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Sarah

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Gemma

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Gemma is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with a specialization in Housing and Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving and Handling. Bringing her expertise to East Anglia, specifically Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire, Gemma earned her qualification in 2014.

Gemma is particularly skilled in DFG assessments and fatigue management, providing valuable support in various areas such as self-care tasks, washing and dressing, toileting, activities of daily living, returning to work, leisure and social skills, as well as addressing personal areas of occupation and identity. She is experienced in working with conditions like MS, MND, Parkinson's Disease, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgia Encephalomyelitis (ME), Long-Covid, pain and fatigue management, pacing, grading, activity analysis, routine, sleep, rest, dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease. Gemma's holistic approach and comprehensive skill set contribute to her commitment to enhancing the well-being and independence of her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

Rosina

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Occupational Therapist Rosina lives in Dunstable and travels to work around Bedfordshire covering Milton Keynes, Luton, Bicester, Silverstone, Bedford, Watford and Stevenage. She specialises in Functional and Vocational Rehabilitation and has worked with conditions in adults such as Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Learning Difficulties. She completes sensory assessments, and works with clients on Activities of Daily Living.

Rosina works holistically to help clients achieve personalised goals and reach their optimum level of Function. Through her intervention, she facilitates early discharge and promotes independence and recovery. Throughout her experience working with Learning Difficulties, she undertook sensory assessments and completed a course on how the brain processes sensory information and how Occupational Therapy helps to manage sensory issues and high levels of frustration. Rosina helps those with high levels of Anxiety to regain confidence and engage in the local community, supporting them to return to work. She also works on routine.

Rosina has worked in senior roles and has accordingly managed large OT case loads and prioritised service users based on their individual needs. The role included completing thorough assessments and meetings with other professionals to determine the best course of action for clients. She has also been involved in service development projects, including strategies to minimise waiting times and develop a welcoming, warm and therapeutic environment for patients attending hospital appointments.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Rebecca

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Rebecca is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist based in Cambridge. She provides expert assessments and rehabilitation for clients across East Anglia and the East Midlands including Bedford, Ely, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, and Stevenage. Rebecca supports clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions such as brain injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedics and trauma, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and stroke.

Rebecca specialises in Housing & Equipment, utilising her experience working in the community to provide assessments and recommendations for equipment provisions and major home adaptations. Her recommendations are designed to maximise her client’s function in their home. She is also able to provide expert advice and detailed reports if a property is unlikely to be suitable in the longer term. With experience in Moving & Handling, Rebecca can also complete expert assessments and deliver training for both formal and informal careers on safe solutions.

Rebecca maintains a high level of professional development and supervision, regularly attending conferences and completing training to enhance her clinical practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care

Melanie

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

Melanie is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in Housing & Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional and Neurological rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Based in East Anglia, Melanie provides her services in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She has extensive knowledge in working with conditions such as arthritis, stroke, falls, respiratory conditions, heart failure and fractures.

With a wealth of experience, Melanie offers expert guidance in assessing and modifying living spaces to improve accessibility and independence for individuals with diverse needs. She is adept at prescribing suitable equipment and making recommendations for home modifications that optimise functionality.

Passionate about making a positive impact on her clients' lives, Melanie takes a person-centered approach, tailoring her interventions to suit individual goals and aspirations. Her compassionate nature, coupled with her strong problem-solving skills, ensures a supportive and effective therapeutic experience for her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Lone

Essex, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Essex, Suffolk, London - Central, London - North, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

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

Natalie

Essex, East Anglia

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Hayley

Norfolk, East Anglia

Based in Norwich, Hayley is a highly qualified Occupational Therapist with over a decade of clinical experience working in the NHS and private sector. She specialises in the Functional Rehabilitation of adults and older adults, having worked in a number of different rehabilitation settings and supporting people with physical and neurological conditions. This includes dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cardiac and respiratory conditions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Hayley covers a large client base all across East Anglia including Norfolk and Suffolk.

