Sue specialises in providing Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling assessments to adults. She has completed various post graduate training including techniques in safer manual handling. She is based in Cardiff, covering client base around Wales and the South West of England including Swansea, Newport, and Caerphilly.
Sue has extensive clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, health and social services. Sue is experienced managing a complex caseload of clients with a variety of needs including care of the elderly, amputees, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, and community mental health.
Sue delivers expert assessments and interventions to clients in their own homes, working in partnership with clients, families, case managers, equipment suppliers, surveyors, and architects to offer a high-quality service. In her recommendations, Sue suggests specialist equipment and minor and major adaptations to encourage her client's independence. This also includes provision of manual handling plans to ensure effective and safe use of transfer aids, hoists, and alternative techniques.
West and South West of England, Wales, Somerset, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cardiff, Swansea
Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Self care
Rebecca is a specialist Occupational Therapist who currently resides in Cardiff and visits clients across Wales and the West of England including Bath, Bristol, Hereford, and Gloucester. Her expertise lies in Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling, drawing on her extensive experience working in the community, for local authorities, and more recently as a Senior Review Occupational Therapist which has strengthened and her developed clinical skills and expertise.
She has had a wealth of experience assessing adults with varied complex physical and neurological disabilities including arthritis, amputations, muscular dystrophy, brain injuries, stroke, heart defects, autism, and learning difficulties. She is able to tailor recommendations specifically to the client’s needs and maximise their potential.
Rebecca is very approachable and enjoys building rapport with clients and family members. She specialises in planning the right size care package, as well as providing housing and adaptation assessments where required to help them to live as independently and safely as possible. This includes recommendations for the client’s home environment and submitting DFGs and specifications to ensure that the client’s needs are met.
Rebecca’s academic contributions include being a student mentor and educator, ensuring HCPC standards are met for newly qualified OTs. As a senior OT, Rebecca is responsible for supervising members of the team and leading CPD sessions to Social Care and Health Professionals.
Suzanna delivers specialist advice and treatment to clients across North Wales and North West England, including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Flintshire. Her focus is on daily living skills, community access, self-care, and learning disabilities. Suzanna also has extensive experience with mental health including treating and handling anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her main aim is to reduce environmental barriers, improve well-being and quality of life, and enhance independence.
Suzanna has experience in orthopaedics and trauma, community rehabilitation, care of the elderly, and wheelchair therapy. Louise’s specialist knowledge of wheelchair therapy and accreditation includes conducting postural wheelchair assessments, supporting rehabilitation engineers and technical wheelchair instructors, leading wheelchair clinics, and completing home assessments. These assessments evaluate the need for any housing adaptations, minor or major, and helping apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).
Suzanna attained a BSc in Physiology/Pharmacology in 1999 and her BSc in Occupational Therapy in 2011. Suzanna is a BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapists) member and has also raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Mind, and Scope in recent years.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation
Train the trainer
DFG Assessments, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability
Jacqui is based in Flintshire, visiting clients across North-West England and Wales. With over 15 years’ experience, Jacqui's expertise is in rehabilitation following an injury or long-term condition. She supports adult clients with a variety of needs, including neurological, physical, and mental health conditions. She has extensive experience working with MS, Parkinson's disease, stroke, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, heart disease, and learning disabilities.
Throughout her career, Jacqui has developed her clinical knowledge through hospital and community-based roles, promoting independence and well-being in the home. She delivers expert assessments and builds strong therapeutic relationships with her clients, supporting them to reach their own personal goals. Jacqui supports clients with fatigue management, helping them to develop daily routines and manage tasks effectively. Intervention can include the provision of specialist seating and equipment, recommendations on housing adaptations, and advice and support on safe manual handling.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Liverpool, Manchester
Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Neurological rehabilitation, Housing and Equipment
DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability
Lindsey is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with over 20 years working across a variety of in-patient, community, and private settings. She is skilled in assessments and treatments of a wide range of physical health conditions including neurological and chronic health problems. Lindsay is based in Ceredigion, Wales, and travels to neighbouring Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to assess and treat clients in their own homes.
Lindsey is passionate about helping people maximise their potential by holistic working. She gets the best results by ensuring she addresses a person's physical, cognitive, and psychological needs to help them live as independently as possible. She works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions including, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Parkinson Disease.
Committed to her ongoing professional development, Lindsay regularly undertakes post-graduate training to expand her clinical knowledge and skill-set. Most recently she has completed training in neuro-linguistic programming, pain management, stress illness recovery, and upper limb rehabilitation. Lindsay is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their Specialist Section in Independent Practice.
