Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Carien is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in the field of paediatrics. She is based in South West Scotland and will travel in and around Scotland, as well as to North West England, visiting children and their families at home, in school or at nursery. During her career, Carien has completed various postgraduate training, including courses on sensory integration, Makaton and the Bobath concept.
Having qualified and trained in South Africa, Carien now provides independent occupational therapy to children and their families in the UK. Her experience is varied, having worked with babies born prematurely, babies and children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, degenerative conditions and sensory difficulties.
Carien works collaboratively with the family to ensure that their goals are being met and the child is reaching their maximum potential. She provides advice and training, as well as specialist intervention which can include sensory processing, working on fine and gross motor skills, self care, and functional skills such as play or handwriting. With the treatment that Carien provides, there is a strong emphasis on the family working together to foster an environment that will optimise learning, growth and development.
As well as specialising in paediatrics, Carien has also worked with adults and assisted in their rehabilitation after hip and knee replacements, fractures, arthritis and other injuries. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions also, including stroke.
To ensure her learning is up to date, Carien continues her professional memberships with the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
Scotland, Cumbria, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh
Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Paediatrics
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, 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, Social integration
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1990, Ebby specialises in rehabilitation for adults. She is based in South West Scotland, and travels in and around the area visiting clients at home. This includes travelling to the North of England. Ebby is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Older People, Independent Practice and Rheumatology.
Ebby's clinical experience comes from working for the NHS in various hospitals, community and rehabilitation settings. She has also worked in Australia and gained experience in the USA. Ebby works with clients with injury, illness or long term health conditions, including dementia, stroke and conditions related to old age. She provides functional and goal orientated programmes that maximise independence and improve quality of life, also involving family and carers where appropriate. Ebby is experienced in making recommendations for equipment and minor adaptations to enable clients to be as independent as possible.
Ebby also specialises in delivering hand therapy, working with adults of all ages who have conditions such as stroke or rheumatoid arthritis that affect their working and personal lives.
Aside from her clinical career, Ebby is actively involved with a number of professional organisations including theRoyal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section- Older People where she has been involved in ongoing work to promote and develop the role of occupational therapists working with older people, specifically in acute care and emergency settings.
Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh
Housing and Equipment, Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Based in Dumfries and Galloway, Angela visits clients across North-West England and Scotland. Angela is a highly experienced OT specialising in neurological assessment and rehabilitation, including stroke, brain injury, motor neurone disease, and many other conditions. Angela aims to deliver a holistic approach to assessment and therapy, focusing on a client’s every need at home and in the community.
Angela focuses on maximising a client’s rehabilitation potential following neurological trauma or diagnosis, with particular expertise in fatigue, motivation, routine planning, and community access. She aims to develop a client’s mobility and independence at home, working on elements such as personal care and domestic tasks. This typically includes, washing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning.
Angela is also able to recommend small aids and equipment to support a client’s independence and install confidence, both at home and when out and about. She can advise on blue badge criteria and applications, and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Angela is a member of the Independent Practice and Neurological Practice specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
North West England, Scotland, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway
Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Carole is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and vocational based therapy. She lives in Fife and travels to Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy, and Anstruther visiting clients at home.
Carole has extensive experience working in various clinical settings including for the NHS, both inpatient and community, and social work services. Most recently, Carole has worked within a community mental health team, treating clients with severe and enduring mental health issues. She also has a particular interest in helping clients maintain employment and has experience negotiating with employers about return to work adjustments.
Working independently, Carole completes specialist assessments with her clients in their own environment. She is experienced in and is qualified to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) with clients, focusing on how they carry out daily life activities. Developing evidence-based treatment plans with the client and their family, Carole aims to improve quality of life by increasing their overall independence. This involves recommending specialised equipment, as well as advice and support on minor and major housing adaptations.
Carole has completed various post graduate training courses, including certificates on counselling skills, overcoming depression, rehabilitation, and technology.
Scotland, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, West Lothian
Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration
Glasgow (City of), Scotland
Liz is an Occupational Therapist based in Glasgow, visiting clients across all of Scotland including Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and the Borders. Specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, she works with both adults and children to support them with injuries and long-term conditions to achieve optimum recovery and maximise independence. Liz has developed specialist skills in neurological practice, working with a wide range of clients with acquired brain injury, stroke, and advanced neurological conditions.
Liz is a specialist in rehabilitation, helping clients with both functional and cognitive needs. Liz delivers expert functional skills assessments, having completed post graduate AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) training in 2011. She supports clients with self-care tasks, enabling them to maximise independence at home by completing everyday tasks such as washing, dressing, and eating. Liz also offers school based therapy for children, offering support with behavioural and sensory integration difficulties, handwriting, and routine planning.
Liz is a highly committed OT always looking to further her clinical knowledge and skill-set. She is a professional member of several Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapy including Independent Practice, Mental Health, Neurological Practice, and Children, Young People & Families.
