Norfolk, East Anglia
Based in Norwich, Alison is a specialist OT with expertise in fatigue management. She provides holistic assessments considering a client’s physical and mental needs, developing tailored therapy plans and recommending equipment and housing adaptations to help meet a client’s personal goals. Alison covers a client base across Norfolk and Suffolk, visiting adults of all ages with a range of conditions such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.
Alison has worked as an OT for over 25 years, helping clients to develop effective routines and manage daily activities. Alison is highly experienced working with young adults aged 16-25, having worked as part of several specialist teams throughout her career. She supports clients to manage fatigue, anxiety, and stress whether in a home, education, or work environment. Alison is also skilled in motivational interviewing and counselling, supporting clients with difficulties in school and work place settings.
Alison is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice and the British Association for CFS/ME. She is dedicated to her continual development as an OT, regularly seeking to expand her clinical knowledge and skillset.
Norfolk, East Anglia
Based just outside of Dereham in Norfolk, Julie is a skilled Occupational Therapist with over 10 years’ experience. She specialises in Housing & Equipment and complex Moving and Handling solutions, supporting clients across East Anglia.
Julie works with clients with a wide range of long-term and progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, dementia, and learning disabilities. She provides in depth assessments of a client’s functional ability, their ability to safely complete daily tasks and confidence leaving the home. Julie can recommend equipment or adaptations in order to improve a client’s mobility and maximise their potential. This includes assessing a client's needs and eligibility in regards to applying for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) to adapt their home environment to enable them to live as independently as possible. Julie has overseen the provision of stair lifts, through floor lifts, wet rooms, and housing extensions.
Julie is also an expert in complex Moving & Handling solutions. She has completed a Train the Trainer course and has developed appropriate moving and handling techniques to ensure all individuals, no matter how complex their needs are, can be moved safely and as comfortably as possible.
East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Learning disability
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.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
AMPS, Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration
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.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation
Suffolk, East Anglia
Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.
With over 20 years of experience, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and Housing & Equipment.
She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurology, older peoples mental health, dementia, and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.
Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling, and managing a dementia team.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Marie is a Paediatric OT based in Bedford, East Anglia. She has been practising in this field for over 20 years, offering specialist advise and treatment for children and their families in both a home and school setting. Marie specialises in Sensory Integration, supporting children with routine activities such as dressing, eating, learning, and socialising. Marie has worked extensively with children with both clinical and complex needs, helping with motor, functional, and sensory skills.
Marie is a CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) Practitioner, meaning she focuses on collaborative goal setting and allowing the child’s individual needs to direct their therapy. Her aim is to enable a child to develop the practical and sensory skills to safely and confidently undertake self-care tasks. This involves assessing their ability to move around independently and perform physical activity, but also their fine motor skills such as how they tie shoelaces, use zips and buttons, and their handwriting.
Marie has a particular interest working with pre-school age children, promoting sensory-based play, supportive positions for play, and appropriate equipment to enhance function and development. Marie can recommend small equipment provisions and home adaptations to enhance a child’s progressions. In particular, Marie is trained in the Chailey approach to Postural Management. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with children, their families, and schools to set goals and ensure every child meets their full potential.
Marie is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.
East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire
Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
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.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management
Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy
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
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Peterborough, Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She works with children in school and home settings across the East Midlands, carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.
Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.
She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.
Lynn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Rachel is an expert Hand Therapist, practising in Occupational Therapy for over 10 years. Rachel has worked extensively with both long-term conditions and trauma, enabling clients to maximise function in their hands and upper limbs. Rachel is based in Peterborough and visits clients across East Anglia, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire.
Rachel is highly skilled to help with various hand traumas such as, fractures, dislocations, amputations, ligament damage, and arthritis. Therapy with Rachel typically includes the development of a personalised exercise programme, pain management, splinting (static and dynamic), and the utilisation of small aids.
Rehabilitation of the hands and upper limbs provides clients with the skill to carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and washing, and domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning. Through effective pain management and advice on how to adapt activities, clients can regain independence and control over their lives.
Rachel is a professional member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and regularly undertakes their specialist courses.
Essex, East Anglia
With over 30 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, Sharon provides specialist assessments and treatments for children of all ages. She is based in Harlow, visiting children and their families across Essex and Hertfordshire in both home and school settings.
Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, working in mainstream and special schools, child development teams, and a neonatal unit. Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers, and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.
Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence-based practice.
Essex, East Anglia
Louise is an experienced Occupational Therapist with specialist training in Sensory Integration. She is based in Essex, visiting both adult and paediatric clients across East Anglia. Louise has gained experience working across a variety of settings including general medicine, orthopaedics, acute mental health, secure mental health services, adult autism services, and special schools.
Louise is highly skilled supporting clients with high functioning autism and uses her advanced skills to meet their sensory needs. This includes helping them develop skills for the workplace, gain employment, and also prepare them for university. Louise develops goal orientated treatment packages for her clients, delivering these at home or in school. The plan focuses on the client reaching their maximum potential and becoming as independent as possible in daily activities.
Louise is currently a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Essex, East Anglia
Based in Colchester, Michaela is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting children at home or school across Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. With over 10 years’ experience, she has developed expertise in the field of Sensory Integration through post graduate training and clinical experience. Michaela works with children with a range of conditions and disabilities including autism, ADHD, sensory difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder.
Working holistically Michaela helps children develop their skills and confidence to achieve their full potential and supports parents and carers in helping them gain knowledge and understanding of their child's difficulties through this process. She supports children and their families in various areas including gross and fine motor skills, hand writing, visual perception, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of motor skills, organisation and sequencing, and self-care activities.
Michaela is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and continues to develop her skills and knowledge through academic study and peer learning.
East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, London - North
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
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.
Caroline (therapist) was fantastic, and for the first time it felt like someone was actually listening to me. It was great to actually have some positive feedback and advice as opposed to "carry on as you are". We have taken on board everything in the report and fingers crossed we can help Emily. Many thanks.Mother of a private client aged 8
The OT Practice works with us to provide private occupational therapists to our clients. We have always been impressed by the speed at which The OT Practice provides a high quality and efficient service. Their reports are of a consistently high standard and their network of therapists and contacts is both far-reaching and thorough. It is a pleasure to work with them and I am proud to recommend their team.Invictus Health
Your therapist explained clearly what was happening with my tendons and muscles in a way that helped me understand could be achieved with exercises and manipulation. Also her advice on equipment that could help and instruction on its use was invaluable.Mrs Smith, private hand therapy client
Very happy with the depth of the report!Father of private client aged 7 for an EHCP
I have worked with The OT Practice for several years and have found the team to be professional, approachable and helpful right through from the assessment phased up to implementing recommendations. The OT Practice provides an excellent service, assessments and treatment are delivered in a timely and professional manner.A Case Manager