Hampshire, South of England
Carolyn is a highly experienced occupational therapist, with considerable expertise in neuro-rehabilitation. Having qualified at the Essex School of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Carolyn worked in a variety of inpatient and community settings, gaining experience of assessing and treating people with traumatic brain injury, with difficulties ranging from high level executive dysfunction, to Persistent Vegetative State (PVS).
She is experienced working alongside family members, support staff and other therapists to maximise an individual's function. She is passionate about empowerment and taking a client centred approach, publishing research on use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in BJOT.
Carolyn has considerable experience of managing occupational therapists, support staff and multidisciplinary teams. She regularly engages in Continued Professional Development, and has recently completed the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) training, as well as attended courses on sleep, fatigue and managing symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury.
South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, London - South, London - West, Southampton
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Rachael is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with 10 years post qualification experience in moving & handling, seating & postural management, specialist equipment provision, adaptations, DFG applications and rehabilitation. She have experience with many conditions including complex neurological and orthopaedic conditions.
For the past 2 years she has been working at a specialist residential school & college for students with profound and multiple physical and learning disability, predominantly Cerebral Palsy, which has enhanced her clinical skills with highly complex disability.
Rachael completes annual training in moving & handling, seating and equipment to ensure her knowledge and practice are current as well as regular training with equipment reps.
Rachael can confidently assess and recommend equipment and adaptions and as well as implement treatment plans to maximise function and independence. She able to support service users through the DFG process to ensure their home facilitates their quality of life.
Ellie is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist specialising in Neurological rehabilitation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome covering Hampshire and the South of England.
Ellie has experienced a range of different specialities including adult and older people’s mental health, neurological rehabilitation and wheelchair provision. She has worked with clients with a range of complex conditions including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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 alongside her role with The OT Practice which she started in 2018.
Ellie is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
South of England, Hampshire, Southampton
Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Berkshire, South East of England
Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, Becky has gained a vast amount of experience in working with children & young adults with complex physical and learning needs in various settings including educational, residential and in their own homes.
Prior to training as an Occupational Therapist, Becky worked for 22 years with disabled children & young adults and brings that wealth of experience to her role as an OT. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families & carers both at home and in school, helping children to reach their maximum potential.
Becky expands her knowledge of OT by attending training sessions and she is also a mentor for Occupational Therapy students at Bournemouth and South Bank universities.
South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management
DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton
Bristol, West and South West of England
Specialising in stoke and brain injury rehabilitation, Adam is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist, obtaining a MSc in Occupational Therapy in 2010. Adam focuses significantly on his specialisms, working in a variety of roles to gain maximum experience in his field.
Providing thorough and detailed assessments and tailored, goal orientated treatment plans, Adam helps his clients to gain maximum independence in their everyday lives. He works with clients in their own homes, care homes, and places of work as well as rehabilitation settings.
Adam actively participates in continued professional development to ensure his extensive clinical skills are up to date, and thus, he is able to use evidenced based practice to provide the best possible service he can to his clients.
Adam is a member of the Neurological Practice and Independent Practice specialist sections of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Bristol
Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
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. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where 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.
Working independently, Katrina treats 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
Hampshire, South East of England
Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.
Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.
Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.
Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert occupational therapy in a home or school environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans, as well as into London visiting clients and their families.
Since qualifying in 2006, Rachel has worked for the NHS, for charities and also in private practice, including within a specialist residential eating disorder service providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs.
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.
Rachel is committed to her professional development and is a member of several specialist clinical practice groups. This allows her to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to current practice.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Susie is based in Hertfordshire and delivers independent assessments to clients in their homes in areas of Watford, St. Albans and Hemel Hempstead. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, as well as providing support with seating & postural management and moving & handling.
Susie's main experience comes from acute medical and community based rehabilaition, having specialised in stroke and neurological assessment and rehabilitation. She has carried a complex caseload of clients with cognitive impairments, as well as working with older adults experiencing falls and dementia.
Providing comprehensive and client centred assessments, Susie ensures 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.
Susie believes it is important to work closely with her client's carers and families to make sure their goals are being met.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Helen is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist. She has experience of working with children with a wide range of difficulties. She enjoys providing 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 has further training in Sensory Integration through the University of Ulster and has also completed the Therapeutic Listening Quickshifts course. She also works with children with fine motor and handwriting difficulties, undertaking holistic assessments and treatment programmes.
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.
London, South of England, Hertfordshire, London - North
Seating and Postural management, Paediatrics
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care
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.
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
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management
Oxfordshire, South East of England
Based in Oxfordshire, Anthea provides occupational therapy to clients within the county, as well as working in areas of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Her areas of specialism are housing & equipment, seating & postural management and rehabilitation for both adults and children. Anthea is qualified in delivering Blue Badge and mobility assessments, as well as dealing with Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) applications.
Anthea has held numerous senior OT practitioner posts during her career, including time spent in hospitals, hospices and in the community. She provides holistic assessments which focus on all of her client's needs, working collaboratively with the client and their family to help them reach their maximum potential and increase their independence at home and within the community.
