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).


Zara Sumpton

zara sumpton

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Zara has a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Essex and joined Beanstalk Children’s Therapy in 2021. She has post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening. She also has experience in hydrotherapy and animal assisted therapy for children with physical and mental health needs. Zara enjoys working with all ages and helping clients reach their goals, no matter how big or small.

Prior to her OT career, Zara spent 6 years in the charity sector as a youth worker and campaigns officer. She supported young people, including refugees, in outdoor education and employment opportunities. Zara grew up in London and is dual heritage (Indian and English).

Zara is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).


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.


Denise St Pier

denise st pier

Administrative Assistant

Denise joined Beanstalk Children’s Therapy in 2021. Prior to this, she supported a multidisciplinary therapy team, consisting of physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists at a charity for children with a range of disabilities, such as genetic conditions, autism and cerebral palsy. She also worked as an administrative assistant, working for two independent foster agencies and became the Panel administrator for both agencies.

Denise took a career break to raise her two sons. She then started working part time at her local pre-school and after gaining the Diploma in Pre-school Practice (level 3), she job-shared the role of manager at the pre-school before moving on to a day nursery. During her 13 years working in the Early Years Sector, Denise attended numerous workshops and training days, such as behaviour management, principles of attachment and special educational needs and she took on the responsibility of Behaviour Management Co-ordinator and Student Co-ordinator.


Hayley Morley

hayley morley

Occupational Therapy / Administrative Assistant


Caitriona Kelly

Specialist Occupational Therapist


Dr Kamba Mpenge

Paediatrician


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