you.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney
Completed a Certificate of Family Planning and Sexual Health
Completed a Graduate Diploma of Paediatrics
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Over 10 years’ experience across WA and NSW
Worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital in NSW
Accredited Possums Neuroprotective Developmental Care Practitioner

Women’s Health
Paediatrics
Mental Health

Marvel mum to two superheroes
Snow Queen – chasing thrills in winter playgrounds
Camera enthusiast – capturing life’s wonders

Dr Stephanie Jones

Your parenting ally is here, ready with a warm smile and a kind word. Whether you’re a new mum seeking advice or bringing your little one in for a checkup, Stephanie’s expertise leaves you feeling assured and confident, knowing that you have a dedicated and caring provider by your side.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from University of Western Australia
Diploma of Child Health
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Worked at Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital
Completed specialist training in General Practice

Paediatric health
Women’s health
Adolescent health
Mental Health

Family and friends first
Pilates on repeat

Dr Judy Goh

With a collection of degrees under her belt and a keen interest in mental health and psychiatry, Judy cares not just for the physical needs of her patients, but their emotional and mental requirements as well. Her kindness and empathy make her a soothing presence for patients experiencing stress.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Science (Neurosciences and Psychology) from the University of Western Australia
Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine from Skin Cancer College Australasia
Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health

Postgraduate training with Royal Perth Hospital
Worked at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and various private practices
Experience as a registrar in psychiatry subspecialties
AMA Youth Friendly Doctor
Worked in various mental health units across WA

Psychiatry
Skin Cancer Medicine
Women’s Health
Mental Health

Fluent in Mandarin
Mum to four – 2 humans and 2 fur babies

Dr Nicoli Cox

As a GP with experience across multiple Perth paediatric emergency departments, Nicoli has developed a deep sense of empathy for young patients and their parents. She loves making a meaningful impact in people’s lives and sharpening her specialist skills. 

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia
FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health
Completed the Sydney Child Health Program from Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Fellowship

Paediatric Emergency Department experience at Joondalup, Midland and Armadale hospitals

Paediatric health
Pregnancy and postnatal care

Human and fur mum
Pilates enthusiast
Avid gardener
Loves experiencing new cultures via travel

Dr Jan Ralls at Baby Steps Health Centre

Dr Jane Ralls

With her 30+ years’ experience in general practice (and 10 specialising in perinatal support), Jane has an unparalleled understanding of mental health and its relationship with pregnancy and the postnatal period. She always keeps an open mind and applies her vast knowledge to each patient’s particular case.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Newcastle of Tyne in England
Member of the Royal College of GPs
Diploma of Community Child Health

30 years experience as a GP in Perth after completing GP training in the UK
10 years experience in Women’s Health specialising in perinatal support and Postnatal Depression

Parenting support
Improvement of mental health at all stages of life
Babies and small children
Breastfeeding

Mother of two gorgeous young adults
Social Justice advocate, especially First Nations justice and climate change
Finds refuge in the WA bush, volunteers on country for Bush Heritage Australia
Swims and does yoga to maintain her sanity!

GP Dr Georgianna Stanton at Baby Steps Health Centre

Dr Georgiana Stanton

Perinatal anxiety seems to fade away in the presence of Georgie, whose sense of fun is somehow not impeded by her practical knowledge and experience. She takes great care in keeping her advice grounded and her patient support always open.

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle
Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Western Australia
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Worked in multiple Victorian hospitals in all areas of medicine, including Paediatrics and Obstetrics 
Spent a few years training in Psychiatry in Melbourne 

Perinatal anxiety 
Developmental paediatrics

Mother of two 
Professional reader, ceramicist, gardener and cook
Finds her centre bushwalking or strolling the coast 

Dr Radhika James

Radhika’s kindness as a Paediatrician is felt by every patient who enters her office. A mother and friend to all, her love of sharing stories helps establish trust and continuity of care with the families she sees throughout their developmental journeys.

General and Developmental Paediatrician
Completing a fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology at Perth Children’s Hospital

She has trained and worked exclusively in paediatric medicine since 2009
Worked at Queensland Children’s Hospital
Worked at Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane
Worked in Neonatology at Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
Worked at the Prince Charles Hospital Queensland
Worked at Caboolture Hospital Queensland

Paediatric Endocrinology
Type 1 Diabetes

After hours artist
Magical mum

Dr Stephen Bilkey Paediatrician at Baby Steps Health Centre

Dr Stephen Bilkey

A leader at Baby Steps, Stephen is notable personable for someone with such experience and authority in his field. He is practical in his advice for parents and gentle with children, fostering their comfort in-clinic and speaking to them in a way that makes them feel at ease.

