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Emma

London - South, West Sussex

Emma has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 7 years since qualifying from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2011. She has built specialist experience through 4 years working within the NHS and a further 3 years working for the Ministry of Defence at Headley Court.

Emma has specialist knowledge and clinical skills working with people who have experienced multiple traumatic fractures, scarring, chronic pain, trauma and elective amputations, anxiety and depression. She provides holistic assessment and treatment encouraging her clients to focus their rehabilitation goals on both the physical and psychological aspects of their rehabilitation.

Emma regularly undertakes continuing professional development training to keep up to date with her practice, most recently completing courses in motivational interviewing & posture and seating assessment.

Emma is a highly adaptable and innovative OT with excellent communication and problem solving skills.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation

Michelle

Surrey, South East of England

Having qualified as an occupational therapist in 2000, Michelle chose to specialise in paediatrics. She is based in Middlesex and visits children and their families in London and areas of South East England. Michelle has completed various postgraduate training courses, including qualifications in sensory integration and British sign language.

Michelle has previously worked in public, private and charitable sectors, gaining experience treating children with varying diagnoses. This includes acquired and congenital brain injury, orthopaedic disorders and children with sensory processing difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Michelle's expertise focuses on supporting children with complex physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

Providing a holistic approach when treating her clients, Michelle ensures all of their needs are met and they can reach their maximum potential. She delivers sensory based interventions to support learning, as well as providing sensory diets and strategies which the family can use at home. Where it is required, Michelle provides seating and postural management for the child, advising on the most suitable seating equipment and training parents and carers on safe use.

Michelle maintains her professional memberships of the Sensory Integration Network and the Alternative and Augmentative Communication Specialist Interest Group.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - Central, London - South

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural managemen, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language

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

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural managemen

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

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

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Self care, Social integration, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Gina

London

Qualifying as an occupational therapist (OT) in 2000, Gina specialises in seating & postural management and neurological rehabilitation. She lives in London and travels in and around the city, as well as to Surrey and Middlesex, visiting clients at home.

Having trained and worked internationally, Gina has extensive experience working across acute hospital settings, rehabilitation units and in community teams. She has worked with clients with a variety of neurological conditions, including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and traumatic brain injury. Currently, she works as an independent OT, treating clients in their home environment.

Gina has a special interest in postural management and prescribes wheelchairs and specialised equipment tailored to the individual client. She provides recommendations and advice on improving her clients functional independence, including delivering upper limb rehabilitation and putting treatment plans in place to work on pain and fatigue management.

Gina is committed to keeping up to date with new developments, regularly attending training and maintaining a high standard of continued professional development.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - South, London - West

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Postural managemen, Wheelchair accreditation

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 managemen, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation

Tess

West Sussex, South East of England

Tess works with adults and children with moving & handling, housing & equipment and seating & postural management needs. She holds a key trainer's accredited certificate in moving and handling, using this expert knowledge when working with clients. She is based in Hampshire and visits clients in Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Portsmouth.

Tess treats individuals with complex conditions, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions. She promotes independence and inclusion, ensuring that her clients reach their maximum potential and their own personal goals.

Working with both adults and children, Tess delivers independent assessments and treatment programmes at home, in school or at work. She carries out complex moving and handling and hoist and sling assessments, as well as assessing how a client performs their activities of daily living. Working with the family, Tess produces a detailed treatment plan, advising on appropriate equipment, housing adaptations, seating and moving and handling plans.

Tess maintains her professional registration through attendance at courses, reflective practice, research, review of literature and online learning. She is also a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and the National Back Exchange.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills

Emer

London

Qualifying in 2006, Emer provides expert paediatric occupational therapy to children and their families. She is based in London and travels in and around the city visiting her clients at home or in school. She is trained and qualified in therapeutic listening, as well as providing advanced sensory integration therapy.

Emer is passionate about working with children and their families to help the child reach their maximum potential and to be able to participate in all activities in their daily life. She has gained experience in various clinical roles, including working for a children's association on the Fiji Islands. She has previously worked with children with a variety of conditions, including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, dyspraxia, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.

Emer delivers specialist assessments to children in their own environment, including assessments of seating needs and assistive technology needs for children with physical disabilities. Emer works with the family to develop a treatment plan, aimed to increase the child's overall independence and help them reach personal goals. Emer provides various treatment, including working on handwriting and fine motor skills and offering school based support where necessary.

Emer is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and will attend conferences and training to ensure her clinical knowledge is up to date.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

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, Postural managemen, School Based Therapy/Support

Debbie

Hampshire, South East of England

Based in Hampshire, Debbie delivers specialist paediatric assessments to children in the areas of Fleet, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley and Alton. She has completed postgraduate training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), sensory integration and therapeutic listening programmes and utilises these skills when treating children at home, in school or at nursery.

