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Katy

Hampshire, South East of England

Katy has over 14 years experience in the field of paediatrics and has worked in Canada and the UK in the public and private sectors. She is a professional, approachable and flexible person who demonstrates determination and enthusiasm working with children, schools and families. She values the importance of delivering expertise and quality of care using a holistic and child-family approach.

Katy ensures she keeps up-to-date with current evidence-based practice and clinical skills by being a member of various special interest groups, attending courses and mentoring other OTs.

Katy is qualified in Sensory Integration and the Bobath approach. She can also assess and use specialist equipment, e.g. sleep system, supportive seating systems and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Amanda

Hampshire, South East of England

Amanda is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. She is located in Portsmouth, visiting clients in Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, and Basingstoke.

Amanda has worked in a variety of settings withing the community and acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries, orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA).

Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provisions, and moving & handling advice.

Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Emma

Southampton, Hampshire

Based in Southampton, Emma is an experienced Occupational Therapist providing expert care to clients across the South of England including Hampshire, Surrey, West and East Sussex, and London. Emma has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings including Acute and Chronic Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Paediatrics, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Emma works with both adult and paediatric clients, specialising in Functional Rehabilitation to help clients to live independently and reach their personal goals. She can also deliver expert Vocational Rehabilitation to help clients return to and remain in work, assisting with workplace adaptations, employer engagement, and phased return plans. Drawing upon her experience in the Mental Health sector, Emma can also provide cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and counselling to support with a client’s every need.

Emma also has specialist experience in Paediatrics, spending a large part of her career in school settings to provide varied therapeutic services to a diverse collection of children and adolescents. She supported children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, Asperger’s, developmental delay, ADHD, developmental dyspraxia, sensory integration disorder, and muscular dystrophy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, South of England, South East of England, Wales, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, London - Central, London - South, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Brighton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

CBT

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Nina

Berkshire, South East of England

Nina is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management for adults. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, ensuring her clinical knowledge is of the highest standard. Nina visits clients in their home environment across Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading, and Wokingham.

Having previously worked in rehabilitation and community services, Nina now works as an independent Occupational Therapist and as an Expert Witness in the medico-legal profession. Nina provides detailed assessments in the client’s own environment, involving family and carers where appropriate. A treatment plan will be produced, outlining the client’s functional goals and Nina's recommendations on how these goals will be reached.

Nina's expertise focuses on completing complex housing needs assessments and making recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations and specialist equipment to aid the client in the home. She also has experience in making final decisions on the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) as part of a local authority panel.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Visual perception, Balance, Self care, Postural management

Erica

Berkshire, South East of England

Based in Woodley, just outside of Reading, Erica is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She visits clients across Berkshire and the neighbouring counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. After qualifying, Erica worked in acute medicine, orthopaedics, and surgery before choosing to specialise in neurological rehabilitation. She now works with adult clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Guillain Barre syndrome, and other progressive neurological conditions.

Erica has developed her expertise working in the NHS and independent health care settings. She brings to her role a wealth of specialist experience and knowledge in neurological rehabilitation and how to maximise a client’s independence and quality of life. She provides comprehensive assessments and individual goal focused treatments that cover postural and seating needs, cognitive rehabilitation, activities of daily living re-training, upper limb rehabilitation and splinting, and fatigue management.

Erica is a member of the Neurological Practice Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and actively develops her clinical skills through regular post graduate training. She has successfully completed Bobath modules 1-3 and is also a SMART accredited practitioner with a special interest in prolonged disorders of consciousness.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Sharne

Hampshire, South of England

Based in Fareham, near Portsmouth and Southampton, Sharne is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She focuses on Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Sharne works with clients with acquired injuries, hip and knee replacements, and numerous neurological conditions including, stroke, Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Sharne aims to make every client feel confident in their own home, through adapted techniques to complete routine tasks and equipment aids to support daily activity.

Sharne focuses on a client’s ability to safely and comfortably undertake self-care and domestic tasks at home, which typically includes washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and getting out and about. Sharne will assess a client’s current capability and will devise a tailored therapy programme, considering both current and future needs. Sharne aims to deliver holistic therapy, considering a client’s functional and equipment requirements. She can recommend minor and major home adaptations designed to improve a client’s quality of life and provide training of assistive equipment. Sharne also offers support to clients and their families applying for Disabled Funding Grants (DFG).

Sharne is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Laura

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Laura provides Occupational Therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional, and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.

For over 15 years, Laura has worked in acute, community, and inpatient rehabilitation settings, helping clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non-standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.

Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment, and leisure activities. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.

Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery, and splinting to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Bethan

Surrey, South East of England

Bethan specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and also supports Housing & Equipment needs, Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling. Bethan is based in Surrey and visits clients and their families in Guildford, Croydon, and Woking, as well as areas of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Varying her work between private practice, medico-legal work, the NHS, and social services, Bethan is committed to supporting her clients achieve their goals and maximise their potential. She supports clients with long term neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and head injury, as well as working with children with developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, and autism.

