Suffolk, East Anglia
Based in Suffolk, Jen provides expert Occupational Therapy to local areas such as Felixstowe, Ipswich, and Sudbury visiting clients at home, as well as travelling further afield to London, Hertfordshire, and homes in Yorkshire. She specialises in a number of areas of Occupational Therapy including Rehabilitation, Seating & Postural Management and Housing & Equipment.
Jen has spent her career working in acute wards, rehabilitation units, for social services, and also in private practice. She has always held a varied caseload, treating clients with conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, and arthritis. She has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue management, having provided group therapy on relaxation and sleep hygiene.
Jen works collaboratively with clients, family members, and carers to ensure that the most appropriate equipment, seating solutions, and housing adaptations are provided to enable her client to live as independently as possible. She also provides expert advice and guidance on work-related issues, having gained experience working at a vocational rehabilitation centre.
Jen likes to keep her clinical knowledge up to date, maintaining her professional memberships of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Neurological Practice.
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation
Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Balance, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation
Suffolk, East Anglia
Cathy is an experienced and enthusiastic OT who has developed a vast depth of knowledge and experience in her chosen fields.
With over 20 years of experience, Cathy has become an expert in her fields of, Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling, and Housing & Equipment.
She has worked in a variety of settings, working with adults and older people supporting them in the areas of rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurology, older peoples mental health, dementia, and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Carrying out detailed assessments and expert treatment, Cathy helps her client to live as independently as possible.
Cathy has experience in facilitating equipment & adaptations, reablement, moving & handling and managing a dementia team.
East Midlands, East Anglia, London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Suffolk, London - North
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Suffolk, East Anglia
Based in Stowmarket, East Anglia, Elaine is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist providing Housing & Equipment assessments and interventions. For over 30 years, Elaine has worked with adults with a wide range of injuries and conditions, developing an extensive clinical knowledge and skill-set. She specialises in physical disabilities and life changing injuries, helping clients with daily activities at home and community access. She also has a particular interest in progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Elaine sees clients across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
Elaine evaluates a client’s needs in the home, assessing all areas including their mobility, access, and comfort. She can provide recommendations on suitable equipment to support both short and long-term needs, from small walking aids to stair lifts. Elaine also has significant experience with seating assessments and the provision of specialist chairs, wheelchairs, and beds. Her holistic approach ensures that a client’s postural needs are managed in effectively. She is also skilled in Moving & Handling, having completed advanced training and taught other healthcare professionals.
East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Cambridgeshire, Lucy provides independent Occupational Therapy assessments to clients in the areas of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough, and St. Ives, as well as Norfolk and Suffolk. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, Housing & Equipment, and Seating & Postural Management.
Lucy has over 20 years of experience, working with clients with a range of physical, learning, and mental health needs. She provides assessments and intervention to clients to maximise their independence, develop new skills, and build on new coping strategies to support them in their everyday life. Lucy uses the Assessment of Motor Process skills (AMPS) to guide her interventions.
Visiting clients at home, Lucy provides interventions that are based on the client's functional goals. This includes providing expert advice on specialist equipment and seating that would increase the client's independence in their own environment. Lucy is also able to deliver accredited postural care training to families and carers.
Lucy can also deliver Vocational Rehabilitation, providing support to clients who wish to return to work/find work and have physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges. She supports the client’s transition to a work environment, carrying out work place assessments to view the suitability of the environment and make any recommendations about adaptations that may be needed to support the person to succeed.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
AMPS, Train the trainer
Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Co-ordination, Self care, Social integration
Essex, East Anglia
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.
Essex, East Anglia
Louise is an experienced Occupational Therapist with specialist training in Sensory Integration. She is based in Essex, visiting both adult and paediatric clients across East Anglia. Louise has gained experience working across a variety of settings including general medicine, orthopaedics, acute mental health, secure mental health services, adult autism services, and special schools.
Louise is highly skilled supporting clients with high functioning autism and uses her advanced skills to meet their sensory needs. This includes helping them develop skills for the workplace, gain employment, and also prepare them for university. Louise develops goal orientated treatment packages for her clients, delivering these at home or in school. The plan focuses on the client reaching their maximum potential and becoming as independent as possible in daily activities.
Louise is currently a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
East Anglia, South East of England, Essex, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Essex, East Anglia
Based in Colchester, Michaela is a specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist visiting children at home or school across Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk. With over 10 years’ experience, she has developed expertise in the field of Sensory Integration through post graduate training and clinical experience. Michaela works with children with a range of conditions and disabilities including autism, ADHD, sensory difficulties, and developmental coordination disorder.
Working holistically Michaela helps children develop their skills and confidence to achieve their full potential and supports parents and carers in helping them gain knowledge and understanding of their child's difficulties through this process. She supports children and their families in various areas including gross and fine motor skills, hand writing, visual perception, balance and co-ordination, planning and execution of motor skills, organisation and sequencing, and self-care activities.
