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Private occupational therapy in East Anglia

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Marie

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Marie is a Paediatric OT based in Bedford, East Anglia. She has been practising in this field for over 20 years, offering specialist advise and treatment for children and their families in both a home and school setting. Marie specialises in Sensory Integration, supporting children with routine activities such as dressing, eating, learning, and socialising. Marie has worked extensively with children with both clinical and complex needs, helping with motor, functional, and sensory skills.

Marie is a CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) Practitioner, meaning she focuses on collaborative goal setting and allowing the child’s individual needs to direct their therapy. Her aim is to enable a child to develop the practical and sensory skills to safely and confidently undertake self-care tasks. This involves assessing their ability to move around independently and perform physical activity, but also their fine motor skills such as how they tie shoelaces, use zips and buttons, and their handwriting.

Marie has a particular interest working with pre-school age children, promoting sensory-based play, supportive positions for play, and appropriate equipment to enhance function and development. Marie can recommend small equipment provisions and home adaptations to enhance a child’s progressions. In particular, Marie is trained in the Chailey approach to Postural Management. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with children, their families, and schools to set goals and ensure every child meets their full potential.

Marie is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Sarah

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Sarah’s extensive career in OT has seen her work with children and young people with a broad range of physical disabilities, social and emotional difficulties including, autism, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and sensory processing difficulties. Sarah assesses and treats behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and postural management, to ensure that a child’s every need is addressed.

Sarah is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified, positioned to help children in any setting, whether at home or at school. She offers a holistic assessment, working collaboratively with families and other professionals, to ensure the best possible outcome for every child.

Since qualifying as an OT in 2008, Sarah is committed to her continual professional development. She completed a Sensory Integration qualification in 2012, leading to a MSc in 2014. Sarah also delivers training and mentoring with the Sensory Integration Education Network and the Advanced Practitioner training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent Occupational Therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough, and St. Ives, as well as Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, Housing & Equipment, and Seating & Postural Management.

Lucy has over 20 years of experience, working with clients with a range of physical, learning, and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their independence, develop new skills, and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.

Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides interventions that are based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.

Lucy can also deliver Vocational Rehabilitation, providing support to clients who wish to return to work/find work and have physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges. She supports the client’s transition to a work environment, carrying out work place assessments to view the suitability of the environment and make any recommendations about adaptations that may be needed to support the person to succeed.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration

Lynn

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Based in Peterborough, Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She works with children in school and home settings across the East Midlands, carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.

Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.

She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.

Lynn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and the Sensory Integration Network.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Rachel

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Rachel is an expert Hand Therapist, practising in Occupational Therapy for over 10 years. Rachel has worked extensively with both long-term conditions and trauma, enabling clients to maximise function in their hands and upper limbs. Rachel is based in Peterborough and visits clients across East Anglia, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire.

Rachel is highly skilled to help with various hand traumas such as, fractures, dislocations, amputations, ligament damage, and arthritis. Therapy with Rachel typically includes the development of a personalised exercise programme, pain management, splinting (static and dynamic), and the utilisation of small aids.

Rehabilitation of the hands and upper limbs provides clients with the skill to carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and washing, and domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning. Through effective pain management and advice on how to adapt activities, clients can regain independence and control over their lives.

Rachel is a professional member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and regularly undertakes their specialist courses.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Pain management, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting

Sharon

Essex, East Anglia

With over 30 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, Sharon provides specialist assessments and treatments for children of all ages. She is based in Harlow, visiting children and their families across Essex and Hertfordshire in both home and school settings.

Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, working in mainstream and special schools, child development teams, and a neonatal unit. 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.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management

Louise

Essex, East Anglia

Louise is an experienced Occupational Therapist with specialist training in Sensory Integration. She is based in Essex, visiting both adult and paediatric clients across East Anglia. Louise has gained experience working across a variety of settings including general medicine, orthopaedics, acute mental health, secure mental health services, adult autism services, and special schools.