She provides thorough client-focused assessments and intervention, working with her clients and their families in their home environment. Within the treatment plan, Bethan can address activities of daily living, seating and posture, upper limb skills, bespoke equipment and advice for minor environmental adaptations. She also provides therapy for visual and sensory issues, fatigue management, and stress management.

Bethan attends regular training, having completed qualifications in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Sharon

Surrey, South East of England

Sharon is a Paediatric OT based in Ashtead, Surrey. She specialises in Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties, but also supports children with more complex needs relating to cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and acquired brain injury. Sharon visits children in both home and school settings across Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, and the South of London.

Specialising in Paediatric Occupational Therapy for over 10 years, Sharon has worked with children and their families to develop their fine and gross motor skills, daily living skills, and independence. Sharon is trained in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, helping children with autism, sensory processing and motor difficulties, and ADHD.

Sharon has undertaken several post-graduate courses to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set, completing a post-graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, basic and advanced Therapeutic Listening, as well as training in using the SCERTS framework and DIR/Floortime.

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Profession

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Jane

Wiltshire, South East of England

Jane is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton, and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management needs.

Jane has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.

Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.

Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and its impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Naima

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Naima is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Luton, visiting children across London and the South-East of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire. Naima is experienced working with children of all ages, from toddlers to young adults, with a wide range of conditions and needs. She has helped children with autism, selective mutism, stammering, social skills difficulties, language needs, and speech sound difficulties.

With expertise in paediatric development, particularly cognitive, social, behavioural, and emotional development, Naima conducts holistic assessments and develops tailored therapy programmes. Naima has worked across a range of paediatric settings, both in public and private sectors. She advocates independence through supporting children with problems solving skills, inference, and social skills. Naima also strives to work collaboratively with parents and educational staff.

Naima is highly skilled in a variety of specialist therapy programmes including Attention Autism, Interactive Storytelling, Talkabout Social Skills, and Makaton signing. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton

Vimbai

Bedfordshire, South East of England

Based in Bedford, Vimbai has over 10 years’ experience working as Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has acquired expertise on a range of conditions and client needs, working in both NHS and private settings. Vimbai provides holistic assessments and tailored therapy programmes for children and their families across London and the South East of England.

Vimbai works with children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, hip dysplasia, brain injury, and developmental coordination disorder. She understands the complexities of both physical and neurological conditions and the impact that this can have on a person’s life. She strives to enhance a child’s independence, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child.

Vimbai has specialist experience with paediatric seating solutions, assessing and recommending the provision of equipment to support a child’s postural needs. She can also deliver handwriting assessments and treatment for children at school or at home, helping them to develop key skills and maximise their potential.

Vimbai is committed to her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England

Specialisms

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

Becky

Berkshire, South East of England

Supporting children and their families in the South of England, Becky is a specialist in Housing & Equipment. She has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and young adults with complex physical and learning needs including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families both at home and in school.

Becky is committed to enabling her clients to be independent and maintain function at home for as long as possible by offering advice, suggesting practical solutions, advising on equipment, aids and adaptations to meet their individual needs.

Becky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and expands her knowledge by regularly undertaking additional training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

Claire

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Claire is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience. She specialises in functional and vocational rehabilitation, with particular focus on a client’s mental health. Claire is based in Buckinghamshire and visits clients in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Milton Keynes, as well as travelling to areas of London and Hertfordshire.

Claire has worked in both acute and community mental health services, carrying out interventions which focus on the re-motivation approach to life-skills training. She specialises in working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems and maintaining their independence at home. She also offers vocational rehabilitation which includes supporting clients in maintaining links with their employer whilst they are unwell and to support a gradual return to work.

In addition to her mental health expertise, Claire delivers assessments and intervention to her clients in their home environment. She is trained to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) tool with clients with long-term physical health problems and will provide recommendations of small aids and adaptations to support her client's functional independence.

Claire completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012, specialising in adult mental health. She has a keen interest in supporting the development of others and has taught at her local university. She has also presented at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists annual conference.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sherean

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Qualifying in 2006, Sherean specialises in rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults. She is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA), as well as having completed a course in sensory integration. She is based in Buckinghamshire and travels to homes in Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury visiting clients.

Sherean works in the NHS, treating clients in both inpatient and community settings with physical, mental health and learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of adults, including supporting clients in getting back to work or finding new employment. Working independently, Sherean treats clients at home, supporting them to maximise their independence within their own living environment.

Sherean also completes assessments for moving and handling equipment provision and minor home or work adaptations. She is qualified to use the standardised Assessment of Motor and and Process Skills (AMPS) to provide a functional ability report.

