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Private occupational therapy in the South of England

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Jenny

Berkshire, South of England

Jenny is an Occupational Therapist with a specialization in hand therapy, particularly excelling in splinting. With a career spanning over two decades, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Jenny obtained her qualification as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 and has been dedicated to hand therapy and rheumatology since 2006.

Based in the south of England, Jenny serves clients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire. Her expertise lies in providing comprehensive care for individuals with hand-related concerns, focusing on splinting interventions to enhance function and alleviate discomfort.

Jenny's commitment to the field is reflected in her extensive experience, allowing her to deliver high-quality, specialized care to her clients. Her proficiency in hand therapy and rheumatology positions her as a valuable resource for those seeking expert guidance and support in managing hand-related conditions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Splinting

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, Mental Health

Darragh

Dorset, South of England

Darragh is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist who practices in Major Trauma & Orthopaedics & Neurotherapy, delivering comprehensive assessments and interventions for clients with a variety of conditions. Located in Bournemouth, Darragh works with clients across the South of England, mainly Dorset and Hampshire. Darragh predominantly works with clients following a major traumatic event and has experience in Neurological conditions. He also enjoys working in Fatigue, Behaviour and Pain Management; Major Trauma Care, Fracture Prevention, Vocational Rehabilitation and, Housing & Equipment

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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

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Certificate in Education

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care

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

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

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, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, 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

Rachel

Hampshire, South of England

Rachel, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in paediatrics and handwriting assessments and treatments. Residing in Hampshire, she extends her services to the South of England. Rachel's enthusiasm for working with children is evident in her dedicated approach to creating specialist intervention programmes aimed at meeting each child's goals. She is committed to progressing and adapting programmes as needed to achieve the expected outcomes. Rachel brings experience in working with various conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Hypermobility/Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Her passion for supporting children's development underscores her commitment to delivering effective and tailored occupational therapy services.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

Handwriting assessment & treatment

Gemma

Hampshire, South of England

Gemma is an experienced Occupational Therapist specializing in assessments for housing and equipment, seating and postural management, functional and neurological rehabilitation, and moving and handling. She offers her services in the south of England, particularly in Hampshire and West Sussex, with a focus on Dorset and Southampton.

With a wealth of experience, Gemma has worked with individuals facing diverse conditions, including ADHD, Amputees, Arthritis, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Balance and Coordination issues, Bariatrics, Brain Injury, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Daily Living Skills, Dementia, Diabetes, End of Life Care, Fibromyalgia, Frailty, Functional Neurological Disorder, Learning Disability, Long Covid, Parkinson's, Reconditioning post illness or injury, Routine planning, Spinal Injury, and Stroke.

Her commitment to delivering holistic and individualized care makes Gemma a valuable asset to her clients, ensuring they receive tailored support across various aspects of their well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Livonia

Northamptonshire, South of England

Livonia, an Occupational Therapist, specialises in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, and moving and handling. Working in London and Middlesex, Livonia obtained her qualification in 2014 and has since developed competencies within the NHS and Social Services. Her professional journey includes completing rotations, holding senior positions, and collaborating with various contractors.

Livonia's commitment to professional development is evident through her engagement in a variety of training sessions to enhance her skills. She has received supervision from senior managers, further enriching her expertise. With a diverse background and experience in different sectors, Livonia brings a well-rounded approach to her occupational therapy practice, ensuring comprehensive and effective support for her clients in London and Middlesex.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England

Specialisms

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

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

Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills

Ana

Oxfordshire, South of England

Ana is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, seating & postural management, as well as functional and neurological rehabilitation. Operating in the South of England, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire, Ana is dedicated to helping clients improve fatigue management, daily living skills, and postural management.

With experience working with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's disease, Stroke, Inclusion Body Myositis, Huntington's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Hip Replacement, Ana provides personalised care to address specific needs and enhance clients' overall well-being.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation

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

Claire

London - North, Hertfordshire

Occupational Therapist Claire, with over 20 years of experience, specializes in housing and equipment as well as moving and handling.

She is an expert in providing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments and Blue Badge/mobility assessments, Claire's expertise extends to London, Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, and Middlesex. Her extensive experience underscores her commitment to enhancing accessibility, promoting independence, and ensuring clients receive comprehensive support tailored to their unique needs.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Siobhain

London - South, Surrey

Siobhain is a dedicated Occupational Therapist specialising in housing & equipment, functional rehabilitation, seating, and activities of daily living. Operating in South London and Surrey, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her clients.

Siobhain has successfully worked with a diverse range of conditions, including amputees, orthopedic injuries, oncology patients, and individuals with Parkinson's disease. She understands the unique challenges faced by her clients and is committed to providing tailored solutions to enhance their quality-of-life. Siobhain ensures that her clients have access to the necessary aids and adaptations to optimise their independence and safety within their homes.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, Surrey

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, 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, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological 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

Linda

Southampton, Hampshire

Occupational Therapist Linda, with over 20 years of experience, specializes in seating and postural management, functional rehabilitation, and moving and handling.

