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Tess

West Sussex, South East of England

Tess works with adults and children with moving & handling, housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. She holds a key trainer's accredited certificate in moving and handling, using this expert knowledge when working with clients. She is based in Hampshire and visits clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Portsmouth.

Tess treats individuals with complex conditions, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions. She promotes independence and inclusion, ensuring that her clients reach their maximum potential and their own personal goals.

Working with both adults and children, Tess delivers independent assessments and treatment programmes at home, in school or at work. She carries out complex moving and handling and hoist and sling assessments, as well as assessing how a client performs their activities of daily living. Working with the family, Tess produces a detailed treatment plan, advising on appropriate equipment, housing adaptations, seating and moving and handling plans.

Tess maintains her professional registration through attendance at courses, reflective practice, research, review of literature and online learning. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Lucy

London - North, Surrey

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Lucy has specialised in neurological rehabilitation since 2010. She is passionate about keeping up to date with current best practice and has completed numerous specialist courses since qualifying, including courses on cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury, postural management, functional electrical (FES) for the upper limb, constraint-induced movement therapy, and splinting for the upper limb with abnormal tone. Working as an independent occupational therapist, Lucy visits clients at home, travelling in and around London and the Home Counties.

Working independently, Lucy provides detailed assessments for her clients, focusing on identifying any physical, cognitive, visual-perceptual, sensory and psychosocial impairments, and assessing how these impairments impact on the client’s participation in activities of daily living. She provides a bespoke, client-centred plan outlining treatment recommendations, taking in to account the client’s life roles, interests, core values and personal goals.

Lucy has gained experience working in both the National Health Service and private healthcare, including working for a leading private London Hospital. She has treated a number of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy, and is also experienced in general rehabilitation. Lucy is highly skilled in conducting complex posture and seating assessments, having completed postgraduate training in postural management and wheelchair prescriptions and having been the Senior OT on the complex posture and seating team at her previous workplace. She is able to recommend specialist equipment to meet her client’s needs including wheelchairs, bed positioning systems and a range of daily living aids to increase the client’s independence with activities of daily living. Lucy is experienced and passionate about functional retraining to help overcome difficulties in day-to-day activities, such as transfers, self-care, meal preparation, self-feeding, writing/typing, accessing the community and use of public transport.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Bethan

West Sussex, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Bethan has spent her career treating adults and children with complex and long term conditions. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation and also supports housing & equipment needs, seating & postural management and moving & handling. Bethan is based in Surrey and visits clients and their families in Guildford, Croydon and Woking, as well as areas of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Varying her work between private practice, medico-legal work, the NHS and social services, Bethan is committed to supporting her clients achieve their goals and maximise their potential. She has treated long term neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury and head injury, as well as working with children with developmental delay, sensory processing disorder and autism.

She provides thorough client-focused assessments and intervention, working with her clients and their families in their home environment. Within the treatment plan, Bethan can address activities of daily living, seating and posture, upper limb skills, bespoke equipment and advice for minor environmental adaptations. She also provides therapy for visual and sensory issues, fatigue management and stress management.

Bethan attends regular training, having completed qualifications in sensory integration and therapeutic listening. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Caroline

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2005, Caroline specialises in neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation, as well as housing & equipment. She is based in Kent and works in the South East of England, visiting clients in London, Essex and East Sussex. In 2009 Caroline qualified as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA), assessing individuals under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Since qualifying, Caroline has held roles within the NHS and social services and now carries out independent assessments within the private sector. She works with clients with long term neurological conditions, individuals with dementia and palliative care needs and also paediatric clients. Her expertise lies in rehabilitation, developing and implementing goal orientated treatment programmes to help improve function and increase overall independence. This can focus on cognitive rehabilitation, pain management, confidence building, vocational rehabilitation and fatigue management.

Within a treatment package, Caroline recommends specialist equipment and home adaptations to help maximise safety and independence within the home and wider community. She can provide training and support for carers and family members on the use of equipment, ensuring they are using it safely.

Caroline maintains her professional memberships of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Neurological Practice and Housing, as well as being a member of the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care

Nina

Southampton, Berkshire

Nina is an expert occupational therapist who specialises in housing & equipment and seating & postural management for adults. She has completed a Masters in occupational therapy, ensuring her clinical knowledge is of the highest standard. Working independently, Nina travels to Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, Reading and Wokingham visiting clients at home.

