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Bethan

Surrey, South East of England

Bethan 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 supports clients with 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 Royal 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

Richelle

Surrey, South East of England

Richelle is an OT based in Epsom, Surrey. She specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and Paediatrics, visiting clients across the South East. She has been a specialist in Neuro rehab for over 10 years, supporting adults with traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and motor neurone disease. Richelle also works in schools, helping children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), developmental delay, learning difficulties, and cerebral palsy.

Richelle has worked in numerous neuro therapy teams, including a specialist stroke rehabilitation unit. She has extensive experience covering all areas of stroke rehab, including seating and postural management, splinting, cognitive and perceptual rehab, and upper limb rehab.

She has also undertaken a specialist role in a school, working with children, their families, and teaching staff to help children with complex needs and neurological conditions, including learning difficulties and ADHD. Richelle is trained in Sensory Integration, recently completing Level 1 and 2.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Surrey

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Sharon

Surrey, South East of England

Sharon is a Paediatric OT based in Ashtead, Surrey. She specialises in Autism and Sensory Processing Difficulties, but also supports children with more complex needs relating to cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, and acquired brain injury. Sharon visits children in both home and school settings across Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, and the South of London.

Specialising in Paediatric Occupational Therapy for over 10 years, Sharon has worked with children and their families to develop their fine and gross motor skills, daily living skills, and independence. Sharon is trained in Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening, helping children with autism, sensory processing and motor difficulties, and ADHD.

Sharon has undertaken several post-graduate courses to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set, completing a post-graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, basic and advanced Therapeutic Listening, as well as training in using the SCERTS framework and DIR/Floortime.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support, Learning disability

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

Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH, CO-OP Practitioner

Specialist skills

Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, School Based Therapy/Support

Gomathi

Hampshire, South East of England

Gomathi is a physiotherapist located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, visiting clients across the South of England. Throughout her extensive career, Gomathi has worked with adults and children with a wide range of conditions and injuries. She now specialises in paediatrics, specifically in neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury (ABI), and various neuromuscular disorders.

Gomathi provides holistic assessments, evaluating a client’s needs at home and in a school setting. She helps to develop a client’s strength, balance, and co-ordination through exercises and supportive equipment. In particular, Gomathi provides specialist seating and postural advice, drawing on her training of the Chailey approach.

Gomathi is a member of Medico-Legal Chartered Physiotherapists and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

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Profession

Physiotherapy

Regions covered

South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Further qualifications

Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Gross motor skills, Balance, Co-ordination, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Wheelchair accreditation

Ganga

Kent, South East of England

Ganga is an expert Occupational Therapist, specialising in rehabilitation for both adults and children. She visits clients across the South East of England including Kent, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, and towns in Surrey.

Ganga has over 10 years of experience working in various settings across the NHS and private practice, in acute units and within the community. She delivers assessments and interventions for clients with physical and mental health conditions, providing rehabilitation and treatment. This includes 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.

Ganga also works with children and their families, providing 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

Kent, South East of England

Based just outside of Faversham in Kent, Anna works with adult clients in their own homes across the county and into London. Anna specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation and is dedicated to enabling her clients with neurological conditions to maximise their independence and quality of life. She works with clients with progressive neurological conditions, brain injury, and stroke. Anna also provides Seating & Postural Management, Moving & Handling support and Vocational Rehabilitation.

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. Anna provides high quality assessments 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 also been a University lecturer.

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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

Emily

Kent, South East of England

Based in Tonbridge, Emily is an Occupational Therapist providing Functional Rehabilitation for adults across the South East of England including London, Kent, Surrey, and West Sussex. Specialising in trauma, orthopaedics, and amputations, Emily supports clients with short and long-term rehabilitation whether following surgery or managing long-term needs.

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of settings including hospitals and rehabilitation centres. She helps clients to develop their gross motor skills through exercise programmes and supportive aids, designed to help them regain strength, mobility, and coordination. Emily’s aim is to help a client reach their maximum level of independence, from carrying out self-care tasks at home to taking part in leisure activities and returning to work.

Emily focuses on all aspects of a client’s rehabilitation, both physical and cognitive, conducting cognitive assessments and suggesting methods to manage fatigue. She can also provide guidance on suitable wheelchairs and other supportive equipment.

Emily is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly attends specialist training courses to enhance her clinical reasoning and skill-set.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care

Lucy

Middlesex, South East of England

Lucy is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation. Based in Middlesex, Lucy visits across London and the Home Counties. She provides detailed assessments for her clients, focusing on identifying any physical, cognitive, visual-perceptual, sensory, and psychosocial impairments. She has supported clients with various conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy, and is also experienced in general rehabilitation.