Louise is highly skilled supporting clients with high functioning autism and uses her advanced skills to meet their sensory needs. This includes helping them develop skills for the workplace, gain employment, and also prepare them for university. Louise develops goal orientated treatment packages for her clients, delivering these at home or in school. The plan focuses on the client reaching their maximum potential and becoming as independent as possible in daily activities.

Louise is currently a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Michaela

Essex, East Anglia

Based in Colchester, Michaela is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting children at home or school across Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. With over 10 years’ experience, she has developed expertise in the field of Sensory Integration through post graduate training and clinical experience. Michaela works with children with a range of conditions and disabilities including autism, ADHD, sensory difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder.

Working holistically Michaela helps children develop their skills and confidence to achieve their full potential and supports parents and carers in helping them gain knowledge and understanding of their child's difficulties through this process. She supports children and their families in various areas including gross and fine motor skills, hand writing, visual perception, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of motor skills, organisation and sequencing, and self-care activities.

Michaela is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and continues to develop her skills and knowledge through academic study and peer learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Natalie

Essex, East Anglia

Natalie is a highly skilled OT based in Chelmsford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, working with adults across East Anglia who have acquired brain injuries including stroke. Natalie assesses a client’s physical and cognitive needs and devises treatment plans to help maximise a client’s independence and enhance their quality of life.

For over 10 years, Natalie has been supporting clients with a range of conditions and working with them to recover from an injury or manage a progressive condition. She combines functional and cognitive rehabilitation to offer a comprehensive therapy programme and address a client’s every need at home, work, in education, and when accessing the community. Natalie is skilled in upper limb rehabilitation, helping clients to regain function and develop their fine and gross motor skills. She aims to improve their independence through self-care activities such as getting dressed and washing. Natalie also supports with a client’s cognitive needs, focusing on attention, memory, fatigue, and routine planning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Claire is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Hertfordshire. She visits clients around the South East of England including Buckinghamshire, Essex, and parts of London. Claire has spent much of her career in child and adolescent mental health services and has experience working with children with behavioural difficulties, eating disorders, psychosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and self-harming behaviour. Claire also has experience working in special schools and supporting children with learning disabilities.

She provides intervention to support children in reaching their maximum potential, including help with handwriting, motor planning, and sensory integration techniques. Claire works with children and families in their home or school environment. Having assessed their needs, Claire will develop a bespoke treatment package for the child which will involve parents, teachers, or carers where necessary. She ensures that the treatment sessions are engaging and work towards the child reaching their personal goals.

Claire is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Children, Young People and Families. She has completed various postgraduate courses, including a qualification in sensory integration and training in the Alert Programme which is particularly successful for children with ADHD. Claire is also trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment

Lone

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Lone is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist who treats children at home, in nursery, and at school. She is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to the areas of in Essex and North London visiting children and their families. She is qualified in both Bobath and Chailey approaches, as well as being trained in advanced Sensory Integration techniques and using the CO-OP approach.

With over 25 years’ experience, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs assessing functional, sensory, or motor difficulties. She has experience helping children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, and mild to profound learning difficulties. This includes supporting children with postural needs, prescribing the right equipment and offering advice to ensure safe use.

Lone aims to enhance a child's independence and functional ability and will include family, carers, or teachers when creating a personalised treatment plan. To ensure the care she is providing to families is of the highest standard, Lone maintains professional development through her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care

Alison

Norfolk, East Anglia

Based in Norwich, Alison is a specialist OT with expertise in fatigue management. She provides holistic assessments considering a client’s physical and mental needs, developing tailored therapy plans and recommending equipment and housing adaptations to help meet a client’s personal goals. Alison covers a client base across Norfolk and Suffolk, visiting adults of all ages with a range of conditions such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.

Alison has worked as an OT for over 25 years, helping clients to develop effective routines and manage daily activities. Alison is highly experienced working with young adults aged 16-25, having worked as part of several specialist teams throughout her career. She supports clients to manage fatigue, anxiety, and stress whether in a home, education, or work environment. Alison is also skilled in motivational interviewing and counselling, supporting clients with difficulties in school and work place settings.

