London - South, South East of England
Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, local authority, and private sector. 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. Based just outside of Bromley, Sharon covers a client base across South London and Kent.
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.
Her dedication to meeting a client’s needs at home often involves working closely with architects, surveyors, builders, and specialist equipment suppliers to play a pivotal role in planning for both current and future needs. Her aim is to allow both the client and their families to live a life with the least possible restriction.
East Sussex, South East of England
Abby is a dedicated occupational therapist with a specialisation in Housing & Equipment, Moving and Handling, DFG and blue badge assessments. With a vast range of expertise, she has extensive experience working with individuals in London, the South of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton. Abby's focus lies in supporting clients with degenerative neurological conditions, lower limb amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, dementia, and arthritis. With a compassionate approach, she collaborates closely with clients to assess their needs and develop personalised interventions to enhance independence and quality of life. Abby's dedication to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest makes her a trusted occupational therapist in her field.
London, South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West, Brighton, Southampton
Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
Kent, South East of England
Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.
Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations, and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.
Ganga also works with children and their families, providing an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development, and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.
She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.
South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration
Middlesex, South East of England
Located in Middlesex, Nikki travels to Brentford, Enfield, Hounslow, Uxbridge and Wembley, as well as in and around London, delivering assessments to clients at home. Her expertise is in Housing & Equipment, Moving & Handling, and Seating & Postural Management. Nikki is dedicated to providing expert care, working with her clients to increase their independence within the home environment and improve their overall quality of life. Within the NHS, social services, and the private sector, Nikki has treated clients with a variety of clinical needs, including orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions, and amputees.
Working with the client and their family, Nikki will identify and recommend minor and major housing adaptations, equipment, seating and moving and handling needs. She works closely with local authorities, housing associations, equipment suppliers, surveyors, and architects to ensure the needs of the client are being met and a high quality service is provided.
Nikki maintains a high level of professional development and regularly attends equipment exhibitions to ensure that she is aware of new developments.
London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Self care
Surrey, South East of England
Joanne is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, having spent her career working with children, their families and carers to help them improve their quality of life. She is based in Surrey and works within the county, as well as travelling in and around London. Since qualifying in 2007, Joanne has completed a number of postgraduate courses to complement her clinical work, including a qualification in sensory integration.
Joanne has gained experience working in various paediatric settings, including clinics, schools and within the community. She has treated children with various conditions, including Developmental Coordination Disorder, autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and supported children with perceptual and handwriting difficulties.
When carrying out assessments, Joanne considers the child's needs, the management of those needs and the intervention required to support participation and performance. Using this information, goals and treatment programmes are created which aim to help reach the child's maximum potential. This includes looking at gross and fine motor skills, self-care skills and implementing sensory strategies that can be used at home and in school.
Joanne is committed to continuing her learning and often attends paediatric conferences and seminars.
London, South of England, South East of England, Surrey, London - South, London - West
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Surrey, South East of England
Operating in Surrey and South London, and with over 15 years’ postgraduate experience, Jennifer specialises in Neurorehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Seating and Posture Management and Fatigue Management. Jennifer has worked in Stroke and Covid Rehabilitation, and with Head Injuries, Functional Neurological Disorder and long-term Neurological conditions (for example, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone disease, Spinal Cord injury) in community services, hospitals and care homes. Jennifer is committed to supporting a client’s independence; both at home and in the wider community; and does this by working closely with clients, their families and carers to develop individualised treatment plans. She can confidently prescribe a range of equipment to support engagement in everyday activities.
After qualifying in 2004, Jennifer held a number of positions within the Community Stroke and Neuro-Rehabilitation Team (CSNRT), from Specialist Occupational Therapist to Clinical Lead. At Imperial College London, Jennifer reviewed and updated OT department assessment documentation and set up and piloted therapeutic lunch groups. Similarly, in Ghana, Africa she volunteered on a project that supported the development of a Stroke service. Jennifer was involved in the development of other Stroke support programmes such as Life After Stroke: an upper limb rehabilitation group. Also, she has provided an OT service for a 50-bed long-term care unit that had an additional 20 respite beds and day care facility. She was nominated for the Outstanding Service award and featured in a BBC documentary.
Aside from completing a master’s degree in Clinical Research, Jennifer ensures she is continuing to develop as a clinician by regularly reviewing the latest research to ensure she is providing evidence-based treatment.
South East of England, Surrey, London - South
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation, TBI
London - South, Kent
Shivangi is a passionate Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Orpington, South-East London. Utilising her extensive experience, gained through her work within the community, Shivangi provides holistic assessments and expert interventions to children of all ages across London and Kent. She has expertise in autistic spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, sensory integration, behavioural challenges, and ADHD.
