Kent, South East of England
Kelly qualified as an occupational therapist in 2003 and has since gained a wealth of experience in a number of specialist areas of OT, including health care of older people, trauma and orthopaedics and stroke rehabilitation. She has extensive skills in working with client who have experienced a stroke and have a physical or cogitative disability.
Throughout her career, Kelly has worked extensively with adults with disabilities as well as elderly clients. She is highly skilled is carrying out detailed assessments of her clients needs and providing tailored treatment programmes to help her clients gain maximum independence.
Kelly also carries out community work whereby she provides assessments and bespoke advice to help her clients avoid hospital admissions. She has also developed skills in working with clients with dementia.
Kent, South East of England
With 12 years’ experience within the NHS working in an acute setting Donna is a clinical specialist in the field of Trauma and Orthopaedics; regularly working with cases such as spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, Amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.
Donna also has 5 years experience in the private sector working with many adults and elderly with other complex needs and conditions, such as Dementia, including those in care homes. This experience gives her a broad knowledge base and experience; carrying out assessments, implementing treatment plans and reducing risks of falls with her clients.
West Sussex, South East of England
Ganga is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for adults and children. She travels to visit her clients at home, working across the South East of England. Areas include Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and towns in Surrey.
Qualifying in 2008, Ganga has experience working for the NHS, in acute units and within the community. She has worked with adults, providing assessment and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions. She provides treatment, including 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.
Using the skills she gained working with adults, Ganga currently treats children in 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
Kent, South East of England
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Joanna specialises in neurological rehabilitation for adults. She has completed various post graduate training courses, including the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) assessor course and training in delivering cognitive assessments. Based near London Joanna visits clients in the city, as well as travelling to areas in Ashford, Canterbury and Dover.
Joanna has extensive experience in the field of neurological occupational therapy, spending her career treating clients in both in-patient settings and the community. She has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation and currently works as stroke lead for a community based team. As well as assessing and delivering treatment plans, Joanna also offers advice and stroke education for clients, families and carers.
Joanna continues this specialist care into private practice, delivering independent assessments to clients at home. She devises personalised treatment plans, involving the client and their family in setting goals they would like to achieve through rehabilitation. Joanna will re-visit these goals and change them accordingly, ensuring the treatment plan is achievable and realistic for the client.
Joanna is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - West
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care
London - South, Kent
Sharon has 27 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, Local Authority, the private sector and major charity organisations since qualification in 1989. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment.
Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.
She wants the best for her clients and strives to support their needs. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists ).
London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural managemen
London - East, Surrey
Since qualifying in 2006, Karen has gained experience in providing therapy to adults, children and families in their own homes, working in partnership at each stage of the process to empower the individuals to meet their goals, increase their independence and improve their quality of life.
Karen's experience includes working with adults with a range of physical disabilities, neurological and cognitive conditions. Creating bespoke treatment plans for the client including recommendations for the provision of specialist equipment, complex seating solutions, designing major adaptations and safer moving & handling.
Karen is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.
London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care
Kent, South East of England
Janet is passionate about children and has experience of working with a range of disabilities/ difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired brain injury, Sensory Integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, Global Developmental delay, as well as many other conditions.
Janet qualified in 2005 in South Africa where she worked in paediatrics for 18 months before immigrating to the UK. She started working at the NHS in Community Children's Services after which she joined a rotation post at an acute hospital to gain more experience in Physical manual handling, Rehabilitation, Surgical aftercare, Elderly care, Dementia services, Equipment provision and Major adaptations. She then worked in Stroke rehabilitation for four years before returning to her original passion, paediatrics.
She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening, Saebo, Modified Constraint Therapy, Manual Handling, Perceive:Recall:Plan:Perform (PRPP) and Introduction to MAES therapy for CP children. She has most recently worked in mainstream schools and in a comprehensive early years team. She has a particular interest in Sensory Processing Difficulties and has been providing training workshops to parents specifically focusing on Managing Sensory.
London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation
Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
Kent, South East of England
Jane is a state registered Occupational Therapist who qualified in 2003 from Queen Mary and Westfield, London. Jane has fifteen years’ experience of working in Health and Adult Social Care, as an occupational therapist and a safeguarding adults coordinator.
She is passionate about working with adults to maximise independence through reablement and functional rehabilitation. Through her assessments she can provide goal orientated treatment plans, moving and handling plans, equipment and adaptation advice for in and around the home.
Being a trained trainer for moving and handling of people, Jane completes expert complex assessments of moving and handling and delivers training to qualified and non-qualified professionals in moving and handling, including single handed care techniques, to family and carers.
