Surrey, South East of England
Based in Surrey, Ann is a specialist OT in Neurological Rehabilitation with a passion for assisting people regain their independence in daily activities. Ann is an expert in spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation but also has extensive experience with other neurological conditions including stroke, acquired brain injury, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease.
For over 15 years she has developed expert clinical knowledge in a range of areas such as manual handling, equipment provision, postural management, seating, and splinting. Ann is committed to maximising and maintaining her client's independence in their home environment including accessing the community and returning to work. She supports with activities of daily living, upper limb strengthening, rehabilitation, and splint provision.
Ann has worked closely with the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre and has attended specialist training on spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She is also a member of the Specialist Section in Neurological Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
London, South of England, Surrey, London - South
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Surrey, South East of England
Samantha is a Paediatric OT based in Morden, providing expert assessments and interventions for children across London and Surrey. She is highly experienced working with children with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities, supporting with home and school-based therapy.
Samantha delivers holistic and comprehensive assessments, evaluating a child’s current and potential future needs. She works collaboratively with families, education staff, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child. Her interventions in the home environment include housing adaptations, moving and handling, identifying risks, specialist equipment, and complex postural management including specialist seating. She is also experienced in splinting and dynamic compression. Samantha helps children to develop key skills to help them with day-to-day life and support them in an education setting.
Samantha is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Children, Young People and Families.
London, Surrey, London - South
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting
London - South, London
With over 15 years' experience, Catriona has developed expertise in working with children with complex needs, life limiting conditions, and those with co-ordination difficulties affecting every day life. She is based in London, visiting children across the city and the South of England.
Catriona has extensive knowledge of a wide range of conditions and disabilities such as autism, ADHD, acquired brain injury, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, and sensory processing difficulties. Catriona has worked at world class centres such as Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Evelina in London. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, skill and dedication to the profession.
Catriona is committed to life long learning and evidence-based practice. She has taught at a local, regional and national level, regularly manages projects, develops new services and has contributed to clinical research.
Catriona is also the founder of a premature baby charity, supporting families following neonatal intensive care.
London, South East of England , London - South
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation
Chailey Postural Management
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
Veronica is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in Vocational and Neurological Rehabilitation. She is a qualified Bobath therapist and has completed further postgraduate training in Hand Therapy, ergonomics, and workstation assessments. She is based in London and travels in and around the city including Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.
Throughout her 20-year career, Veronica has worked and trained internationally, including for the NHS, in rehabilitation, community, occupational health settings, and the private sector. Veronica provides specialist functional, vocational, and work risk assessments. Working collaboratively with clients and their employers, Veronica delivers upper limb, cognitive, and emotional rehabilitation to help her client stay in work or return to their job role.
Specialising in working with people with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, Veronica provides expert rehabilitation and advice on aids and equipment. She supports her clients, encouraging them to regain their independence and for them to be able to take part in daily life, work, and leisure activities that they enjoy.
Veronica is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Sections in Work, Neurological Practice, and Rheumatology.
London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - West
Hand Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills
Monica is based in Bromley, visiting clients across London, Surrey, and the South of England. Monica has worked as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, dedicating herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation.
Monica carries out detailed assessments and provides bespoke treatment plans to children with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, brain injuries, and cognitive rehabilitation. She works with children in their own homes and schools and works closely with family and carers to ensure the child can reach their full potential.
She has extensive experience in gross motor rehabilitation in babies and toddlers and also has specialist training in developmental care and uses this to help parents to better their understanding of their child’s behavioural cues and supporting their overall development.
Genevieve is a Speech and Language Therapist from London. She works with children of all ages, from pre-school age through to young adulthood. Genevieve specialises in communication difficulties, language disorder, speech sound disorder, social communication disorder, autism, mutism, and stammering.
Genevieve delivers therapy sessions in a variety of settings to suit the needs of the child, including school, at home, and clinics. Her sessions are child centred, fun and engaging and follow a wide variety of techniques and activities. In particular, Genevieve uses Makaton singing and Palin parent-child interaction therapy. She encourages parents and education staff to engage in the therapy programme.
She is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Surrey, South East of England
Bethan specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and also supports Housing & Equipment needs, Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. Bethan is based in Surrey and visits clients and their families in Guildford, Croydon, and Woking, as well as areas of Hampshire and West Sussex.