Michaela is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and continues to develop her skills and knowledge through academic study and peer learning.
East Anglia, Essex, Suffolk, London - North
Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support
Essex, East Anglia
Natalie is a highly skilled OT based in Chelmsford. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, working with adults across East Anglia who have acquired brain injuries including stroke. Natalie assesses a client’s physical and cognitive needs and devises treatment plans to help maximise a client’s independence and enhance their quality of life.
For over 10 years, Natalie has been supporting clients with a range of conditions and working with them to recover from an injury or manage a progressive condition. She combines functional and cognitive rehabilitation to offer a comprehensive therapy programme and address a client’s every need at home, work, in education, and when accessing the community. Natalie is skilled in upper limb rehabilitation, helping clients to regain function and develop their fine and gross motor skills. She aims to improve their independence through self-care activities such as getting dressed and washing. Natalie also supports with a client’s cognitive needs, focusing on attention, memory, fatigue, and routine planning.
East Anglia, Essex, Herefordshire, Suffolk
Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care
Norfolk, East Anglia
Based in Norwich, Alison is a specialist OT with expertise in fatigue management. She provides holistic assessments considering a client’s physical and mental needs, developing tailored therapy plans and recommending equipment and housing adaptations to help meet a client’s personal goals. Alison covers a client base across Norfolk and Suffolk, visiting adults of all ages with a range of conditions such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.
Alison has worked as an OT for over 25 years, helping clients to develop effective routines and manage daily activities. Alison is highly experienced working with young adults aged 16-25, having worked as part of several specialist teams throughout her career. She supports clients to manage fatigue, anxiety, and stress whether in a home, education, or work environment. Alison is also skilled in motivational interviewing and counselling, supporting clients with difficulties in school and work place settings.
Alison is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section in Independent Practice and the British Association for CFS/ME. She is dedicated to her continual development as an OT, regularly seeking to expand her clinical knowledge and skillset.
Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Marie is a Paediatric OT based in Bedford, East Anglia. She has been practising in this field for over 20 years, offering specialist advise and treatment for children and their families in both a home and school setting. Marie specialises in Sensory Integration, supporting children with routine activities such as dressing, eating, learning, and socialising. Marie has worked extensively with children with both clinical and complex needs, helping with motor, functional, and sensory skills.
Marie is a CO-OP (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) Practitioner, meaning she focuses on collaborative goal setting and allowing the child’s individual needs to direct their therapy. Her aim is to enable a child to develop the practical and sensory skills to safely and confidently undertake self-care tasks. This involves assessing their ability to move around independently and perform physical activity, but also their fine motor skills such as how they tie shoelaces, use zips and buttons, and their handwriting.
Marie has a particular interest working with pre-school age children, promoting sensory-based play, supportive positions for play, and appropriate equipment to enhance function and development. Marie can recommend small equipment provisions and home adaptations to enhance a child’s progressions. In particular, Marie is trained in the Chailey approach to Postural Management. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with children, their families, and schools to set goals and ensure every child meets their full potential.
Marie is a member of two specialist sections at The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.
East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire
Sensory Integration, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Bedfordshire, East Anglia
Sarah’s extensive career in OT has seen her work with children and young people with a broad range of physical disabilities, social and emotional difficulties including, autism, ADHD, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and sensory processing difficulties. Sarah assesses and treats behavioural difficulties, fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and postural management, to ensure that a child’s every need is addressed.
Sarah is SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certified, positioned to help children in any setting, whether at home or at school. She offers a holistic assessment, working collaboratively with families and other professionals, to ensure the best possible outcome for every child.
Since qualifying as an OT in 2008, Sarah is committed to her continual professional development. She completed a Sensory Integration qualification in 2012, leading to a MSc in 2014. Sarah also delivers training and mentoring with the Sensory Integration Education Network and the Advanced Practitioner training.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, London - North
Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management
Sensory Integration, Conductive education, Therapeutic listening, Train the trainer, Sensory Attachment Therapy
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention, Learning disability
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Based in Peterborough, Lynn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. She works with children in school and home settings across the East Midlands, carrying out goal based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She has specialist skills in paediatric assessments, including School Amps (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration (SI) having successfully completed levels 1-4 Sensory Integration training.
Lynn devises treatment programmes tailored to the assessed needs of the individual child. She uses Ayres Sensory Integration assessment and treatment approaches and works with parents and teaching staff to empower them to implement strategies and activities at home and in the child’s setting.
She is skilled in writing reports detailing the assessment, outcomes and treatment recommendations, including reports for Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals. She also delivers training to schools and parents on topics including sensory processing.
