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Private occupational therapy in Surrey

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Sharon

London - South, Kent

Sharon has 27 years of experience working with both adults and children in the NHS, Local Authority, the private sector and major charity organisations since qualification in 1989. The knowledge she has gained over this time allows her to give choice to her clients, understanding what specialist equipment works to their advantage and how best to adapt their environment.

Sharon works with clients with a range of needs and has a special interest in working with those diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She carries out expert assessment and provides bespoke treatment plans to clients to help them to achieve the most from life. She was privileged to be awarded an Extra Mile Award from the MND Association in recognition of exceptional support to people living with MND.

She wants the best for her clients and strives to support their needs. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists ).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

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

Joanne

Surrey, South East of England

Joanne is an expert paediatric occupational therapist, having spent her career working with children, their families and carers to help them improve their quality of life. She is based in Surrey and works within the county, as well as travelling in and around London. Since qualifying in 2007, Joanne has completed a number of postgraduate courses to complement her clinical work, including a qualification in sensory integration.

Joanne has gained experience working in various paediatric settings, including clinics, schools and within the community. She has treated children with various conditions, including Developmental Coordination Disorder, autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and supported children with perceptual and handwriting difficulties.

When carrying out assessments, Joanne considers the child's needs, the management of those needs and the intervention required to support participation and performance. Using this information, goals and treatment programmes are created which aim to help reach the child's maximum potential. This includes looking at gross and fine motor skills, self-care skills and implementing sensory strategies that can be used at home and in school.

Joanne is committed to continuing her learning and often attends paediatric conferences and seminars.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Surrey, London - Central, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support

Lucy

London - North, Surrey

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2007, Lucy has specialised in neurological rehabilitation since 2010. She is passionate about keeping up to date with current best practice and has completed numerous specialist courses since qualifying, including courses on cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury, postural management, functional electrical (FES) for the upper limb, constraint-induced movement therapy, and splinting for the upper limb with abnormal tone. Working as an independent occupational therapist, Lucy visits clients at home, travelling in and around London and the Home Counties.

Working independently, Lucy provides detailed assessments for her clients, focusing on identifying any physical, cognitive, visual-perceptual, sensory and psychosocial impairments, and assessing how these impairments impact on the client’s participation in activities of daily living. She provides a bespoke, client-centred plan outlining treatment recommendations, taking in to account the client’s life roles, interests, core values and personal goals.

Lucy has gained experience working in both the National Health Service and private healthcare, including working for a leading private London Hospital. She has treated a number of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy, and is also experienced in general rehabilitation. Lucy is highly skilled in conducting complex posture and seating assessments, having completed postgraduate training in postural management and wheelchair prescriptions and having been the Senior OT on the complex posture and seating team at her previous workplace. She is able to recommend specialist equipment to meet her client’s needs including wheelchairs, bed positioning systems and a range of daily living aids to increase the client’s independence with activities of daily living. Lucy is experienced and passionate about functional retraining to help overcome difficulties in day-to-day activities, such as transfers, self-care, meal preparation, self-feeding, writing/typing, accessing the community and use of public transport.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

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

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 Sussex, South of England

Since qualifying in 2000, Liz has worked in CAMHS (community and inpatient), community paediatrics and specialist schools. She has created and been the lead therapist for a multidisciplinary therapy team, as well as being on the senior management and behaviour management team for a specialist ASC school.

Liz is a highly experienced and professional associate of The OT Practice, with a wealth of knowledge. She carries out detailed and comprehensive assessments, providing expert recommendations and treatment for children with a wide range of needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder and sensory processing issues. Liz works in children's own homes and schools as this is where children are most at ease and works with them and their parents and teachers to identify what tasks they are finding difficult.

Liz provides high quality reports outlining a number of different recommendations and treatment options to help the child maximise their function and independence. She provides recommendations and a range of goal directed treatment sessions for individuals and groups, detailed progress reports and staff training and consultation.

Liz's work in paediatrics has always included children with complex presentations and behavioural concerns. Her skills from both mental health and physical paediatrics allows her to assess and treat the child holistically.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Sensory attachment intervention

Ganga

West Sussex, South East of England

Ganga is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for adults and children. She travels to visit her clients at home, working across the South East of England. Areas include Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover and towns in Surrey.

Qualifying in 2008, Ganga has experience working for the NHS, in acute units and within the community. She has worked with adults, providing assessment and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions. She provides treatment, including anxiety management and relaxation techniques, recommendations for aids and adaptations and developing strategies for the client so they can carry out their daily life activities.

Using the skills she gained working with adults, Ganga currently treats children in an integrated therapy service. Meeting the needs of children with complex conditions, Ganga provides sensory strategies, fine motor development and advice on specialist seating to help the child reach their maximum potential.

She is committed to ensuring she delivers the highest standards of care to her clients and their families and will provide expert independent assessments and treatment programmes to clients in their own environment.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - South, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Social integration

Anna

West Sussex, South East of England

Having qualified in Australia, Anna has spent her career working abroad and in the UK. She specialises in neurological rehabilitation, working with adult clients in their homes. Anna also provides seating & postural management, moving & handling support and vocational rehabilitation. Since qualifying, Anna has completed training and qualifications, including a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCLT).

