Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Victoria is an expert neurological occupational therapist who delivers specialist rehabilaition, housing and seating & postural assessments to clients at home. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as well as qualifying as a moving and handling trainer and assessor. Based in Bedforshire, Victoria travels to Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard to visit clients, as well as in and around London.
Having treated both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings, Victoria's experience is broad and includes working with clients with neurological, physical and mental health needs. She works with her clients helping to plan for short and long term care, including equipment provision, environmental modifications and providing therapy intervention.
Her specialist skills centre around working with neurologically-impaired clients, providing upper limb management (including splinting), cognitive re-training, behavioural management, postural management and rehabilitation of functional abilities, including their daily live activities. As an accredited manual handling trainer, Victoria completes thorough risk assessments and management plans including providing training and education to families and carers.
Victoria also works as a case manager and maintains active membership with the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert occupational therapy in a home or school environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans, as well as into London visiting clients and their families.
Since qualifying in 2006, Rachel has worked for the NHS, for charities and also in private practice, including within a specialist residential eating disorder service providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs.
Rachel uses a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and sensory integration, in which she has completed postgraduate qualifications. Ensuring her client is at the centre of her care, Rachel works with the client and their family to help them regain functional independence and reach personal goals.
Rachel is committed to her professional development and is a member of several specialist clinical practice groups. This allows her to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to current practice.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Based in Hertfordshire, Samantha visits clients at home in the areas of Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St. Albans and Watford. Her expertise lies within rehabilitation, seating & postural management and hand therapy for children and adults. This includes specialist skills in spinal cord injury and upper limb treatments.
Samantha has extensive experience working as an occupational therapist, spending her career working in NHS acute hospital settings. Her current role as a specialist in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre has developed her skills in carrying out upper limb assessments and providing treatment to her clients, which includes splinting.
As an independent OT, Samantha delivers specialist assessments and treatment to clients at home. She provides expert advice and support to help her client regain their functional independence and recommendations on appropriate wheelchairs and specialist equipment for both adults and children.
By visiting exhibitions and training sessions, Samantha continues her professional development and learning so her knowledge is of the highest standard for her clients and their families. She has also presented at national and international conferences.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Claire is an expert paediatric occupational therapist based in Hertfordshire. She travels around the South East of England visiting families, including Buckinghamshire and Essex and also parts of London. She has completed various postgraduate courses, including a qualification in sensory integration and training in the Alert Programme which is particularly successful for children with ADHD. Claire is also trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).
Claire has spent much of her career in child and adolescent mental health services and has experience working with children with behavioural difficulties, eating disorders, psychosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD and self harming behaviour. Currently, Claire is at a special school working with children with learning disabilities. She provides intervention to support children in reaching their maximum potential, including help with handwriting, motor planning and sensory integration techniques.
As an independent OT, Claire works with children and families in their home or school environment. Having assessed their needs, Claire will develop a bespoke treatment package for the child which will involve parents, teacher or carers where necessary. She ensures that the treatment sessions are engaging and work towards the child reaching their personal goals.
Claire is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families.
East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment
Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.
Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.
Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.
Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.
Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent occupational therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and St. Ives, as well as visiting Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in rehabilitation, seating & postural management and equipment, treating adults with those particular needs.
Currently working as professional lead occupational therapist within the NHS, Lucy works with clients with physical, learning and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their current skills, develop new skills and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.
Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides intervention that is based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
AMPS, Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Sarah is an expert occupational therapist, having qualified in 2008. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, delivering assessments to clients in their home environment. She will travel around East Anglia, visiting clients in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. Sarah is qualified to complete the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).
Sarah has developed her clinical skill and understanding throughout her career, working in both hospital settings and acute rehabilitation units. She has worked with clients with complex acquired brain injuries, including stroke, traumatic injury, infections and hypoxia. She also has an interest in working with clients with cognitive impairments and challenging behaviour.
Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Sarah delivers assessments in the home environment, focusing on physical, cognitive, behavioural and social needs. Putting together a bespoke treatment plan, Sarah will work with her client to increase overall independence, working on domestic and leisure tasks, vocational opportunities and prescribing assistive technology where necessary.
East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Suffolk, East Anglia
Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She travels to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of occupational therapy, including rehabilaition, seating & postural management and housing & equipment.
Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME and Arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.
Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.
Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation
Warwickshire, East Midlands
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2009, Heather has specialised in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She works with clients in their home environment, visiting areas of Northampton and Kettering, as well as homes in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Nottingham. Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
During her career, Heather has gained clinical experience in the NHS, working for charitable organisations and also in the independent sector, specifically in post acute, rehabilitation and community settings. She carries out specialist assessments on clients with complex neurological conditions, including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.
Heather provides clients with a range of expert intervention, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, focusing on upper limb rehab, balance and equipment provision, as well as cognitive rehabilitation and help with self care. She also provides education and training to the client's family and carers, ensuring they know how to use equipment safely and appropriately.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Suffolk, East Anglia
Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.
