Meet the Team
Nurse Practitioner & Director
Ko Parihaka te maunga,
Ko Hatea te awa
Ko Ngāti Pākēha te iwi
Nō Whangārei ahau
Ko Laura Henderson tōku ingoa.
I raised in Titirangi in west Auckland. I did my undergraduate training at the University of Auckland before moving to Wellington and completing my master’s degree at Massey University. After graduating I worked at Auckland Hospital moving to Wellington to work at Family Planning.
After having 3 children in Wellington, we moved back to my husband’s turangawaewae to be closer to whanau and to have our fourth baby. After working for Family Planning for 13 years I decided to move into general practice as I often felt restricted at addressing the health a wellness needs of whanau. Being an owner of Kensington Health is a huge privilege for me and allows me to steer my practice based on my values and aspirations.
I am interested in all aspects of General Practice and my special interests are woman’s health, fertility, menopause, PCOS and mental health. I consider my relationship with patients to be at the heart of the care I provide. It’s a privilege to work alongside whanau and bring a holistic approach to medicine where the concept of Te Whare Tapa Whā forms the basis of my practice.
I am the mother of 4 enthusiastic, energetic Tamariki and wife to Rewi Henderson. As a whanau we love to spend time outdoors, camping, swimming, and enjoying this beautiful place. I love the ocean and although I’m a beginner I love to surf. We live beside Parihaka and love to walk the dogs along the bush tracks beside the awa.
I look forward to meeting you and your whanau on your haoura journey.