Gaining extensive experience in the NHS, Social Services and the private sector, Anna has worked in both acute and community settings as a clinical specialist and team leader. She is dedicated in enabling clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life, treating progressive neurological conditions, brain injury and stroke.

Anna provides high quality assessment and therapy for clients and families, ensuring her practice is based on sound clinical evidence and judgement. She assesses cognitive difficulties, issues with visual perception such as visual field loss and diplopia and balance and mobility needs. Within her treatment plan, Anna prescribes specialist seating such as wheelchairs and armchairs and advises on positioning programmes. She also supports with washing, feeding and dressing and helps clients regain functional independence in these tasks.

Anna participates regularly in professional development opportunities and has recently started as a case manager. She has also previously been a lecturer and practitioner at the Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, London - East, Brighton

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Monica

London - South, Surrey

Monica trained as an Occupational Therapist in Portugal and has over 10 years experience working as a paediatric OT in the UK. During this time she has dedicated herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation at Brunel University.

Monica carries out detailed assessments and provides bespoke treatment plans to children with a range of conditions including, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation. She works with children in their own homes and schools and works closely with family and carers to ensure the child can reach their full potential.

She has extensive experience in gross motor rehabilitation in babies and toddlers and also has specialist training in developmental care and uses this to help parents to better their understanding of their babies behavioural cues and supporting their overall development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Essex, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, Splinting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lone

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.

Qualifying in 1996, Lone has spent her career working in UK statutory services, in schools and also independently in private practice. She previously worked in Denmark treating children with severe learning difficulties in various special schools.

Lone works with children with a variety of clinical needs, assessing functional and 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 into putting together 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 College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Children, Young People & Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care

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

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Leicestershire, Annabel travels to the areas of Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray visiting clients at home. She specialises in housing & equipment and moving & handling, treating both adults and children. She has completed postgraduate training in moving and handling, ramp assessments and seating.

Annabel has gained experience across the NHS, social care and charity settings, including acting as assistant manager of a therapy centre in Romania. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, currently offering treatment and support in a hospice to clients with life limiting conditions.

Annabel carries out independent assessment, recommending appropriate housing adaptations, specialist equipment to aid independence and moving and handling advice. She encourages carers and the client's family to work collaboratively, supporting her client to live as independently as possible in their home environment. Annabel also helps adolescents with the transition to independent living, working with people with mental health diagnoses.

Annabel is currently involved in a pilot project called 'Double to Single handed care',reviewing care packages where there is potential for reducing the the care and advising on alternative moving and handling equipment and techniques to carers and clients.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Co-ordination, Self care

Angela

Kent, South East of England

Qualifying in 2008, Angela is an expert occupational therapist and best interest assessor. She carries out assessments of clients with complex needs such as cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease and Parkinson's as well as many others. She provides bespoke treatment plans to her clients and encourages maximum independence.

Angela carries out assessments with her clients in their home environments for seating, moving and handling, rehousing, access and disabled facilities grants, as well as for major home adaptations such as wet rooms, stair lifts and vertical lifts.

As well as having a qualification in occupational therapy, Angela is also a qualified best interest assessor.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Natalie

Kent, South East of England

Natalie is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of paediatrics. She is family focused and motivated to support families to help their child reach their maximum potential with developing independent living skills. She has a wide range of experience with children with neurological and developmental conditions.

Natalie has a great deal of experience of assessing hand function, functional skills, postural management, access to the environment, and assessment of equipment needs. She has worked within the acute and community paediatric settings, gaining a great deal of knowledge and becoming an expert in her field.

Natalie trained at the University of East Anglia as an Occupational Therapist and has continued to further develop her clinical skills at a post-graduate level to ensure her clinical practice remains evidence based and children are provided with an excellent level of care. She is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists).

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Kelly

Kent, South East of England

Kelly qualified as an occupational therapist in 2003 and has since gained a wealth of experience in a number of specialist areas of OT, including health care of older people, trauma and orthopaedics and stroke rehabilitation. She has extensive skills in working with client who have experienced a stroke and have a physical or cogitative disability.

Throughout her career, Kelly has worked extensively with adults with disabilities as well as elderly clients. She is highly skilled is carrying out detailed assessments of her clients needs and providing tailored treatment programmes to help her clients gain maximum independence.

Kelly also carries out community work whereby she provides assessments and bespoke advice to help her clients avoid hospital admissions. She has also developed skills in working with clients with dementia.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Kent

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Self care

Our private OT’s in Surrey

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 Surrey or surrounding counties. We have expert, private therapists covering every clinical specialism in all areas of Surrey, including Croydon, Guildford, Kingston-on-Thames and Woking.

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 Surrey therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. By clicking on the profiles above you can find out more about some of our therapists in the region. Alternatively, you can call one of our dedicated and friendly case managers, who will discuss your circumstances with you and guide you towards 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.

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

Our OT’s are helping people throughout Surrey 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

Disabling tiredness

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

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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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Standing & self support

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

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Children with complex needs

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

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Getting 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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Planning activities

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

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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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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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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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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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