Having spent her career working in both community and hospital settings, Debbie now provides independent assessments and treatment programmes to children in their own environment. She has experience helping children with a variety of clinical needs, including autism and Down's syndrome, as well as treating those with dexterity and hand writing difficulties.

Debbie will develop a personalised treatment programme which includes the needs and lifestyle of the child and their family. She will ensure that treatment goals are set which are realistic and achievable and will help the child reach their maximum potential. Debbie is skilled at combining sensory-motor, perceptual-motor, functional and cognitive approaches in order to meet the individual needs of each child she treats.

She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey

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

Sara

Brighton, West Sussex

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 2000, Sara now specialises in neurological rehabilitation, having completed a MSc in 2013. She works with adult clients, visiting them in their homes in the South of England, including areas of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Sara has experience working in various clinical and rehabilitation settings, including spending some time abroad working in New Zealand. She also has experience working as a case manager with a particular interest in catastrophic cases involving brain injury.

Working with clients with various complex neurological conditions, Sara aims to support them regain their independence and achieve the best possible outcomes. She provides detailed assessments, having trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). Using the information gathered at assessment, Sara tailors rehabilitation programmes with her client to help them access the community, maintain their roles in the family and live as independently as possible within the home.

Intervention can include helping clients with managing family life, cooking and personal care, money management and vocational rehabilitation, creating return to work programmes and discussions with future or current employers. Sara also provides upper limb rehabilitation, as well as advice and guidance on seating provision, specialist equipment and adaptations to the home.

Sara is committed to continuing her professional development and is the South East regional representative for the specialist section on neurological practice within the College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration

Sacha

Wiltshire, South East of England

Sacha qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1989 and has over 20 years experience of working as an OT in Health, Neuro rehabilitation, Adult Social Care and Housing. Sacha can provide advice on major adaptations and new build design to meet the long term needs of an individual and their families and carers.

Sacha's area of expertise includes major adaptation work for adults and children with physical disabilities, assessment and recommendation for housing needs, equipment provision to maximise independence in the home environment, experience with new build design for wheelchair housing and refurbishments.

Sacha is experienced in assessing functional difficulties within the home environment and has good knowledge of equipment, minor and major adaptations to maximise independence within the home environment.

Sacha is a member for the College of OT Specialist Section in Housing and maintains her professional development and supervision regularly, attending CPD sessions, training courses and conferences to enhance her practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Clare

West Sussex, South East of England

Based in West Sussex, Clare provides expert paediatric therapy to families in the areas of Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. She has completed a postgraduate diploma in the management of childhood disability, as well as qualifications in sensory integration, Bobath and level 1 British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) course. She is a member of the Sensory Integration Network and the British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists.

Working for the NHS and in private practice, Clare has extensive experience of working with children aged 0-18 years. She treats children with a range of conditions, disabilities and learning difficulties including cerebral palsy, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and Down's Syndrome. She has worked in many healthcare settings, in both mainstream and special schools, nurseries, respite care and in the child's home.

Clare will help families and children become as independent as possible in their every day lives. Using a variety of assessment tools, both standardised and non-standardised, and treatment approaches tailor-made to the child, Clare ensures that treatment goals and therapy are both realistic and achievable. Intervention includes hand therapy and splinting, sensory integration and neuro-development treatment.

Clare maintains active professional development through her membership of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in both Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Brighton, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Hand Therapy

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

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

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

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

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

Veronica

London

Veronica is an expert occupational therapist, specialising in vocational and neurological rehabilitation. She is a qualified Bobath therapist and has completed further postgraduate training in hand therapy, ergonomics and workstation assessments. She is based in London and travels in and around the city visiting clients, also working in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.

Graduating from The University of Queensland Australia in 2001, Veronica has worked and trained internationally, including for the NHS, in rehabilitation, community and occupational health settings and the private sector. Currently working at Kings College Hospital, Veronica provides specialist functional, vocational and work risk assessments. Working collaboratively with clients and their employers, Veronica delivers upper limb, cognitive and emotional rehabilitation to help her client stay in work or return to their job role.

Specialising in working with people with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, Veronica provides expert rehabilitation and advice on aids and equipment. She supports her clients, encouraging them to regain their independence and for them to be able to take part in daily life, work and leisure activities that they enjoy.

