Having gained extensive NHS experience since qualifying in 1995, Jan now works as an independent occupational therapist visiting clients at home. She specialises in rehabilitation, delivering specialist vocational, neurological and functional assessments to clients within the London area, including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead and Redbridge.
Jan has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of neurological conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety and stress management.
By providing clients with high quality treatment programmes, Jan aims to help her client regain their independence and enable them to achieve their goals. This includes helping clients return back to work or find new employment/volunteering opportunities.
Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with The British Association of Occupational Therapists and attending conferences and exhibitions.
London, Essex, London - Central, London - East
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
Monica trained as an Occupational Therapist in Portugal and has over 10 years experience working as a paediatric OT in the UK. During this time she has dedicated herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation at Brunel University.
Monica carries out detailed assessments and provides bespoke treatment plans to children with a range of conditions including, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation. She works with children in their own homes and schools and works closely with family and carers to ensure the child can reach their full potential.
She has extensive experience in gross motor rehabilitation in babies and toddlers and also has specialist training in developmental care and uses this to help parents to better their understanding of their babies behavioural cues and supporting their overall development.
Jo is a physiotherapist specialising in paediatric assessments and treatment. She is based in Hillingdon, visiting children in both home and school settings across London, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire. With over ten years of experience, Jo has worked in many different settings including at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Jo delivers assessments and treatment of developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions with particular expertise in complex motor disorders and neurological dysfunction. She works with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, muscular dystrophies, developmental delay, and Down Syndrome. Jo supports children and their families with gross motor skill development, splinting, and school-based therapy.
Jo is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and undertakes regular professional development activities to ensure her clinical knowledge and practice is up-to-date.
Emma is an Occupational Therapist based in London, offering specialist rehabilitation advice and treatment. Emma visits clients in their homes, conducting Housing & Equipment assessments and analysing care needs following illness, accident, or diagnosis. Emma aims to deliver practical solutions to a client’s everyday functional needs, including moving safely around the home, cooking and cleaning, and leaving the home to access the community.
Emma can advise on complex housing modifications and equipment, with the aim of reducing the risk of falls and injury, enhancing mobility, and making daily activities more accessible. Ultimately, the goal is to help a client remain independent at home for as long as possible, while thinking creatively about how to improve the client’s quality of life. Emma is particularly interested in using assistive technology and equipment to enhance her treatment options and provide clients with innovative therapy.
One of Emma’s specialisms is Fatigue Management. She aims to help a client improve their motivation and energy levels by establishing a sleep routine, planning daily tasks, and integrating relaxation techniques.
Emma is committed to her ongoing professional development, recently completing her Master’s Degree in Occupation and Health.
Working as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, Zandri specialises in Sensory Integration, visiting children at home, school, or nursery. Zandri has worked with children with a broad range of conditions such as, autism, dyspraxia, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, learning difficulties, and more. Her assessments and flexible treatment programmes focus on identifying the child’s individual needs, frequently regarding confidence building, balance and coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and visual perception.
Zandri works with children to help them develop independence, regain and maintain the ability to play sport and activities, and confidently complete daily self-care tasks. This includes dressing, using cutlery, and writing. In a school setting, Zandri helps children with shyness and class participation, enabling them to build confidence and overcome challenges. Zandri ensures that a child’s every need is addressed and that there is appropriate support in place at home and school.
Zandri is a member of RCOT and regularly undertakes additional training in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening.
Genevieve is a Speech and Language Therapist from London. She works with children of all ages, from pre-school age through to young adulthood. Genevieve specialises in communication difficulties, language disorder, speech sound disorder, social communication disorder, autism, mutism, and stammering.
Genevieve delivers therapy sessions in a variety of settings to suit the needs of the child, including school, at home, and clinics. Her sessions are child centred, fun and engaging and follow a wide variety of techniques and activities. In particular, Genevieve uses Makaton singing and Palin parent-child interaction therapy. She encourages parents and education staff to engage in the therapy programme.
She is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.
Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.
Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.
Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.
Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 2010, Debbie provides expert assessment and treatment to children and young adults at home, in school or at nursery. She visits children and their families in the London area, working collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the child reaches their maximum potential. Debbie is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Having gained experience working in the NHS and private sector, Debbie provides therapy to children of all ages with mild, moderate and severe communication needs. She supports children with the development of speech, as well as focusing on attention, listening and social skills. She provides fun and motivating therapy, working with a child to maximise their speech and language use and increase their independence. Therapy includes sensory stimulation, intensive interaction strategies and building on self-esteem.
Working holistically, Debbie provides training to parents, teachers and teaching assistants so they feel confident communicating with children and young adults with additional needs.
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2011, Meera specialises in rehabilitation and moving & handling. She has completed post qualifying training, including a masters degree to support her clinical practice. Visiting her clients in their own environment, Meera travels to areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire, as well as homes in London.
Meera has experience treating clients with long term neurological conditions, as well as supporting older adults and end of life care. She completes detailed assessments with her clients using a variety of approaches, including using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) to meet goals and record an individuals intervention. She aims to optimise their function in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.
Treating her clients at home, Meera will involve family members and carers to ensure that they are appropriately trained and that intervention can continue when Meera is not there. This includes providing moving and handling plans, specifically offering advice on positioning and complex equipment, aiming to improve her clients independence at home and in the community.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management
London - Central, London
Based in London, Elizabeth is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who has specialised in supporting children and their families with major and minor housing adaptations. She also provides assessments for specialist paediatric equipment to assist with postural management, moving and handling, personal care, and improving the quality of life of each child.
Elizabeth is committed to ensuring that any recommended adaptions and equipment meet her client's individual requirements whilst taking into account the needs of the family as a whole. Elizabeth has worked with children of all ages with physical and neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, autism, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, and sensory needs.
Elizabeth's previous clinical experience, together with her dedication to deliver the highest possible standard of service delivery, has led her into private practice. She works collaboratively with each child, their family, case managers, architects, surveyors, and the child's wider MDT team to ensure the best possible outcome for each of her young client's.
Elizabeth is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists including the Children, Young People & Families Specialist Section and the Housing Specialist Section.
London - Central, Middlesex
Trained in Sensory Integration techniques, Shira helps families by treating children at home and school. Shira is one of our Paediatric OTs based in London, offering specialist assessments and treatments for children with a wide range of needs. This includes challenges with gross and fine motor skills, handwriting, visual perception, balance and coordination, and postural management.
Shira works with children to develop creative and bespoke therapy plans, focusing on self-care skills such as dressing and washing, organisation and planning skills, and confidence building. Shira aims to help every child meet their full potential, building the strength and coordination to undertake physical activities and independent play. She also specialises in fine motor skills such as handwriting, helping a child to strengthen hand muscles and improve dexterity. Shira also helps to develop a child’s social interaction skills, supporting them to build friendships and access community activities.
Shira is also experienced providing wheelchair assessments, supporting children and their families decide on the best option to suit their mobility and comfort needs.
London - North, London
Lana is a paediatric occupational therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner (Level 4), based in London. She works with children and young people with a range of difficulties to maximise their development and independence. Lana is committed to providing a client-centred and therapeutic approach, working closely with children and families on meaningful goals.
Lana graduated from Brunel University with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2010, after which her research article was successfully published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. She has worked primarily within the NHS, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience within the field of paediatrics. Alongside her Sensory Integration Level 4 qualification, she has completed courses on sensory modulation and an Introduction to Bobath.
Lana is passionate about treating children and educating parents and carers to maximise therapy outcomes.
London, South East of England, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
London - North, London
Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, Helen is an expert OT working with adults who have acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and progressive neurological conditions. Currently based in Enfield, Helen visits clients across London, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Helen has worked extensively with clients with a wide range of injuries and conditions, devising bespoke treatment plans that include rehabilitation, housing adaptations, postural management, and equipment provisions. Helen is particularly skilled in upper limb rehab and fine motor skills.