Hayley is a highly motivated, autonomous OT who uses a client-centred approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients. Utilising the skills she has acquired throughout her career, Hayley supports clients with daily living skills, self-care, moving and handling, fatigue management, and specialist seating. In a recent role, Hayley supported many clients with complex neurological conditions, developing her specialist skills in cognitive and upper-limb rehabilitation.

Hayley regularly partakes in professional development activities to ensure she is up to date with the most relevant and evidence-based treatments for her clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Hannah

Norfolk, East Anglia

Occupational Therapist Hannah specializes in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and neurological rehabilitation. With specialist skills in fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, and postural management, Hannah offers her expertise in East Anglia, covering Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

Passionate about working with adults in their own home environments, Hannah is dedicated to helping individuals reach their maximum potential. She employs a holistic, functional, and cognitive approach when working with patients and their families, tailoring interventions to address not only physical needs but also the broader aspects of daily life and well-being. Hannah's commitment to individualized, client-centered care underscores her goal of supporting clients on their journey to optimal independence and quality of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Cathy

Suffolk, East Anglia

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Kate

London - East, Essex

Kate, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in functional rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation, residing in Essex while extending her services to East Anglia, London, Kent, and Suffolk. With a wealth of experience managing complex injuries and conditions in fast-paced environments, Kate's expertise includes routine planning, financial management, daily living skills, community access, behavior management, self-care, learning disability, and traumatic brain injury.

Throughout her career, Kate's passion has expanded for equipping individuals with neurological conditions to increase independence and engage in active lifestyles. Devoted to collaboration across health disciplines, Kate provides client-centred, evidence-based occupational therapy treatments. Her approach is dedicated to enhancing dignity and maximizing the quality of life for those she serves in Essex and the surrounding regions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, Essex, Kent, Suffolk, London - Central, London - East

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Learning disability, TBI

Rose

Bedfordshire

Rose has over 15 years' experience as an OT and a Masters in Public Health. Rose completes assessments for Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in client's homes and care home settings, servicing Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. Rose has worked with many conditions affecting capacity including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Down's syndrome, neurological conditions, genetic conditions, brain injury, spinal injury, Cerebral Palsy, orthopaedic and trauma, Muscular Dystrophy, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, Parkinson's disease, Motor neurone disease, Multiple sclerosis, Dementia / Alzheimer's, Stroke, Amputations, Anxiety disorder, Depression, Osteoporosis, and burns cases. Rose is a caring and empathetic professional with a passion for ensuring clients can maximise their independence and feel safe doing so.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Ekaete

Essex, London

Based in Chelmsford and working in Essex and East Anglia Ekaete’s main area of experience is Neurological Rehabilitation in adults and children, specifically Brain and Spinal Injury. Ekaete provides therapy, improving Daily living skills, and Gross and Fine motor skills. Also, Ekaete completes assessments for Guillain Barre, Dementia, Autism, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Ekaete is experienced in conducting assessments and using the appropriate tools and a person-centred approach to develop intervention plans for adults. She is skilled at providing and evaluating patient intervention, completing home visits and ordering equipment, and making recommendations and referrals based on a client’s needs. She collaborates with MDTs and other professionals regarding plans of care and service development. In previous roles, Ekaete managed departments (for example, in Intensive Care, and Cardiac and Oncology units) and caseloads for slow stream and rehabilitation pathways.

As a clinical educator with an interest in research, Ekaete is passionate about promoting evidence-based practice among her students. Accordingly, she has achieved a MSc and is currently pursuing a professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy on a part-time basis.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, TBI

Tanya

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.

Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.

Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Debra

Middlesex, London

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

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Deborah

Middlesex, London

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

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

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

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

Miriam

Middlesex, London

Miriam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist based in Edgeware. She visits clients across London, Hertfordshire, Essex, and Bedfordshire offering tailored interventions to suit a client’s individual needs. She is experienced supporting adults of all ages with a wide range of conditions and injuries including cardio-respiratory conditions, elderly care and frailty, dementia, orthopaedics and trauma, progressive neurological conditions, stroke, brain injury, learning difficulties, cancer, palliative and end of life care.

