East Sussex, South East of England
Abby is a dedicated occupational therapist with a specialisation in Housing & Equipment, Moving and Handling, DFG and blue badge assessments. With a vast range of expertise, she has extensive experience working with individuals in London, the South of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton. Abby's focus lies in supporting clients with degenerative neurological conditions, lower limb amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, dementia, and arthritis. With a compassionate approach, she collaborates closely with clients to assess their needs and develop personalised interventions to enhance independence and quality of life. Abby's dedication to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest makes her a trusted occupational therapist in her field.
London, South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West, Brighton, Southampton
Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
Kent, South East of England
Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.
Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.
Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.
She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.
South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration
West Sussex, South East of England
Based in Bognor Regis, Emma is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist driven to support her clients regain independence and reach their maximum potential. She works with clients across the South of England including Sussex, Hampshire, and Surrey. Emma specialises in Housing & Equipment, helping both adult and paediatric clients with supportive aids and home adaptions to enhance their rehabilitation and support a better quality of life.
Emma is passionate about maximising a client’s potential, addressing both physical and cognitive needs experienced from illness or disability. With over 10 years as an OT, Emma has acquired vast experience helping adult and paediatric clients with a range of conditions. Emma’s expertise with adult clients focuses on amputations, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and some neurological conditions including brain injury, spinal injury, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. She is also skilled in assessments and treatments for children with autism, genetic disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, global development delay, and learning difficulties.
Emma actively develops her skills through post graduate learning, completing an MSc in Occupational Therapy and regularly attending other courses to broaden her clinical knowledge.
South East of England, West Sussex, Brighton
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Certificate in Education
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management
Brighton, East Sussex
Deborah is a skilled Occupational Therapist residing in the South East of England. Based in London, Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, she specialises in Paediatric, Seating & Postural management, Moving & Handling, and Fine and Gross Motor skills. With a particular interest in fatigue management, daily living skills, and handwriting assessments, Deborah possesses specialist skills to aid function. She has extensive experience working with various conditions such as ADHD, ASD, Cerebral Palsy, DCD, Down's Syndrome, and Rare Chromosome and Gene Disorders.
Deborah's holistic approach, coupled with her strong communication skills, enables her to create tailored treatment plans, supporting children to flourish and achieve independence. She collaborates closely with families, educators, and healthcare professionals to create customized treatment plans that foster independence and promote skill development.
London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London - South
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management
Brighton, West Sussex
Living in Brighton, Sussex and working throughout the Southeast of England, Shaneen specialises in Neurology, and Functional and Vocational Rehabilitation. She works with Fatigue, Financial Management, ADLs, Fine and Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting. She has experience of a range of conditions such as Learning Disability, Brain and Spinal Injuries, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Additionally, she has a particular interest in Trauma-informed and Horticultural therapy.
Shaneen has worked as a Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist since qualifying in 2010 from the University of Brighton. Also, she has completed additional training in Cognitive Rehabilitation through Braintree, Motivational Interviewing with Pip Mason, and is currently undertaking a course in Trauma-informed Therapy with Gabor Mate.
She has also worked as a Brain Injury case manager from 2011-2015 and in this position, managed and trained a number of support workers to be able to provide customised support to clients with Brain Injuries.
South East of England
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Planning & execution, Self care, Learning disability, TBI
Bedfordshire, South East of England
Naima is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Luton, visiting children across London and the South-East of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Naima is experienced working with children of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, with a wide range of conditions and needs. She has helped children with autism, selective mutism, stammering, social skills difficulties, language needs, and speech sound difficulties.
With expertise in paediatric development, particularly cognitive, social, behavioural, and emotional development, Naima conducts holistic assessments and develops tailored therapy programmes. Naima has worked across a range of paediatric settings, both in public and private sectors. She advocates independence through supporting children with problems solving skills, inference, and social skills. Naima also strives to work collaboratively with parents and educational staff.
Naima is highly skilled in a variety of specialist therapy programmes including Attention Autism, Interactive Storytelling, Talkabout Social Skills, and Makaton signing. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.
Bedfordshire, South East of England
Based in Bedford, Vimbai has over 10 years’ experience working as Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has acquired expertise on a range of conditions and client needs, working in both NHS and private settings. Vimbai provides holistic assessments and tailored therapy programmes for children and their families across London and the South East of England.
Vimbai works with children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, hip dysplasia, brain injury, and developmental coordination disorder. She understands the complexities of both physical and neurological conditions and the impact that this can have on a person’s life. She strives to enhance a child’s independence, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child.
Vimbai has specialist experience with paediatric seating solutions, assessing and recommending the provision of equipment to support a child’s postural needs. She can also deliver handwriting assessments and treatment for children at school or at home, helping them to develop key skills and maximise their potential.