Continually striving to develop her clinical skills through relevant training, Sherean ensures she is working within best practices and providing the most up to date treatment and intervention.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS, BIA

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Self care

Clare

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Clare is an experienced OT who specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing comprehensive assessments and professional advice. Based in Buckinghamshire, near Maidenhead and Slough, Clare covers a broad client base across the South East and South West including Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire. Clare has been helping clients for over 15 years, developing expertise on a wide variety of functional needs and conditions such as orthopaedic injuries, arthritis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Clare advises on minor and major housing adaptions and equipment provisions to help clients regain their maximum level of independence and improve quality of life. Clare’s recommendations will help to prevent fall in the home, improve mobility and accessibility, and enhance independence. Clare is also trained as a Best Interests Assessor and can provide guidance on DFG assessments and Blue Badges.

Clare has undertaken several post-graduate courses throughout her career, including Mental Capacity Assessor, Moving and Handling, and Train the Trainer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Katrina

Dorset, West and South West of England

Providing expert Occupational Therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Moving & Handling for adult clients. Katrina is based in Dorset, visiting clients in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, and Weymouth.

Katrina has gained extensive experience working for Dorset County Council. Working as part of the adult and community team, she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies, and local authorities.

Katrina also works independently, treating clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.

To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Jennifer

Dorset, West and South West of England

Jennifer is a highly experienced OT with over 30 years’ experience working with clients across a variety of settings. She has expertise in a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, stroke, arthritis, acquired brain injury, and cancer. Jennifer is based in Winchester and visits clients in Hampshire and Dorset.

Jennifer provides expert assessments and bespoke therapy programmes, advising on adaptive equipment, housing adaptations, and reablement. She focuses on a client’s individual needs, from undertaking self-care tasks in the home to going out and about in the community. She helps clients to manage fatigue and develop effective routines, whether recovering from an injury or managing a long-term condition. Jennifer is also qualified in Rehabilitation Counselling, providing clients with additional support with psychological and social needs. She can advise on DFG assessments and blue badges.

Jennifer is a member of the Specialist Section in Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She keeps up-to-date with her professional development by attending courses and interacting with other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

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

Josie

Essex, South East of England

Specialising in Housing & Equipment, Josie is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for ensuring individuals live full independent lives, regardless of their disability and works closely with her clients to achieve their goals. She is based in Essex, near Basildon and Southend-on-Sea, and visits clients across the South East of England. Josie has experience supporting clients with dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, stroke, and arthritis.

Josie has a particular interest in specialist equipment and manual handling, drawing on her experience working in adult social care. Josie provides comprehensive written assessments, equipment recommendations, minor adaptations, major adaptations, parking concessions, DFG assessments, housing assessments, and manual handling risk assessments. She strives to allow individuals to live as independently as they can within their own home and community.

She has also turned to developing her skills within Paediatrics, building on her existing experience providing housing and equipment recommendations for children with long-term physical and neurological conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Essex

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Learning disability

Hannah

Hampshire, South of England

Hannah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Basingstoke. She currently visits children in their home environment and schools across the South of England including Berkshire, Surrey, and Hampshire. Over the last 10 years, Hannah has attained an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skills to assist children with a variety of conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration difficulties, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and developmental co-ordination disorder. She has acquired extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child including handwriting, visual perception, behavioural and attachment needs.

In particular, Hannah enjoys working on a child’s development of fine and gross motor skills. She supports them to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence. Hannah also has a specialist interest and training in Animal Assisted Occupational Therapy. She has previously supported children with complex learning needs through the therapeutic nature of working with animals in a reduced stress outdoor environment.

As a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Hannah is dedicated to her profession and continuing her clinical development. She keeps up-to-date with the most recent research and has completed several post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration and Posture Management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills

Karen

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Karen is based near Watford, visiting clients across London and the Home Counties. With extensive experience in Housing & Equipment, Karen can recommend basic and complex home adaptations, including extensions. Whether a small piece of equipment or large adaptation, Karen’s aim is to help a client regain and maintain independence at home. Karen works with adults with a wide range of physical disabilities, brain and spinal injuries, and conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neurone disease.

Through her rehabilitation programmes, Karen seeks to recommend practical strategies to overcome common issues such as getting in and out of the home, personal care and dressing, cooking and cleaning. These measures aim to help reduce the risk of falls, increase mobility, and build confidence. Karen can also advise on Seating & Postural Management, recommending suitable seating and standing aids.

Karen can advise and support clients through DFG Assessments, understanding the process and what is required. Karen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Housing, and has also completed additional qualifications in Housing Adaptations and Design.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Our private OT’s in Hampshire

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 Hampshire or surrounding counties. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Hampshire, including Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

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 Hampshire therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. For a free initial consultation over the telephone, please call one of our dedicated client managers who will be able to find you the right OT. You can also learn more about some of the private therapists in our Hampshire team from their profiles above. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

We also have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Hampshire 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

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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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 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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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Mobility & falls

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

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Planning activities

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

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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