Varying her work between private practice, medico-legal work, the NHS, and social services, Bethan is committed to supporting her clients achieve their goals and maximise their potential. She supports clients with long term neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and head injury, as well as working with children with developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, and autism.
She provides thorough client-focused assessments and intervention, working with her clients and their families in their home environment. Within the treatment plan, Bethan can address activities of daily living, seating and posture, upper limb skills, bespoke equipment and advice for minor environmental adaptations. She also provides therapy for visual and sensory issues, fatigue management, and stress management.
Bethan attends regular training, having completed qualifications in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurology.
London, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, Brighton
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
Surrey, South East of England
Sharon is a Paediatric OT based in Ashtead, Surrey. She specialises in Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties, but also supports children with more complex needs relating to cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and acquired brain injury. Sharon visits children in both home and school settings across Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, and the South of London.
Specialising in Paediatric Occupational Therapy for over 10 years, Sharon has worked with children and their families to develop their fine and gross motor skills, daily living skills, and independence. Sharon is trained in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, helping children with autism, sensory processing and motor difficulties, and ADHD.
Sharon has undertaken several post-graduate courses to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set, completing a post-graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, basic and advanced Therapeutic Listening, as well as training in using the SCERTS framework and DIR/Floortime.
South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South
Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
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.
London - East, London
Specialising in Sensory Integration, Catarina is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist offering expert assessments and interventions in London. Catarina works with children with a wide variety of conditions and disabilities including autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyspraxia, Down’s syndrome, and other sensory processing difficulties.
Catarina supports children in home and school settings, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to create a bespoke programme of therapy. She can assist with a child’s functional mobility, including their fine and gross motor skills, and their ability to complete self-care tasks independently. She also offers school-based support, delivering handwriting assessments and treatment, recommending specialist seating, and providing training and advise to teachers and staff. Catarina has completed specialist training in Sensory Integration, focusing on autism spectrum disorder and early intervention.
Catarina is a member of the Specialist Section in Children, Young People and Families at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
London , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
London - West, London
Based in Surbiton, Kingston-on-Thames, Liz delivers specialist hand therapy to clients across the home counties. Liz is a highly experienced hand therapist, delivering holistic care and support to clients with a wide range of hand and upper limb conditions. Liz helps clients with pain management, fine motor skills, splinting, and self-care.
Liz has provided hand therapy for both adults and children for over 10 years, building up a significant wealth of knowledge and experience. Liz helps clients with acute and long-term conditions such as arthritis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). She also supports clients who are recovering from an injury or trauma such as amputation, dislocations, soft tissue damage, and fractures. Liz uses a broad range of assessment tools and treatment plans to offer each client a tailored experience. This includes providing clients with bespoke splints that can be moulded in their home, as well as advising on off the shelf splints.
Liz is a professional member of both the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sector – Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP). She regularly engages with other professionals and has undertaken several hand therapy courses to develop her skill-set.
Having gained extensive NHS experience since qualifying in 1995, Jan now works as an independent occupational therapist visiting clients at home. She specialises in rehabilitation, delivering specialist vocational, neurological and functional assessments to clients within the London area, including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Redbridge.
Jan has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of neurological conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety and stress management.
By providing clients with high quality treatment programmes, Jan aims to help her client regain their independence and enable them to achieve their goals. This includes helping clients return back to work or find new employment/volunteering opportunities.
Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists and attending conferences and exhibitions.
London, Essex, London - Central, London - East
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Based in London, Annmarie is an experienced OT and part of our specialist Paediatric team. She works with children of all ages with various clinical needs, including physical and neurological conditions. Annmarie visits children and their families in their home or school environment, working together to help them reach their maximum potential.
Since qualifying, Annmarie has worked in both the private and public sector, across inpatient and community services. In addition to working with children with learning and health needs, Annmarie has also worked with families and young people experiencing mental health challenges. She is skilled in using a number of therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness and sensory integration. Her comprehensive skill set facilitates her to provide a holistic approach to therapy to achieve change and improve their quality of life.
Annmarie has worked with children with neurological impairments, autism, and handwriting difficulties, as well as helping those with feeding, toileting and dressing needs. She offers therapy programmes to help the child increase their functional independence, as well as offering guidance and advice to parents and teachers on how to implement these strategies at home or in school. Annmarie ensures she uses enthusiasm and elements of fun in her therapy to motivate children to achieve their full potential.
