About Us


Clinical Psychologist, BPsych (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS



Clinical Psychologist, BPsych (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS

Laura completed her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Queensland. She gained experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of clinical presentations in two hospital settings in Brisbane before moving into private practice on the Sunshine Coast.

Laura enjoys assisting individuals with anxiety and mood difficulties, as well as those experiencing more general emotional difficulties as a result of various external factors (e.g., work stress and/or burn out, relationship difficulties and/or family conflict, carer fatigue, driving cessation).   

Laura is especially passionate about working with children and young people. She supports children and teens with mood related difficulties such as anxiety, depression, social anxiety and panic disorder as well as relational problems such as bullying, peer relationships, self-esteem issues, parenting and attachment.

Laura works closely with Dr Johann Eloff and is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to children presenting with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and behaviour problems. She has a special interest in working with girls with ASD and enjoys supporting these clients and their families to better understand and manage the unique factors that relate to girls on the spectrum.    

Comprehensive learning and IQ assessments can also be arranged with Laura. Her qualifications in the area of clinical neuropsychology provides her with the advanced skills to assess and treat people with disorders that affect their memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving and decision-making.

As a psychologist, Laura enjoys working collaboratively with clients to develop a shared understanding of the presenting difficulties and tailoring interventions to suit each individual’s goals, circumstance and strengths. 

Booking an appointment with Laura is quick and confidential through our online booking page or by phone with our client support team on (07) 5479 3538.

Laura is recognised as a Clinical Psychologist by Medicare Australia and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and belongs to the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. 

Published research papers authored by Dr Laura Bennett (nee Turner)

Lacherez, P., Turner, L., Lester, R., Burns, Z, & Wood, J. M. (2014). Age-related changes in perception of movement in driving scenes. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34(4), 445-451. doi: 10.111/opo.12140 

Lacherez, P., Turner, L., & Wood, J. M. (2014). A mental rotation task increases thresholds to perceived motion. The 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference.

Turner, L. M., Liddle, J., & Pachana, N. A. (2016) Parkinson's disease and Driving Cessation: a Journey Influenced by Anxiety. Clinical Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2016.1215365  

If you’re not sure who might be the best match for you, or you have any other questions, our friendly support team are always happy to help.

Contact us on (07) 5479 3538 during business hours or use our online booking form to schedule an appointment.


At E&A, we are a group of compassionate psychologists who genuinely want to help you create change. Our two convenient locations are central Maroochydore and the Caloundra health precinct. Our aim is to see you find your best life, great relationships and goals that excite you. 

Contact Us

Suite 1, 6 Wharf St, Maroochydore, 4558 (ground level of The Duporth Riverside Resort) and 13 Mayes Ave, Caloundra, QLD, 4551

Tel: Maroochydore: 07 5479 3538 Caloundra: 07 5438 9177
Fax: Maroochydore: 07 5636 0967 Caloundra: 07 5636 0984