Durham, North East England
Katy has worked as an OT for over 15 years, attaining an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skill to assist children with a variety of needs. Katy works with children and their families across North East England, including Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland. She has extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child, providing bespoke and creative treatment plans.
Katy has worked with many different physical disabilities, conditions such as cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury. In particular, she works on the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping a child to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence.
Alongside rehabilitation, Katy will also advise on home adaptations and equipment required to meet the child’s functional needs. For example, this could include a specialist chair or bed to assist with posture and comfort. Katy is an expert in this field, undertaking specialist training in the Chailey Approach to Postural Management.
Katy is dedicated to her continual professional development, regularly attending conferences and lectures to keep up-to-date with the most innovative research. She has completed additional qualifications in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme, which is music-based therapy to help with mental, physical, and emotional health. Katy has also organised and delivered a range of training programmes for parents, carers, other healthcare professionals, and education staff on topics including handwriting difficulties, sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills.
Katy is a professional member of the Independent Practice section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Sensory Integration, Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
Durham, North East England
Victoria is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist from Chester-Le-Street in Durham. She supports children aged 0-18 years presenting with developmental, neurological and sensory processing difficulties. She works in both home and school environments across the North East of England including Newcastle and Sunderland.
With over 15 years of experience, Victoria has a vast knowledge and skill-set relating to different disabilities and conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, down's syndrome, developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and developmental delay. She provides highly specialist assessments using a variety of standardised, non-standardised and observational assessments, depending on the individual needs of the child.
Victoria utilises both in-person and virtual therapy sessions, focusing on the areas that matter the most to the client such as fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination, and self-care tasks. Victoria consistently demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice within her goal setting and intervention planning. She also has extensive experience of completing EHCP assessments and reports.
North East England, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support
Tyne and Wear, North East England
Based in Tyne and Wear, Sandra is a Paediatric OT visiting children across the North East. She has over 15 years’ experience, visiting children of all ages in both home and school settings. Sandra has worked in acute and community environments, supporting multi-disciplinary teams with a wide range of conditions. She is experienced supporting those with cerebral palsy, severe learning difficulties, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delay, Down’s syndrome, and brain injury.
Sandra delivers comprehensive assessments, focusing on every child’s individual needs and helping them to develop fundamental skills. She works with children to help with their fine motor skills, dexterity, and visual perception. This enables them to engage with learning and carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and eating, as well as leading to taking part in leisure activities. Sandra is especially skilled in handwriting, co-ordination, and splinting.
Completing her MSc in Developmental Disorders in 2019, Sandra researched the use of Kinesio tape on upper limb function. She is also a member of the Independent Practice specialist section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Leeds, West Yorkshire
OT Sarah specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and has skills in Fatigue Management, Routine Planning, Daily Living Skills, Social Integration, Anxiety Management. and Self Care. Sarah provides occupational therapy across the North East of England: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Bradford, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. Also, Sarah enjoys to work with conditions such as Frailty, Dementia, Falls prevention, Planning and execution of activities, Balance and co-ordination, Sensory impairment, Social integration.
When completing assessments, Sarah uses her extensive knowledge and experience to assess the client and completes individual SMART goals depending on requirements. Using her excellent verbal and written communication skills she maintains a strong rapport with clients and carers and is always an advocate for the client.
North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Helen is an experienced housing Occupational Therapist based in the North West and North East of England as well as the East Midlands. She covers a wide area including Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Bradford, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Salford, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent and Wakefield.
With a focus on housing and equipment adaptations, Helen has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals to maintain their independence and live safely in their own homes. Her expertise includes assessing individuals' needs, recommending and sourcing equipment and adaptations, and providing ongoing support and training to ensure they are used effectively.
Helen is committed to providing a person-centred approach and works closely with her clients and their families to understand their unique needs and preferences. She is passionate about empowering her clients to take control of their lives and achieve their goals.
North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Derbyshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Nottingham, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Salford
Housing and Equipment
Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham
Lucy is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist located Chester-Le-Street, County Durham. She visits children and their families across the North East of England, covering Durham, Sunderland, and Newcastle. With over 10 years of experience, Lucy delivers expert and comprehensive assessments, analysing a child’s functional and cognitive needs.
Lucy works with children with a wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, brain injury, muscular dystrophy, learning disabilities, global developmental delay, and autism. She helps children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, supporting them to complete every day tasks such as dressing and feeding. Her aim is to enable each child to reach their maximum potential and develop skills of independent living. She can also help children with handwriting needs, having undertaken a specialist training course on the subject.
Supporting children with sensory needs, Lucy has completed training in Sensory Integration and The Listening Programme. She is able to offer holistic interventions, addressing a child’s every need both physical and cognitive. Lucy has also completed training on the Chailey Approach to Postural Management, supporting children, their families, and carers with seating and postural needs.