Vimbai is committed to her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Buckinghamshire, South East of England
Qualifying in 2006, Sherean specialises in rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults. She is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA), as well as having completed a course in sensory integration. She is based in Buckinghamshire and travels to homes in Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury visiting clients.
Sherean works in the NHS, treating clients in both inpatient and community settings with physical, mental health and learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of adults, including supporting clients in getting back to work or finding new employment. Working independently, Sherean treats clients at home, supporting them to maximise their independence within their own living environment.
Sherean also completes assessments for moving and handling equipment provision and minor home or work adaptations. She is qualified to use the standardised Assessment of Motor and and Process Skills (AMPS) to provide a functional ability report.
Continually striving to develop her clinical skills through relevant training, Sherean ensures she is working within best practices and providing the most up to date treatment and intervention.
East Midlands, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, AMPS, BIA
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health
Buckinghamshire, South East of England
Felice is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with experience in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, Seating & Postural Management, and Rehabilitation. She is based in Milton Keynes and visits clients across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, and North London. Felice supports clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions including arthritis, osteoporosis, amputations, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, stroke, anxiety, and depression.
Drawing on her extensive experience within the NHS, Social Care, and independent sector, Felice is highly experienced in transfer needs, environmental adaptations, minor works, wheelchair assessment, self-care (washing and dressing), housing suitability, activity planning and execution, and accessing the community. Felice is also skilled in the provision of wheelchairs, which often involves visits to the home environment to assess accessibility.
Felice is experienced working with clients who have sustained traumatic fractures or have undergone elective orthopaedic surgeries such as hemi arthroplasty, dynamic hip screws and total hip replacement. She has also developed expertise in supporting clients with weight bearing restrictions to identify ways to manage their occupations.
Felice is self-motivated, hardworking and is able to use her own initiative and excellent analytical skills. She understands the impact that is experienced through a change in functional ability and loss of function, caring deeply about maximising the potential of her clients and helping them to meet their goals.
South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care
Buckinghamshire, South East of England
With over 10 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist, Louella is a highly skilled health professional who strives to enable her clients to live as independently as possible within their home environment. She works with both adults and children with a variety of physical and neurological conditions such as osteoporosis, upper and lower limb amputations, Parkinson’s disease, sensory loss, and autistic spectrum disorder. Louella is located in Milton Keynes and visits clients across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire.
Louella has developed her expertise whilst working in a range of hospital and community settings and tailors her approach and recommendations to suit the personal circumstances of each client. She has substantial experience working within the Care Act and has undertaken and led on safeguarding investigations, demonstrating expert knowledge of the safeguarding process.
Louella's areas of expertise include functional assessments, activity analysis, housing reports, minor and major adaptations, equipment provision, seating and postural management, and moving and handling cases. Louella has also developed her skills in the assessment and treatment of clients with hearing impairments, visual loss, or dual sensory impairments. She has completed specialist training on this topic and is also qualified to complete specialist Deafblind assessments.
South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills
Essex, South East of England
Specialising in Housing & Equipment, Josie is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for ensuring individuals live full independent lives, regardless of their disability and works closely with her clients to achieve their goals. She is based in Essex, near Basildon and Southend-on-Sea, and visits clients across the South East of England. Josie has experience supporting clients with dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, stroke, and arthritis.
Josie has a particular interest in specialist equipment and manual handling, drawing on her experience working in adult social care. Josie provides comprehensive written assessments, equipment recommendations, minor adaptations, major adaptations, parking concessions, DFG assessments, housing assessments, and manual handling risk assessments. She strives to allow individuals to live as independently as they can within their own home and community.
She has also turned to developing her skills within Paediatrics, building on her existing experience providing housing and equipment recommendations for children with long-term physical and neurological conditions.
Hampshire, South of England
Based in Fareham, near Portsmouth and Southampton, Sharne is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She focuses on Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Sharne works with clients with acquired injuries, hip and knee replacements, and numerous neurological conditions including, stroke, Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Sharne aims to make every client feel confident in their own home, through adapted techniques to complete routine tasks and equipment aids to support daily activity.
Sharne focuses on a client’s ability to safely and comfortably undertake self-care and domestic tasks at home, which typically includes washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and getting out and about. Sharne will assess a client’s current capability and will devise a tailored therapy programme, considering both current and future needs. Sharne aims to deliver holistic therapy, considering a client’s functional and equipment requirements. She can recommend minor and major home adaptations designed to improve a client’s quality of life and provide training of assistive equipment. Sharne also offers support to clients and their families applying for Disabled Funding Grants (DFG).