Veronica is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Work, Neurological Practice and Rheumatology.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey, London - West

Specialisms

Hand Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills

Robert

Brighton, West Sussex

Working in the South East of England, Robert assesses and treats both children and adults with a variety of physical, neurological and sensory needs. He specialises in working within paediatrics, however his expertise also focuses on neurological, functional and vocational rehabilitation for adult clients. Robert has completed a masters in Health through Occupation, as well as Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

Since qualifying, Rob has worked in both clinical and community settings with adults, children, young people and their families. He currently specialises in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), providing assessment and treatment to both primary and secondary school age children in mainstream and special schools. He provides support to their families as well as offering mental health advice and consultation to schools and other professionals.

With a particular interest in attachment issues and sensory processing, Rob offers bespoke treatment to his clients focusing on their neurodevelopment, using cognitive based therapy. Along with his experience working with children and young people, Rob has provided treatment to adults, focusing on increasing their independence and offering functional rehabilitation.

Rob has presented his research both nationally and internationally, as well as recently co-editing an occupational therapy text book exploring diverse practice. He is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Behaviour management, School Based Therapy/Support, Sign Language, Anxiety management & relaxation, Sensory attachment intervention

Kimann

Surrey, London

Kimann is a London-based occupational therapist, having qualified in Australia in 2004. She travels in and around South East England, visiting clients in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and also London. Kimann is trained in using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), as well as gaining having gained a qualification in sensory integration. She specialises in rehabilitation, housing & equipment and seating & postural management, treating both adults and children.

Kimann's clinical experience comes from working in public and private sectors internationally, including health and social care settings within the UK. She has worked mainly in mental health and learning disability services, working with clients with a variety of physical and neurological conditions and assessing function and promoting independence.

Delivering independent assessments to clients at home, Kimann provides recommendations of minor aids and equipment, including seating solutions and advice on postural management. Providing a holistic approach, Kimann will identify each of her client's needs and include therapy recommendations in a bespoke treatment package. This includes delivering sensory based therapy and integration where necessary, as well as offering support in regaining vocational skills and in finding work.

Kimann is committed to continuing professional development and supporting the development of others, having received accreditation as a placement educator through the Accreditation of Practice Placement Educators’ Scheme.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

East Anglia, London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, AMPS

Specialist skills

Counselling, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Behaviour management, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

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 managemen, Splinting

Karen

London - East, Surrey

Since qualifying in 2006, Karen has gained experience in providing therapy to adults, children and families in their own homes, working in partnership at each stage of the process to empower the individuals to meet their goals, increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

Karen's experience includes working with adults with a range of physical disabilities, neurological and cognitive conditions. Creating bespoke treatment plans for the client including recommendations for the provision of specialist equipment, complex seating solutions, designing major adaptations and safer moving & handling.

Karen is HCPC registered and a member of the BAOT.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - South, London - East, London - West

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Self care

Sarah

London - South, Surrey

Sarah Qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 at the University of Auckland, since then she has worked in New Zealand the UK. Working in the community for social care has enabled Sarah to become competent and confident practitioner. She has excellent knowledge of equipment, including complex moving and handling equipment and specialist seating needs. She also is very experienced in recommending adaptations.

Sarah has worked with clients with many different conditions and this has given her exceptional experience to identify a person’s individual needs and make appropriate recommendations. Sarah also works closely with family and carers and identifies what their needs may be to continue providing care to her clients.

Sarah is HCPC registered and is passionate about helping her clients to get the most out of life.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Surrey

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Self care

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

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

Premila

London - West, Surrey

Premila has 13 years experience working as a qualified Occupational Therapist and 9 years as a DOLS best interests assessor in social care settings. Her experience includes mental health, neurological conditions, and learning disabilities; with older people and adults.

Premila works with complex individuals and takes a client-centred approach to complete functional assessments and moving & handling risk assessments. She arranges equipment, minor and major adaptations and gives moving and handling advice to clients and their families, carers or care workers. She also has a sound understanding of Safeguarding issues.

Premila has completed Best Interest Assessments under DOLS MCA for various Local Authorities. She keeps and maintains my Best Interest Assesor qualification through yearly updates, refreshers and keeping up to date with judgements and developments in case law.

Premila sees that every clients and situation is unique and her assessments reflect this.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Community access, Learning disability

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

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 managemen, Wheelchair accreditation, Anxiety management & relaxation

Annie

West Sussex, South East of England

Annie is a highly experienced OT with a special interest in neurology. She has worked in the NHS for 17 years, predominantly in the area of neurology, in a wide variety of settings ranging from acute hospitals to longer term and community based rehabilitation.

She has worked as an independent OT for 6 years with clients with a variety of diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Annie utilises a functional, compensatory and educational approach to work towards everyday goals related to activities of daily living such as cooking, budgeting and public transport.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Specialist skills

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

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

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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Getting 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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Personal care & dressing

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

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Planning activities

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

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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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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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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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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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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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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email [email protected]

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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