In private practice, Anthea assesses clients in their home environment, focusing on activities of daily living, moving and handling and provision of home adaptations and equipment where required. She works towards helping them reach their own personal goals, reviewing treatment sessions and adapting these appropriately as rehabilitation progresses.
Anthea is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access
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.
Qualifying in 2004, Laura has since specialised in neurological rehabilitation, working in acute, community and inpatient rehabilitation settings. 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 roles. 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.
West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire
Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Surrey, South East of England
Joanne is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, having spent her career working with children, their families and carers to help them improve their quality of life. She is based in Surrey and works within the county, as well as travelling in and around London. Since qualifying in 2007, Joanne has completed a number of postgraduate courses to complement her clinical work, including a qualification in sensory integration.
Joanne has gained experience working in various paediatric settings, including clinics, schools and within the community. She has treated children with various conditions, including Developmental Coordination Disorder, autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and supported children with perceptual and handwriting difficulties.
When carrying out assessments, Joanne considers the child's needs, the management of those needs and the intervention required to support participation and performance. Using this information, goals and treatment programmes are created which aim to help reach the child's maximum potential. This includes looking at gross and fine motor skills, self-care skills and implementing sensory strategies that can be used at home and in school.
Joanne is committed to continuing her learning and often attends paediatric conferences and seminars.
London, South of England, South East of England, Surrey, London - Central, London - South, London - West
Seating and Postural management, Paediatrics
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support
Surrey, South East of England
Ann specialises in neurological rehabilitation with a passion for assisting people regain their independence in daily activities following a spinal cord injury. Ann has many years experience working with clients who have Spinal Cord Injuries. This includes administering the ASIA, thorough assessment and treatment of activities of daily living, upper limb strengthening/rehabilitation/splint provision.
Ann believes postural management, seating and manual handling are key to ensuring a client's comfort, ability to engage in activity and reduction in further health complications i.e. developing pressure sores.
Ann has worked closely with the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre therapists and has attended training at Stanmore Hospital which addressed Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
London, South of England, Surrey, London - South
Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting
Surrey, South East of England
Qualifying in 2013, Joy is a highly skilled and experienced occupational therapist who specialises in the field of paediatrics. She is passionate about working with children and their families and helping children to reach their maximum potential.
Joy has extensive skills and experience in working with children with a variety of needs. She actively develops her clinical skills and knowledge to ensure that the children she works with receive the very best treatment possible. Joy has a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and has also completed post-graduate training in Sensory Integration.
With an aim to help children become as independent as possible in their everyday lives, Joy supports the child and their family by developing goals and treatment plans that are both realistic and achievable. She can offer expert advice and support, as well as recommendations on suitable equipment to help children reach their goals.
Warwickshire, West Midlands
Kate qualified as an occupational therapist in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of clinical settings. She 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, adaptations and independent practitioner, Kate visits clients in their own homes, travelling to areas in the Midlands, South and South West of England.
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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice (COTSSIP), ensuring her clinical knowledge is kept up to date.
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
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert occupational therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. Jane also works within neurological and functional rehabilitation.
Since qualifying in 2000, Jane has worked in acute and community settings, as well as working privately. She provides assessment and treatment to clients of all ages focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural advice and guidance.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her client maximise on their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and it's impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment
Lesley is a highly motivated occupational therapist (OT) and following her early retirement from a management post in the NHS in 2014, she has been able to pursue a more clinically focused role as a locum OT in a variety of settings. She is experienced in the areas of palliative care and working with older people.
Lesley achieves the best outcomes for her clients through the use of her advanced communication and interpersonal skills and working in a multidisciplinary way with various healthcare professionals and specialist companies.
Lesley has vast clinical experience, with the majority coming from working with clients in the community. She specialises in seating & postural management, rehabilitation and moving & handling, working with adults in their home environment.
Lesley has undertaken post graduate and undergraduate teaching and is recognised by Coventry University as an experienced practice educator for students on placement from Coventry University.
West Midlands, South of England, Surrey, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Birmingham
Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
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.
As an organisation that acts to assist elderly or disabled persons undertake repairs and adaptations to their homes, we routinely seek expert advice on the particular needs that a person may have. We have found that The OT Practice provides the sort of professional but friendly service that our clients require; they are always prompt and provide clear and full reports. We would have no hesitation in recommending the service that they provide.Runnymede Borough Council
We are delighted with the assessment that has been carried out on our daughter and thank you for an excellent service.Father of private client aged 3
The OT Practice is always helpful and efficient but what really stands them apart is their willingness to allocate the right person to the task at hand. For example, we had an elderly client who struggled to engage with a younger therapist and upon request, The OT Practice provided an ideal person to meet the client’s needs.HCML
The OT Practice works with us to provide private occupational therapists to our clients. We have always been impressed by the speed at which The OT Practice provides a high quality and efficient service. Their reports are of a consistently high standard and their network of therapists and contacts is both far-reaching and thorough. It is a pleasure to work with them and I am proud to recommend their team.Invictus Health
Caroline (therapist) was fantastic, and for the first time it felt like someone was actually listening to me. It was great to actually have some positive feedback and advice as opposed to "carry on as you are". We have taken on board everything in the report and fingers crossed we can help Emily. Many thanks.Mother of a private client aged 8