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Private occupational therapy in the South of England

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Louise

Dorset, South of England

Louise is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Adult Mental Health and Rehabilitation. She is located in Bournemouth and visits clients across the South of England including areas of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. Louise has experience working with clients with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, dementia, bi polar disorder, psychosis, arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.

She has worked extensively with clients of all ages, especially older clients, many of whom have cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as physical conditions. Louise is a qualified Assessment of Motor & Processing Skills (AMPS) Assessor which compliments her assessing skills to a higher standard.

Louise supports clients with various physical health needs, often that contribute to their mental health deterioration. She can prescribe pieces of equipment after assessing their physical health and the impact this has on everyday tasks. She utilises her specialist assessment skills to provide tailored solutions to help each client maximise their potential and live independently for longer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sharne

Hampshire, South of England

Based in Fareham, near Portsmouth and Southampton, Sharne is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She focuses on Housing & Equipment, Functional Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. Sharne works with clients with acquired injuries, hip and knee replacements, and numerous neurological conditions including, stroke, Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Sharne aims to make every client feel confident in their own home, through adapted techniques to complete routine tasks and equipment aids to support daily activity.

Sharne focuses on a client’s ability to safely and comfortably undertake self-care and domestic tasks at home, which typically includes washing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, and getting out and about. Sharne will assess a client’s current capability and will devise a tailored therapy programme, considering both current and future needs. Sharne aims to deliver holistic therapy, considering a client’s functional and equipment requirements. She can recommend minor and major home adaptations designed to improve a client’s quality of life and provide training of assistive equipment. Sharne also offers support to clients and their families applying for Disabled Funding Grants (DFG).

Sharne is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care

Hannah

Hampshire, South of England

Hannah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Basingstoke. She currently visits children in their home environment and schools across the South of England including Berkshire, Surrey, and Hampshire. Over the last 10 years, Hannah has attained an invaluable breadth of knowledge and skills to assist children with a variety of conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration difficulties, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and developmental co-ordination disorder. She has acquired extensive experience with both the physical and sensory needs of a child including handwriting, visual perception, behavioural and attachment needs.

In particular, Hannah enjoys working on a child’s development of fine and gross motor skills. She supports them to build up the strength, balance, and coordination to perform activities and maintain independence. Hannah also has a specialist interest and training in Animal Assisted Occupational Therapy. She has previously supported children with complex learning needs through the therapeutic nature of working with animals in a reduced stress outdoor environment.

As a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Hannah is dedicated to her profession and continuing her clinical development. She keeps up-to-date with the most recent research and has completed several post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration and Posture Management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills

Amanda

Hampshire, South of England

Amanda is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist located just outside of Basingstoke and covers a client base across Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. She has always been passionate about working with children, young people, and their families and immediately specialised in the field of Paediatrics. Now with over 15 years of experience, Amanda has remained dedicated to this field and has developed an exceptional knowledge and skill set on a wide variety of conditions and needs.

Her areas of expertise draw on her experience supporting children with autistic spectrum disorder, sensory integration difficulties, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and Down's syndrome. Amanda has worked predominantly in the community, schools, nurseries, and homes, assessing and working with individuals aged 2-19 years with OT needs.

Amanda supports child and their families with a broad range of needs including behavioural difficulties, gross and fine motor skills, dexterity and hand writing difficulties, visual perception skills, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of activities, and self-care tasks such as dressing and feeding.

Amanda enjoys learning and is currently working towards her post graduate Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

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, Learning disability

Katy

Hampshire, South of England

Katy is a specialist Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in both the private sector and NHS. She has had a passion for working with neurological, long-term and complex medical conditions including brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal injury. Katy is based in Fareham, covering a large client base across Hampshire, West Sussex, and Dorset.

Katy has always seized every opportunity to enhance her understanding of Neurological Rehabilitation including postural management, cognitive intervention, splinting, hand therapy, upper limb rehab and psychological needs. She enjoys providing high quality and multifaceted care, considering the client’s emotional, social and physical needs. She seeks to optimise a clients’ function with goals meaningful to them and tailors treatment to their individual needs.

Working as an Associate, Katy utilises her passion for supporting clients with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other complex needs. She is confident assessing clients with complex deficits in neurological or long-term medical conditions and proficient using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised. She can devise individualised and tailored treatment plans that are supported by sound clinical reasoning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, Bristol, Brighton, Southampton, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Rachael

Oxfordshire, South of England

Rachael is an Occupational Therapist with over 18 years’ experience in both the NHS (acute and community) and private sector. She has a specialist interest in Neurological Rehabilitation, building on a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of physical and cognitive conditions. Rachael has worked extensively with elderly and frail clients, developing expertise on stroke, Parkinson's Disease, falls, dementia as well as palliative care. Rachael is located in Banbury and covers a client base across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire.

