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.
London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Wiltshire, South East of England
Jane is an expert occupational therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. Jane also works within neurological and functional rehabilitation.
Since qualifying in 2000, Jane has worked in acute and community settings, as well as working privately. She provides assessment and treatment to clients of all ages focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural advice and guidance.
Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her client maximise on their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.
Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and it's impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Hampshire, South East of England
Amanda is an expert occupational therapist (OT) who specialises in housing & equipment, rehabilitation and moving & handling. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA). Based in Portsmouth, Amanda travels to Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover and Basingstoke to see clients at home.
Amanda currently works in the community and has previously worked in acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs, such as Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries and orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs.
Carrying out independent assessments with clients at home, Amanda will work with the family to ensure all of her client's needs are being met. She will develop a treatment programme which aims to improve the clients overall functional independence; this could include minor and major housing adaptations, equipment provision and moving & handling advice.
Amanda is committed to continuing her learning and development and keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of OT. Part of this is through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isle of Man
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Daily living skills
Hampshire, West and South West of England
Providing expert occupational therapy to her clients, Katrina specialises in housing & equipment, seating & postural management and moving & handling for adult clients. Based in Dorset, she travels to Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Weymouth visiting clients at home.
Qualifying in 2007, Katrina has gained experience working for Dorset County Council. She currently works in the adult and community team, where she assesses clients for housing issues and equipment needs. She carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments, working closely with other health staff, care agencies and local authorities.
Working independently, Katrina treats clients in their own environment. She makes recommendations for minor and major housing adaptations, as well as providing equipment and specialist seating. She implements moving and handling care plans where appropriate, ensuring her client is moving safely and as independently as possible around the home.
To maintain her professional development and make sure her clinical knowledge is up to date, Katrina will attend conferences and exhibitions, as well as being a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice.
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.
South of England, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration
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.
West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Warwickshire
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2011, Meera specialises in rehabilitation and moving & handling. She has completed post qualifying training, including a masters degree to support her clinical practice. Visiting her clients in their own environment, Meera travels to areas of Berkshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire, as well as homes in London.
Meera has experience treating clients with long term neurological conditions, as well as supporting older adults and end of life care. She completes detailed assessments with her clients using a variety of approaches, including using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) to meet goals and record an individuals intervention. She aims to optimise their function in meaningful activities and promote quality of life.
Treating her clients at home, Meera will involve family members and carers to ensure that they are appropriately trained and that intervention can continue when Meera is not there. This includes providing moving and handling plans, specifically offering advice on positioning and complex equipment, aiming to improve her clients independence at home and in the community.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural managemen
London - South, Berkshire
Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, Becky has gained a vast amount of experience in working with children & young adults with complex physical and learning needs in various settings including educational, residential and in their own homes.
Prior to training as an Occupational Therapist, Becky worked for 22 years with disabled children & young adults and brings that wealth of experience to her role as an OT. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families & carers both at home and in school, helping children to reach their maximum potential.
Becky expands her knowledge of OT by attending training sessions and she is also a mentor for Occupational Therapy students at Bournemouth and South Bank universities.
South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton
Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management
DFG Assessments, Postural managemen, Makaton
Sarah is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist working with clients with a range of conditions across Hampshire and the south. Qualifying in 2001, Sarah studied at the University of Southampton and has worked across the public and private sectors with clients on wards, in clinics and within their own homes.
Sarah is an expert in carrying out physical assessments and providing tailored treatment programmes to clients to enable them to gain maximum independence. She has great skills in working with client’s who have mental health conditions and learning difficulties. She also carries out assessments for home adaptations and community access as well as working with clients with brain injuries.
In addition to clinical work Sarah has contributed to various projects, clinical audits, research articles and has been acknowledged for contributing towards the NICE guidelines.
Carolyn is a highly experienced occupational therapist, with considerable expertise in neuro-rehabilitation. Having qualified at the Essex School of Occupational Therapy in 1992, Carolyn worked in a variety of inpatient and community settings, gaining experience of assessing and treating people with traumatic brain injury, with difficulties ranging from high level executive dysfunction, to Persistent Vegetative State (PVS).
She is experienced working alongside family members, support staff and other therapists to maximise an individual's function. She is passionate about empowerment and taking a client centred approach, publishing research on use of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in BJOT.