General and Developmental Paediatrician
Completed clinical training at Princess Margaret Hospital

Practiced in Perth for the last 13 years
Worked in General Paediatrics at St John of God Hospital Midland
Worked in Renal Medicine at Perth Children’s Hospital
Worked in Neonatology at Glengarry Private Hospital
Spent 7 years working as a consultant in Child Development Services

Growth and development in the first year of a child’s life
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Renal medicine

Caravans with his family around Australia
Loves to play cricket with his three young children
An aspiring author
Part time woodworker and furniture maker

Vicki Halliday

Vaccinations aren’t so scary when Vicki’s around! With a gentle touch and kind nature, Vicki treats all her patients with the utmost care. She combines a wealth of knowledge with practical skills, and has the bubble machine ready to go at all times to distract your little ones.

Diploma of Nursing at Royal Tunbridge Wells
Nurse Immunisation Course – Vaccination Training through South Australia Health

30 years experience in Nursing in California and the UK
General Practice Nursing for 15 years

Paediatrics

Raised three strong girls, who have all set out on their own paths
Now raises Poppy, her black Labrador
Loves the Beach

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Jo Jacobs

Jo is the nurse you want by your side during a procedure. With a calm attitude and a great sense of humour, she puts all our patients at ease. Jo has broad range of experiences in different areas of nursing, and her knowledge shines through with every conversation.

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from Flinders University in Adelaide

Registered Nurse for over 35 years
Emergency Nurse at Royal Adelaide Hospital
Worked in Nursing Management, and General Practice nursing

Special Interests
Newborn care
Helping new mothers
Minor procedures

Most days she can tell the difference between her identical twin boys
Life long explorer and caravan traveller
Obsessed with and devoted to her Spoodle dog Bella
Partial to a good Margret River vino

Natalie Bale Registered-Nurse​

Natalie Bale

With a giant smile and energetic personality, Nat brings a spark to the clinic. She’s always happy to answer questions, no matter how big or small, and is always jumping in to help. With experience and passion, your little one is in good hands with Nat.

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from Curtin University
Currently undertaking her child health postgraduate

10 years as a superstar nurse
Initially worked at Sir Charles Gardner Hospital in Orthopaedics and Neurology
Years in private practice nursing

Child health and development
Helping babies and young parents in the critical early years

Olympic Star Rower – represented Australia at the Beijing Olympics
Mother of the year to Jack
Devoted West Coast Eagles fan

Lactation Consultant Rachel Farr at Baby Steps Health Centre

Rachel Farr

With 25 years as a Registered Nurse under her belt and a further 12 as a Lactation Consultant, Rachel is one of the most experienced and dedicated people in healthcare that you’ll ever meet. She applies her wealth of knowledge and exceedingly kind disposition in helping breastfeeding mothers feel more comfortable and confident in their journey.

Certified International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Bachelor of Nursing: Registered Nurse
Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health
NDC accredited practitioner (Neuroprotective Developmental Care)

25 years as a Registered Nurse
12 years as a Child Health Nursing and Lactation Consultant
Worked in Perth and Singapore in both public and private practice

Holistic approach to breastfeeding
Child health
Family health

Run, sleep, repeat
Mother of three (two teenagers and a scruffy dog)

Jill Wiffen Lactation Consultant at Baby Steps Health Centre

Jill Wiffen

The fairy godmother all breastfeeding women wish they had, Jill is not only one of the most qualified and experienced people in the state, but she’s also one of the most approachable for those needing help.

Certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Nurse and Midwife, with a certificate in Neonatal Special Care Nursing
Obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health), a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Child & Adolescent Health), and a Masters in Midwifery (Human Lactation Specialisation)

Worked in hospital, community, and private practice settings
Wrote and facilitated the Breastfeeding Education for Community Child Health Nurses in Perth

Caring for late preterm/early term infants

Tennis star (as injuries permit!)
Watercolour artist
Mother of three
Mahjong enthusiast

Leigh-Anne Perelson Lactation Consultant at Baby Steps Health Centre

Leigh-Anne Perelson

As dedicated to breastfeeding support as one can be, Leigh-Anne is warmth personified. Her 25+ years’ experience in the field make her a beacon of wisdom to mothers as she helps them discover confidence in nourishing their baby.

Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered Midwife and Nurse
Master’s degree in Midwifery
Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Certificate

25 years’ experience
Previously worked at Perth Children’s Hospital NICU and Royal Perth Hospital
Currently works as a Midwife at King Edward Memorial Hospital
Trained and volunteered as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association
Volunteers her time on the Breastfeeding Helpline
Serves as the Assistant Branch President for the ABA WA Branch

Supporting women as they find their way as mothers

Has raised three kind and fierce girls
Gets through her day one baby cuddle at a time

Sarah Govardhan

Sarah brings not just her expertise and experience, but also a genuine dedication to the wellbeing and development of children. Collaboration with families is at the heart of Sarah’s approach. She strives to make sure that her interventions and guidance are practical and harmonious with family life.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University

Sarah brings over six years of experience in paediatric physiotherapy. Sarah’s journey has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of the physical needs of children living with disabilities. Her path then led her towards dedicating herself to supporting infants and children experiencing developmental delays.

Sarah holds a strong passion for supporting infants and toddlers achieve their early developmental milestones.
Sarah’s other areas of interest include plagiocephaly and torticollis, toe walking, paediatric musculoskeletal concerns and supporting participation in age-appropriate play and sports.

Outside of her professional life, Sarah’s interests include playing the drums and performing at local venues in Perth when she can. Music brings her immense joy, as does spending time with her beloved Aussie Shepherd, Freddie.

Aisling Rogers

Our human sunshine, Aisling radiates joy where’ve she goes. She provides caring support and guidance to all the families she works with, while staying focused on the practical tools parents can use at home to help their children make real progress.

Bachelor of Applied Sciences from Sience Hanze university, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Worked in community and private practices in Queensland
Is an NDIS Provider within Queensland and Western Australia

Early childhood intervention
Global developmental delay
Intellectual disabilities

Find her in nature, or by the water
Run, yoga, repeat
Explores the artistry of life, one pottery wheel at a time

Natalie Bull Paediatric Continence Physiotherapist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Natalie Bull

No one is more passionate about the bladder and bowels than Natalie, nor is anyone as excited by new research as she is. Despite her esteem as a specialist, she’s also one of the most approachable, real and caring health professionals in the domain of continence, putting patients at ease and helping them better understand themselves and their functions.

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)
Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Physiotherapy) from Curtin University

Over 20 years’ experience across Perth and the UK
12 years in Continence and Pelvic Health, including inpatient and private Obstetrics and Gynaecology, pelvic pain & sexual dysfunction, bladder & bowel dysfunction in men, women and children
Sessional Lecturer at Curtin University – Postgraduate Masters program in Continence and Pelvic Health

Paediatric bladder & bowel health
Functional constipation in children and adolescents
Daytime urinary incontinence and Nocturnal Enuresis
Practical guidance and support for children and families

On the go with three busy children
Never turns down a coffee
Weekend baker

Emily Burchfield Paediatric Physiotherapist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Emily Burchfield

As lively as the children she treats, Emily’s excitement and enthusiasm for the future of physiotherapy is palpable. Her verve for life and movement translates to her patients and their families, resulting in real improvements from the treatments she prescribes.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Curtin University 

Public and private practices across Australia and London (UK)
Senior Physiotherapist at the Evelina Children’s Community Paediatric team in London

Conditions in young babies
Early intervention therapies
Educating and empowering parents to feel confident in fostering their child’s development

Find her by the beach, chasing the sun
Always makes time for family and friends

Pelvic Physiotherapist Agner Grieco Hazewinkel at Baby Steps Health Centre

Agner Grieco Hazewinkel

On a perpetual path of higher learning, Agner is constantly honing her skills and knowledge to provide her patients with the most up to date treatments possible. A staunch advocate for patient education, her glowing enthusiasm inspires those she treats to maximise their benefits from therapy.

Clinical Pilates qualifications from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (Mat-work and Equipment Pilates training)
Currently completing her Masters’ specialising in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University

Co-owner of The Collective (Perth Physiotherapy Collective) at Baby Steps
Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Genesis Physiotherapy
St John Of God Hospital Subiaco Maternity Ward
Teaching within antenatal and postnatal settings

Fitness education during pregnancy and the postnatal period 
Incontinence disorders and pelvic organ prolapse
Returning to exercise and sport after having a baby
Holistic care guided by evidence-based therapies

Pilates, run, repeat
Escapes down south to the beach when she can
Find her on the weekends in line at Chu Bakery

Sarah Viney

I am an Occupational Therapist who graduated in 2018. I have a strong interest working in paediatric disability. I enjoy participating in the community as an active member of the City of Perth surf lifesaving club and play AFL for Claremont football club. In my spare time I enjoy coaching/training, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
Circle of Security Zones of Regulation Alert Program