Rachael strives to attain a deep understanding of a client’s needs and provide a goal-oriented rehabilitation plan. She is a positive and enthusiastic person, committed to providing evidence-based intervention with compassion and care. She can support clients with activities of daily living including routine planning, self-care, balance and coordination, and gross motor skills.

The breadth of Rachael’s experience enables her to proficiently assess clients with a range of medical diagnosis and conditions and effectively devise a treatment plan to optimise safety and independence. She continually develops a high level of clinical reasoning skills that enable her to provide an expert opinion to support patients, families and other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills

Rebecca

Surrey, South of England

Rebecca is an experienced Occupational Therapist who specialises in orthopaedics and amputations. She has developed expertise working in a variety of roles across hospital and community settings and independent practice. Rebecca is based in Surrey and provides expert care to clients across the county including Dorking, Guildford, Reigate, and Crawley.

She has experience creating pathways of care for clients with a variety of injuries and conditions including fractures, amputations, knee and hip replacements, and arthritis. She ensures each client receives optimal treatment at the right stage of their recovery through holistic assessments, rehabilitation and recommendations for ongoing treatment, equipment, and care.

Rebecca regularly attends courses and completes personal research to continuously improve her skills and achieve her goal of making a difference to people’s lives. She has developed essential skills in many different areas and so can support with activities of daily living, personal care, manual handling, and wheelchair provisions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Ellie

Southampton, Hampshire

Ellie is a highly skilled OT based in Southampton. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, supporting clients at a home or work environment to retain their maximum level of independence. She covers a client base across Hampshire and the South of England.

With over 15 years of experience, Ellie has worked with clients with a range of complex conditions including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She has expertise in a variety of therapies such as cognitive rehabilitation, complex postural management, fatigue management, sensory re-education, activities of daily living, perceptual difficulties, and vocational rehabilitation. Ellie also has experience in adult and older people’s mental health and wheelchair provisions.

Ellie has experience working as an expert witness, writing medico-legal reports, and is currently working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management

Charlotte

Southampton, Hampshire

Based in Southampton, Charlotte is an OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation and Housing & Equipment. She visits clients across the South of England including Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Charlotte works to support client’s achieve their personal goals, from regaining independence at home to participating in leisure activities.

Charlotte works holistically to assess a client’s every need. She helps clients to manage pain and fatigue by developing bespoke routines and activity plans, recommending equipment aids, and where appropriate housing adaptations. Charlotte also supports clients with anxiety and memory difficulties, helping them to effectively plan and prioritise activities of daily life and set personal goals.

Charlotte has a particular specialism in cancer rehabilitation. As a member of the Oncology and Palliative Care Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and previously holding a lead role in a cancer rehabilitation clinic, Charlotte delivers expert care focusing on both the physical and mental aspects of therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Nina

Berkshire, South East of England

Nina is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management for adults. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, ensuring her clinical knowledge is of the highest standard. Nina visits clients in their home environment across Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading, and Wokingham.

Having previously worked in rehabilitation and community services, Nina now works as an independent Occupational Therapist and as an Expert Witness in the medico-legal profession. Nina provides detailed assessments in the client’s own environment, involving family and carers where appropriate. A treatment plan will be produced, outlining the client’s functional goals and Nina's recommendations on how these goals will be reached.

Nina's expertise focuses on completing complex housing needs assessments and making recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations and specialist equipment to aid the client in the home. She also has experience in making final decisions on the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) as part of a local authority panel.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Visual perception, Balance, Self care, Postural management

Becky

Berkshire, South East of England

Supporting children and their families in the South of England, Becky is a specialist in Housing & Equipment. She has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and young adults with complex physical and learning needs including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families both at home and in school.

Becky is committed to enabling her clients to be independent and maintain function at home for as long as possible by offering advice, suggesting practical solutions, advising on equipment, aids and adaptations to meet their individual needs.

Becky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and expands her knowledge by regularly undertaking additional training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

James

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

James is a highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist with expertise in housing adaptations and equipment. He supports clients to maintain their independence by recommending suitable equipment and both major and minor home adaptations. With over a decade of experience, James has developed an exceptional understanding of physical disabilities including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, orthopaedics and trauma, and muscular dystrophy. James is based in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, visiting a large client base across Berkshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey.