Since graduating from St. Andrew's school of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling and Housing & Equipment.
She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Neurology, older peoples mental health, Dementia and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.
Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling and managing a Dementia team.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Qualifying in 2003, Paul is an experienced occupational therapist specialising in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and enjoys helping his clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their carers & families.
Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within a social services role as well as with private clients with physical disabilities, including age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties.
With a previous background in the construction industry, he has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in depth knowledge of assistive technology.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care
Rutland, East Midlands
Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 24 years post-graduate experience. She works with children in school and home settings carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and intervention. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration(SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.
Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.
She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Northamptonshire, East Anglia
Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in housing and equipment and moving and handling. She is based in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.
Sarah qualified at the University of Northampton in 2009 and has extensive experience in Social Care, assessing adults and children in their own homes for equipment, minor works and major adaptations.
Sarah has experience working with a broad range of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, degenerative neurological conditions, stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson's Disease.
Essex, South East of England
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.
Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.
Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.
Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.
Having gained extensive NHS experience since qualifying in 1995, Jan now works as an independent occupational therapist visiting clients at home. She specialises in rehabilitation, delivering specialist vocational, neurological and functional assessments to clients within the London area, including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Redbridge.
Jan has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of neurological conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety and stress management.
By providing clients with high quality treatment programmes, Jan aims to help her client regain their independence and enable them to achieve their goals. This includes helping clients return back to work or find new employment/volunteering opportunities.
Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists and attending conferences and exhibitions.
East Anglia, London, Essex, London - Central, London - East
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Hertfordshire, South East of England
Emma is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of Rehabilitation. She covers the South East and London areas.
Having qualified in 2005 Emma has experience in physical rehabilitation including neurology, cardiology, amputations and orthopaedic injuries. Many of her clients have had multiple co-morbidities and Emma is confident in working effectively with clients who are experiencing cognitive decline in addition to their physical health conditions.
Emma has worked with clients across a range of mental health and physical health settings and has worked closely with both clients and carers in assessing and increasing function and quality of life. She has assessed for and prescribed care packages, adaptive equipment, falls prevention and rehabilitation for activities of daily living.
Emma is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
London, South of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Motivational interviewing, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Oxfordshire, South of England
Susie is based in Hertfordshire and delivers independent assessments to clients in their homes in areas of Watford, St. Albans and Hemel Hempstead. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing support with seating & postural management and moving & handling.
Susie's main experience comes from acute medical and community based rehabilaition, having specialised in stroke and neurological assessment and rehabilitation. She has carried a complex caseload of clients with cognitive impairments, as well as working with older adults experiencing falls and dementia.
Providing comprehensive and client centred assessments, Susie ensures all of her client's needs are met. Within her intervention plan, she focuses on improving her client's quality of life and overall independence within the home and community. This can include upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive assessment and treatment planning, including memory, and psycho-social issues. Susie also prescribes adaptations and equipment to maximise independence and support to a client with carrying out their daily life activities.
Susie believes it is important to work closely with her client's carers and families to make sure their goals are being met.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
Nottingham, West Midlands
Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in the areas of Mansfield, Derby, Retford and Southwell. She specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment at home. To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions.
In Helen's current NHS role, she treats adults with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions and is the organisation's lead therapist for splinting. Her experience covers chronic and acute wrist and hand conditions, including scar management and desensitisation programmes.
Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She will set achievable and realistic goals, with an aim to improve on their functional rehabilitation and carrying out daily tasks.
She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed the Derby University Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham
Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting
The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Bedfordshire or surrounding counties. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Bedfordshire including Bedford, Dunstable, Luton and Leighton Buzzard.
Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.
Our Bedfordshire therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All our client managers are themselves experienced OTs, who will be able to provide a free initial consultation over the phone and follow up with a written quotation for further services if required.
If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.
Our OTs are helping people throughout Bedfordshire deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.
Really impressed with the report, can't believe some of the things that you picked up from spending such a short amount of time with James. The information on what to do now in the report was really helpful and we are going to start trying all the exercises and see what we can do. It is nice to finally know what some of James' problems are and how we can help him. Thank you for all your help.Mother of a private client aged 9
The training session gave great insight into challenges faced by some children. Allowing us to ‘walk a mile in their shoes’ will surely help us create exciting ways in which to provide a wider and more purposeful range of activities in our OT sessionsClassroom Assistant
I have always found The OT Practice to be very helpful and approachable. They are always willing to go the extra mile to address client needs.Case Manager
Both myself and my wife were very satisfied with ALL aspects of your therapist's home visit. She was very helpful and forthcoming in her general advice and my situation and doing her best in trying to help ease and solve these personal and home problems. Very well done to herAn OT Practice client
I just want to thank you again for the scooter. It has made a massive difference to me already. I have been out lots with my dog and even met my friend for a coffee. Thanks you so much for making my life a bit more normal and giving me some freedom back.Bank Worker's Charity Beneficiary