Carolyn has considerable experience of managing occupational therapists, support staff and multidisciplinary teams. She regularly engages in Continued Professional Development, and has recently completed the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) training, as well as attended courses on sleep, fatigue and managing symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury.
South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, London - South, London - West, Southampton
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Gill qualified as an Occupational therapist in 2009 and has worked for local authorities in a variety of roles, gaining a wide range of experience in moving and handling, postural positioning, complex seating, minor and major adaptations, ergonomic systems and care management.
she carries out detailed assessments of clients with a range of needs including moving and handling, seating and postural management requirements as well as working with clients with neurological conditions, spinal injuries, amputations, brain injuries and many other conditions. Gill then provides bespoke treatment plans to help her clients reach maximum independence and improve their daily lives.
As a specialist clinical adviser for an equipment service, she developed an excellent knowledge of a wide range of equipment and supported clinical staff across the county in equipment selection, as well as developing and delivering equipment and reablement training.
She has assisted in organising conferences, been a main speaker at a County wide conference and presented bariatric workshops at national conferences.
South of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Southampton
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural managemen
Rachael is a dedicated Occupational Therapist with 10 years post qualification experience in moving & handling, seating & postural management, specialist equipment provision, adaptations, DFG applications and rehabilitation. She have experience with many conditions including complex neurological and orthopaedic conditions.
For the past 2 years she has been working at a specialist residential school & college for students with profound and multiple physical and learning disability, predominantly Cerebral Palsy, which has enhanced her clinical skills with highly complex disability.
Rachael completes annual training in moving & handling, seating and equipment to ensure her knowledge and practice are current as well as regular training with equipment reps.
Rachael can confidently assess and recommend equipment and adaptions and as well as implement treatment plans to maximise function and independence. She able to support service users through the DFG process to ensure their home facilitates their quality of life.
Brighton, West Sussex
Caroline qualified from London South Bank University in 2008. Since then she has held various positions in acute and community settings, and specialised in adult Neurology 6 years ago where she has held several senior positions. She enjoys all areas of neurological practice and has particular interests in upper limb rehabilitation.
Caroline is a highly experienced Occupational therapist who strives to provide a high standard of care, assessment and treatment to her clients. She enjoys the challenging clinical area of Neurology and enjoys assisting people to regain lost function as a result of ill health or injury. Caroline seeks to provide evidence based interventions wherever possible, and regularly engages in professional development opportunities to enhance her clinical skills and knowledge.
South East of England, Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton
Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation
West Sussex, South East of England
Annie is a highly experienced OT with a special interest in neurology. She has worked in the NHS for 17 years, predominantly in the area of neurology, in a wide variety of settings ranging from acute hospitals to longer term and community based rehabilitation.
She has worked as an independent OT for 6 years with clients with a variety of diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Annie utilises a functional, compensatory and educational approach to work towards everyday goals related to activities of daily living such as cooking, budgeting and public transport.
South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Wheelchair accreditation
Ellie is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist specialising in Neurological rehabilitation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome covering Hampshire and the South of England.
Ellie has experienced a range of different specialities including adult and older people’s mental health, neurological rehabilitation and wheelchair provision. She has worked with clients with a range of complex conditions including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, progressive neurological conditions and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Ellie has experience working as an expert witness, writing medico-legal reports, and is currently working as a specialist Occupational Therapist in the field of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome alongside her role with The OT Practice which she started in 2018.
Ellie is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
South of England, Hampshire, Southampton
Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Postural managemen, Splinting
London - Central, Middlesex
Julia is an expert physiotherapist, qualifying in 1986. Working independently, she travels in and around London, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, visiting clients in their home environment. She provides specialist therapy, having completed various advanced Bobath training courses.
Julia's expertise focuses on neurological rehabilitation, having worked previously at the National Hospital for Neurology. She has worked in a variety of settings where she has treated clients with both acute and long term conditions, including in the community, nursing homes, acute rehab and as a sole practitioner in private practice.
Julia has gained experience and training in various treatments and therapy, including using Phenol, Botox, medications & splinting in spasticity management, as well as working with clients in a hydrotherapy setting. Julia also provides expert advice and guidance on specialist seating for clients with neurological conditions, helping to rebuild and improve their function and overall independence.