North East England
Chailey Postural Management, The Listening Programme
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Fran is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, moving & handling, as well as pediatrics and sensory integration. Fran is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of her clients in North East England, North Yorkshire, and Newcastle and with over 10 years of experience, she enjoys working to help those with Neurological Conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopaedic, Developmental Delays and Learning Disabilities.
Fran thrives in challenging situations, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability. She is skilled in providing effective and calm solutions to help individuals overcome obstacles and improve their overall well-being.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Catherine, a dedicated Occupational Therapist based in North East England, serves the areas of Northumberland and Newcastle. Specialising in Paediatrics, Catherine finds joy in helping children thrive. Her expertise spans various areas, including handwriting assessments, daily living skills, routine planning, social integration and mental health.
Catherine's work primarily involves collaborating with schools and working with a range of conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Sensory Difficulties, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Eating Difficulties/Disorders, Low Motivation, School Refusal, and Behavioral or Integration challenges.
With a compassionate and patient approach, Catherine aims to empower children to overcome challenges and develop essential life skills. She believes in the importance of a holistic approach, taking into account the unique needs and strengths of each child. By fostering social integration and supporting mental well-being, Catherine enables children to flourish in their academic and personal lives.
North East England, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Motivational interviewing, Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Kate is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist based in Newcastle, providing expert assessments and treatment plans to help her clients live as independently as possible. She visits clients at home and in the work place across the North of England including Durham, Cumbria, and Northumberland. Kate has over 20 years of experience, helping clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of conditions and needs.
Kate specialises in Seating & Postural Management as well as complex disability aids and adaptations. She prescribes relevant equipment to her clients depending on their individual needs as well as providing bespoke treatment programmes to support her clients in gaining independence. Kate also conducts holistic assessments and supports her clients with activities of daily living and self-care tasks.
Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice.
North West England, North East England, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Postural management, TBI
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
With over 15 years’ experience, Kathryn has expertise across a range of conditions and disabilities, specialising in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Kathryn uses a range of treatments including cognitive exercises, self-care, upper limb rehabilitation, functional skills, driving, and vocational rehabilitation. She is based in Newcastle and visits clients across the North of England.
Kathryn carries out holistic assessments of a client’s needs and works closely with the client and their families to create a bespoke treatment plan and ensures every client has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. Kathryn focuses on a client’s ability to safely undertake daily tasks at home including cooking, dressing, and washing. She can also recommend equipment and minor adaptations to support a client’s rehabilitation and to assist with day-to-day tasks. Kathryn can support clients plan and undertake a return to work, liaising with employers to implement a suitable phased return to work and effective pacing strategies.
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Covering North East England, including Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, and Durham, Deanne delivers Occupational Therapy for adults, focusing on Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Deanne has worked as an OT for over 10 years in many different settings, assessing and treating functional needs relating to rheumatology, orthopaedics, respiratory conditions, and elderly rehabilitation.
Deanne focuses on equipment and adaptations to maximise function and independence in a client’s own home, as well as making recommendations for future care when required. She is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential and ensures all of her interventions are client-centred and provide positive outcomes for clients and their families.
Deanne is an experienced OT in the management of chronic long-term conditions, understanding how to manage a client’s fatigue, suggesting energy conservation techniques, improving daily living skills, and managing anxiety and stress.
Deanne is also a professional member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Rebecca Collins is a highly skilled occupational therapist with a specialisation in Functional and Neuro rehabilitation. Based in Yorkshire, Rebecca brings a professional and compassionate approach to her practice. Her expertise lies in addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals recovering from Neurological conditions and injuries such as Fatigue Management, Postural Management and Activities of Daily Living.
With a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to improving the lives of her clients, Rebecca is dedicated to helping individuals regain independence and enhance their quality of life.
North East England, East Riding of Yorkshire, Humberside, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
BOBATH, AMPS, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab
Motivational interviewing, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Loveness is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has developed expertise in Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. Located just outside of Kettering, Loveness visits clients across the Midlands including Northampton, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, and Leicester. She supports clients with a wide range of physical conditions including arthritis, amputations, and osteoporosis as well as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and learning difficulties.
Loveness’ vast social services and community experience means she has developed a strong knowledge of patient-centred approaches to care. She is experienced in completing brief and complex assessments of need as well as developing, managing, and modifying individual care plans for desired outcomes. Loveness is skilled in major and minor home adaptations, specialist equipment, DFGs, Blue Badges, mobility assessments, and single-handed care.
Loveness is a highly self-motivated, determined, sociable, and enthusiastic individual who can adapt well in new environments. She is able to use her own initiative and practise professionally in a safe and excellent manner.
North West England, North East England, West Midlands, East Midlands, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Wolverhampton
Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration
Staffordshire, East Midlands
Bethany is a dedicated and passionate Occupational Therapist with an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation, specialist equipment, and moving and handling. She supports clients with a range of physical and neurological conditions such as osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, autism, stroke, and learning difficulties. Bethany is located in Burton-on-Trent and visits clients across the Midlands including Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester.