Alison is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice and the British Association for CFS/ME. She is dedicated to her continual development as an OT, regularly seeking to expand her clinical knowledge and skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Julie

Norfolk, East Anglia

Based just outside of Dereham in Norfolk, Julie is a skilled Occupational Therapist with over 10 years’ experience. She specialises in Housing & Equipment and complex Moving and Handling solutions, supporting clients across East Anglia.

Julie works with clients with a wide range of long-term and progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, dementia, and learning disabilities. She provides in depth assessments of a client’s functional ability, their ability to safely complete daily tasks and confidence leaving the home. Julie can recommend equipment or adaptations in order to improve a client’s mobility and maximise their potential. This includes assessing a client's needs and eligibility in regards to applying for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) to adapt their home environment to enable them to live as independently as possible. Julie has overseen the provision of stair lifts, through floor lifts, wet rooms, and housing extensions.

Julie is also an expert in complex Moving & Handling solutions. She has completed a Train the Trainer course and has developed appropriate moving and handling techniques to ensure all individuals, no matter how complex their needs are, can be moved safely and as comfortably as possible.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Learning disability

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert Occupational Therapy to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire, and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of Occupational Therapy including Rehabilitation, Seating & Postural Management and Housing & Equipment.

Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services, and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, and arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.

Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members, and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions, and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.

Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation

Cathy

Suffolk, East Anglia

Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.

With over 20 years of experience, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and Housing & Equipment.

She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurology, older peoples mental health, dementia, and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.

Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling, and managing a dementia team.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Lisa

Derbyshire, East Midlands

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.

Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.

She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Ireland, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Tanya

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

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

Collette

Lincolnshire, East Midlands

Collette is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has a special interest in working with clients living with traumatic brain injury, as well as other neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease. Collette is based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, visiting clients across the East Midlands and East Anglia including Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire.

With over 10 years of experience, Collette delivers comprehensive assessments which evaluate a client’s physical and cognitive needs. Having worked in physical rehabilitation and mental health before specialising in neurological conditions, Collette can support clients and their families to design and provide individually tailored occupational therapy programme. She helps clients with the management of posture, tone, spasticity, sensory loss, and fatigue. Collette can also plan and recommend future therapeutic intervention and equipment needs, taking into consideration a client’s individual current and potential needs in the future.

Collette is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Debra

Middlesex, London

Debra provides expert Occupational Therapy to clients in London and the neighbouring counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Middlesex. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.

With over 15 years’ experience, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings including inpatient, community, and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke, and dementia.

Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts, and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects, and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.

Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.

Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Debbie

Middlesex, London

Debbie is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist, providing expert assessment and treatment to children and young adults at home, in school, or at nursery. She visits children and their families in the London area, working collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the child reaches their maximum potential.

Having gained experience working in the NHS and private sector, Debbie provides therapy to children of all ages with mild, moderate, and severe communication needs. She supports children with the development of speech, as well as focusing on attention, listening, and social skills. She provides fun and motivating therapy, working with a child to maximise their speech and language use and increase their independence. Therapy includes sensory stimulation, intensive interaction strategies, and building on self-esteem.

Working holistically, Debbie provides training to parents, teachers and teaching assistants so they feel confident communicating with children and young adults with additional needs. She is also a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

Meera

Middlesex, London

Meera is an Occupational Therapist based in North London, specialising in Moving & Handling, and Housing & Equipment, and Rehabilitation. She visits clients in their own environment across London, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Hertfordshire. Meera has experience treating clients with long term neurological conditions, as well as supporting older adults and end of life care.

She completes detailed assessments with her clients using a variety of approaches, including using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) to meet goals and record an individual’s intervention. She aims to optimise their function in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.

Treating her clients at home, Meera will involve family members and carers to ensure that they are appropriately trained and that intervention can continue when Meera is not there. This includes providing moving and handling plans, specifically offering advice on positioning and complex equipment, aiming to improve her client’s independence at home and in the community.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Our private OT’s in East Anglia

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout East Anglia as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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 cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the East Anglia 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).

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout East Anglia 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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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Planning activities

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

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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