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Private occupational therapy in London

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Jan

London

With over 25 years’ experience, Jan is a highly skilled OT providing specialist assessments and interventions. She specialises in Neurological, Vocational, and Functional Rehabilitation, visiting clients within the London area including Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wanstead, and Redbridge.

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. She is equipped to assess and treat clients with a range of injuries and conditions, as well as specialising in fatigue, anxiety, and stress management. In addition, she has specialist knowledge in falls prevention, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Jan maintains active professional development through her membership with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Independent Practice, Work, and Neurology. She also regularly attends conferences and exhibitions, and has completed post-qualification training in the psychological management of anxiety and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies.

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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

Annmarie

London

Based in London, Annmarie is an experienced OT and part of our specialist Paediatric team. She works with children of all ages 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

Monica

London

Monica is based in Bromley, visiting clients across London, Surrey, and the South of England. Monica has worked as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, dedicating herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation.

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 child’s behavioural cues and supporting their overall development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, Splinting

Jo

London

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.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Zandri

London

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, The Listening Programme

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, School Based Therapy/Support

Genevieve

London

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 signing 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.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Julia

London

Julia is an expert Occupational Therapist based in London. She delivers holistic assessments and specialist treatments for clients across the city, supporting with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions. Julia has expertise working with soft tissue injuries, orthopaedic injuries, and mild to severe traumatic brain injuries.

Having graduated from Queen's University in Canada, Julia has developed her skills and expertise working across community and private settings in both Canada and the UK. She is skilled at delivering community home health and safety assessments, mobility equipment prescriptions, work place assessments and return to work programs, and school place assessments.

Julia further advanced her skills whilst working in the UK for community rehabilitation and reablement teams. She developed expertise working with clients with Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and general elderly care. Julia is also particularly interested in supporting those with chronic pain as a result of injury, as well as fatigue management.

Julia has completed professional development courses in concussion management, concussion in sports, cognitive rehabilitation, and is formally certified to complete Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Brain Fx assessments and administration.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Debbie

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

Meera

Middlesex, London

Meera is an Occupational Therapist based in North London, specialising in Moving & Handling, and Housing & Equipment, and Rehabilitation. She visits clients in their own environment across London, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Hertfordshire. 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 individual’s 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 client’s 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

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

Specialist skills

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

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

Specialist skills

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

Elizabeth

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Shira

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, School Based Therapy/Support

Lana

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 needs 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 has worked in varied settings for over 10 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience within the field of paediatrics. She supports children and their families with gross motor skills, fine motor skills, hand writing, visual perception, balance, and co-ordination. Alongside her Sensory Integration expertise, she has also 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. After completing her Master’s Degree in 2010, Lana’s research article was successfully published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Zoe

London - North, Hertfordshire

Zoe is a highly skilled OT based in Barnet, visiting clients across London and Hertfordshire. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation and has over 15 years of experience supporting adults with a broad range of physical and cognitive conditions including acquired brain injury, orthopaedic trauma and conditions, neurological conditions, dementia, and cancer.

Zoe works with clients and their families to develop bespoke programmes of therapy and works towards client centred targets, whether supporting with recovery following an injury or managing a long-term condition. Zoe helps clients to regain and maintain their maximum level of independence in the home and out in the community. She assists with activities of daily living, helping clients to safely undertake tasks such as dressing and washing. Zoe works with client’s to minimise risks in the home, develop effective daily routines, and enhance quality of life.

Zoe also has expertise in the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest Assessments, being able to advise and advocate on these issues.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Hertfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

PIPs, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care

Mamta

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.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

London, Middlesex, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support

Catriona

London - South, London

With over 15 years' experience, Catriona has developed expertise in working with children with complex needs, life limiting conditions, and those with co-ordination difficulties affecting every day life. She is based in London, visiting children across the city and the South of England.

Catriona has extensive knowledge of a wide range of conditions and disabilities such as autism, ADHD, acquired brain injury, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, and sensory processing difficulties. Catriona has worked at world class centres such as Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and The Evelina in London. She 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England , London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

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

Maria

London - South, London

Based near Sidcup in South East London, Maria visits clients across London, Kent, Surrey, and Essex. With over 10 years of experience in a wide range of settings, Maria can help clients with many different conditions and injuries such as amputation, cardio-respiratory impairments, stroke, progressive neurological impairments, and elderly care.

