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Private occupational therapy in the South West of England

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Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford


Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Our private OT’s in the South West of England

The OT Practice provides expert, independent occupational therapy services throughout the South West as well as nationwide. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire region including Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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 in the South West region cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, paediatrics and hand therapy. 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 you a free initial consultation by telephone, as the first step in finding you the OT best matched to your needs. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

We have a dedicated paediatrics team at The OT Practice, so if you are considering referring a child then please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website to learn more.

Our OT’s are helping people throughout the South West 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

Personal care & dressing

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

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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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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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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Standing & self support

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

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Planning activities

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

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Organisation skills

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

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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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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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost 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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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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Low motivation (strategies)

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

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
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Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Tania Brown
Guildford Borough Council
Family Focused Case Management
UK Case Management
Bracknell Forest Council
Clergy Support Trust
Care Tech
Help For Heros
The Royal British Legion
Lawray Architects
SSAFA Charity
Newlife Charity
Help & Care
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Runnymede Borough Council
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Mole Valley District Council
Plymouth City Council
Leicestershire County Council
Licensed Trade Charity
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
Grayshott Spa
Architects Benevolent Society
AJM Healthcare
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Baston House School
The Royal Marines Charity
Papworth Trust
More Than Mobility
The Good Care Group
Waverley Borough Council
Invictus Health
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Bank Workers Charity
Proclaim Care

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