Lucy has gained experience working in both the NHS and private healthcare, including working for a leading private London Hospital. She identifies how these impairments impact on the client’s participation in activities of daily living and their community access. 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 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.

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.

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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

Laura

Oxfordshire, 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

Ann

Surrey, South East of England

Based in Surrey, Ann is a specialist OT in Neurological Rehabilitation with a passion for assisting people regain their independence in daily activities. Ann is an expert in spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation but also has extensive experience with other neurological conditions including stroke, acquired brain injury, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Huntington's disease.

For over 15 years she has developed expert clinical knowledge in a range of areas such as manual handling, equipment provision, postural management, seating, and splinting. Ann is committed to maximising and maintaining her client's independence in their home environment including accessing the community and returning to work. She supports with activities of daily living, upper limb strengthening, rehabilitation, and splint provision.

Ann has worked closely with the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre and has attended specialist training on spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She is also a member of the Specialist Section in Neurological Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Self care, Postural management, Splinting

Samantha

Surrey, South East of England

Samantha is a Paediatric OT based in Morden, providing expert assessments and interventions for children across London and Surrey. She is highly experienced working with children with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities, supporting with home and school-based therapy.

Samantha delivers holistic and comprehensive assessments, evaluating a child’s current and potential future needs. She works collaboratively with families, education staff, and other healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the child. Her interventions in the home environment include housing adaptations, moving and handling, identifying risks, specialist equipment, and complex postural management including specialist seating. She is also experienced in splinting and dynamic compression. Samantha helps children to develop key skills to help them with day-to-day life and support them in an education setting.

Samantha is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Children, Young People and Families.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, Surrey, London - South

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Self care, Postural management, DMO (Lycra) Splinting, School Based Therapy/Support, Splinting

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 including Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.

Throughout her 20-year career, Veronica has worked and trained internationally, including for the NHS, in rehabilitation, community, occupational health settings, and the private sector. 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 Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their 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

Monica

London

Monica is based in Bromley, visiting clients across London, Surrey, and the South of England. Monica has worked as a Paediatric OT for over 10 years, dedicating herself to increasing her knowledge and experience in paediatric neurology, including completing a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation.

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 child’s 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

Becky

Berkshire, South East of England

Supporting children and their families in the South of England, Becky is a specialist in Housing & Equipment. She has gained a vast amount of experience working with children and young adults with complex physical and learning needs including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. She carries out expert assessments and provides tailored treatment plans to children and their families both at home and in school.

Becky is committed to enabling her clients to be independent and maintain function at home for as long as possible by offering advice, suggesting practical solutions, advising on equipment, aids and adaptations to meet their individual needs.

Becky is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and expands her knowledge by regularly undertaking additional training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Train the trainer, Chailey Postural Management

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Postural management, Makaton

Claire

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Claire is an expert Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience. She specialises in functional and vocational rehabilitation, with particular focus on a client’s mental health. Claire is based in Buckinghamshire and visits clients in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, and Milton Keynes, as well as travelling to areas of London and Hertfordshire.

Claire has worked in both acute and community mental health services, carrying out interventions which focus on the re-motivation approach to life-skills training. She specialises in working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems and maintaining their independence at home. She also offers vocational rehabilitation which includes supporting clients in maintaining links with their employer whilst they are unwell and to support a gradual return to work.

In addition to her mental health expertise, Claire delivers assessments and intervention to her clients in their home environment. She is trained to use the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) tool with clients with long-term physical health problems and will provide recommendations of small aids and adaptations to support her client's functional independence.

Claire completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012, specialising in adult mental health. She has a keen interest in supporting the development of others and has taught at her local university. She has also presented at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists annual conference.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London - Central

Specialisms

Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS

Specialist skills

Motivational interviewing, Counselling, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation

Liz

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Based in Buckinghamshire, Liz is a Paediatric OT with over 15 years’ experience. She has worked with children of all ages with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder, and Downs syndrome.

Liz delivers client centred and holistic occupational therapy assessments and interventions. She is passionate about working with children/young people and their families and delivering the highest possible standard of care. Liz aims to ensure each child is provided with every opportunity to develop to their full potential and to facilitate their participation in all aspects of daily life, at home, school and in the community in which they live. She focuses on a child’s self-care skills such as bathing, toileting, dressing and feeding, supporting them to develop independence at home. Liz has also completed training in BOBATH, Sensory Integration, and posture management.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Paediatrics

Specialist skills

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

Clare

Buckinghamshire, South East of England

Clare is an experienced OT who specialises in Housing & Equipment, providing comprehensive assessments and professional advice. Based in Buckinghamshire, near Maidenhead and Slough, Clare covers a broad client base across the South East and South West including Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire. Clare has been helping clients for over 15 years, developing expertise on a wide variety of functional needs and conditions such as orthopaedic injuries, arthritis, motor neurone disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Often working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Clare advises on minor and major housing adaptions and equipment provisions to help clients regain their maximum level of independence and improve quality of life. Clare’s recommendations will help to prevent fall in the home, improve mobility and accessibility, and enhance independence. Clare is also trained as a Best Interests Assessor and can provide guidance on DFG assessments and Blue Badges.

