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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

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

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

Carmen

Hampshire, South East of England

Having qualified in 1987, Carmen has spent her career working internationally, including France, South Africa and now in the UK. She specialises in paediatrics, having completed training in therapeutic listening and attachment theory, as well as qualifying as an advanced sensory integration practitioner. Carmen works in the South of England, visiting clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and South London.

Carmen has worked in a variety of paediatric settings, treating very diverse population groups. She has experience working as a community paediatric occupational therapist, assessing and treating children with a variety of conditions, disorders and syndromes, including developmental delay and learning difficulties, mild neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, sensory processing disorder and autism.

Since 2013, Carmen has worked as an independent OT, supporting children with sensory needs, movement difficulties and challenging behaviours at home and in mainstream, independent and special schools. She works collaboratively with the child and their family, creating bespoke treatment packages, including home programmes and sensory diets. Carmen also provides support to families and schools through educational and healthcare plans, treatment programmes and consultation.

Carmen has provided numerous training sessions and workshops to teachers, support staff, OT colleagues and parents on sensory processing, an area she is very qualified in and passionate about. She continues her membership of the Sensory Integration Network, as well as the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Children, Young People & Families.

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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, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, London - South

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, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Sensory attachment intervention

Katrina

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.

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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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Katy

Hampshire, South East of England

Katy has over 14 years experience in the field of paediatrics and has worked in Canada and the UK in the public and private sectors. She is a professional, approachable and flexible person who demonstrates determination and enthusiasm working with children, schools and families. She values the importance of delivering expertise and quality of care using a holistic and child-family approach.

Katy ensures she keeps up-to-date with current evidence-based practice and clinical skills by being a member of various special interest groups, attending courses and mentoring other OTs.

Katy is qualified in Sensory Integration and the Bobath approach. She can also assess and use specialist equipment, e.g. sleep system, supportive seating systems and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, Therapeutic listening, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Meera

Hertfordshire, London

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

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

Liz

West Midlands, South East of England

Liz is a highly regarded Occupational Therapist working with children in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, West Midlands and London.

Liz has worked across a range of funding sectors including Health, Education and Social Care. Liz has worked with clients with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Retts Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy and Achondroplasia.

Liz delivers truly client centred and holistic occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She is passionate about working with children/young people and their families and delivering the highest possible standard of care. Liz aims to ensure each child is provided with every opportunity to develop to their full potential and to facilitate their participation in all aspects of daily life, at home, school and in the community in which they live.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West Midlands, East Midlands, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

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

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, London - Central, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability

Becky

London - South, Surrey

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

Caroline

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Sarah S

Southampton, Hampshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration

Carolyn

Southampton, Hampshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, London - South, London - West, Southampton

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

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

Rachael

Southampton, Hampshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Ellie

Southampton, Hampshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Hampshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional 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, Splinting

Gillian

Southampton, Wiltshire

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management

Victoria

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.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, London - Central, London - North, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Sharon

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.

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Profession

Speech and Language Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk, London - East

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

School Based Therapy/Support, Dysphagia management

Rachel

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.

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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

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, School Based Therapy/Support

Claire

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Claire is an expert paediatric occupational therapist based in Hertfordshire. She travels around the South East of England visiting families, including Buckinghamshire and Essex and also parts of London. She has completed various postgraduate courses, including a qualification in sensory integration and training in the Alert Programme which is particularly successful for children with ADHD. Claire is also trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).

Claire has spent much of her career in child and adolescent mental health services and has experience working with children with behavioural difficulties, eating disorders, psychosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD and self harming behaviour. Currently, Claire is at a special school working with children with learning disabilities. She provides intervention to support children in reaching their maximum potential, including help with handwriting, motor planning and sensory integration techniques.

As an independent OT, Claire works with children and families in their home or school environment. Having assessed their needs, Claire will develop a bespoke treatment package for the child which will involve parents, teacher or carers where necessary. She ensures that the treatment sessions are engaging and work towards the child reaching their personal goals.

Claire is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment

Samantha

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Based in Hertfordshire, Samantha visits clients at home in the areas of Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St. Albans and Watford. Her expertise lies within rehabilitation, seating & postural management and hand therapy for children and adults. This includes specialist skills in spinal cord injury and upper limb treatments.

Samantha has extensive experience working as an occupational therapist, spending her career working in NHS acute hospital settings. Her current role as a specialist in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre has developed her skills in carrying out upper limb assessments and providing treatment to her clients, which includes splinting.

As an independent OT, Samantha delivers specialist assessments and treatment to clients at home. She provides expert advice and support to help her client regain their functional independence and recommendations on appropriate wheelchairs and specialist equipment for both adults and children.

By visiting exhibitions and training sessions, Samantha continues her professional development and learning so her knowledge is of the highest standard for her clients and their families. She has also presented at national and international conferences.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills

Our private OT’s in Southampton

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.

Common difficulties we can help with

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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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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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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Personal care & dressing

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

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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

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

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