Miriam provides comprehensive assessments and implements client-centred treatment programmes, reducing risks in the home, optimising functional independence, and building confidence in the community. She helps clients with a range of physical, cognitive, and sensory impairments through a focus on activities of daily living, fatigue and pain management. Miriam also advises on appropriate needs at home, recommending suitable equipment and adaptations to promote safety and independence.

With a career spanning over 10 years, Miriam has gained experience across a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, rehabilitation, and outpatient clinic settings. She is currently a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management

Gaynor

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Based in Northamptonshire, Gaynor is an expert Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation, both in acute and community settings. She ensures her clients are able to maximise their independence by carrying out individualised assessments and providing bespoke treatment plans to meet their personal needs. Gaynor covers a client base across The Midlands including Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, and Nottingham.

Gaynor has specialist training in many areas of occupational therapy including BOBATH, Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), and SMART Assessment of PDOC patients. She works with patients with a variety of neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, motor neuron disease, and MS.

Gaynor has been on the panel of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist Section for Neurological Practice and co-authored and published "Guidelines for OT working in Brain Injury".

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Midlands, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire, Warwickshire, London - North, Nottingham, Leicester

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

PIPs, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, TBI

Vicky

Northamptonshire, East Midlands

Vicky is an OT located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. She is a highly experienced OT who specialises in Seating and Postural Management, supporting those with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. Vicky mostly works with children in school and home settings, supporting those with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and learning difficulties.

Vicky has been an OT for over ten years, working extensively in the field to provide assessments for children of all ages. Vicky will advise on suitable seating and equipment for children, ensuring they have the means to take part in lessons and activities. She also advocates the 24-hour postural care approach, ensuring that every aspect of a client’s life is assessed and the most suitable solution proposed. Vicky will set up any equipment recommended and demonstrate how to correctly and safely use it. On many occasions, she has delivered training in special educational needs and disability (SEND) schools to staff and parents.

Vicky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP) and has completed an MSc Module in Sensory Integration Level 1.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands, London - North, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

Stephanie

Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Stephanie, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Nottinghamshire, serving regions across the North West, East of England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, West and East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, and Wales. With expertise in paediatrics, housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex paediatrics, Stephanie holds a distinct qualification in sensory integration. Her specialised skills encompass pain management, sensory integration, gross and fine motor skills, and learning disabilities. Stephanie's holistic approach and dedication ensure comprehensive support, tailored to individual needs, fostering well-being and optimal development. Stephanie provides expert guidance in enhancing lives through occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, Wales

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Pain management, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Social integration, Learning disability

Chike

London - East, Essex

Chike, an Occupational Therapist residing in Essex in the South East of England, specializes in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling. With additional qualifications in therapeutic listening, Chike brings a unique skill set to his practice, particularly excelling in postural management. His expertise extends to East Anglia and London, where he is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to his clients.

In addition to his proficiency in housing and equipment, Chike is recognized as an expert in Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Grading, Functional Rehabilitation, Community Integration, Balance and Co-ordination, as well as Planning & Execution of activities and Self-Care tasks such as dressing and feeding.

Chike's background in coaching children within the fitness industry and his prior role as a fitness instructor have endowed him with a motivational skillset. This allows him to inspire and guide his clients continuously, fostering improvement and helping them reach their goals. His commitment to holistic care and personalized support reflects his passion for enhancing the well-being of those he serves.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Postural management

Our private OT’s in Hertfordshire

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the Hertfordshire region as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Hertfordshire region including Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St. Albans and Watford.

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 private Hertfordshire therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

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 Hertfordshire deal with a variety of difficulties. If you would like to find out more visit our pages dedicated to explaining how our occupational therapists can help with common difficulties, covering adults and children. The most common difficulties we see are shown below, alternatively just call us on 0330 024 9910 for a free over-the-phone consultation.

Common difficulties we can help with

Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Mobility & falls

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

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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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

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

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