Having worked in rehabilitation and community services, Nina currently works as an independent occupational therapist and as an expert witness in the medico-legal profession. Nina provides detailed assessments in the clients own environment, involving family and carers where appropriate. A treatment plan will be produced, outlining the clients 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

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

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

Debbie

Hampshire, South East of England

Based in Hampshire, Debbie delivers specialist paediatric assessments to children in the areas of Fleet, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley and Alton. She has completed postgraduate training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), sensory integration and therapeutic listening programmes and utilises these skills when treating children at home, in school or at nursery.

Having spent her career working in both community and hospital settings, Debbie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment. She has experience helping children with a variety of clinical needs, including autism and Down's syndrome, as well as treating those with dexterity and hand writing difficulties.

Debbie will develop a personalised treatment programme which includes the needs and lifestyle of the child and their family. She will ensure that treatment goals are set which are realistic and achievable and will help the child reach their maximum potential. Debbie is skilled at combining sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, functional and cognitive approaches in order to meet the individual needs of each child she treats.

She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination

Laura

Warwickshire, 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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

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 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.

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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

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

Michelle

Surrey, South East of England

Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000, Michelle chose to specialise in paediatrics. She is based in Middlesex and visits children and their families in London and areas of South East England. Michelle has completed various postgraduate training courses, including qualifications in sensory integration and British sign language.

Michelle has previously worked in public, private and charitable sectors, gaining experience treating children with varying diagnoses. This includes acquired and congenital brain injury, orthopaedic disorders and children with sensory processing difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle's expertise focuses on supporting children with complex physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

Providing a holistic approach when treating her clients, Michelle ensures all of their needs are met and they can reach their maximum potential. She delivers sensory based interventions to support learning, as well as providing sensory diets and strategies which the family can use at home. Where it is required, Michelle provides seating and postural management for the child, advising on the most suitable seating equipment and training parents and carers on safe use.

Michelle maintains her professional memberships of the Sensory Integration Network and the Alternative and Augmentative Communication Specialist Interest Group.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language

Georgina

Oxfordshire, South East of England

Based in Buckinghamshire, Georgina delivers assessments to clients at home, travelling to Aylesbury, Amersham, Buckingham, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes. She has experience working in the areas of housing & equipment, moving & handling and rehabilitation. She is member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

Qualifying in 2009, Georgina has gained experienced working in the community, for local authorities and also in private practice. Her areas of expertise focus on housing & equipment, including assessing housing needs, adaptations, new builds, refurbishment programmes and specialist equipment. Additionally, Georgina has experience working with acquired brain injury cases, ensuring that long term effects on everyday living needs are managed through rehabilitation.

Georgina works closely with her client and the family to offer advice, guidance and expertise to ensure that the assessment and recommended intervention always meet a client's functional needs. Her goals are always to enable the client to be as independent as possible within his or her own home and social environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments

Anthea

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

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

Amanda

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.

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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

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Ganga

West Sussex, South East of England

Ganga is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for adults and children. She travels to visit her clients at home, working across the South East of England. Areas include Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and towns in Surrey.

Qualifying in 2008, Ganga has experience working for the NHS, in acute units and within the community. She has worked with adults, providing assessment and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions. She provides treatment, including anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Using the skills she gained working with adults, Ganga currently treats children in an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Anna

West Sussex, South East of England

Having qualified in Australia, Anna has spent her career working abroad and in the UK. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, working with adult clients in their homes. Anna also provides seating & postural management, moving & handling support and vocational rehabilitation. Since qualifying, Anna has completed training and qualifications, including a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCLT).

Gaining extensive experience in the NHS, Social Services and the private sector, Anna has worked in both acute and community settings as a clinical specialist and team leader. She is dedicated in enabling clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life, treating progressive neurological conditions, brain injury and stroke.

Anna provides high quality assessment and therapy for clients and families, ensuring her practice is based on sound clinical evidence and judgement. She assesses cognitive difficulties, issues with visual perception such as visual field loss and diplopia and balance and mobility needs. Within her treatment plan, Anna prescribes specialist seating such as wheelchairs and armchairs and advises on positioning programmes. She also supports with washing, feeding and dressing and helps clients regain functional independence in these tasks.

