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Private occupational therapy in Canterbury

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Ganga

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Janet

Kent, South East of England

Janet is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent, covering a client base across London and the South East of England. She has experience of working with a range of disabilities and needs including autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, sensory integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, and global developmental delay. Janet has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children of all ages, but is particularly interested in working with babies, toddlers, and primary school aged children. Janet has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of specialist areas including physical manual handling, rehabilitation, surgical aftercare, equipment provisions and major adaptations.

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. Janet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and two of their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Sharon

London - South, South East of England

Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, local authority, and private sector. 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. Based just outside of Bromley, Sharon covers a client base across South London and Kent.

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.

Her dedication to meeting a client’s needs at home often involves working closely with architects, surveyors, builders, and specialist equipment suppliers to play a pivotal role in planning for both current and future needs. Her aim is to allow both the client and their families to live a life with the least possible restriction.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Whitstable, Annabel travels throughout Kent including Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, and Folkestone. She specialises in Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments, and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care, and charity settings. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions and physical disabilities including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. She also offers supports for clients with life limiting conditions, assisting with transitions to hospice and palliative care.

Annabel carries out independent assessments, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Anna

Kent, South East of England

Based just outside of Faversham in Kent, Anna works with adult clients in their own homes across the county and into London. Anna specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and is dedicated to enabling her clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life. She works with clients with progressive neurological conditions, brain injury, and stroke. Anna also provides Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling support and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Gaining extensive experience in the NHS, Social Services and the private sector, Anna has worked in both acute and community settings as a clinical specialist and team leader. Anna provides high quality assessments and therapy for clients and families, ensuring her practice is based on sound clinical evidence and judgement. She assesses cognitive difficulties, issues with visual perception such as visual field loss and diplopia, and balance and mobility needs. Within her treatment plan, Anna prescribes specialist seating such as wheelchairs and armchairs and advises on positioning programmes. She also supports with washing, feeding and dressing and helps clients regain functional independence in these tasks.

Anna participates regularly in professional development opportunities and has also been a University lecturer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Angela

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent. She is focused on supporting families to help their child reach their maximum potential and develop independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and brain injury.

Natalie has a great deal of experience of assessing hand function, functional skills, postural management, access to the environment, and assessment of equipment needs. She has worked within the acute and community paediatric settings, gaining a great deal of knowledge and becoming an expert in her field.

Natalie continues to further develop her clinical skills at a post-graduate level to ensure her clinical practice remains evidence based and children are provided with an excellent level of care. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Specialist Section for Children, Young People, and Families at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Donna

Kent, South East of England

Located in Sandwich, Kent, Donna visits clients across the South East of England. Donna has over 15 years’ experience and is a specialist in the field of trauma and orthopaedics. She works with clients who have injuries and conditions including spinal trauma, upper and lower limb fractures, amputees, polytraumas, fractured neck of femurs, and elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Donna delivers comprehensive assessments and provides recommendations on suitable equipment provisions designed to enhance a client’s independence at home, prevent falls, and improve mobility. She works with clients, their family, and other healthcare professionals to develop bespoke treatment plans.

Donna is committed to her continued professional development, with a membership to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and constantly seeking opportunities to gain knowledge and experience through training sessions and seminars.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Su

Kent, South East of England

With over 20 years of experience, Su works with children and young people to maximise their independence and enable them to reach their full potential. She is based in Ashford in Kent and visits clients across the South-East.

She has worked with children with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities including cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and brain injury. Su is experienced in the assessment and provision of specialist children’s equipment and provides advice on moving and handling. She has assessed and project managed many Disabled Facilities Grants, as well as other complex minor and major housing adaptations, working alongside surveyors, contractors and grants officers.

Su continues to develop her clinical skills, using evidence-based practice for her professional development. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and a member of the Specialist Sections for both Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Learning disability

Ruth

Kent, South East of England

Ruth is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, specialising in Functional Rehab, Housing & Equipment, and Moving & Handling. Ruth is located in Whitstable, Kent, visiting clients across the county and the South East. She has been practising as an OT for over 20 years, offering comprehensive assessments and tailored treatments designed around each client’s individual needs. Ruth has helped clients with a wide range of conditions, whether recovering from a traumatic injury or adjusting to life with a long-term impairment.

Ruth provides recommendations on suitable housing adaptations, both minor and major, as well as equipment provisions designed to aid a client’s independence at home. She considers a client’s individual circumstances and goals and makes recommendations based on their current situation as well as their longer-term needs. Ruth has worked with clients with a range of temporary disabilities and long-term conditions including stroke and dementia.

Ruth is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in order to deliver outstanding assessment and treatment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Clare

Kent, South East of England

Clare is a Paediatric OT located near Rochester, covering a client base across all of Kent. Clare specialises in autism, learning disabilities, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and other mental health needs. She offers assessments and treatments in both school and home settings, dependent on the child’s individual needs.

Clare works holistically, considering a child’s every need and working with families and schools to ensure that each child receives the right support. Clare aims to develop a child’s communication and social interaction skills, helping them to manage behaviour and emotion. She also focuses on physical ability, such as fine and gross motor skills, to develop strength and coordination.

Clare can provide additional support for children during periods of stress, for example when starting a new school. She aims to adapt a child’s routine, introducing new activities whilst minimising disruption. This includes maximising a child’s independence through their ability to conduct self-care tasks, including washing, dressing, and feeding.

Clare is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Emily

Kent, South East of England

Based in Tonbridge, Emily is an Occupational Therapist providing Functional Rehabilitation for adults across the South East of England including London, Kent, Surrey, and West Sussex. Specialising in trauma, orthopaedics, and amputations, Emily supports clients with short and long-term rehabilitation whether following surgery or managing long-term needs.

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of settings including hospitals and rehabilitation centres. She helps clients to develop their gross motor skills through exercise programmes and supportive aids, designed to help them regain strength, mobility, and coordination. Emily’s aim is to help a client reach their maximum level of independence, from carrying out self-care tasks at home to taking part in leisure activities and returning to work.

Emily focuses on all aspects of a client’s rehabilitation, both physical and cognitive, conducting cognitive assessments and suggesting methods to manage fatigue. She can also provide guidance on suitable wheelchairs and other supportive equipment.

Emily is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly attends specialist training courses to enhance her clinical reasoning and skill-set.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care

Our private OT’s in Canterbury

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.

Common difficulties we can help with

Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

L&Q
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Proclaim Care
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
SSAFA Charity
UK Case Management
Anchor
Bank Workers Charity
Runnymede Borough Council
Grayshott Spa
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Architects Benevolent Society
Invictus Health
Family Focused Case Management
AJM Healthcare
The Good Care Group
Sunrise
Lawray Architects
Plymouth City Council
Viavi
Mole Valley District Council
Wandsworth
Clergy Support Trust
Bracknell Forest Council
Baston House School
Help & Care
Newlife Charity
Haringey
Licensed Trade Charity
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Tania Brown
Help For Heros
Care Tech
Richmond
More Than Mobility
HCML
Guildford Borough Council
The Royal Marines Charity
CCMS
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
The Royal British Legion
Waverley Borough Council
Papworth Trust
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
RAFBF
Leicestershire County Council
Masons

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