Maria has developed expertise in Functional Rehabilitation through her work in the community, supporting clients in their own homes and rehabilitation units. Her focus is on helping a client to develop their self-care and daily living skills so they can continue to live independently and feel confident. Maria has also worked extensively within elderly care, helping clients to maintain independence at home for as long as possible, reducing the risk of falls, and building confidence in the community.

She has a particular interest in respiratory conditions, providing clients with advice on fatigue management, effective routine planning, anxiety, and breathlessness. She also assesses a client’s home for any Housing & Equipment needs, recommending suitable aids and adaptations to enhance the client’s quality of life. Throughout her varied experience, she has also established knowledge in manual handling in conjunction with developing skills in the assessment and provision of specialist seating and postural management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management

Catarina

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London , London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Joanne

London - East, Essex

Joanne is an expert Occupational Therapist specialising in neurological conditions and rehabilitation. Based in London, Joanne covers a wide client base across the city, delivering assessments and treatments. Joanne’s career has been focused on acquired brain injury and progressive neurological conditions, including stroke, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Joanne aims to enhance a client’s quality of life, through physical rehabilitation to improve mobility and coordination, fatigue management, motivation and goal setting, and routine planning. Joanne is focused on maximising a client’s independence at home, helping them to conduct daily self-care and domestic tasks, such as washing, cooking, and cleaning. She is also driven to ensure that a client’s maintains access to the community and can safely leave the home environment.

Joanne is a member of the Neurological Practice section of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She is committed to her continual professional development, undertaking further training in Hand Therapy and Bobath.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Community access

Stephanie

London - West, London

Stephanie is an Occupational Therapist based in London with over 15 years of experience. She offers Housing & Equipment assessments and recommendations, and Functional Rehabilitation for adults with a range of physical and cognitive impairments, acquired injuries, and ongoing conditions. Stephanie is experienced working with adults with brain injuries, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.

Stephanie aims to assess the suitability of a client’s home environment, evaluating accessibility in and out of the house, usability of amenities such as the kitchen and bathroom, and the capability of the client to maintain independence. Stephanie can recommend housing adaptations and equipment provisions designed to meet the individual needs of the client and enhance their quality of life. This includes the client’s ability to safely and confidently undertake self-care tasks and activities of daily living, such as washing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning. She can also advise on DFG assessments, assisting the client and their family with funding criteria and applications. Stephanie is also highly skilled in motivational interviewing and goal setting, with the aim to improve a client’s access to the community and build self-confidence.

Stephanie is a member of the Independent Practice section of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT-IP).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - West

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Liz

London - West, London

Based in Surbiton, Kingston-on-Thames, Liz delivers specialist hand therapy to clients across the home counties. Liz is a highly experienced hand therapist, delivering holistic care and support to clients with a wide range of hand and upper limb conditions. Liz helps clients with pain management, fine motor skills, splinting, and self-care.

Liz has provided hand therapy for both adults and children for over 10 years, building up a significant wealth of knowledge and experience. Liz helps clients with acute and long-term conditions such as arthritis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). She also supports clients who are recovering from an injury or trauma such as amputation, dislocations, soft tissue damage, and fractures. Liz uses a broad range of assessment tools and treatment plans to offer each client a tailored experience. This includes providing clients with bespoke splints that can be moulded in their home, as well as advising on off the shelf splints.

Liz is a professional member of both the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sector – Independent Practice (RCOTSS-IP). She regularly engages with other professionals and has undertaken several hand therapy courses to develop her skill-set.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Pain management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Splinting

Sarah

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Sarah’s extensive career in OT has seen her work with children and young people with a broad range of physical disabilities, social and emotional difficulties including, autism, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and sensory processing difficulties. Sarah assesses and treats behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and postural management, to ensure that a child’s every need is addressed.

Sarah is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified, positioned to help children in any setting, whether at home or at school. She offers a holistic assessment, working collaboratively with families and other professionals, to ensure the best possible outcome for every child.

Since qualifying as an OT in 2008, Sarah is committed to her continual professional development. She completed a Sensory Integration qualification in 2012, leading to a MSc in 2014. Sarah also delivers training and mentoring with the Sensory Integration Education Network and the Advanced Practitioner training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability

Naima

Bedfordshire, South East of England

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

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

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

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mobility & falls

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

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Planning activities

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

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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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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

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

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