Over the last 10 years, James has worked across various teams, enabling him to sharpen his skills and expand his clinical knowledge. He provides expert OT assessments that comprehensively identify a client’s every need in the home, followed by suitable recommendations for equipment aids and home adaptations designed to maximise a client’s independence and enhance their quality of life. James also regularly engages with various professionals including builders, surveyors, housing associations, equipment providers, and other health and social care practitioners to ensure his recommendations are based-on up-to-date guidance and utilise the newest available equipment and services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Katrina

Dorset, West and South West of England

Providing expert Occupational Therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Moving & Handling for adult clients. Katrina is based in Dorset, visiting clients in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, and Weymouth.

Katrina has gained extensive experience working for Dorset County Council. Working as part of the adult and community team, she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies, and local authorities.

Katrina also works independently, treating clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.

To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Rachel

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert Occupational Therapy in a home, school, or work environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, visiting clients in Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, and St. Albans, as well as London.

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience, working for various NHS, charity, and private practice settings. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs. Rachel also has expertise working within a specialist residential eating disorder service, providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group.

Rachel uses a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Sensory Integration, in which she has completed postgraduate qualifications. Ensuring her client is at the centre of her care, Rachel works with the client and their family to help them regain functional independence and reach personal goals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support

Susie

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Susie is based in Hertfordshire and delivers independent assessments to clients across London and the South East including Watford, St. Albans, and Hemel Hempstead. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, as well as providing support with Seating & Postural Management and Moving & Handling.

Susie has gained invaluable experience working in various acute medical and community settings, having specialised in stroke and neurological assessment and rehabilitation. She helps clients with cognitive impairments, as well as working with older adults experiencing falls and dementia. Susie provides comprehensive and client centred assessments, ensuring all of her client's needs are met. Within her intervention plan, she focuses on improving her client's quality of life and overall independence within the home and community. This can include upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive assessment and treatment planning including memory and psycho-social issues. Susie also prescribes adaptations and equipment to maximise independence and support to a client with carrying out their daily life activities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Helen

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Helen is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist with experience working with children with a wide range of difficulties. She provides therapy intervention for children with complex neurological conditions having worked as a therapist for the PACE Centre, a charity providing expert therapy and schooling for children with neurological motor disorders.

Helen is experienced in working with children with co-ordination difficulties and is able to use a variety of treatment approaches. She has undertaken further training to provide evidence-based assessment and treatment programmes, and is a Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Therapy (Co-Op) Certified Practitioner. She also works with children with fine motor and handwriting difficulties, undertaking holistic assessments and treatment programmes.

Helen has completed further training in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, Hertfordshire, London - North

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Karen

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Karen is based near Watford, visiting clients across London and the Home Counties. With extensive experience in Housing & Equipment, Karen can recommend basic and complex home adaptations, including extensions. Whether a small piece of equipment or large adaptation, Karen’s aim is to help a client regain and maintain independence at home. Karen works with adults with a wide range of physical disabilities, brain and spinal injuries, and conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neurone disease.

Through her rehabilitation programmes, Karen seeks to recommend practical strategies to overcome common issues such as getting in and out of the home, personal care and dressing, cooking and cleaning. These measures aim to help reduce the risk of falls, increase mobility, and build confidence. Karen can also advise on Seating & Postural Management, recommending suitable seating and standing aids.

Karen can advise and support clients through DFG Assessments, understanding the process and what is required. Karen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Housing, and has also completed additional qualifications in Housing Adaptations and Design.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Tanya

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.

Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.

Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Laura

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Laura provides Occupational Therapy to clients at home, travelling to areas of Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as Milton Keynes and London. She specialises in rehabilitation, assessing client's neurological, functional, and vocational rehabilitation needs. Her expertise also focuses on seating & postural management, in which she has completed postgraduate training.

For over 15 years, Laura has worked in acute, community, and inpatient rehabilitation settings, helping clients with a range of physical and cognitive conditions. She assesses motor, sensory and cognitive function and evaluates the impact of these on activities of daily living, through standardised and non-standardised assessments. From this, Laura formulates client centred treatment plans and evaluates progress through goal setting and outcome measures.

Laura supports clients and their families in their rehabilitation and any adjustments they may have needed to make due to their condition or disability. She offers advice on specialist equipment and safer moving and handling, as well as exploring the later stages of rehabilitation such as returning to education, employment, and leisure activities. This includes the provision of specialist seating and wheelchairs to maximise the functional independence of her clients.

Laura has completed extensive post graduate training in upper limb interventions, offering mirror box therapy, motor imagery, and splinting to clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care

Kate

Warwickshire, West Midlands

An Occupational Therapist with over 30 years’ experience, Kate specialises in Housing & Equipment, as well as providing Moving & Handling support to adult clients. She has built up an excellent understanding and knowledge of housing needs, from basic equipment to larger home adaptations. Kate is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and visits clients across the Midlands.