Anna participates regularly in professional development opportunities and has recently started as a case manager. She has also previously been a lecturer and practitioner at the Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural managemen, Splinting

Joanna

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2006, Joanna specialises in neurological rehabilitation for adults. She has completed various post graduate training courses, including the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) assessor course and training in delivering cognitive assessments. Based near London Joanna visits clients in the city, as well as travelling to areas in Ashford, Canterbury and Dover.

Joanna has extensive experience in the field of neurological occupational therapy, spending her career treating clients in both in-patient settings and the community. She has a special interest in stroke rehabilitation and currently works as stroke lead for a community based team. As well as assessing and delivering treatment plans, Joanna also offers advice and stroke education for clients, families and carers.

Joanna continues this specialist care into private practice, delivering independent assessments to clients at home. She devises personalised treatment plans, involving the client and their family in setting goals they would like to achieve through rehabilitation. Joanna will re-visit these goals and change them accordingly, ensuring the treatment plan is achievable and realistic for the client.

Joanna is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care

Robert

Brighton, West Sussex

Working in the South East of England, Robert assesses and treats both children and adults with a variety of physical, neurological and sensory needs. He specialises in working within paediatrics, however his expertise also focuses on neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation for adult clients. Robert has completed a masters in Health through Occupation, as well as Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

Since qualifying, Rob has worked in both clinical and community settings with adults, children, young people and their families. He currently specialises in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), providing assessment and treatment to both primary and secondary school age children in mainstream and special schools. He provides support to their families as well as offering mental health advice and consultation to schools and other professionals.

With a particular interest in attachment issues and sensory processing, Rob offers bespoke treatment to his clients focusing on their neurodevelopment, using cognitive based therapy. Along with his experience working with children and young people, Rob has provided treatment to adults, focusing on increasing their independence and offering functional rehabilitation.

Rob has presented his research both nationally and internationally, as well as recently co-editing an occupational therapy text book exploring diverse practice. He is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention

Sara

Brighton, West Sussex

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Sara now specialises in neurological rehabilitation, having completed a MSc in 2013. She works with adult clients, visiting them in their homes in the South of England, including areas of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Sara has experience working in various clinical and rehabilitation settings, including spending some time abroad working in New Zealand. She also has experience working as a case manager with a particular interest in catastrophic cases involving brain injury.

Working with clients with various complex neurological conditions, Sara aims to support them regain their independence and achieve the best possible outcomes. She provides detailed assessments, having trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Using the information gathered at assessment, Sara tailors rehabilitation programmes with her client to help them access the community, maintain their roles in the family and live as independently as possible within the home.

Intervention can include helping clients with managing family life, cooking and personal care, money management and vocational rehabilitation, creating return to work programmes and discussions with future or current employers. Sara also provides upper limb rehabilitation, as well as advice and guidance on seating provision, specialist equipment and adaptations to the home.

Sara is committed to continuing her professional development and is the South East regional representative for the specialist section on neurological practice within the College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Joy

West Sussex, South East of England

Based in East Sussex, Joy provides occupational therapy to clients in their own homes. She travels to Brighton, Chichester, Eastbourne and Horsham, as well as visiting clients in London. Her expertise lies in rehabilitation, focusing on an individual's neurological and vocational needs. She also provides advice and recommendations on housing & equipment and moving & handling plans.

Since qualifying in 2002 from the University of Brighton, Joy has worked in various clinical settings including acute hospitals, within the community and also working in the private sector. Her clinical expertise lies within neurological rehabilitation, having worked with clients with various conditions, including head injury, degenerative neurological conditions and fatigue.

Joy completes the initial assessment and any follow up treatment within the client's home, working collaboratively with family members and carers to help the client's quality of life improve and for them to be as independent as possible. Treatment can include upper limb management and rehabilitation, fatigue and pain management and sleep hygiene.

Where necessary, Joy provides vocational rehabilitation and has assisted many people in getting back to work. This includes providing clients with access back into their community and improving occupational engagement in activities of daily living, leisure, community and vocational activities.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, East Sussex, West Sussex

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

PIPs, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural managemen, Anxiety management & relaxation

Nikki

Middlesex, South East of England

Located in Middlesex, Nikki travels to Brentford, Enfield, Hounslow, Uxbridge and Wembley, as well as in and around London, delivering assessments to clients at home. Her expertise is in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating, treating clients with a range of clinical conditions and needs.