Bethany provides specialist assessments and recommendations for clients to promote and enable independence living. She prides herself in providing in-depth and holistic assessments and treatment planning specialising in falls, frailty, moving and handling, cognitive assessment, rehab, and specialist equipment provision. Bethany particularly enjoys working with clients and their families to maintain independence in their own homes and promoting engagement in meaningful occupations.
Bethany is a committed professional who believes Occupational Therapy is an essential part to any healthcare setting and a truly client centred service that focuses on enabling and empowering people, promoting independence and positive health and well-being. She has an inbuilt creativity in approaching her clinical work that means she thrives to always find a solution to her clients’ needs.
West Yorkshire, North West England
Katie is an expert Occupational Therapist with over a decade of experience in both NHS and private sector roles. She predominantly supports children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, and sensory processing difficulties. Katie is based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and visits clients across the North-West of England including Manchester, Bradford, Huddersfield, and Leeds.
Using a person-centred approach, Katie is passionate about helping people to identify and overcome barriers; working together to recognise and reach their full potential in activities and occupations meaningful to them. Katie supports clients with a wide range of needs including behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, planning and execution skills, and self-care.
Katie has worked in various settings and undertaken several post-graduate courses to develop her practice and performance as an Occupational Therapist. She has completed Sensory Integration Levels 1-4 and is currently in the final year of her MSc in Sensory Integration.
Alongside her normal work, Katie has also volunteered in Mexico for children with cerebral palsy through a charity called MeDiCT. She is now a trustee of this charity and continues to liaise and support the team.
North West England, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Wakefield, Salford
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Based just outside of Bradford, Alex is a highly skilled OT who has been supporting clients for over 15 years. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and visits clients across Yorkshire and the North of England. Alex has worked in a variety of settings, predominantly focusing on the rehabilitation of those with acquired and traumatic brain injury including stroke and other progressive neurological conditions.
Alex has expertise in providing assessments and interventions in a number of areas including postural management, moving and handling, cognitive rehabilitation, and upper limb rehabilitation including splinting and the use of Saebo equipment. She also supports clients with activities of daily living, helping them to improve function, promote independence, and manage fatigue. She helps clients in all areas of home life including meal preparation and personal care.
Throughout her career, Alex has continually sought to further her clinical expertise and skill-set, notably completing a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Nottingham.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Splinting, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Tracy is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with expertise in the fields of neurology, learning disabilities, complex orthopaedics, and mental health. Tracy has over 10 years’ experience, working across various hospital, community, and private settings. She is based in Leeds and provides expert Occupational Therapy for clients across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire including Hull, Bradford, Sheffield, and Wakefield.
Tracy has worked closely with hundreds of clients with a range of conditions such as acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, autism, and dementia. Her primary aim is to increase the independence of her client and improve their quality of life. Her background in both physical and mental health allows her to truly be holistic in her work with clients, considering the full impact of the individual's condition on all aspects of their life and health. She
Throughout her career Tracy has been keen to develop her skills through accessing training courses as well as personal study, and she is always keen to put new skills into practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability, Mental Health, TBI
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Located in Leeds, Rebecca visits clients across the North West of England including Sheffield, Wakefield, and York. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients with a variety of conditions. Rebecca predominantly works with adults following a traumatic injury or acute illness, but also has experience with neurological conditions including brain injury and complex mental health difficulties. Rebecca also works with older adults, supporting with falls management, trauma and orthopaedics, general medicine, and chronic and long-term conditions.
Rebecca has worked in a wide variety of rehabilitation settings including in long-term neuro-rehabilitation. She worked with clients who had sustained a brain injury but also had complex and concurrent mental health difficulties. Rebecca also worked in an acute mental health working with females who experienced mental illness. Both roles gave Rebecca valuable experience in assessing cognition and interpersonal skills. Rebecca delivers comprehensive assessments of a client’s function, creating tailored rehabilitation programmes, complex discharge planning, and multi-disciplinary working.
Throughout her career, Rebecca has developed her competencies through practical experience, supervision, maintaining CPD, and training. This has enabled her to develop strong assessment and clinical reasoning skills when working with clients, professionals, and family members. Rebecca is also a member of the Specialist Section for Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Bradford or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Bradford, including Burley, Hardon, Keighley, Trident and Wilsden.
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 private Bradford therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation 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 are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
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 OT’s are helping people in Bradford 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.
My wife and I were very impressed with the kindness and professionalism of your therapist. It has left me with the fact that I will now have a much better future. An excellent meeting.A Royal British Legion beneficiary
We are very grateful for your efforts in producing such a detailed report in such a short space of time. The findings and recommendations can only strengthen William's tribunal case for an EHCP. Hopefully we can finally get the support he needs.Mother of a private client aged 8
Your therapist explained clearly what was happening with my tendons and muscles in a way that helped me understand could be achieved with exercises and manipulation. Also her advice on equipment that could help and instruction on its use was invaluable.Mrs Smith, private hand therapy 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
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