She regularly attends conferences to develop her practice and is a member of the National Back Exchange, RCOTSS-IP (Independent Practice) and RCOTSS – NP (Neurological Practice)
South East of England, Kent, London - South, London - East
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care
London - South, West Sussex
Emma has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 7 years since qualifying from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2011. She has built specialist experience through 4 years working within the NHS and a further 3 years working for the Ministry of Defence at Headley Court.
Emma has specialist knowledge and clinical skills working with people who have experienced multiple traumatic fractures, scarring, chronic pain, trauma and elective amputations, anxiety and depression. She provides holistic assessment and treatment encouraging her clients to focus their rehabilitation goals on both the physical and psychological aspects of their rehabilitation.
Emma regularly undertakes continuing professional development training to keep up to date with her practice, most recently completing courses in motivational interviewing & posture and seating assessment.
Emma is a highly adaptable and innovative OT with excellent communication and problem solving skills.
London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
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 in Kent and works in the South East of England, visiting clients in 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice and Housing, as well as being a member of the National Back Exchange.
Brighton, West Sussex
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Sara now specialises in neurological rehabilitation, having completed a MSc in 2013. She works with adult clients, visiting them in their homes in the South of England, including areas of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Sara has experience working in various clinical and rehabilitation settings, including spending some time abroad working in New Zealand. She also has experience working as a case manager with a particular interest in catastrophic cases involving brain injury.
Working with clients with various complex neurological conditions, Sara aims to support them regain their independence and achieve the best possible outcomes. She provides detailed assessments, having trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Using the information gathered at assessment, Sara tailors rehabilitation programmes with her client to help them access the community, maintain their roles in the family and live as independently as possible within the home.
Intervention can include helping clients with managing family life, cooking and personal care, money management and vocational rehabilitation, creating return to work programmes and discussions with future or current employers. Sara also provides upper limb rehabilitation, as well as advice and guidance on seating provision, specialist equipment and adaptations to the home.
Sara is committed to continuing her professional development and is the South East regional representative for the specialist section on neurological practice within the College of Occupational Therapists.
South of England, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
Qualifying as an occupational therapist (OT) in 2000, Gina specialises in seating & postural management and neurological rehabilitation. She lives in London and travels in and around the city, as well as to Surrey and Middlesex, visiting clients at home.
Having trained and worked internationally, Gina has extensive experience working across acute hospital settings, rehabilitation units and in community teams. She has worked with clients with a variety of neurological conditions, including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and traumatic brain injury. Currently, she works as an independent OT, treating clients in their home environment.
Gina has a special interest in postural management and prescribes wheelchairs and specialised equipment tailored to the individual client. She provides recommendations and advice on improving her clients functional independence, including delivering upper limb rehabilitation and putting treatment plans in place to work on pain and fatigue management.
Gina is committed to keeping up to date with new developments, regularly attending training and maintaining a high standard of continued professional development.
London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West
Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation
Qualifying in 2006, Emer provides expert paediatric occupational therapy to children and their families. She is based in London and travels in and around the city visiting her clients at home or in school. She is trained and qualified in therapeutic listening, as well as providing advanced sensory integration therapy.
Emer is passionate about working with children and their families to help the child reach their maximum potential and to be able to participate in all activities in their daily life. She has gained experience in various clinical roles, including working for a children's association on the Fiji Islands. She has previously worked with children with a variety of conditions, including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, dyspraxia, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.
Emer delivers specialist assessments to children in their own environment, including assessments of seating needs and assistive technology needs for children with physical disabilities. Emer works with the family to develop a treatment plan, aimed to increase the child's overall independence and help them reach personal goals. Emer provides various treatment, including working on handwriting and fine motor skills and offering school based support where necessary.
Emer is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and will attend conferences and training to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date.
London, South East of England, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Canterbury as well as throughout Kent and the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists, covering each specialist area of OT, throughout the region including Ashford, Chartham, Faversham, Margate, Ramsgate and Whitstable.
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 network of therapists encompasses all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Canterbury team from their profiles above. 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 OT’s are helping people throughout the Canterbury area 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.
I have worked with The OT Practice for 5 years and have always found their service seamless. They are always on hand to offer advice or answer any queries I may have. Their reports are clear and concise with clinical rationale for their recommendations. The Occupational Therapists provide regular updates on the clients progress and goals achieved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.Case Manager, Proclaim Care
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
Thanks so much to both you and Claire for a really excellent report. It is very detailed and having run through it with the client she was also very pleased with it.Solicitor for a family in EHCP tribunal
Going private is ‘amazing’; I wished I knew what I know now 4 years ago, as we would have gone down the private route then, thank you.Mother of private client aged 9
Since working with The OT Practice we have been able to offer a consistent and professional service to our residents who have benefitted from regular weekly group exercise activity.A CARE HOME