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Private occupational therapy in London

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Debra

Middlesex, London

Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.

Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Sam

London

Working with children of all ages, Sam provides expert speech and language therapy to help them reach their maximum potential. She is based in London and travels around the city, visiting children and their families at home and in school. Sam specialises in working with children with dysphagia and complex needs, maintaining her membership of the London dysphagia Clinical Excellence Network (CEN)

Qualifying in 1992, Sam has spent her career working in various NHS Trusts, gaining experience with children with learning difficulties, autism, sensory needs and feeding difficulties. She has worked in various settings, such as special and mainstream nurseries and schools, clinics, units and within community roles. Sam often works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing joint assessments with occupational therapists and physiotherapists to ensure all of the child's needs are met.

Sam attends regular training, keeping her knowledge up to date and ensuring she is informed of current evidence based practice. She is also a member of Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management, Makaton

Alex

London - Central, Middlesex

Having qualified and worked in Australia, Alex now provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London. She works in the field of rehabilitation, specialising in neurological conditions and brain injury. Alex has completed a variety of post qualifying training, including a course on using the Perceive, Recall, Plan & Perform (PRPP) system to determine problems with client's cognitive functioning.

Since moving to the UK, Alex has worked in renowned services across London, being part of community neuro rehabilitation teams. Holding a graduate certificate in International Health, Alex has experience working in China and in nursing clinics in Kenya, using her cultural awareness skills in daily work.

Alex specialises in acquired brain injury, assisting clients in regaining their independence in daily activities following an injury. As well as brain injury, Alex has experience treating clients with functional neurological disorders, visual impairments, sleep disorders and fatigue and physical disability.

As an independent OT, Alex visits clients in their own home environment. She works collaboratively with the client and their family to build a bespoke rehabilitation treatment plan, focusing on their needs and also the goals they want to reach during therapy. Alex encourages clients to engage in home and community roles, including getting back into work where appropriate.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Sharon

London - South, Kent

Sharon has 27 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, Local Authority, the private sector and major charity organisations since qualification in 1989. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment.

Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.

She wants the best for her clients and strives to support their needs. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists ).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Sam

London

Working with children of all ages, Sam provides expert speech and language therapy to help them reach their maximum potential. She is based in London and travels around the city, visiting children and their families at home and in school. Sam specialises in working with children with dysphagia and complex needs, maintaining her membership of the London dysphagia Clinical Excellence Network (CEN)

Qualifying in 1992, Sam has spent her career working in various NHS Trusts, gaining experience with children with learning difficulties, autism, sensory needs and feeding difficulties. She has worked in various settings, such as special and mainstream nurseries and schools, clinics, units and within community roles. Sam often works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing joint assessments with occupational therapists and physiotherapists to ensure all of the child's needs are met.

Sam attends regular training, keeping her knowledge up to date and ensuring she is informed of current evidence based practice. She is also a member of Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP).

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management, Makaton

Meera

Hertfordshire, London

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2011, Meera specialises in rehabilitation and moving & handling. She has completed post qualifying training, including a masters degree to support her clinical practice. Visiting her clients in their own environment, Meera travels to areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire, as well as homes in London.

Meera has experience treating clients with long term neurological conditions, as well as supporting older adults and end of life care. She completes detailed assessments with her clients using a variety of approaches, including using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) to meet goals and record an individuals intervention. She aims to optimise their function in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Annmarie

Hertfordshire, London

Based in London, Annmarie is part of our paediatric occupational therapy team. She works with children of all ages and with various clinical needs, including physical and neurological conditions. Annmarie visits children and their families in their home or school environment, working together to help them reach their maximum potential.

Since qualifying, Annmarie has worked in both the private and public sector, across inpatient and community services. In addition to working with children with learning and health needs, Annmarie has also worked with families and young people experiencing mental health challenges. She is skilled in using a number of therapeutic approaches, including mindfulness and sensory integration. Her comprehensive skill set facilitates her to provide a holistic approach to therapy to achieve change and improve their quality of life.

Annmarie has worked with children with neurological impairments, autism, and handwriting difficulties, as well as helping those with feeding, toileting and dressing needs. She offers therapy programmes to help the child increase their functional independence, as well as offering guidance and advice to parents and teachers on how to implement these strategies at home or in school. Annmarie ensures she uses enthusiasm and elements of fun in her therapy to motivate children to achieve their full potential.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Hertfordshire, London - Central

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support

Jacqueline

London - Central, Middlesex

Qualifying in 2005, Jacqueline provides expert paediatric occupational therapy to children and their families. She has completed post-graduate qualifications in sensory integration and Bobath techniques which she uses in her clinical practice. Jacqueline visits children at home or in school, working in London and the South East of England.

Having spent her career working in various settings, including schools, nurseries and clinics, Jacqueline also provides private assessments and treatment to children at home. As well as her private practice, Jacqueline works for the NHS, undertaking clinic based sessions treating children aged 0-19 years.

Jacqueline works collaboratively with families, teachers and carers to create personalised treatment plans for children, aiming to help them reach their maximum potential. She has experience treating children with a variety of conditions, including autism, sensory integration difficulties and Cerebral Palsy.

Using her experience and knowledge in sensory integration, Jacqueline provides expert intervention based on sensory strategies which can be used in school or at home. She also provides specialist seating, equipment and postural support for children with more complex needs to maximise their potential, improve quality of life and ensure comfort and safety.

Jacqueline is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and is regularly updating her clinical knowledge base by attending training, conferences and seminars.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

Debbie

Middlesex, London

Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 2010, Debbie provides expert assessment and treatment to children and young adults at home, in school or at nursery. She visits children and their families in the London area, working collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the child reaches their maximum potential. Debbie is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

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

Working holistically, Debbie provides training to parents, teachers and teaching assistants so they feel confident communicating with children and young adults with additional needs.

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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

Jan

Essex, London

Having gained extensive NHS experience since qualifying in 1995, Jan now works as an independent occupational therapist visiting clients at home. She specialises in rehabilitation, delivering specialist vocational, neurological and functional assessments to clients within the London area, including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Redbridge.

Jan has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of neurological conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety and stress management.

By providing clients with high quality treatment programmes, Jan aims to help her client regain their independence and enable them to achieve their goals. This includes helping clients return back to work or find new employment/volunteering opportunities.

Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists and attending conferences and exhibitions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Essex, London - Central, London - East

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Our private OT’s in London

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around the capital, as well as throughout the rest of the UK.

Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.

Our expert therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation, 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 London team from their profiles above. Being independent practitioners, there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.

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 London 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

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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Can we help?

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

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Runnymede Borough Council
The Royal British Legion
Bracknell Forest Council
AJM Healthcare
Mole Valley District Council
Invictus Health
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Help & Care
Papworth Trust
RAFBF
More Than Mobility
Grayshott Spa
Bank Workers Charity
Sunrise
L&Q
Clergy Support Trust
Masons
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Viavi
The Good Care Group
Plymouth City Council
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
HCML
Architects Benevolent Society
Guildford Borough Council
Lawray Architects
The Royal Marines Charity
SSAFA Charity
Baston House School
Newlife Charity
Anchor
CCMS
Tania Brown
UK Case Management
Family Focused Case Management
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Proclaim Care
Leicestershire County Council
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Waverley Borough Council
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