Nikki is dedicated to providing expert care, working with her client to increase their independence within the home environment and improve their overall quality of life. Within the NHS, social services and the private sector, Nikki has treated clients with a variety of clinical needs, including orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions and amputees.

Working with the client and their family, Nikki will identify and recommend minor and major housing adaptations, equipment, seating and moving and handling needs. She works closely with local authorities, housing associations, equipment suppliers, surveyors and architects to ensure the needs of the client are being met and a high quality service is provided.

Nikki maintains a high level of professional development and regularly attends equipment exhibitions to ensure that she is aware of new developments. She is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Self care

Clare

West Sussex, South East of England

Based in West Sussex, Clare provides expert paediatric therapy to families in the areas of Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in the management of childhood disability, as well as qualifications in sensory integration, Bobath and level 1 British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) course. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists.

Working for the NHS and in private practice, Clare has extensive experience of working with children aged 0-18 years. She treats children with a range of conditions, disabilities and learning difficulties including cerebral palsy, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and Down's Syndrome. She has worked in many healthcare settings, in both mainstream and special schools, nurseries, respite care and in the child's home.

Clare will help families and children become as independent as possible in their every day lives. Using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised, and treatment approaches tailor-made to the child, Clare ensures that treatment goals and therapy are both realistic and achievable. Intervention includes hand therapy and splinting, sensory integration and neuro-development treatment.

Clare maintains active professional development through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

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

Michelle

Surrey, South East of England

Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000, Michelle chose to specialise in paediatrics. She is based in Middlesex and visits children and their families in London and areas of South East England. Michelle has completed various postgraduate training courses, including qualifications in sensory integration and British sign language.

Michelle has previously worked in public, private and charitable sectors, gaining experience treating children with varying diagnoses. This includes acquired and congenital brain injury, orthopaedic disorders and children with sensory processing difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle's expertise focuses on supporting children with complex physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

Providing a holistic approach when treating her clients, Michelle ensures all of their needs are met and they can reach their maximum potential. She delivers sensory based interventions to support learning, as well as providing sensory diets and strategies which the family can use at home. Where it is required, Michelle provides seating and postural management for the child, advising on the most suitable seating equipment and training parents and carers on safe use.

Michelle maintains her professional memberships of the Sensory Integration Network and the Alternative and Augmentative Communication Specialist Interest Group.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language

Anne

Wiltshire, South East of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1995, Anne specialises in rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation for adults and elderly clients. She is based in Oxford and travels to Abingdon, Banbury and Bicester, as well as to Reading and Newbury visiting clients at home. She has completed a number of post qualifying training courses to further her learning, including a wheelchair assessor course and training in the assessment of neurological dysfunction.

Anne has extensive clinical experience working in hospital and community settings and is currently OT Professional Lead at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. She treats clients with a range of complex conditions, specialising in stroke rehabilitation. She combines her clinical experience from working in a variety of clinical specialisms, including trauma, orthopaedics, oncology and palliative care.

Working as an independent occupational therapist, Anne assesses and treats clients in their own environment. She devises goal centred rehabilitation programmes which combine leisure activities and family interaction to encourage the client in their treatment plan. Within this, Anne recommends specialist seating and wheelchairs, housing adaptations and appropriate equipment which will promote independence in every day activities.

As well as completing post graduate training, Anne continues her professional development by maintaining her membership with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care

Our private OT’s in the South East of England

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the South East as well as nationwide. We have experienced therapists covering every specialism throughout the South East, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.

Our therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in the South East, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. Being a private practice, there are no clinic visits or opening hours to worry about - we arrange home or workplace visits at times convenient to our clients, including evenings and weekends.

If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout the South East 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

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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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 back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Planning activities

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Leicestershire County Council
Care Tech
Family Focused Case Management
Baston House School
HCML
Tania Brown
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Invictus Health
Help & Care
Plymouth City Council
Waverley Borough Council
Bank Workers Charity
Lawray Architects
Guildford Borough Council
AJM Healthcare
L&Q
Viavi
Newlife Charity
Grayshott Spa
Runnymede Borough Council
Proclaim Care
Sunrise
Papworth Trust
CCMS
Bracknell Forest Council
The Good Care Group
The Royal British Legion
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Mole Valley District Council
UK Case Management
More Than Mobility
Masons
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Haringey
Anchor

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