Since qualifying, Kate has worked with clients in physical and mental equipment, helping clients in regaining independence and living safely within their home. Kate works with clients with various medical conditions including arthritis, cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer. Working collaboratively with the client and their family, Kate provides expert advice and support to help her client reach their rehabilitation goals and live a life to its maximum potential. This includes the provision of specialist equipment, recommendations of minor and major adaptations, and providing safer moving and handling techniques. She will also provide mobility and Blue Badge assessments where necessary.

Kate is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice, ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation

Shivangi

London - South

Shivangi is a passionate Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Orpington, South-East London. Utilising her extensive experience, gained through her work within the community, Shivangi provides holistic assessments and expert interventions to children of all ages across London and Kent. She has expertise in autistic spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, sensory integration, behavioural challenges, and ADHD.

Shivangi is trained in delivering evidenced based interventions such as cognitive orientation to occupational performance, zones of regulation, interception intervention, The Alert Programme, Sensory Processing (neurosciences and fundamentals), and Bobath (early assessment & intervention with babies and young children). She has also successfully completed Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (Module 2) to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder.

Shivangi set up clear functional goals in consultation with parents/teachers, demonstrating sound clinical reasoning and involving the use of therapeutic activities and approaches which are meaningful and appropriate. She is also experienced in providing relevant training including sensory workshops, how to manage child's sensory needs at home and school, motor planning and organisational skills, and fine and gross motor skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Kent, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

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

Hannah

Bristol, West and South West of England

Hannah is a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in Bristol. She visits clients in Wales and the South West of England, supporting them with Neurological Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Hannah has developed expertise in brain injury and neurological conditions supporting clients with cognitive rehabilitation, domestic tasks, social skills, and return to work plans.

She has worked in various rehabilitation settings, first taking up a role in acute medicine, rotating to older persons rehabilitation and then stroke before specialising in serious injury patients, in particular traumatic brain injury. Hannah has established a strong understanding of what is required to provide optimum outcomes that meet the needs of complex brain injuries, both for the impact this has had on the individual’s life as well as those closest to them.

She completes complex OT assessments of patient skills, cognition, occupational needs and need for specialist assistive devices and/or building adaptations. She also gives consideration to a patient’s views and wishes, medical history, and prognosis. She ensures the accuracy and timeliness of clinical notes/contract reporting activities by communicating and working with the wider team.

Over the years, Hannah has developed her competencies through practical experience, personal research, expert supervision, and attendance on specialist training courses. This has helped her to develop a high-level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, clients, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Elisabeth

Swindon, Wiltshire

With over 10 years’ experience, Elisabeth is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who now specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Rehabilitation. She currently resides in Royal Wootton Bassett and visits clients across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Somerset including Swindon, Bath, and Chippenham.

Elisabeth supports clients with a variety of physical conditions and disabilities, amputations, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She also has particular expertise in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Huntington’s disease.

Drawing on her vast experience in adult rehabilitation, she can deliver expert and holistic interventions with the aim of increasing a client’s independence at home and maximise their potential. Elisabeth is skilled in falls prevention, reducing and tailoring packages of care, recommending standard and specialist equipment, and managing sensory needs.

Elisabeth keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and ongoing training and supervision needs to continually improve as an Occupational Therapist. She recently completed a Train the Trainer workshop and is an accredited wheelchair prescriber.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Our private OT’s in the South of England

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the South of England as well as nationwide. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout London, the South East, the South West and East Anglia.

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 therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. For more information on some of our expert therapists in the region, please click on the profiles shown above. Alternatively, our dedicated client managers can provide a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All our assessment and therapy packages are costed in detail at the outset, so we will never surprise you with “hidden charges” later on (such as travel costs or administrative fees).

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 the South of England 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

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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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'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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Help For Heros
Mole Valley District Council
Sheringham Primary School
Meridian High School
Orleans Primary School
Hillingdon Autistic Care
RAFBF
Family Focused Case Management
Bank Workers Charity
AJM Healthcare
Architects Benevolent Society
Runnymede Borough Council
Wandsworth
The Royal Marines Charity
UK Case Management
Waverley Borough Council
Masons
Richmond
Viavi
Haringey
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
SSAFA Charity
Help & Care
Allenby Primary School
Anchor
Bracknell Forest Council
Culloden Primary School
Sunrise
Lawray Architects
The Royal British Legion
Tania Brown
Care Tech
Clergy Support Trust
Proclaim Care
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
L&Q
Daubeney Academy
Britannia Education Trust
Springhallow School
More Than Mobility
Grayshott Spa
CCMS
Leicestershire County Council
HCML
Newlife Charity
Baston House School
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Riverwalk School
The Good Care Group
Guildford Borough Council
Invictus Health
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Plymouth City Council
Papworth Trust
Licensed Trade Charity
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust

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