Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in housing and equipment and moving and handling. She is based in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.
Sarah qualified at the University of Northampton in 2009 and has extensive experience in Social Care, assessing adults and children in their own homes for equipment, minor works and major adaptations.
Sarah has experience working with a broad range of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, degenerative neurological conditions, stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson's Disease.
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.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management
Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy
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
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 visiting Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in rehabilitation, seating & postural management and equipment, treating adults with those particular needs.
Currently working as professional lead occupational therapist within the NHS, Lucy works with clients with physical, learning and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their current skills, 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 intervention that is 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.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
AMPS, Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with 24 years post-graduate experience. She works with children in school and home settings carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and intervention. 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.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
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
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.
Essex, East Anglia
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.
Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.
Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.
Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.
Essex, East Anglia
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2002, Louise has specialised in rehabilitation for adults and children. She has a special interest in sensory integration and has completed postgraduate training at Masters level in this area. Working independently, Louise visits clients at home, travelling in and around Essex and the surrounding counties.
Louise currently works for the NHS with people 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Essex, East Anglia
Michaela completed her BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy in 2011 and since graduating has worked in both the charitable and public sector. Michaela has specialised in Paediatric Occupational Therapy and has further developed specialist knowledge in the field of Sensory Integration through post graduate training and clinical experience.
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.
Michaela continues to develop her skills and knowledge through academic study, and peer learning and is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Michaela is based in Essex and covers Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk areas.
East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, London - North
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Claire is an expert paediatric occupational therapist based in Hertfordshire. She travels around the South East of England visiting families, including Buckinghamshire and Essex and also parts of London. 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).
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. Currently, Claire is at a special school working with 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.
As an independent OT, 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, teacher 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families.
East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment
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.
Qualifying in 1996, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. She previously worked in Denmark treating children with severe learning difficulties in various special schools.
Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs, assessing functional and 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 into putting together 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care
Suffolk, East Anglia
Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert occupational therapy to adult clients. She travels 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 rehabilaition, 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
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
Suffolk, East Anglia
Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.
Since graduating from St. Andrew's school of Occupational Therapy in 1992, 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.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Seating and Postural management
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Suffolk, East Anglia
Jo is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of neurology. Since qualifying from the University of East Anglia in 2000, she has worked in specialist neurology hospital departments, paediatrics, neuro-rehab centres, and community services. Jo specialises in both neurological and functional rehabilitation.
She has completed additional training in principles of normal movement (Bobath), splinting of the neurological hand (SOMEK), and has completed a certificate in leadership.
Jo provides specialist assessments in client's home to identify the barriers to a client completing their desired activities of daily living or vocation, and agrees a treatment plan to enable them to reach realistic and achievable goals.
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Lisa qualified as an OT from Derby University in 1993 and has worked in the NHS, within a Local Authority setting and in private practice since qualifying.
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.
Lisa has chosen to specialise in 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.
She also collaboratively identifies housing & equipment, 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.
Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in 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.
Since qualifying in 2006, 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.
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 2010, Debbie provides 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. Debbie is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
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.
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2011, Meera specialises in rehabilitation and moving & handling. She has completed post qualifying training, including a masters degree to support her clinical practice. Visiting her clients in their own environment, Meera travels to areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire, as well as homes in London.
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 individuals 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 clients independence at home and in the community.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management
Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Since qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2009, Heather has specialised in the area of neurological rehabilitation. She works with clients in their home environment, visiting areas of Northampton and Kettering, as well as homes in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Nottingham. Heather ensures her clinical knowledge is up to date, maintaining her memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
During her career, Heather has gained clinical experience in the NHS, working for charitable organisations and also in the independent sector, specifically in post acute, rehabilitation and community settings. She carries out specialist assessments on clients with complex neurological conditions, including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.
Heather provides clients with a range of expert intervention, ensuring these are evidence based and meet best practice guidelines. This can include physical rehabilitation, focusing on upper limb rehab, balance and equipment provision, as well as cognitive rehabilitation and help with self care. She also provides education and training to the client's family and carers, ensuring they know how to use equipment safely and appropriately.
West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Based in Nottingham, Helen visits clients in the areas of Mansfield, Derby, Retford, and Southwell. She specialises in hand therapy and rehabilitation, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for clients with a range of injuries and conditions.
Helen works with adults with hand, wrist, and upper limb conditions, covering chronic and acute injuries. She has expertise in scar management, desensitisation programmes and splinting. In her last role, Helen was the organisation's lead therapist for splinting.
Helen provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients and is committed to maintaining her clients' independence at home. She sets achievable and realistic goals, focusing on a client's functional rehabilitation and ability to carry out daily tasks.
To enhance her learning, Helen has completed post graduate training in hand therapy and related conditions. She is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and has BAHT Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. She also completed the Derby University Masters module on Hand Therapy in Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Nottingham
Housing and Equipment, Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting
Qualifying in 2003, Paul is an experienced occupational therapist specialising in housing adaptations, disabled facilities grants, housing suitability, equipment, assistive technology and moving and handling. He provides expert advice and enjoys helping his clients to achieve a higher quality of life by working collaboratively with them as well as with their carers & families.
Paul has a wealth of experience working as an Occupational Therapist within a social services role as well as with private clients with physical disabilities, including age related conditions, sensory impairment, neurological conditions, palliative conditions, catastrophic injury, amputation and brain injury, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties.
With a previous background in the construction industry, he has worked closely with architects, housing associations, councils, charities and contractors providing expert advice on the suitability of accommodation, adaptations to existing properties and new builds and has an in depth knowledge of assistive technology.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Leicester
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Self care
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.
We had our appointment with Claire today and I just want to tell you how amazing she was! It normally takes Oliver a while to warm up to new people but within minutes he loved her! I feel like I understand Oliver and his behaviours so much more after meeting with Claire just once. You have no idea what this means to me.Parent of a paediatric client
The OT Practice were quick to understand our needs, providing suitable alterations and adaptations to tenants’ homes during our refurbishment programme. Their service is high quality and very efficient.Waverley Borough Council
The OT Practice offers a flexible and professional service that has allowed us to react quickly to our changing business needs and achieve our customer outcomes.Papworth Trust
We found the quality of clinical expertise, personal care and attention amongst the best and would not hesitate to recommend them.Viavi
I have worked with The OT Practice for 5 years and have always found their service seamless. They are always on hand to offer advice or answer any queries I may have. Their reports are clear and concise with clinical rationale for their recommendations. The Occupational Therapists provide regular updates on the clients progress and goals achieved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.Case Manager, Proclaim Care