I have five plus years working with children with a range of disabilities. I have a thorough understanding of NDIS including writing end of summary reports, functional capacity assessments and goal setting to meet the children’s needs. I have had the pleasure of receiving mentoring from experienced Occupational Therapists in my area of interest which has supported me to develop my clinical skills. I enjoy working to meet the goals of clients in the location best suited to meeting a child’s goals either in the community, home, school, or clinic environment. I believe that consultation with family, friends, support workers, teachers and others who can support the child to achieve their goal is best practice to ensure generalisation in all relevant environments. 

My area of speciality is working with children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder and attention hyperactivity disorder; however, I also enjoy working with children with a range of disabilities and their families.

I have a strong interest in early intervention, sensory processing difficulties/disorder, emotional regulation and providing support to parents and key stake holders to achieve the goals of their child.

I enjoy participating in the community as an active member of the City of Perth surf lifesaving club and play AFL for Claremont football club. In my spare time I enjoy coaching/training, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Lynne Scheepers

I moved to Australia from South Africa in 2009 and have lived in Perth since 2013. I have 3 adult children of which 1 is still studying and living at home. I love to be active and being outdoors and enjoy walks on the beach and along the river with my husband and cavoodle, Molly. I enjoy gardening and socialising with friends and family. I love to listen to music and a sing in a community choir. I enjoy cooking new dishes for family and friends and experiencing different cuisines through travel.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Stellenbosch University – 1990

I have worked as a paediatric Occupational Therapist for 33 years in a wide variety of roles in England, South Africa and Australia. I have provided both individual and group therapy and worked with a variety of diagnosis. I trained in Sensory Integration while working in England and have specialist knowledge and experience of Sensory processing and Emotional Regulation. I have worked for the Department of Education Queensland as a consultative therapist in schools and specialised in Autism when I worked for AAWA for 8 years. I have experience working under NDIS and providing reports and assessments such as Functional Capacity Assessments, to advocate for funding.

Autism
Sensory processing
Emotional Regulation
Child Development
Assessment of function

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Camilla Holt Paediatric OT

Camilla Holt

A real-life Miss Honey for the Matilda in every child, Camilla has an inner calm and gentleness that kids gravitate towards. Highly skilled in her field, she is passionate about helping children gain proper handwriting techniques, and in sharing her knowledge for parents to emulate in at-home activities.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Over 20 years experience assessing and treating children
Has worked in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the UK

Handwriting
Literacy
Joint hypermobility

Mother of four and Cat Mum of two
Gym and travel enthusiast
Foodie and restaurant connoisseur

Dylan Grogan OT

Dylan Grogan

A revolutionary in Occupational Therapy, Dylan brings everything to life through his play-based approach. Injecting fun and meaning into the practical activities he curates, Dylan is a magnetic force for families looking for therapy that meets their goals.

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner

Over 11 years experience as Paediatric and young adult Occupational Therapist
Founder and Director of the WA ROCKABILITY GROUP
Worked as Disability Services Manager in the East Kimberley

Integrating music in therapy
Family-centred approach
Using fun, meaningful and practical therapy to implement in home and school

Musician by night
Hopes to one day run a music-based therapy program for all

Gabby Ryder

With her warm and bubbly personality, Gabby naturally puts others at ease. A people-person and an empath at heart, what Gabby loves most is building supportive relationships with her clients, where they feel heard, valued and accepted.<

Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Edith Cowan University
Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

As a recent graduate, Gabby brings enthusiasm and a fresh perspective into her therapy. She is well equipped with a strong academic foundation, and ample hands-on experience. Gabby has worked with children in the WA Country Health Service and in Perth metropolitan school-based teams, and has worked with adults in stroke/acquired brain injury rehabilitation services across the Perth metro area.

Special Interests
Stuttering
Neurological Conditions
Stroke & Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Lover of music & novice vinyl collector
Proud parent to her many green children (plants)
Huge fan of custard tart

Clare Andrews

Clare’s bold and bright personality makes it easy for her to connect with her patients. Her wealth of experience in neurological conditions and her training in communication devices means she can deliver high quality support to patients and carers alike.