North West England, North East England, Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
North Ayrshire, Scotland
Jane is a Paediatric OT who specialises in neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental co-ordination disorder, and brain injury. Based in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Jane delivers assessments and treatments to clients across Ayrshire, Glasgow, and Inverclyde. For over 15 years, Jane has been working with children and their families across hospital, home, and school settings.
Jane has worked extensively in an acute hospital setting where she undertook a specialist paediatric position. She has advanced skills in postural management, splinting, fine and gross motor skills, and activities of daily living. Jane can assess and recommend highly specialist pieces of equipment for children and young people with complex needs. Jane also conducts specialist upper limb assessments for children and young people with neurological conditions, devising detailed activity plans focusing on self-care. She can also fabricate bespoke hand splints or recommend excellent off the shelf options to suit the client’s individual need.
Jane is a dedicated OT who is committed to constantly expanding her knowledge and skill-set, regularly undertaking courses and personal research. Most notably, she has completed the Sensory Integration Module 1. Jane is also a member of the Children, Young People and Families Specialist Section for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).
Scotland, East Ayrshire, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting
Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland
Lois is an expert neurological occupational therapist, providing clients with assessments in their own environment. She has a achieved a post graduate certificate in neurological rehabilitation, completed the Bobath course and training on splinting for abnormal tone. Living in Perth, Scotland, Lois travels in and around central Scotland visiting clients.
Qualifying in 2005, Lois specialised in neurological rehabilitation and more specifically stroke rehabilitation. She has experience working with clients requiring general rehabilitation due to various medical conditions, organising and supporting hospital discharge. She has worked for the NHS, in the community and outpatient units, as well as in the private sector.
Working independently, Lois delivers physical and cognitive assessments to clients, applying the Bobath concept in treatment. She recommends intervention such as stroke rehabilitation, fatigue management, vocational rehabilitation and advice on carrying out daily life activities, such as cleaning, washing and eating.
Recently Lois has attended training and is now undertaking a support volunteer role with the MS society. Additionally she has completed voluntary work with the Stroke Association.
Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Perthshire and Kinross, Stirling
Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills
Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland
Karen is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist in the field of adult rehabilitation. She is passionate about working with adults and enabling them to maximise their potential. She has extensive clinical experience within medical, surgery and orthopaedics and actively develops her clinical skills through regular study to ensure the adults she works with receive the best possible interventions using up to date research and clinical methods.
Working in the areas of anxiety management, daily living skills, fatigue management, motivational issues, routine planning and self care, Karen supports her clients to live as independently as possible and get the most from life.
She is a specialist member of Trauma and Orthopaedics and was a member of an older peoples collaborative, she has a keen interest in elderly rehabilitation, in particular the effects of delirium on function and recovery and elderly rehabilitation following hip surgery.
Scotland, Angus, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Highland, North Lanarkshire, Stirling, Edinburgh
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
With a career spanning over 15 years, Kirsty has worked with both children and adults in a range of clinical settings. Since 2010 she has focused on delivering expert assessments and treatments for children. Kirsty has developed expertise on a wide variety of conditions such as developmental coordination disorder, autism, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, head injury, ADHD, genetic disorders, and sensory processing difficulties.
Kirsty evaluates the outcomes of her assessments using advanced clinical reasoning skills and designs intervention programmes to enable each child to fulfil their potential and meet the goals they have set. Kirsty has undertaken additional training through BOBATH Scotland and regularly attends training through NHS Education Scotland. She also recently undertook a research project as part of an MEd in Autism, focusing on post diagnostic care.
West Lothian, Scotland
Based in Falkirk, Scotland, Joy is a highly experienced OT working in many different settings for over 20 years. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, working with both adult and paediatric clients to assess their needs in the home environment. Joy has expertise working with children with learning difficulties, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism. She advises families on suitable equipment aids and home adaptations to meet a child’s short and long-term needs. Joy also works with adults, often with needs relating to arthritis, Parkinson’s, and orthopaedic injuries or conditions. She similarly recommends aids and equipment designed to enhance a client’s independence and safety at home.
Joy has an extensive product knowledge, from small equipment aids to larger home adaptations such as bathroom modifications or stair lifts. She is also trained as a moving and handling trainer to support families and other health care professionals with client care. Joy is also experienced in providing Blue badge advice for client’s and their families.
Joy has worked internationally, utilising her experience to help set up occupational therapy programmes in other countries. She is also committed to regularly developing her product knowledge and clinical reasoning.
Scotland, Clackmannan, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Midlothian, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Lothian
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
West Lothian, Scotland
Kirsten is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist located in Edinburgh, Scotland. With over 10 years of clinical experience working with a vast client group, Kirsten provides expert advice on Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. Kirsten has helped clients with multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many more.
Kirsten’s aim is to ensure that her clients remain safely at home and act independently for as long as possible. This includes assessing the client’s home environment, considering access in and out of the home, the property layout, and trip hazards. Kirsten will recommend home modifications and equipment to suit a client’s need, whether a simple grab rail in the bathroom or a stair lift. Kirsten’s recommendations and advice on moving safely around the house aim to ensure that a client remains mobile and prevent falls or injury.
