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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, Housing and Equipment, 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

Leanne

Hampshire, South of England

Leanne is a highly motivated Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience specialising in Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Integration. She is based in New Milton, in between Bournemouth and Southampton, and visits clients across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Isle of Wight, and South London.

As well as having a breadth of experience in conducting assessments, both needs-based and diagnostic, Leanne has vast experience in intervention. She can develop bespoke programmes and deliver training to suit the client’s individual needs including gross motor skills, fine motor skills, behaviour management, visual perception, balance, co-ordination, and social integration.

Having been an independent practitioner for most of her career she is extremely organised and well-connected. Leanne has made a variety of contacts across different professions including Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Nurses and other OTs so is able to reach out when needed and work in collaboration with others. In addition, Leanne is experienced in managing a large multidisciplinary team and has great leadership skills.

Leanne has completed her Sensory Integration training (Levels 1-4) and is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Autism through Strathclyde University.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, School Based Therapy/Support

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

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, Vocational Rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological 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

Neurological rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment, 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

Natalie

Berkshire, South East of England

Based in Berkshire, Natalie is an OT specialising in Functional Rehabilitation. She provides holistic assessments and treatment for adults across the South of England including Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. Natalie helps clients to regain their maximum level of independence, whether this is completing self-care tasks in the home or leaving the house and taking part in leisure activities.

As a specialist in Functional Rehabilitation, Natalie focuses on a client’s mobility, strength, and coordination. She helps clients to manage fatigue by setting personal goals and improving motivation. By working with clients in their homes, Natalie can also assess their need for equipment and recommend suitable provisions to support a client’s rehabilitation for both short and long-term conditions.

Natalie has also worked extensively in Stroke rehabilitation, providing clients with full neurological assessments, creating treatment programmes, and overseeing upper limb and cognitive development.

As a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), Natalie is a committed and highly skilled OT, regularly seeking to further her clinical knowledge and skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Emily

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Emily is a highly specialist Hand Therapist based in Painswick, Gloustershire. She works with clients who have a wide range of injuries and conditions, supporting them with activities of daily living, returning to work, and resuming leisure activities. Emily offers holistic and bespoke treatment packages, focusing on strengthening exercises to regain gross and fine motor skills.

Working as an OT for over 15 years, Emily has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of a wide variety of acute limb injuries including fractures, amputation, tendon repair, and ligament ruptures. Emily has worked in a Rehabilitation Unit, specialising in post-surgical treatment plans. Emily also works with clients who have conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, helping them with long-term management through exercises and supports. Emily offers specialist treatment and splinting options, often assisting in the design and manufacture of custom splints to suit a client’s individual needs.

Emily is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT). She has undertaken post-graduate courses in hand therapy and regularly engages in professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Gloucestershire

Specialisms

Hand Therapy

Specialist skills

Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Splinting

Amanda

Hampshire, South East of England

Amanda is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. She is located in Portsmouth, visiting clients in Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, and Basingstoke.

Amanda has worked in a variety of settings withing the community and acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries, orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA).

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 provisions, 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 at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections 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, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man

Specialisms

Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

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

Vocational Rehabilitation, Paediatrics

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

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

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

Anthea

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Based in Oxfordshire, Anthea provides expert 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 the 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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access

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, Seating and Postural management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Ann

Surrey, South East of England

Based in Surrey, Ann is a specialist OT in Neurological Rehabilitation with a passion for assisting people regain their independence in daily activities. Ann is an expert in spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation but also has extensive experience with other neurological conditions including stroke, acquired brain injury, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease.

For over 15 years she has developed expert clinical knowledge in a range of areas such as manual handling, equipment provision, postural management, seating, and splinting. Ann is committed to maximising and maintaining her client's independence in their home environment including accessing the community and returning to work. She supports with activities of daily living, upper limb strengthening, rehabilitation, and splint provision.

Ann has worked closely with the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre and has attended specialist training on spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She is also a member of the Specialist Section in Neurological Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

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

Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

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

Elisabeth

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

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, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

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

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

Jane

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 has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.

Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise 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 its impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

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

Emma

Southampton, Hampshire

Based in Southampton, Emma is an experienced Occupational Therapist providing expert care to clients across the South of England including Hampshire, Surrey, West and East Sussex, and London. Emma has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings including Acute and Chronic Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Paediatrics, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Emma works with both adult and paediatric clients, specialising in Functional Rehabilitation to help clients to live independently and reach their personal goals. She can also deliver expert Vocational Rehabilitation to help clients return to and remain in work, assisting with workplace adaptations, employer engagement, and phased return plans. Drawing upon her experience in the Mental Health sector, Emma can also provide cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and counselling to support with a client’s every need.

Emma also has specialist experience in Paediatrics, spending a large part of her career in school settings to provide varied therapeutic services to a diverse collection of children and adolescents. She supported children with a wide range of conditions such as autism, Asperger’s, developmental delay, ADHD, developmental dyspraxia, sensory integration disorder, and muscular dystrophy.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, West and South West of England, London, South of England, South East of England, Wales, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, London - Central, London - South, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Brighton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

CBT

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, 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

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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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Planning activities

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

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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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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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

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

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