Bachelor of Speech Pathology with Honours, from Edith Cowan University
Completed McNeil Dysphagia Program and PhoRTE geriatric voice therapy
PODD trained
Trained in the assessment, prescription and implementation of eye-gaze and EMG switch systems for people with complex communication needs

Worked across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
Worked in the NDIS space for 7 years, supporting adults with progressive neurological conditions and developmental disabilities
Currently working in aged care private practice, in the public sector in the Adult Mental Health Neuropsychiatric inpatient at North Metro Health
Currently the WA co-rep for AGOSCI WA (Australian Group Supporting Communication Inclusion)

Acquired neurological disorders
Adult communication and swallowing management
Adult voice disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems
Training support staff and carers in mealtime management and communication supports

Captivated by musical theatre and opera
Mildly adventurous culinary explorer
Seasoned traveller who has taught English in France and Italy

Claudia Wagenaar Speech Pathologist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Claudia Wagenaar

Aptly described by many as a breath of fresh air, Claudia makes it easy to see why. Her passion for her work is felt in the innate fun of her therapy, and kids never need convincing to attend her sessions.

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honors from Curtin University
‘Sounds Write’ literacy program with Sounds Write
Trained in the Lidcombe Program (stuttering therapy)
The Hanen Centre – Certificates in ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ (early intervention therapy)

Spent three years working with the Child Development Services
Now enjoys private practice with Perth Speech Pathology

Speech sound disorder
Language delays
Stuttering and literacy difficulties

Food and family above all else
Loves working with children

Nicole Torre Speech Pathologist at Baby Steps Health Centre

Nicole Torre

Hugely popular with the children who visit Baby Steps for speech therapy, Nicole has a unique way of understanding kids at every level. Personable and highly social, she takes a child focused approach to therapy that makes kids feel safe and supported in their sessions.

LSVT LOUD certified clinician
PROMPT certified clinician
Trained in the Lidcombe approach (stuttering treatment)
Key Word sign presenter

Founder and Principal Speech Pathologist at Perth Speech Pathology
Over 20 years’ experience
Worked in the community, disability sector and hospital settings

Swallowing management for people after strokes, progressive diseases and neurological disorders
Communication difficulties

Currently learning to kite surf
Loves to kayak and go hiking
Always on an adventure

Jen Cuttriss Sleep Consultant at Baby Steps Health Centre

Jennifer Cuttriss

Jen is a Certified Baby and Toddler Sleep Specialist, Registered Nurse, and Mother of three. She founded Sleep Thrive Grow to help families achieve healthy, harmonious sleep, so that they can thrive and grow together.

Bachelor of Science (Nursing) at ECU Joondalup
Baby & toddler Sleep Consultant certification at Baby Sleep Consultant Australia

Founder of Sleep.Thrive.Grow
Registered Nurse for over 13 years

Baby sleep cues
Helping parents feeling overwhelmed

Arts and crafts enthusiast
Nature explorer
Devoted to her three children

Kerrie Watson

Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Pre-Practice)
Graduate Diploma in Education

Generally Registered Psychologist
Also works as a School Psychologist
Previous School Teacher

Educational and developmental assessments
Counselling services – including a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Loves to be outdoors- kayaking and hiking
Loves to travel
Loves spending time with her two rescue fur babies

Kathleen Purser

Kathleen is a Registered Psychologist who provides counselling services as well as psychometric assessments and reporting. She believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients in order to best support positive outcomes and help clients achieve their goals. Kathleen’s counselling approach is tailored to the client and may include a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Kathleen works Tuesdays at the clinic.

Bachelor of Psychology Degree with Honours from Curtin University of Technology.
Graduate Diploma in Education (School Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.
Psychology Board-approved Supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Kathleen has over 9 years’ experience working with children and adolescents, and their parents and caregivers across the domains of mental health, wellbeing, learning and behaviour. She also works as a School Psychologist.

Working with neurodivergent clients and promoting neuro-affirming practice
Using a client focussed and creative therapeutic approach
Teaching meditation and mindfulness techniques

In Kathleen’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, singing in a choir, doing craft activities, gardening, and hanging out with her schmoodle ‘Alfie

Luwandi Perera

Luwandi offers a dynamic blend of energy, practicality, and calmness in supporting children, adolescents, and their families. Her bubbly and practical approach creates a positive environment, complemented by a calm demeanour for emotional support. Grounded in a deep understanding of educational and developmental needs with her background in School Psychology, Luwandi provides holistic guidance, leaving those she assists feeling reassured with a clear roadmap for their journey.

