Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Carien is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in South West Scotland. She visits clients across Scotland, as well as to North West England, visiting children and their families at home, in school, or at nursery. Carien has acquired a wealth of experience, supporting children of all ages from premature babies to young adults. She has expertise working with children with neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, degenerative conditions, and sensory difficulties.
Carien works collaboratively with families to ensure 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.
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 also has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, including stroke.
To ensure her learning is up to date, Carien continues her professional memberships with the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice. During her career, Carien has completed various postgraduate training, including courses on sensory integration, Makaton, and the Bobath concept.
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
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation
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
Ebby is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with expertise in Functional Rehabilitation and Hand Therapy. She is based in South West Scotland, visiting clients across Scotland and the North of England. Ebby works with clients with injury, illness, or long-term health conditions including dementia, stroke, and conditions related to old age.
Ebby's clinical experience comes from working in various hospitals, community, and rehabilitation settings. 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 expert Hand Therapy, working with adults of all ages who have conditions such as stroke or rheumatoid arthritis that affect their working and personal lives.
Ebby is actively involved with a number of professional organisations including the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for 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. Ebby is also a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists.
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
Functional rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, 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
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration
Based in Kirkcaldy in Fife, Lynn is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience in the profession. She visits clients across Scotland, supporting and assessing those with physical and neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, orthopaedic trauma, and stroke. Lynn also has a particular interest in mental health, supporting clients with depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Working as an Occupational Therapist for many years, Lynn has used her skills in rehabilitation and reablement in a variety of statutory and third sector roles throughout her career, both in the UK and abroad. She believes in holistically assessing the individual in a person-centred manner in order to establish their rehabilitation potential. She believes that by undertaking cognitive assessments such as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) to identify areas of rehab will benefit a person's physical wellbeing and emotional wellbeing.
Lynn also has a particular interest in the value of engaging people in Vocational Rehabilitation, particularly those with mental health challenges. She believes in adopting an asset-based approach where ever possible, in identifying and maximising the skills and motivation people have, regardless of their condition.
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, Orkney, Perthshire and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles
AMPS, Postgraduate cert. Vocational Rehab
Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
Claire is an Occupational Therapist based in Buckie and she covers a client base across Moray, Aberdeenshire, and Highland. She has over 10 years of experience and has developed expertise working with adults and older adults with complex mental health needs. She supports clients with a wide range of conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, dementia, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.
Utilising her experience working across in-patient and community teams in Scotland, Claire delivers comprehensive assessments and provides client-centred therapy. She focuses rehabilitation on day-to-day difficulties and maximising a client’s independence, aligned with the client’s individual needs and aspirations. Claire is trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), allowing comprehensive evaluation of a person’s physical and cognitive needs. She can also help clients with employment needs, including the loss or change of a job role.
Claire is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and is passionate about sharing her expertise with future OT practitioners. She has undertaken academic teaching roles and ensures her knowledge and skill-set are up-to-date.
Scotland, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray
Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
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 a variety of settings, including a specialist paediatric position within Community Services. 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 Occupational Therapist with over 15 years’ experience. She specialises in Functional and Neurological Rehabilitation, delivering holistic assessments and interventions for clients in their own home. Lois is based in Perth, Scotland, and visits clients around central Scotland. She has worked for the NHS, in the community and outpatient units, as well as in the private sector.
Lois has experience working with clients requiring general rehabilitation due to various medical conditions, organising and supporting hospital discharge. She has specialist training in Neurological Rehabilitation and more specifically stroke rehabilitation. 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.
Lois is committed to her continual professional development, completing further qualifications and undertaking voluntary work. Lois has achieved a post graduate certificate in Neurological Rehabilitation, completed the Bobath course, and additional training on splinting for abnormal tone. She also has undertaken a support volunteer role with the MS Society and 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
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, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Borders, Clackmannan, Dundee (City of), East Ayrshire, East Lothian, 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
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care
Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire
Jennifer is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who works with children of all ages to deliver both school and home-based therapy. She is experienced at supporting children with a wide range of physical, neurological, sensory and learning difficulties such as ASD, ADHD, and DCD. Jennifer is based in Glasgow and covers a large client base across Scotland including Falkirk, Paisley, and Stirling.
Jennifer has worked in a range of settings including special schools and community paediatrics. She is experienced at delivering tailored interventions, including the assessment and provision of specialist equipment. She also has a particular interest in feeding difficulties, drawing on her experience promoting positive food interactions for children with significant aversions and phobias.
Jennifer is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and two Specialist Sections at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Independent Practice and Children, Young People, and Families. She maintains a high level of professional development and supervision, regularly attending training and conferences to ensure her practice remains up to date.
Scotland, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow (City of), Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire
Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
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
Glasgow, North Lanarkshire
Gillian is based just outside of Glasgow in Wishaw and visits clients across Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire, and West Lothian. She has over 25 years’ experience in Occupational Therapy and specialises in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. She works with adults with spinal cord injuries, traumatic and acquired brain injury including complex stroke, and has a particular interest and clinical skills in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC), visual perception, and hand therapy.
Gillian has gained experience working in variety of sectors including in a specialist rehabilitation unit. She can support clients with a wide range of functional and cognitive needs such as fatigue management, routine planning, activities of daily living, splinting, sensory awareness, and behaviour management.
Gillian is an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and their Specialist Section for Neurological Practice, she takes part in the Scottish West Committee and recently participated in an Advancing Practice in Brain Injury scoping event. Gillian continues to develop her knowledge, skills, and competencies through clinical experience, attendance at specialist training courses, and personal learning.
Scotland, Falkirk, Glasgow (City of), North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Glasgow
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Self care, Splinting
Based just outside of Glasgow, Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist providing expert Housing & Equipment assessments for clients across Scotland. Sarah works with clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, dementia, brain injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic trauma, motor neurone disease, and multiple sclerosis. She also has particular expertise in stroke rehabilitation, having worked as part of a specialist team.
Sarah supports clients to live independently and helps them to reach their maximum potential. She assesses a client’s functional needs at home, including their capability to complete everyday activities. Sarah can provide recommendations for aids and home adaptations to help support a client’s recovery and long-term needs. She will also address any cognitive impairments her client might be experiencing, helping them with fatigue management, routine planning, and motivation.
Sarah is a dedicated OT, committed to her ongoing professional development. She regularly undertakes courses to further her knowledge and is a member of several professional bodies. This includes the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Independent Practice, the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, and the Case Management Society UK.
Scotland, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh (City of), Fife, Glasgow (City of), North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh
Housing and Equipment
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management
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