Helen works with clients to build a daily routine that is centred around their individual goals, whether that be planning daily tasks such as washing, dressing, and cooking or undertaking leisure and community activities.
In her recent role, Helen specialised in stroke rehabilitation and was involved in the training of a multidisciplinary team of nurses and therapy staff about cognitive assessments and rehabilitation methodologies.
London - North, Middlesex
Mamta is an expert Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with over 15 years of experience. Based in London, Mamta works with children of all ages, pre-school and school aged, across the city. She works with children with a range of communication difficulties including developmental speech and language difficulties, speech and language disorders, verbal dyspraxia and dysarthria, bilingual challenges, autism spectrum disorder, social communication, and interaction difficulties.
Mamta works with children, their families, and education staff to develop a therapy programme that is tailored and comprehensive. Mamta strives to ensure that this meets each child’s individual needs and is carried out in close association with school staff and parents to provide practical advice, ideas, and strategies to help develop new skills.
Mamta is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.
London - North, Middlesex
Pratik is a Paediatric OT based in London, delivering specialist assessments and treatment for children with complex physical and neurological impairments. He visits children in school and home settings across London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire. Pratik is particularly skilled in Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Therapeutic Listening, and Autism Diagnostic Assessments.
Specialising in child development and neuro-developmental disabilities, including autism and learning difficulties, Pratik offers comprehensive and holistic assessments. He works with families, educational staff, and other health care professionals to ensure the child’s every need is addressed. Pratik focuses on a child’s functional mobility and ability to undertake daily tasks such as feeding, dressing, and washing by developing fine and gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. He can also advise on specialist equipment and splinting to assist with posture and support.
Pratik has worked internationally throughout his career, delivering expert care to his clients and continuously furthering his clinical knowledge and skill. He is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section as the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (COTSS-CYPF).
East Midlands, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Therapeutic listening, CO-OP Practitioner, Ergonomics
DFG Assessments, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
London - South, London
Qualifying in 2002 Catriona has a particular interest in working with children with complex needs, life limiting conditions and those with co-ordination difficulties affecting every day life.
With over 15 years of paediatric occupational therapy experience, having worked at world class centres such as Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Evelina, London, Catriona brings with her a wealth of knowledge, skill and dedication to the profession.
Catriona is committed to life long learning and evidence-based practice. She has taught at a local, regional and national level, regularly manages projects, develops new services and has contributed to clinical research.
Catriona is also the founder of a premature baby charity, supporting families following neonatal intensive care.
London, South East of England , London - South
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation
Chailey Postural Management
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
London - East, London
Specialising in Sensory Integration, Catarina is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist offering expert assessments and interventions in London. Catarina works with children with a wide variety of conditions and disabilities including autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyspraxia, Down’s syndrome, and other sensory processing difficulties.
Catarina supports children in home and school settings, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to create a bespoke programme of therapy. She can assist with a child’s functional mobility, including their fine and gross motor skills, and their ability to complete self-care tasks independently. She also offers school-based support, delivering handwriting assessments and treatment, recommending specialist seating, and providing training and advise to teachers and staff. Catarina has completed specialist training in Sensory Integration, focusing on autism spectrum disorder and early intervention.
Catarina is a member of the Specialist Section in Children, Young People and Families at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
London , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
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.
As an organisation that acts to assist elderly or disabled persons undertake repairs and adaptations to their homes, we routinely seek expert advice on the particular needs that a person may have. We have found that The OT Practice provides the sort of professional but friendly service that our clients require; they are always prompt and provide clear and full reports. We would have no hesitation in recommending the service that they provide.Runnymede Borough Council
We are delighted with the assessment that has been carried out on our daughter and thank you for an excellent service.Father of private client aged 3
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The OT Practice has a smooth process from referral through to discharge with outstanding service levels and a quality bank of occupational therapists all over the UK.Kayur Kotecha, Case Manager
My wife and I were very impressed with the kindness and professionalism of your therapist. It has left me with the fact that I will now have a much better future. An excellent meeting.A Royal British Legion beneficiary