Suffolk, South East of England
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, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Essex, South East of England
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.
Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.
Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.
Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.
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
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Based in Hertfordshire, Samantha visits clients at home in the areas of Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St. Albans and Watford. Her expertise lies within rehabilitation, seating & postural management and hand therapy for children and adults. This includes specialist skills in spinal cord injury and upper limb treatments.
Samantha has extensive experience working as an occupational therapist, spending her career working in NHS acute hospital settings. Her current role as a specialist in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre has developed her skills in carrying out upper limb assessments and providing treatment to her clients, which includes splinting.
As an independent OT, Samantha delivers specialist assessments and treatment to clients at home. She provides expert advice and support to help her client regain their functional independence and recommendations on appropriate wheelchairs and specialist equipment for both adults and children.
By visiting exhibitions and training sessions, Samantha continues her professional development and learning so her knowledge is of the highest standard for her clients and their families. She has also presented at national and international conferences.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills
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, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, 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
Rachel has worked as an occupational therapist for 17 years gaining clinical experience across the NHS and charitable sectors as well as spending 6 months volunteering in a rehabilitation unit in South India.She has experience of working within both In Patient and community settings, and has extensive experience of working with adults with physical disabilities as well as those with life limiting conditions.
Rachel currently works in the community, visiting clients and carers in their own homes, carrying out assessments to support them to live as independently as possible. She works with clients with a range of needs and supports clients in areas such as, functional rehabilitation, daily living skills and self care, as well as housing and equipment, fatigue management and routine planning, she also provides palliative care. She uses a holistic approach to assess needs, focusing on goal orientated treatment to help her clients get the most from life.
Rachel is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is committed to continuing her personal development and expanding her clinical knowledge.
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, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
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.
Suffolk, South East of England
East Anglia, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment
Sensory integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
London - North, Suffolk
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
Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Victoria is an expert neurological occupational therapist who delivers specialist rehabilaition, housing and seating & postural assessments to clients at home. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as well as qualifying as a moving and handling trainer and assessor. Based in Bedforshire, Victoria travels to Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard to visit clients, as well as in and around London.
Having treated both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings, Victoria's experience is broad and includes working with clients with neurological, physical and mental health needs. She works with her clients helping to plan for short and long term care, including equipment provision, environmental modifications and providing therapy intervention.
Her specialist skills centre around working with neurologically-impaired clients, providing upper limb management (including splinting), cognitive re-training, behavioural management, postural management and rehabilitation of functional abilities, including their daily live activities. As an accredited manual handling trainer, Victoria completes thorough risk assessments and management plans including providing training and education to families and carers.
Victoria also works as a case manager and maintains active membership with the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
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.
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
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, 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
Sarah is an expert occupational therapist, having qualified in 2008. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, delivering assessments to clients in their home environment. She will travel around East Anglia, visiting clients in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. Sarah is qualified to complete the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).
Sarah has developed her clinical skill and understanding throughout her career, working in both hospital settings and acute rehabilitation units. She has worked with clients with complex acquired brain injuries, including stroke, traumatic injury, infections and hypoxia. She also has an interest in working with clients with cognitive impairments and challenging behaviour.
Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Sarah delivers assessments in the home environment, focusing on physical, cognitive, behavioural and social needs. Putting together a bespoke treatment plan, Sarah will work with her client to increase overall independence, working on domestic and leisure tasks, vocational opportunities and prescribing assistive technology where necessary.
East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
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
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert occupational therapy in a home or school environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans, as well as into London visiting clients and their families.
Since qualifying in 2006, Rachel has worked for the NHS, for charities and also in private practice, including within a specialist residential eating disorder service providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs.
Rachel uses a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and sensory integration, in which she has completed postgraduate qualifications. Ensuring her client is at the centre of her care, Rachel works with the client and their family to help them regain functional independence and reach personal goals.
Rachel is committed to her professional development and is a member of several specialist clinical practice groups. This allows her to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to current practice.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support
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, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management
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.
Rutland, East Midlands
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
The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Essex or surrounding counties. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout Essex including Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Colchester and Brentwood.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.
Our Essex therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.
If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Essex 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.
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