Lynn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections for Children, Young People and Families and the Sensory Integration Network.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland
Sensory Integration, AMPS
Motivational interviewing, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Rachel is an expert Hand Therapist, practising in Occupational Therapy for over 10 years. Rachel has worked extensively with both long-term conditions and trauma, enabling clients to maximise function in their hands and upper limbs. Rachel is based in Peterborough and visits clients across East Anglia, including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire.
Rachel is highly skilled to help with various hand traumas such as, fractures, dislocations, amputations, ligament damage, and arthritis. Therapy with Rachel typically includes the development of a personalised exercise programme, pain management, splinting (static and dynamic), and the utilisation of small aids.
Rehabilitation of the hands and upper limbs provides clients with the skill to carry out self-care tasks such as dressing and washing, and domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning. Through effective pain management and advice on how to adapt activities, clients can regain independence and control over their lives.
Rachel is a professional member of The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and regularly undertakes their specialist courses.
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.
East Anglia, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselling, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Handwriting assessment & treatment
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Lone is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist who treats children at home, in nursery, and at school. She is based in Hertfordshire, travelling to the areas of in Essex and North London visiting children and their families. She is qualified in both Bobath and Chailey approaches, as well as being trained in advanced Sensory Integration techniques and using the CO-OP approach.
With over 25 years’ experience, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs assessing functional, sensory, or motor difficulties. She has experience helping children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, and mild to profound learning difficulties. This includes supporting children with postural needs, prescribing the right equipment and offering advice to ensure safe use.
Lone aims to enhance a child's independence and functional ability and will include family, carers, or teachers when creating a personalised treatment plan. To ensure the care she is providing to families is of the highest standard, Lone maintains professional development through her membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.
East Anglia, London, South East of England, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, London - Central, London - North
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Working as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years, Lisa has worked in many different settings in the NHS, Local Authorities, and in private practice. Lisa specialises in Housing & Equipment, delivering expert home functional assessments of adults and children with highly complex physical disabilities. This can be a result of illness or trauma, neurological and congenital conditions, birth injuries, and chronic pain. Lisa is located in Derbyshire and visits clients across the UK.
Lisa works holistically to identify Moving & Handling and Seating & Postural needs with the client and their family, successfully implementing solutions to enable individuals to participate in day to day activities, engage in purposeful roles, and support them to lead an independent life.
She has held a number of senior and managerial positions within the local authority setting, being responsible for occupational therapy teams and the delivery of the service.
Debra provides expert occupational therapy to clients in London, as well as visiting homes in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. She specialises in housing & equipment, moving & handling and seating & postural management for both children and adults. Working collaboratively with the client, their family and carers, Debra provides a tailored treatment programme which aims to increase independence and improve quality of life.
Since qualifying in 2006, Debra has worked in a variety of health and social care settings, including inpatient, community and the private sector. She has provided care to clients with various physical and neurological conditions, such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, arthritis, stroke and dementia.
Visiting the client in their home environment, Debra is able to identify the individual’s needs and can recommend minor or major adaptations as appropriate. This could include facilities such as wet rooms, wheelchair accessible kitchens, ramps, through floor lifts or hoist systems, as well as grab rails, stairlifts and adaptive equipment. She works closely with carers, surveyors, architects and contractors to ensure that the adaptations meet the current and future needs of the client and to reduce the risk of injury and falls.
Alongside housing and equipment, Debra also provides expert advice and guidance on seating & postural management. Debra prescribes chairs with specialist accessories and functions such as a vertical lift, riser function, recline function or tilt in space. She encourages and advises on good seating support, training carers and families on the risks of poor skin integrity and pressure sores, as well as safe manual handling and transfers in the home.
Through her work, Debra aims to promote independence and reduce risk by enabling the client to have safe access to all essential facilities and to be safe within their home.
Debbie is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist, providing expert assessment and treatment to children and young adults at home, in school, or at nursery. She visits children and their families in the London area, working collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure the child reaches their maximum potential.
Having gained experience working in the NHS and private sector, Debbie provides therapy to children of all ages with mild, moderate, and severe communication needs. She supports children with the development of speech, as well as focusing on attention, listening, and social skills. She provides fun and motivating therapy, working with a child to maximise their speech and language use and increase their independence. Therapy includes sensory stimulation, intensive interaction strategies, and building on self-esteem.
Working holistically, Debbie provides training to parents, teachers and teaching assistants so they feel confident communicating with children and young adults with additional needs. She is also a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
The OT Practice is a leading provider of private occupational therapy services nationwide, and perfectly placed to help you, your family members or clients wherever you are located in Suffolk or surrounding counties. We have experienced private therapists to cover every clinical specialism, servicing the entire Suffolk region including Bury St. Edmunds, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Sudbury.
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 Suffolk therapists cover every area of OT, including paediatrics, housing & equipment, seating & postural management, neurological or functional rehabilitation and hand therapy. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Suffolk, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. All are registered with the Health Care Professions Council, have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.
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 Suffolk 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.
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