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Private occupational therapy in Norfolk

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Sarah

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist specialising in housing and equipment and moving and handling. She is based in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

Sarah qualified at the University of Northampton in 2009 and has extensive experience in Social Care, assessing adults and children in their own homes for equipment, minor works and major adaptations.

Sarah has experience working with a broad range of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, degenerative neurological conditions, stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson's Disease.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Gemma

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management

Rosina

Bedfordshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Lucy

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Rebecca

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

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

Melanie

Cambridgeshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Lone

Essex, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

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

Specialist skills

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

Natalie

Essex, East Anglia

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Hayley

Norfolk, East Anglia

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

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

Hannah

Norfolk, East Anglia

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Jen

Suffolk, East Anglia

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

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

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

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

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Our private OT’s in Norfolk

The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services in and around Norfolk as well as the rest of the UK. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Norfolk, including Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Norwich.

Whether you are looking for support for yourself, a family member or client, our skilled and motivated practitioners always provide the quality of care that we would desire for our own families - the very best. We know that every case is difference, so we listen to understand your goals in order to tailor our care to your needs.

Our private Norfolk therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. 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. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Norfolk 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

Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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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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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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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

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