Sharne is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Hampshire, South of England
Katy is a specialist Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in both the private sector and NHS. She has had a passion for working with neurological, long-term and complex medical conditions including brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal injury. Katy is based in Fareham, covering a large client base across Hampshire, West Sussex, and Dorset.
Katy has always seized every opportunity to enhance her understanding of Neurological Rehabilitation including postural management, cognitive intervention, splinting, hand therapy, upper limb rehab and psychological needs. She enjoys providing high quality and multifaceted care, considering the client’s emotional, social and physical needs. She seeks to optimise a clients’ function with goals meaningful to them and tailors treatment to their individual needs.
Working as an Associate, Katy utilises her passion for supporting clients with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other complex needs. She is confident assessing clients with complex deficits in neurological or long-term medical conditions and proficient using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised. She can devise individualised and tailored treatment plans that are supported by sound clinical reasoning.
South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Bath, Swindon
BOBATH, Therapeutic listening
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation
Hampshire, South East of England
Rachelle is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, seating, functional and neurological rehabilitation, and moving & handling. Operating in the South East of England, specifically Hampshire, she provides exceptional care to individuals facing challenges such as acquired brain injury (ABI), stroke, and complex cognitive needs. With a compassionate approach, Rachelle works closely with her clients to develop personalised treatment plans, aiming to enhance their independence, functional abilities, and overall well-being. Her expertise and dedication make her a valuable resource for those seeking support in their recovery and improvement of daily living skills.
South East of England, Hampshire
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Postural management
Hertfordshire, South East of England
Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.
Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.
Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.
East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Kent, South East of England
Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 2005, Caroline specialises in Neurological, Functional and Vocational rehabilitation, as well as Housing & Equipment. She is based on the Isle of Sheppey near Sheerness and works in the South East of England, visiting clients in Kent, London, Essex, and East Sussex. In 2009 Caroline qualified as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA), assessing individuals under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
Since qualifying, Caroline has held roles within the NHS and social services and now carries out independent assessments within the private sector. She works with clients with long term neurological conditions, individuals with dementia and palliative care needs and also paediatric clients. Her expertise lies in rehabilitation, developing and implementing goal orientated treatment programmes to help improve function and increase overall independence. This can focus on cognitive rehabilitation, pain management, confidence building, vocational rehabilitation and fatigue management.
Within a treatment package, Caroline recommends specialist equipment and home adaptations to help maximise safety and independence within the home and wider community. She can provide training and support for carers and family members on the use of equipment, ensuring they are using it safely.
Caroline maintains her professional memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice and Housing, as well as being a member of the National Back Exchange.
Kent, South East of England
Based near Dover, Gaya is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience across both the NHS and private sector. She currently covers a client base across Kent, visiting clients in areas such as Folkestone, Canterbury, Margate, and Ashford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation having achieved her MSc in the subject in 2012. Gaya has a breadth of experience in a range of neurological settings and with various neurological conditions including Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Motor Neurone Disease.
Gaya uses an eclectic, person centred approach to maximise rehabilitation potential and to meet individuals' aspirations and needs. She strongly advocates evidenced based rehabilitation and covers various areas including Postural and Seating Management, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, and Vocational Rehabilitation. She consistently uses patient centred, function orientated goals and sensitive outcome measures to demonstrate clients’ progress.
Gaya regularly updates her knowledge and skills with the current clinical research and evidence for Neuro Rehabilitation interventions. Gaya is flexible in her approach and very time efficient with her work with a great eye for details.
South East of England, Kent
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI
Kent, South East of England
With over 10 years’ experience, Angela is an expert Occupational Therapist and Best Interest Assessor. She carries out assessments of clients with complex needs such as cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence. Angela specialises in Housing & Equipment interventions, advising on aids and adaptations to support a client’s recovery and long-term needs.
Angela carries out assessments with her clients in their home environments for seating, moving and handling, rehousing, access, and disabled facilities grants, as well as for major home adaptations such as wet rooms, stair lifts, and vertical lifts.
Angela is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice.
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Brighton as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Brighton, including Aldrington, Hove, Portslade, Rottingdean and West Hill.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.
Our Brighton therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).
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Our OT’s are helping people in Brighton 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.
Caroline (therapist) was fantastic, and for the first time it felt like someone was actually listening to me. It was great to actually have some positive feedback and advice as opposed to "carry on as you are". We have taken on board everything in the report and fingers crossed we can help Emily. Many thanks.Mother of a private client aged 8
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The OT Practice is always helpful and efficient but what really stands them apart is their willingness to allocate the right person to the task at hand. For example, we had an elderly client who struggled to engage with a younger therapist and upon request, The OT Practice provided an ideal person to meet the client’s needs.HCML
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