Megan Wolfe - Occupational Therapist

Megan - Village Therapy

Megan - Village Therapy

Megan is a Registered Occupational Therapist and Member of OT Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement. Megan is a Better Access to Mental Health Care Provider.

Megan is passionate about working with children and their families. She strives to enrich the quality of independence in her clients’ lives.

Megan most enjoys working with children who present with sensory sensitivities, self-regulation difficulties, anxiety, developmental delay and Autism. She has over 15 years experience working with children (0-25 years) and adults to improve their physical and emotional well-being across acute, rehabilitation and community settings.

Megan provides assessment and individual therapy sessions that are clinic, daycare/ kindergarten/school and home based. She also provides ECEI Keyworker services and parent education sessions as a part of her therapeutic program.

Megan works collaboratively with children, adolescents and families to set achievable goals. She addresses concerns or difficulties experienced by children when performing self-care (including self-regulation and sleep), motor, organisational, learning, play and social skills in their everyday activities. Being an Approved Mental Health Care Provider, Megan also provides a holistic approach by guiding her clients to a calmer, happier state of being.

Megan uniquely brings with her a background in Sport and Exercise Science, allowing her to advise on exercise prescription.

Bridget Sloane - Occupational Therapist

Bridget - Village Therapy

Bridget - Village Therapy

Bridget is an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of experience in hospital and community healthcare settings. She is passionate about working together with children and their families to achieve meaningful goals. Bridget is committed to evidence based practice and using a strengths-based approach to therapy.

Bridget has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing difficulties.

Bridget is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Lisa Brown - Speech Pathologist

Lisa - Village Therapy

Lisa - Village Therapy

Lisa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Speech Pathology. She is dedicated to working alongside families to provide holistic evidence based speech pathology interventions.

Lisa also works in special education focusing on complex communication needs in children with intellectual disabilities.

Lisa is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Alex McLachlan - Speech Pathologist

Alex - Village Therapy

Alex - Village Therapy

Alex graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Speech Pathology. Previously, Alex completed a Bachelor of Arts/Music at Monash University and worked as a Disability Support Worker with Villa Maria.

Alex has experience across all areas of Speech Pathology that span adults in acute and inpatient neurorehabilitation hospitals, community aged care, and children in schools and early intervention. These clinical placements took place across metropolitan and rural areas, as well as isolated Indigenous Australian communities in NSW. 

Alex has a passion for working in partnership with families and communities to provide functional and holistic therapy and support. Alex has a particular interest in complex communication needs, social and pragmatic skills, aphasia, swallowing and literacy.

Alex provides speech pathology services to homes, schools, kindergartens, as well as in our clinics. 

Gemma Palmer - Speech Pathologist

Gemma - Village Therapy

Gemma - Village Therapy

Gemma graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Speech Pathology. She previously completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Forensic Science) at Swinburne University of Technology.

Gemma has experience working with speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She has worked with all ages and with clients of diverse backgrounds, cultures and needs. She has worked extensively with clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and has also worked with clients who have histories of dementia, epilepsy, stroke and rare conditions yet to be labelled.

Gemma prides herself on ability to build relationships with clients and her adaptability to new and varied client needs. Gemma provides evidence-based family-centred care that always has the client’s functional needs at the forefront.

Gemma provides assessment, individual clinic-based therapy and visits to home, day-care, kindergarten and school.

Cathy English - Speech Pathologist

Cathy - Village Therapy

Cathy - Village Therapy

Cathy enjoys working with a broad range of clients in our Castlemaine clinic, including children and adults with speech, language and social communication difficulties. In particular, Cathy is passionate about supporting clients with complex communication needs and clients with autism and other developmental difficulties. She is committed to family centered practice and supporting communication as a whole to benefit all aspects of people's lives.

Cathy is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Eliza Vercoe - Speech Pathologist

Eliza - Village Therapy

Eliza - Village Therapy

Eliza graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Australian Catholic University. She is passionate about working with clients of all ages in the context of their families and in the community.
Eliza is motivated toward supporting individuals with communication needs to develop and achieve functional and holistic goals in their everyday lives. She is dedicated to ensuring client centred and evidence-based speech pathology services.

Eliza is registered as a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Eleanor Leslie - Speech Pathologist

Ellie - Village Therapy

Ellie - Village Therapy

Eleanor (Ellie) is a Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University. Ellie has experience working in a number of settings including the specialist school setting and private practice where she has worked with children with complex communication needs under a range of diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ellie has experience assessing, diagnosing and planning intervention for children and adults with articulation, language and literacy difficulties as well as assessment and implementation of Assistive Technology. Ellie is passionate about working closely with clients and their families to deliver evidence-based intervention which is functional and meaningful for each individual. Ellie particularly enjoys working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and in the domains of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), and literacy.

Imogen Elsby - Speech Pathologist

Imogen - Village Therapy

Imogen - Village Therapy

Imogen completed a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the Australian Catholic University. She enjoys working with children and adults with communication difficulties to achieve their goals. Imogen is dedicated to delivering speech pathology interventions that are evidence-based and holistic. She is passionate about providing excellent speech pathology services to clients, to make a positive difference in their lives.

Imogen is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Michael Prewer - Speech Pathologist

Michael - Village Therapy

Michael - Village Therapy

Michael graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) and a Master of Speech Pathology.

Michael has extensive experience in pediatric Speech Pathology. He is certified to provide The Lidcombe Program for stuttering and DIR Floortime therapy. He has considerable experience working with children with speech sound difficulties and Autism spectrum disorder. He also has experience working with clients with a residual tongue thrust.

Michael was raised in Sunbury and is passionate about providing accessible, holistic and high quality speech pathology to local clients. Michael focuses on empowering families to take a lead role in their child's therapy.

Michael is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.

Bonny Cooper-Morgan - Occupational Therapist

Bonny - Village Therapy

Bonny - Village Therapy

Bonny graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

She is passionate about working alongside children and their families to achieve their therapy goals, by tailoring each therapy session to meet individual client needs and preferences. Bonny uses a family-centred, holistic and evidence-based approach.

Bonny values and enjoys working with children and their family along their journey; supporting them through the challenges and celebrating their successes over this time. This is her favourite part of the job. With every client she will listen to their concerns without judgement, show compassion and bring a warm and gentle approach.

Bonny has a special interest in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays and sensory processing difficulties.

Bonny is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Caitlin Mah - Occupational Therapist

Caitlin Mah - Village Therapy

Caitlin Mah - Village Therapy

Caitlin graduated from Monash University with a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice. She previously completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology, from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Caitlin has experience working with children and families of varying backgrounds, cultures and needs. She has worked with children of different ages with a range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disabilities. She is passionate about providing therapy that is not only evidence-based, but also family-centred and meaningful to each client.

Caitlin is driven to empower her clients and families so they can thrive in their environments. She understands the impact any client success (small or big) has on a family unit and is eager to support and celebrate these moments.

Caitlin is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).

Polly McCarthy - Speech Pathologist

Polly - Village Therapy

Polly - Village Therapy

Polly has over 20 years experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked in both private practice and community health settings, helping children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties. Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, Polly worked in education and is a qualified student welfare counsellor. 

She is passionate about giving all children the best start possible by improving their communication skills. Polly also enjoys working with adults in the areas of voice, stuttering and speech.

Polly is certified to deliver the Hanen Programs, More Than Words, and Learning Language and Loving It. Polly has experience offering training to early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. She offers mentoring and clinical supervision to other speech pathologists and other private practitioners. She is trained in the Lidcombe Program for treating pre-school stuttering and is registered as a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.