She is a member of the Acquired Brain Injury Forum and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.
Essex, South East of England
Qualifying as a speech and language therapist in 1983, Sharon has specialised in working with children and young adults at home and in school. She travels within Essex and Hertfordshire visiting clients, including the areas of Basildon, Grays, Colchester and Chelmsford.
Sharon has extensive experience in the field of paediatrics, spending her early career working for the NHS in mainstream and special schools, a child development team and a neonatal unit. Now working independently, Sharon provides assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment.
Sharon is experienced in the assessment and management of communication and language difficulties from birth to adolescence. She has a special interest in eating and drinking difficulties (dysphagia) in which she has completed post qualifying training. Providing a detailed treatment plan, Sharon provides direct therapy and training to parents, carers and teachers to enable them to implement the programme of intervention when Sharon is not there.
Sharon is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and is committed to maintaining clinical standards by continuous learning, following best practice and adhering to evidence based practice.
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.
Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Victoria is an expert neurological occupational therapist who delivers specialist rehabilaition, housing and seating & postural assessments to clients at home. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as well as qualifying as a moving and handling trainer and assessor. Based in Bedforshire, Victoria travels to Luton, Dunstable, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard to visit clients, as well as in and around London.
Having treated both adults and children in a variety of clinical settings, Victoria's experience is broad and includes working with clients with neurological, physical and mental health needs. She works with her clients helping to plan for short and long term care, including equipment provision, environmental modifications and providing therapy intervention.
Her specialist skills centre around working with neurologically-impaired clients, providing upper limb management (including splinting), cognitive re-training, behavioural management, postural management and rehabilitation of functional abilities, including their daily live activities. As an accredited manual handling trainer, Victoria completes thorough risk assessments and management plans including providing training and education to families and carers.
Victoria also works as a case manager and maintains active membership with the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Train the trainer
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Working with both children and adults, Rachel provides expert occupational therapy in a home or school environment. She specialises in rehabilitation, providing assessments and treatment to clients with a variety of clinical needs and conditions. Rachel is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans, as well as into London visiting clients and their families.
Since qualifying in 2006, Rachel has worked for the NHS, for charities and also in private practice, including within a specialist residential eating disorder service providing clients with individual therapy sessions and facilitating a weekly life skills group. She treats children with neuro-developmental conditions, as well as both adults and children with mental health needs.
Rachel uses a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and sensory integration, in which she has completed postgraduate qualifications. Ensuring her client is at the centre of her care, Rachel works with the client and their family to help them regain functional independence and reach personal goals.
Rachel is committed to her professional development and is a member of several specialist clinical practice groups. This allows her to keep her skills and knowledge up to date and relevant to current practice.
London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support
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.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments
The OT Practice is a leading provider of independent occupational therapy throughout the UK, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients in Southampton or surrounding areas. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing all areas of Southampton, including Bassett, Highfield, Millbrook, Thornhill and Woolston.
Occupational therapists work to break down the barriers which hold back individuals in carrying out their day to day activities. OTs not only look at the physical effects of ageing, injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence functional ability.
Our private Southampton therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. You can discover more about some of the therapists we have in the region by clicking on their profiles above, or you are welcome to call one of our client managers who will talk through your needs and find the right OT for you. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.
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 in Southampton 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.
The OT Practice works efficiently and quickly, demonstrated by the paperwork and reports that were completed accurately and in a timely manner. They are friendly and professional at all times with clients, staff in the team and in other departments. I would not hesitate to recommend the work of The OT Practice.Grants team, Bracknell Forrest Council
I just wanted to check in with you after 2 sessions to say thank you for the progress you are making with Lydia, for being creative with your exercises and for making them such fun for Lydia.Mother of private client aged 4
I was very impressed with the therapist. The reports she wrote following assessments with our ASD children were great too.School SENCO
I have worked with The OT Practice for several years and have found the team to be professional, approachable and helpful right through from the assessment phased up to implementing recommendations. The OT Practice provides an excellent service, assessments and treatment are delivered in a timely and professional manner.A Case Manager
The therapist was extremely helpful and informative. I felt totally at east at all time. She is a credit to her profession and to the organisation, thank you.An OT Practice client