She serves clients in Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, and West Sussex. Linda, who qualified in 1997, has a rich background working in both the NHS and as a private Occupational Therapy practitioner. Since 2016, she has dedicated her expertise to providing comprehensive services in a community setting.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management

Jenna

Southampton, Hampshire

OT Jenna specialises in hand therapy, functional rehabilitation, moving and handling, and splinting. Operating in Hampshire, Southampton, and the South of England, Jenna has extensive experience working with various conditions, including Tendon injuries, Nerve injuries, Fractures to the hand and upper limb (including distal radius fractures), Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, De Quervains, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Digit joint replacements, Dupuytrens, Trigger finger, Burns, Amputations, Mallet injuries, Swan neck deformity, and Boutonniere deformity. With specialist skills in splinting, Jenna, who qualified in 2013, is not only a Hand Therapy expert but also brings a wealth of experience in Neurological rehabilitation, trauma and orthopaedics, acute medical rehabilitation, and burns. Her passion lies in helping individuals reach their full potential, regain independence, and return to their full capacity.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Splinting

Abby

East Sussex, South East of England

Abby is a dedicated occupational therapist with a specialisation in Housing & Equipment, Moving and Handling, DFG and blue badge assessments. With a vast range of expertise, she has extensive experience working with individuals in London, the South of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, and Southampton. Abby's focus lies in supporting clients with degenerative neurological conditions, lower limb amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, dementia, and arthritis. With a compassionate approach, she collaborates closely with clients to assess their needs and develop personalised interventions to enhance independence and quality of life. Abby's dedication to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest makes her a trusted occupational therapist in her field.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

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

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

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

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

Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Vocational 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, TBI

Kelly

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Kelly, a dedicated Occupational Therapist, specialises in vocational rehabilitation, fatigue management, motivational issues, routine planning, and mental health. Operating in the South of England, specifically Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire. Kelly is highly organised and motivated, with excellent communication skills.

As a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, she has a wealth of experience in community and clinical environments, working with children, young people, and adults. Kelly has developed and facilitated workshops that explore energy management strategies to support individuals in their daily lives and provide vocational rehabilitation for those in need of support. Her commitment lies in fostering well-being and independence.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Mental Health

Kim

Surrey, South East of England

Kim, an experienced Occupational Therapist working in the South and South East of England and covers the areas of Hampshire and Surrey (Guildford) and is a specialist in housing & equipment, and DFG assessments.

Kim has extensive experience working with individuals who require adaptations to their homes to maintain their independence and safety. Her expertise includes carrying out Minor and Major Adaptations, Re-Housing Assessments; Spinal Injury, Orthopaedic and Trauma, Muscular Dystrophy, Learning Difficulties, Neurological conditions (Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, Stroke), Dementia, Alzheimer's and Amputations.

Kim takes a person-centred approach to her work, ensuring that each individual's unique needs and preferences are taken into consideration. She works closely with her clients and their families to assess their requirements, source equipment and adaptations, and ensuring that the equipment is used effectively.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

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

Kerri

Antrim, Northern Ireland

With a wealth of experience since qualifying in 2015, Kerri, an Occupational Therapist, specializes in housing and equipment, and wheelchair accreditation. Her professional dedication extends to various regions, including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the North West and South West of England, as well as Eastbourne/Brighton.

Throughout her career, Kerri has been committed to maximizing the independence of her clients through innovative therapeutic practices and the provision of adaptations and equipment. Her overarching goal is to facilitate individuals in staying in their own homes for as long as possible.

Kerri brings valuable experience in working with adults facing progressive conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, other neurological conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, congenital conditions, the general aging population, and those diagnosed with cognitive decline. Her expertise spans areas like manual handling, hoisting, housing adaptations, 24-hour postural management, seating, and self-care, all contributing to her comprehensive approach to occupational therapy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West and South West of England, South of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales , Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Sunderland, Belfast, Newcastle upon Tyne, Brighton, Stoke-on-Trent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Wheelchair accreditation

Alistair

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Alistair, an accomplished Occupational Therapist residing in Pembrokeshire, Wales who specialises in in Functional and Neurological rehabilitation, though his expertise extends to housing adaptations, manual handling and mental health. His extensive experience encompasses working with diverse conditions, including spinal cord injuries, frailty, and fine motor skills.

Alistair adopts a comprehensive approach, emphasising independence and improved quality-of-life for his clients. Through close collaboration and personalised treatment plans, he diligently supports individuals in overcoming challenges and achieving their goals. Alistair's unwavering dedication to the field of occupational therapy makes him an invaluable professional, committed to empowering individuals on their path to recovery and enhanced functionality.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, West Midlands, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Avon, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Herefordshire, Kent, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Borders, Orkney, Shetland, South Lanarkshire, Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Wrexham

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Shivangi

London - South, Kent

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

Fiona

Belfast, Antrim

Fiona, a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, fatigue management, daily living skills, balance, and self-care. With a wealth of experience, Fiona has successfully worked with various conditions including frailty, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and upper limb rehabilitation. She passionately serves clients across the East Midlands, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, as well as the South of England. Specifically, she work in Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone.

Fiona's tailored approach combines her expertise with a compassionate touch, enabling individuals to regain independence and reach their fullest potential. Whether it's recovering from an injury or managing chronic conditions, Fiona is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping clients thrive in their everyday lives.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, South of England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Balance, Self care

Lisa

Derby, Derbyshire

Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.

Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.

She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, Derbyshire

Specialisms

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

Maddie

Southampton, Hampshire

Maddie, an Occupational Therapist with over 13 years of experience, specialises in housing and equipment, seating and postural management, moving and handling, and complex pediatrics. An expert in fatigue management, pain management, motivational issues, routine planning, and gross motor skills, Maddie's focus includes working with individuals with learning disabilities. Operating in Southampton, Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and West Sussex, Maddie has contributed her skills in various roles within the NHS and Social Care services. Her extensive experience and commitment to comprehensive care make her a dedicated professional addressing the unique needs of individuals across the specified regions.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Learning disability, Mental Health

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

Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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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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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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Planning activities

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

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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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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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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

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

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