Clare has undertaken several post-graduate courses throughout her career, including Mental Capacity Assessor, Moving and Handling, and Train the Trainer.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

BIA, Train the trainer

Specialist skills

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

Sacha

Hampshire, 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

, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments

Amanda

Hampshire, South East of England

Amanda is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in Housing & Equipment, Rehabilitation, and Moving & Handling. She is located in Portsmouth, visiting clients in Fareham, Southampton, Winchester, Andover, and Basingstoke.

Amanda has worked in a variety of settings withing the community and acute hospital settings for the NHS. She has experience treating clients with a variety of clinical needs such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, spinal injuries, orthopaedic traumas, as well as working with clients with mental health needs. Amanda is also a qualified Best Interests Assessor (BIA).

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 provisions, 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 at the Royal 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

Jennifer

Hampshire, South East of England

Jennifer is a highly experienced OT with over 30 years’ experience working with clients across a variety of settings. She has expertise in a range of conditions including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury, stroke, arthritis, acquired brain injury, and cancer. Jennifer is based in Winchester and visits clients in Hampshire and Dorset.

Jennifer provides expert assessments and bespoke therapy programmes, advising on adaptive equipment, housing adaptations, and reablement. She focuses on a client’s individual needs, from undertaking self-care tasks in the home to going out and about in the community. She helps clients to manage fatigue and develop effective routines, whether recovering from an injury or managing a long-term condition. Jennifer is also qualified in Rehabilitation Counselling, providing clients with additional support with psychological and social needs. She can advise on DFG assessments and blue badges.

Jennifer is a member of the Specialist Section in Independent Practice at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She keeps up-to-date with her professional development by attending courses and interacting with other professionals.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

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

Further qualifications

Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Postural management

Karen

Hertfordshire, East Anglia

Karen is based near Watford, visiting clients across London and the Home Counties. With extensive experience in Housing & Equipment, Karen can recommend basic and complex home adaptations, including extensions. Whether a small piece of equipment or large adaptation, Karen’s aim is to help a client regain and maintain independence at home. Karen works with adults with a wide range of physical disabilities, brain and spinal injuries, and conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neurone disease.

Through her rehabilitation programmes, Karen seeks to recommend practical strategies to overcome common issues such as getting in and out of the home, personal care and dressing, cooking and cleaning. These measures aim to help reduce the risk of falls, increase mobility, and build confidence. Karen can also advise on Seating & Postural Management, recommending suitable seating and standing aids.

Karen can advise and support clients through DFG Assessments, understanding the process and what is required. Karen is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections for Independent Practice and Housing, and has also completed additional qualifications in Housing Adaptations and Design.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

London, South of England, South East of England, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, London - Central, London - North, London - West

Specialisms

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

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care, Postural management

Jacquie

Hertfordshire, South East of England

Based in Hertfordshire, Jacquie has over 25 years’ experience, working in a number of settings including acute hospital wards, inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services. Jacquie specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation, supporting with the rehabilitation of clients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and other neurological conditions. She particularly focuses on the management of cognitive and behavioural difficulties, fatigue management, and the use of technology to enable increased participation in valued activities, including vocational rehabilitation.

Jacquie has completed a post graduate certificate in postural management and has participated in neurological clinics within the wheelchair service. She has developed specialist skills in upper limb rehabilitation and is able to advise on the management of tonal issues. Jacquie can also provide support with hand splinting, including the assessment and fitting of the Saeboflex.

Committed to her ongoing professional development, Jacquie is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section for Neurological Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

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

Specialisms

Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

BOBATH

Specialist skills

Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Postural management, Splinting

Annabel

Kent, South East of England

Based in Whitstable, Annabel travels throughout Kent including Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, and Folkestone. 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. She has experience working with clients with neurological conditions and physical disabilities including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, Down's syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. She also offers supports for clients with life limiting conditions, assisting with transitions to hospice and palliative care.

Annabel carries out independent assessments, 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.

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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

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

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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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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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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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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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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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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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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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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Planning activities

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

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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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Cooking & household activities

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

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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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Disabling tiredness

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

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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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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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Visual perceptual skills

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

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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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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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Confidence

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

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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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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Can we help?

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

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

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

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