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, Sensory integration, 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
Shelley is a skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of Neurological Rehabilitation. Currently based in Ipswich, Shelley provides expert care to clients across Suffolk including Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Stowmarket, and Lowestoft. Shelley has developed expertise on a wide variety of acquired and traumatic brain injuries such as stroke, encephalitis, aneurysm rupture, and hypoxic brain injury. She is also experienced supporting clients with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson's and motor neurone disease.
She is passionate about all aspects of Neuro Rehabilitation and feels strongly that people who have sustained a brain injury need ongoing specialist support to achieve their personal goals. She is skilled in delivering both cognitive and functional rehabilitation including upper limb support and splinting.
Shelley has worked in a range of fields both in South Africa and now the UK, most recently she has been in a senior OT post within the NHS in an acute Neuro Rehabilitation team.
Shelley is dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation needs of patients to meet their personal goals. She is frequently engaged in clinical development to ensure the people she works with receive the most effective service employing evidence-based practice.
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
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Rebecca is a highly specialist Occupational Therapist based in Cambridge. She provides expert assessments and rehabilitation for clients across East Anglia and the East Midlands including Bedford, Ely, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, and Stevenage. Rebecca supports clients with a wide range of physical and neurological conditions such as brain injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedics and trauma, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and stroke.
Rebecca specialises in Housing & Equipment, utilising her experience working in the community to provide assessments and recommendations for equipment provisions and major home adaptations. Her recommendations are designed to maximise her client’s function in their home. She is also able to provide expert advice and detailed reports if a property is unlikely to be suitable in the longer term. With experience in Moving & Handling, Rebecca can also complete expert assessments and deliver training for both formal and informal careers on safe solutions.
Rebecca maintains a high level of professional development and supervision, regularly attending conferences and completing training to enhance her clinical practice.
East Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Self care
Essex, 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, Essex, Suffolk, London - Central, London - North, London - East
Sensory Integration, BOBATH, Train the trainer, CO-OP Practitioner
Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting
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
Annabel is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist based in Norfolk, just outside of Norwich, and covers a client base across East Anglia. Since graduating she has gained a wealth of experience working in both the NHS and private sector, with both adults and children who have experienced complex trauma. She now specialises in behavioural and developmental conditions, choosing to focus on Paediatrics since 2015.
Annabel has worked extensively in the community, predominantly working with children on the edge of care, those in foster care, and those in residential settings. She is especially skilled in working closely with agencies, schools, and local authorities to ensure the best outcome can be achieved for the young person. Annabel has specific experience working with looked after and adopted children, assessing the impact of trauma on day-to-day functioning.
Annabel has completed training on the stabilisation of dissociative disorders, sibling trauma, systemic formulation, along with Dyadic Developmental Practice, psychotherapy, and parenting training. She combines trauma-based skills alongside the Model of Human Occupation for comprehensive assessment and treatment.
East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk
Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation
Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Anxiety management & relaxation
Norfolk, East Anglia
Based in Norwich, Hayley is a highly qualified Occupational Therapist with over a decade of clinical experience working in the NHS and private sector. She specialises in the Functional Rehabilitation of adults and older adults, having worked in a number of different rehabilitation settings and supporting people with physical and neurological conditions. This includes dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cardiac and respiratory conditions, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Hayley covers a large client base all across East Anglia including Norfolk and Suffolk.
Hayley is a highly motivated, autonomous OT who uses a client-centred approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for her clients. Utilising the skills she has acquired throughout her career, Hayley supports clients with daily living skills, self-care, moving and handling, fatigue management, and specialist seating. In a recent role, Hayley supported many clients with complex neurological conditions, developing her specialist skills in cognitive and upper-limb rehabilitation.
Hayley regularly partakes in professional development activities to ensure she is up to date with the most relevant and evidence-based treatments for her clients.
East Anglia, Norfolk, Suffolk
Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation
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, Sensory Attachment Therapy
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.
Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Naomi is an experienced Occupational Therapist based in Cambridgeshire. She visits clients of all ages across East Anglia including Thetford, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, and Ely. Having worked extensively across both acute and community settings, Naomi has gained expertise on a variety of physical and neurological conditions such as arthritis, brain injury, stroke, and dementia.
Naomi is skilled in the assessment and review of care package needs, as well as minor housing adaptations and adaptive equipment prescription. She has also gained experience in the process of applying for Disabled Facilities Grants to fund major housing adaptations.
Naomi takes a client-centred approach to rehabilitation with lots of experience assisting clients with goal setting, grading activities, and utilising a problem-solving approach to potential barriers in the rehabilitation process. Her main aim is to help clients to maximise their potential and improve their level of function in meaningful activities.
She also has a special interest in cognitive impairments, and particularly memory rehabilitation, having completed an undergraduate certificate in Cognitive Psychology and a Memory Rehab Programme with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. This introduced an evidence-based approach to memory strategies to clients with a dementia diagnosis.
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Claire is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Hertfordshire. She visits clients around the South East of England including Buckinghamshire, Essex, and parts of London. 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. Claire also has experience working in special schools and supporting 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. 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, teachers, 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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Children, Young People and Families. 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).
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, South East of England
Specialising in a wide range of adult disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injury, Tanya works with adults of all ages to enhance their independence at home. Tanya is based in Hertfordshire, covering a client base across London, the Home Counties, and East Anglia. She has an extensive understanding of multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, focusing on how a client can manage fatigue, pain, and activities of daily living.
Through her holistic approach, Tanya considers a client’s every need to ensure they have strategies to move safely around the home, whether with basic mobility aids or larger pieces of equipment, such as chairs and hoists. Tanya also ensures that families and carers are fully engaged in the process and understand how they can provide support. Similarly, Tanya can advise on Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.
Tanya’s experience in Housing & Equipment means she can recommend an extensive variety of specialist aids to help prevent falls, improve mobility, and enable the client to carry out daily tasks. These aids can in turn help reduce and manage fatigue and improve confidence moving around independently. Tanya also supports clients to regain and maintain access to the community, assessing their needs getting in and out of the home, and any equipment they might require when travelling in the community.
Tanya is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and belongs to a vast network of health professionals, providing ongoing personal development and learning.
East Anglia, London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling
Motivational interviewing, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Anxiety management & relaxation, Learning disability
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 and the neighbouring counties of 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.
With over 15 years’ experience, 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.
Big Thank You for Tuesday night, all the team thought the session was great, really engaging, thought provoking as well as lots of fun! We're all looking forward to working with you over the coming months and executing Lucy’s plan.Father of a private client aged 12
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Your therapist treated me like a human being, not a disabled OAP. She was courteous, kind and caring, it made me feel quite humble, especially with the respect she gave to me.A Royal British Legion Beneficiary
Both myself and my wife were very satisfied with ALL aspects of your therapist's home visit. She was very helpful and forthcoming in her general advice and my situation and doing her best in trying to help ease and solve these personal and home problems. Very well done to herAn OT Practice client
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