Jo is a physiotherapist specialising in paediatric assessments and treatment. She is based in Hillingdon, visiting children in both home and school settings across London, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. With over ten years of experience, Jo has worked in many different settings including at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Jo delivers assessments and treatment of developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions with particular expertise in complex motor disorders and neurological dysfunction. She works with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, muscular dystrophies, developmental delay, and Down Syndrome. Jo supports children and their families with gross motor skill development, splinting, and school-based therapy.
Jo is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and undertakes regular professional development activities to ensure her clinical knowledge and practice is up-to-date.
Working as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, Zandri specialises in Sensory Integration, visiting children at home, school, or nursery. Zandri has worked with children with a broad range of conditions such as, autism, dyspraxia, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, learning difficulties, and more. Her assessments and flexible treatment programmes focus on identifying the child’s individual needs, frequently regarding confidence building, balance and coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and visual perception.
Zandri works with children to help them develop independence, regain and maintain the ability to play sport and activities, and confidently complete daily self-care tasks. This includes dressing, using cutlery, and writing. In a school setting, Zandri helps children with shyness and class participation, enabling them to build confidence and overcome challenges. Zandri ensures that a child’s every need is addressed and that there is appropriate support in place at home and school.
Zandri is a member of RCOT and regularly undertakes additional training in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening.
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Karen is based near Watford, visiting clients across London and the Home Counties. With extensive experience in Housing & Equipment, Karen can recommend basic and complex home adaptations, including extensions. Whether a small piece of equipment or large adaptation, Karen’s aim is to help a client regain and maintain independence at home. Karen works with adults with a wide range of physical disabilities, brain and spinal injuries, and conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neurone disease.
Through her rehabilitation programmes, Karen seeks to recommend practical strategies to overcome common issues such as getting in and out of the home, personal care and dressing, cooking and cleaning. These measures aim to help reduce the risk of falls, increase mobility, and build confidence. Karen can also advise on Seating & Postural Management, recommending suitable seating and standing aids.
Karen can advise and support clients through DFG Assessments, understanding the process and what is required. Karen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Housing, and has also completed additional qualifications in Housing Adaptations and Design.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Based in Watford, Lucy is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in both the private and community sectors. Lucy visits children at home or school settings, across London, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. She works with children with a wide variety of conditions and abilities including, cerebral palsy, autism, Down’s syndrome, and dyslexia. Lucy also specialises in sensory integration and conductive education.
Lucy aims to maximise a child’s development potential, focusing on how a child can safely and confidently conduct activities of daily living, such as dressing, washing, and feeding. This includes working on gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, and postural management. Lucy also works with children and their families to develop a practical daily routine, setting manageable tasks and goals. Lucy is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that every child receives coordinated support from experts across various professions.
Lucy is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ specialist section, Children, Young People & Families (RCOT-CYPF).
London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Surrey, London - North
Sensory Integration, Conductive education
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
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
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.
London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - East, Brighton
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
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
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.
London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, 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
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.
The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide with a number of exceptional OTs based in the Croydon area, who can work with your family members or clients located in Croydon or the surrounding London Boroughs. We have experienced private therapists to cover a wide spectrum of clinical specialisms, servicing the Croydon borough including Addington, Addiscombe, Coulsdon, Purley and Thornton Heath.
Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.
Our therapists based in the Croydon area cover all areas of OT, including paediatrics, neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, moving & handling, hand therapy and vocational rehabilitation. Above you can find out more about some of our therapists covering the Croydon area by clicking on their profiles. Alternatively, call one of our dedicated and friendly client managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT.
We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Croydon 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.
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
We contracted The OT Practice to help us clear a backlog of bathing assessments. They took on a batch of cases and worked through them efficiently and professionally, keeping us informed and updated at all times. We also used the OT Practice to carry out assessments as part of the Council’s planned kitchen and bathroom upgrade programme. Again this work was completed efficiently, and we would not hesitate to work with them again.Guildford Borough Council
I was so nervous, but your therapist was lovely, she explained everything to me; and was very thorough. Bless her, she even made me a drink before leaving! Thank you!An OT Practice client
The OT Practice are extremely efficient and effective – and together we are able to change the lives of children across the UKNewlife, the Charity for Disabled Children
I have no hesitation in recommending The OT Practice service, where specialist personal will work to your instructions and ensure you are given the best possible advice for you and your client.Grand Almoner, Freemasons