OUR TEAM

Lara Breaker-Rolfe

lara breaker rolfe

BOccThy – Director, Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist & Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

Lara graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree from The University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2002. She is the Founder and Director of Beanstalk Children’s Therapy. Lara has been working as an independent practitioner since 2008, and has gained extensive experience in working with children across a variety of settings.

She has worked as a community based Senior 1 Paediatric Occupational Therapist within the NHS, working with children aged 0-19 years with a variety of disabilities. She has also worked as a school-based Paediatric Occupational Therapist within Queensland Health (Australia), working with pupils aged 3-20 years with moderate to severe disabilities.

Lara is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT), College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section: Independent Practice (COTSS-IP) and Sensory Integration Network.

She has gained postgraduate qualifications in Sensory Integration and holds Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Listening® Practitioner and Therapressure Program™ provider.


Helen Cable

helen cable

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Helen graduated with a MSc Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Essex. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Helen received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Lincoln. She went on to work as an LSA in mainstream high schools, supporting children with ASD, ADHD, dyslexia and Cerebral Palsy.

Helen has also supported adults with autism in their supported living homes and when accessing the community. Helen is a registered Sensory Integration Practitioner and has gained post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration (Modules 1-3). She is also a registered Therapeutic Listening provider and has Sensory Attachment Intervention and Makaton Beginners training.

Helen is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and specialist section Children, Young People and Families (CYPF).


Amy Bignell

amy bignell

Consultant Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Amy graduated with a BSc Speech Sciences degree in 2007 from University College London. She joined Beanstalk Children’s Therapy in 2019 as a Consultant and continues to work within the NHS as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

She has a passion for working with children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is an experienced ADOS practitioner and part of the multidisciplinary assessment team for both at Beanstalk Children’s Therapy and within the NHS. She has worked with children and young adults across a range of different special schools as well as mainstream schools, nurseries and homes. She has also completed post graduate training in a range of different therapeutic techniques for working with children with ASD.

Amy is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Louise Pearce

louise pearce

Consultant Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Louise joined Beanstalk Children’s Therapy multidisciplinary Autism & ADHD/ADD assessment team in 2019. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Louise graduated with a BSc (Hons) Human Communication in 2003 from City University, a leading university in the field. Louise specialises in working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Her extensive experience has focused on these specialisms and she has completed post graduate training in a range of different therapeutic and assessment techniques. She has completed health management MSc Modules with NHS London and keeps abreast of current research and theory for continued quality healthcare improvement.

Louise has worked extensively with a range of paediatric client need groups. She has been a principal therapist and managed a SaLT team of over 30 therapists in a London borough, working within schools and as part of an ASD multi-disciplinary assessment team. In addition to Consultant work for Beanstalk Children’s Therapy, Louise also works part-time for the NHS in a specialist school provision and a Youth Offending Service.


Hayley Morley

hayley morley

Occupational Therapy / Administrative Assistant


Caitriona Kelly

Specialist Occupational Therapist


Kate Hardy

Specialist Occupational Therapist


Katherine Sparke

Specialist Occupational Therapist


Denise St Pier

Administrative Assistant


Dr Kamba Mpenge

Paediatrician


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