Bachelor of Psychology
Diploma of Education (Primary)

Co-founder and Psychologist at Exploring Minds Psychology. With experience working in the Wheatbelt, Southwest and Metropolitan education regions as a school psychologist, Luwandi now enjoys working in private practice.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia – language based, Dyscalculia)
Educational Assessments
Parent Consultations
Emotional Regulation

A mum who loves holidaying with her family and making new memories
Bikram yoga
Food and eating out

Tarryn Scher

Tarryn is a compassionate, warm, and engaging individual who effortlessly connects with children of all ages and their families. Her therapeutic approach is marked by enthusiasm and expertise. Tarryn places a strong emphasis on listening and takes a holistic approach to her care, considering the child within the context of their broader circle of influence. With experience working as a school psychologist in both department and private school settings, Tarryn ensures that parents feel heard and supported.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Graduate Diploma of Education Majoring in School Psychology

Co-founder and Psychologist at Exploring Minds Psychology
Working as a School Psychologist across schooling sectors (Department of Education, Catholic Education, private schooling sector).

Anxiety
Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Language-based Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
ADHD
Parent Consultations
Grief and loss

Spending time with family and friends
Being a dog mum
Reformer Pilates

John Gardiner​ Clinical Psychologist​

John Gardiner

With over 30 years’ experience in childhood emotional and behavioural psychology, John knows exactly how to talk to kids in a way that makes them comfortable to open up. A softy at heart, his wonderful sense of humour comes through and establishes trust with his patients, allowing real progress to take shape.

Graduated from Murdoch University with a Master of Applied Psychology Clinical Psychology & Developmental Psychology

Practicing Psychologist for over 30 years
Works with children, adolescents, families, couples, adults, organisations and schools
Chief Clinical Psychologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for 13 years
Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director at Murdoch University
Clinical Psychologist at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Chronic health
Mental health

Collector of degrees (Law, Special Education, Psychology)
Hiker of the Perth Hills
Enjoys a spot of solitude
Proud dog lover

Leah Bryant Dietitian Baby Steps Health Centre

Leah Bryant

A specialist in managing the dietary aspects of Paediatric specific gastrointestinal conditions, Leah is also extremely focused on the little things that contribute to outstanding patient care. She takes the time to sit with families and listen to their concerns with an empathetic ear, encouraging greater patient involvement and confidence in their treatment.

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition
Postgraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
Accredited practising Sports Dietitian

Over 10 years in paediatric nutrition and dietetics
Senior clinical dietitian at Perth Children’s Hospital
Previously worked at Evelina Children’s Hospital and Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London

Paediatric specific gastrointestinal conditions
Managing constipation in children
Mealtime issues like fussy eating, growth faltering and healthy eating behaviours for weight management
Sustainable eating habits to improve child health and wellbeing
Sports dietetics

Always running
Mountain climber
Homemade sourdough specialist

Cheryl Brown

Co-founder of Bundle and Me, Cheryl’s focus on providing high quality, community-based care can be felt in every corner of the centre. Her years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Endorsed Midwife solidify her as a figurehead in the fertility and conception realm, as well as a strong advocate for birth education.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Endorsed Midwife
Bachelor of Nursing
Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery

14 years as a Registered Midwife
Lactation Consultant at Fiona Stanley Hospital
Co-founder of Bundle and Me

Fertility and conception care
Birth and antenatal education

Mum of two girls
Sharer of birth education and personal pregnancy stories
Soon-to-be podcaster

Deyana Salib Midwife and Lactation Consultant

Deyana Salib

Deyana has a particular ability to calm even the most nervous expectant mothers and their partners, taking a holistic approach to patient care and ensuring that they feel comfortable and empowered throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey. A staunch advocate for women’s rights to give birth their way, she is the ultimate ally for a positive birth experience.

Endorsed Midwife
Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science
Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery

14 years as a Registered Nurse/Midwife
Worked in a large tertiary hospital before becoming a Private Midwife
Co-founder of Bundle and Me

Community based maternity care
Holistic Midwifery
Spiritual side of birth/the postpartum journey
Supporting each woman’s unique pregnancy needs

Proponent of birth education
Pregnancy podcaster in the making

angelo

Angelo Velho

The one who holds the answers, Angelo provides swift relief to families who need their issues sorted stat. As well as being highly knowledgeable, he’s also a wiz at giving kids a laugh and making them feel comfortable in-clinic.

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia

Worked in private practice alongside both elite and junior athletes

Paediatrics
Sports injuries – particularly from gymnastics, ballet and football
Treatment of acute and overuse injuries

A born-and-bred Londoner
Mad for West Ham United
Represents the South Perth United Soccer Club in the Football West Amateur Leagues
Coffee enthusiast

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