Shivangi is trained in delivering evidenced based interventions such as cognitive orientation to occupational performance, zones of regulation, interception intervention, The Alert Programme, Sensory Processing (neurosciences and fundamentals), and Bobath (early assessment & intervention with babies and young children). She has also successfully completed Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (Module 2) to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder.
Shivangi set up clear functional goals in consultation with parents/teachers, demonstrating sound clinical reasoning and involving the use of therapeutic activities and approaches which are meaningful and appropriate. She is also experienced in providing relevant training including sensory workshops, how to manage child's sensory needs at home and school, motor planning and organisational skills, and fine and gross motor skills.
South of England, South East of England, Kent, London - South
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
London - South, Kent
Janet is a highly skilled Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Kent, covering a client base across London and the South East of England. She has experience of working with a range of disabilities and needs including autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, sensory integration difficulties, ADD/ADHD, and global developmental delay. Janet has expertise in the assessment and treatment of children of all ages, but is particularly interested in working with babies, toddlers, and primary school aged children. Janet has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of specialist areas including physical manual handling, rehabilitation, surgical aftercare, equipment provisions and major adaptations.
She has completed training in Therapeutic Listening, Saebo, Modified Constraint Therapy, Manual Handling, Perceive:Recall:Plan:Perform (PRPP) and Introduction to MAES therapy for CP children. She has most recently worked in mainstream schools and in a comprehensive early years team. She has a particular interest in Sensory Processing Difficulties and has been providing training workshops to parents specifically focusing on Managing Sensory. Janet is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and two of their Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.
London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South, London - East
Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability
Brighton, East Sussex
Deborah is a skilled Occupational Therapist residing in the South East of England. Based in London, Sussex, Kent, and Surrey, she specialises in Paediatric, Seating & Postural management, Moving & Handling, and Fine and Gross Motor skills. With a particular interest in fatigue management, daily living skills, and handwriting assessments, Deborah possesses specialist skills to aid function. She has extensive experience working with various conditions such as ADHD, ASD, Cerebral Palsy, DCD, Down's Syndrome, and Rare Chromosome and Gene Disorders.
Deborah's holistic approach, coupled with her strong communication skills, enables her to create tailored treatment plans, supporting children to flourish and achieve independence. She collaborates closely with families, educators, and healthcare professionals to create customized treatment plans that foster independence and promote skill development.
London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London - South
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management
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.
Bedfordshire, South East of England
Based in Bedford, Vimbai has over 10 years’ experience working as Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has acquired expertise on a range of conditions and client needs, working in both NHS and private settings. Vimbai provides holistic assessments and tailored therapy programmes for children and their families across London and the South East of England.
Vimbai works with children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions including autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, hip dysplasia, brain injury, and developmental coordination disorder. She understands the complexities of both physical and neurological conditions and the impact that this can have on a person’s life. She strives to enhance a child’s independence, working collaboratively with families, schools, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child.
Vimbai has specialist experience with paediatric seating solutions, assessing and recommending the provision of equipment to support a child’s postural needs. She can also deliver handwriting assessments and treatment for children at school or at home, helping them to develop key skills and maximise their potential.
Vimbai is committed to her ongoing professional development and is a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Buckinghamshire, South East of England
Qualifying in 2006, Sherean specialises in rehabilitation and housing & equipment for adults. She is a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA), as well as having completed a course in sensory integration. She is based in Buckinghamshire and travels to homes in Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury visiting clients.
Sherean works in the NHS, treating clients in both inpatient and community settings with physical, mental health and learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of adults, including supporting clients in getting back to work or finding new employment. Working independently, Sherean treats clients at home, supporting them to maximise their independence within their own living environment.
Sherean also completes assessments for moving and handling equipment provision and minor home or work adaptations. She is qualified to use the standardised Assessment of Motor and and Process Skills (AMPS) to provide a functional ability report.
Continually striving to develop her clinical skills through relevant training, Sherean ensures she is working within best practices and providing the most up to date treatment and intervention.
East Midlands, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, AMPS, BIA
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation, Mental Health
The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services in the UK, and available nationwide to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Maidstone or the greater Kent region. We have experienced independent therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Maidstone area including Chatham, Gravesend, Minster, Sittingbourne, Tonbridge and West Malling.
Occupational therapists work with individuals to move past the hurdles which hold them back in carrying out day to day activities. An OTs role covers many areas, from physical obstacles associated with movement and their home environment, to the impacts on an individual’s social involvement and family life.
Our private therapists across Canterbury cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, vocational rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists across the surrounding areas. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards the right OT. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).
Our paediatric therapists work together for the OT Practice Kids, a dedicated service established for paediatric therapy to ensure a child’s development is well considered and supported as part of their OT needs.
We have expert therapists available throughout the Maidstone region supporting individuals with a variety of difficulties. More information about areas occupational therapists can help with can be found on our common difficulties pages, with separate areas for adults and children. For a free over-the-phone consultation with one of our case managers, call us today on 0330 024 9910.
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