Additionally, Kirsten focuses on daily living skills and self-care, working with a client to find solutions to daily challenges such as cooking and other household activities. This includes improving a client’s strength and balance, enabling them to safely and confidently conduct personal care activities.
Kirsten is a professional Royal College of Occupational Therapist (RCOT) member and has completed further training on inclusive building design and wheelchair assessments.
Scotland, Borders, Clackmannan, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh (City of), Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care
Lauren is a highly skilled OT, specialising in complex neurological assessment and intervention. She is based in Glasgow and visits clients across Scotland. Having expertise in adult neurology, Lauren supports clients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, including tumours and stroke. She offers holistic therapy considering the environmental, physical, cognitive, and social needs of a client.
Lauren completes comprehensive assessments that evaluate every aspect of a client’s home life and ability to access the community or work place. She oversees Functional Rehabilitation which focuses on developing a client’s gross and fine motor skills, helping them to regain the ability to safely complete self-care tasks. She supplements this with the use of assistive technology to help participation in reablement activities and everyday life. Lauren also helps clients to set personal goals and develop effective daily routines, which aims to help clients manage fatigue levels and motivation. Lauren is particularly skilled supporting with behaviour management, drawing on her experience working in a specialist neuro-behavioural unit.
Throughout her career, Lauren has continually sought to expand her clinical knowledge through professional events, training other staff, and working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Scotland , Glasgow
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire
Tina is a highly experienced Paediatric OT, working with children and their families for over 20 years. Specialising in Sensory Integration, Tina offers varying approaches to treatment, including sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, functional, and cognitive. She has worked with children with many different conditions including, autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and developmental delay. Tina aims to deliver assessments and treatment to enhance independence and confidence, in home and school environments.
Tina focuses on developing a child’s gross motor skills, evaluating their level of independence and ability to take part in physical activities. Her aim is to enhance body awareness, coordination, and balance, to maximise a child’s potential. Tina also considers a child’s fine motor skills, the ability to undertake small movements using the hands and fingers such as tying shoelaces or using scissors. Tina can conduct handwriting assessments, looking at a child’s hand strength, dexterity, and comfort when completing writing activities. From this, Tina aims to recommend treatments or aids to support a child’s handwriting ability.
Tina is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Sensory Integration Network.
Scotland, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner
Routine planning, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
Kate is an OT based in Giffnock, just outside of Glasgow. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, supporting adults across Scotland with physical and cognitive conditions. Kate has over 15 years of experience, working with adults in variety of settings and supporting with both physical and neurological needs including amputations, neurological conditions, aging, dementia, and brain injury.
Kate delivers expert assessments in a client’s home, evaluating their current and potential future needs as well as risks around the home. She has particular expertise working with older clients, supporting with functional skills, activities of daily living, and falls prevention. Kate can also recommend equipment designed to assist with mobility and safety in the home. She aims to ensure that client’s goals are addressed, maximising their independence at home and improving quality of life. Kate often works in interdisciplinary teams that facilitate holistic assessments and treatments.
Kate is a member of two Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists; Older People and Independent Practice.
Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of)
Based in Edinburgh, Laura is an OT visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. She specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing holistic assessments and supporting clients with Functional Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Laura has worked with clients with a wide range of conditions including Parkinson's and dementia, multiple sclerosis, frailty and old age, TIA and stroke, learning disability, mobility issues, depression and anxiety.
Laura delivers rehabilitation focused on supporting clients to regain strength, promote independence, and take part in leisure activities. Laura can support a client with developing their confidence in self-care tasks such as washing and dressing, whilst also developing an effective routine to manage pain and fatigue. Laura has particular expertise with elderly clients, conducting comprehensive risk assessments in the home to help prevent falls and enhance quality of life.
Laura is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, attending professional conferences, utilising new research in her work, and completing additional courses to further her clinical expertise, such as Train the Trainer.
North West England, North East England, Scotland
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout Scotland as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism throughout Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.
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 therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics 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. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
If you are enquiring about occupational therapy services for children, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our site to learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Scotland 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.
I have worked with The OT Practice for 5 years and have always found their service seamless. They are always on hand to offer advice or answer any queries I may have. Their reports are clear and concise with clinical rationale for their recommendations. The Occupational Therapists provide regular updates on the clients progress and goals achieved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.Case Manager, Proclaim Care
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and to let you know how AMAZING Carien (therapist) was - she was so good with our daughter and made us all feel like we were in good hands - her report was really detailed and of great help!!Mother of private client aged 4
Thanks so much to both you and Claire for a really excellent report. It is very detailed and having run through it with the client she was also very pleased with it.Solicitor for a family in EHCP tribunal
I found your company to be most professional and delivered an individualised service that was both timely and client centered. Due to the service provided my client was able to have a smooth transition into his new home and he remains delighted with the support he received.Case Manager, Tania Brown Case Management
I just want to thank you again for the scooter. It has made a massive difference to me already. I have been out lots with my dog and even met my friend for a coffee. Thanks you so much for making my life a bit more normal and giving me some freedom back.Bank Worker's Charity Beneficiary