Welcome to The Hub

We work with parents and families to assist with diagnosing and managing children and adolescents with developmental and behavioural difficulties.

About Us

The Hub comprises The Hub: Integrated Child Development Services, The Hub: Youth Mental Health Services and The Hub: Parents, Couples, Relationships. The Hub brings together many of the most highly experienced child, youth and adult focused clinicians in Western Australia. Our unique group practice includes paediatricians, clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and occupational therapists. We work with parents and families in diagnosing and managing children and adolescents with developmental and behavioural difficulties as well as mild to moderate mental health concerns in children, adolescents and adults.

How Can We Help?

Our mission is to provide our clients a family focused service that is easy to access and understand. We work in partnership with families so that the best outcomes are achieved.

Book an appointment now on:
08 9557 5942

Team members

Faye Lucas

BSc(Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor

Faye is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the areas of behaviour management and behavioural change. She displays an earnest interest in helping children, adolescents, and young adults heal and grow. She has been practicing as a clinical psychologist focusing on early childhood, autism, and behavoural difficulties. Faye has an extensive local knowledge of the services available in Mandurah to support families and children having worked in Mandurah for over 15 years. She has strong established working relationships and communication networks with local schools and other healthcare providers.

Tobias Hancock

BSc (Speech and Hearing)

Speech Pathologist

Tobias has been working as a speech pathologist in the area of child development since 2002. Upon completion of his undergraduate training Tobias has been working with children presenting with a range of speech and language delays and disorders, with focal areas including early intervention, articulation, expressive language and comprehension. He has a wealth of experience working with teams in the early identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tobias always strives to ensure his therapy sessions are both fun and supportive for child and parent alike, with an emphasis on clear communication and genuine care for all clients.

Alison Woollard

BPsych, MPsych (Clinical)

Clinical Psychologist

Alison has extensive experience working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Child Development Services, Adult Mental Health and working in her own private practice. Alison works with children, adolescents, adults and families and provides assessment and therapy services for a broad range of issues. These include anxiety, depression, school issues, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Other areas include attachment, social and emotional development, blended family and parenting support. Alison also has a special interest in providing services for children with developmental trauma.

Alison is able to provide assessment services for intellectual/cognitive functioning (up to 16 years), social/emotional and adaptive functioning.

Brett Hird

BSW (ECU), GradCert MHP (UWA)

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Brett has previously worked for the Health Department of WA with the Peel Adult Mental Health Service from 2007 to 2009 and then transitioned into the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as he pursued a more systemic and relational approach to therapy. His main therapeutic modalities include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Mode Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy and Attachment based Therapy. Brett also has experience as an affiliate counsellor for leading EAP providers in the mining resource sector for FIFO employees and their families. Brett is happy to see clients of any age group.

Tamar Cohen

BA (Hons), GradDip Ed

Registered Psychologist

Tamar is a registered psychologist with a Bachelor and Honours degree in psychology and a Graduate Diploma in education (majoring in school psychology). She has worked as a school psychologist across a number of schools in the Bunbury and Mandurah regions. She has a special interest in child development and the assessment of complex learning issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. Tamar provides psychological assessments and intervention for children and adolescents, including assessments of IQ, academic achievement, behavioural difficulties, and social/emotional difficulties. She also provides assessments for specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia).

Alana Walsh

B.Sc. (Occupational Therapy)

Occupational Therapist

Alana is an Occupational Therapist who has been working with children and families within the Peel region for a number of years. Alana is passionate about assisting children, families, carers and schools in creating an optimal learning environment for each individual child to develop and grow. Alana has experience working with children with fine motor skills & strength, gross motor skills & strength, motor planning and visual perception. She also has experience with social skills such as making friends and understanding social cues and upper limb rehabilitation such as post botox intervention.

Alana has completed a number of courses to further up-skill herself in sensory processing, trauma, social skills and home modifications. Alana aims to improve each child's participation and engagement within their occupations of play, learning and self-care by up-skilling the child, their family and other carers such as teachers, modifying the environment and/or the occupation and grading and adapting tasks.

Dr Samantha Kaiser

BSc, MBBS (Hons), DCH, FRACP, GradCertPopHlthSt, MMentHlthSc

Consultant Paediatrician – General Paediatrics & Community Child Health

Sam is a committed developmental/behavioural paediatrician who is a member of the Neurodevelopmental Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia. She has experience working in Mandurah, Esperance and Carnarvon as a private paediatrician. She also has experience working for the Health Department of WA as both a developmental and rural paediatrician in locations including Mandurah, Albany and the Western Desert.

Sam’s areas of interest include Developmental Trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and attachment related concerns. She has completed post-graduate studies in Population Health, and Child Psychotherapy. Sam works with children and adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and developmental delays. She prides herself on her family orientated approach to work.

Dr Chester Tan

MBBS (Melb), BMedSci (Melb), DCH, FRACP

Consultant Paediatrician - General Paediatrics

Chester is a General Paediatrician who has been interested and trained in Developmental Paediatrics. He has been working with the Child Development Service since 2013. He is interested to see all range of developmental, learning, behavioural, neurological and mental health related difficulties. He is a strong advocate for the children and their families for their best interest. He is also interested in doing Autism and ADHD assessments.

Dr Keren Geddes

BA (Hons), MApp Psych (Clinical), PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Keren has a rich professional experience from many years in Child & Adolescent Mental Health together with running her own private practice. In the past she has worked in Adult Mental Health, developed programs forbrain injured young adults, and been employed as a school psychologist in educational settings. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy dissertation in 2015. Her research focused on the assessment and treatment of emotion dysregulation in adolescents who self-harm. She has lectured in post-graduate programmes at UWA and Murdoch University where she continues to supervisepost-graduate research projects. Keren has completed extensive training in family and couple therapy, clinical hypnosis, and infant mental health. She takes a developmental and systemic approach in her assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. The focus of her work with clients of all ages is to explore and encourage individual strengths and abilities workingtogether towards optimum development and well-being.

The HUB

1/94 Mandurah Terrace
Mandurah WA 6210

Entrance off Peel St behind the Paparazzi Cafe Ristorante.

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
After hours by appointment only.

Appointments & Enquiries: 08 9557 5942