Wales, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys
Neurological rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation
Fatigue management, Pain management, Daily living skills, Self care, Anxiety management & relaxation
The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Based in Penarth, just south of Cardiff, Caroline is an Occupational Therapist covering South Wales and the West of England, including Swansea, Newport, and Bristol. Caroline will identify areas of functional difficulty within the home and provide advice on specialist equipment and adaptations for the home, in an aim to maintain her client’s independence. She can also make recommendations relating to Moving & Handling, ensuring that all of the client’s needs are addressed and any risks are managed.
Caroline has worked with clients with a broad range of conditions including, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and brain injury. She also has a specialist understanding of DFG Assessments and so can assist clients in the process.
Working for over 15 years in both the public and private sector, Caroline’s extensive experience saw her rise to the role of Senior OT and involved the training and supervising of other occupational therapists. Caroline has worked successfully in multi-disciplinary teams, closely collaborating with care agencies, grants officers, and charities.
Caroline attained her BSc in Occupational Therapy from The University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2002 and continues to undertake postgraduate training to ensure her professional development. This includes a Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading which Caroline achieved in 2008. Caroline also holds professional membership with the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Bristol, Herefordshire, Wiltshire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea
Moving and Handling, Housing and Equipment
Jennifer is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Wrexham. She specialises in Functional Rehabilitation, delivering holistic assessments to clients across Wales and the North West of England including Cheshire, Merseyside, and Shropshire. She works with clients with a wide range of injuries and conditions such as amputations, osteoporosis, cardiac conditions, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
Delivering in-depth assessments of each clients physical and cognitive strengths and limitations, Jennifer is able to create bespoke and tailored treatment plans to maximise every client’s potential. She strives to improve their independence at home and in the community, helping them to feel safe conducting activities of everyday living such as cooking and cleaning. She supports them with self-care tasks, suggesting effective ways to live independently whilst managing pain and fatigue. Jennifer works collaboratively with clients, their families, and other healthcare professionals to ensure a client’s every need is met.
Often working with older adults, Jennifer has specialist experience within the clinical areas of frailty, dementia, and orthopaedics. She is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section for Older People.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham
Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Housing and Equipment
Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Balance
Experienced Occupational Therapist, Natasha, is based in Cardiff and she visits clients across Wales and the South West of England including Bristol and Bath. She specialises in Rehabilitation and Moving & Handling, supporting clients with a broad range of physical impairments such as amputations and hip/knee replacements and cognitive health needs including dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, and anxiety.
Natasha can deliver expert functional assessments and rehabilitation, which includes mobility and transfer assessments, environmental assessments, self-care, and activities of daily living. Utilising her experience in Elderly Care, Natasha can also provide expert long-term care planning including complex discharge planning and the maintenance of the client’s functional abilities. Natasha is enthusiastic about increasing and maintaining people's independence in activities of daily living. She is also highly skilled in manual handling and equipment provisions so can assess for and prescribe different aids and equipment including wheelchairs, hoists and specialist bed and chairs.
Natasha recently held a specialist role in Mental Health Services for Older People, where she helped those with a cognitive impairments. She managed a wide range of patients with complex mental and physical health needs and supported with cognitive stimulation and memory strategies.
Natasha is dedicated to ensuring her clinical skills are up to date and is committed to her ongoing learning and personal development, which is reflected in her clinical work.
Wales, Bristol, Bath
Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Vikki is a Paediatric OT from Newport, working with children across Wales and the West Midlands including Cardiff, Swansea, and Bristol. She specialises in sensory integration, working with children of all ages with a variety of conditions including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia. Vikki was previously a Lead OT at a deaf inpatient service for children and adolescents, so is highly experienced in delivering specialist interventions in this field.
Visiting children of all ages at home and in schools, Vikki provides assessments and expert treatment. She has experience helping children with sensory loss, co-ordination problems, fine and gross motor skills, and handwriting. She works with schools and colleges with EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), supporting children, families, and educations staff with any special educational needs the child has, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure every aspect of a child’s care is covered.
Vikki continuously develops her clinical knowledge and skillset, undertaking training in British Sign Language Level 1 and 2, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sensory Profiling. Recently, she also completed a Train the Trainer course with Dyslexia Action and training with Dyspraxia UK.
Cheshire, North West England
With over 20 years’ experience, Kirsty is an expert Occupational Therapist who specialises in the Housing & Equipment and Moving & Handling. She is based in Chester visiting clients in Crewe, Birkenhead, Macclesfield, and further afield in Greater Manchester and Cumbria.
Having worked primarily in the field of housing, Kirsty's experience includes identifying and recommending minor/major housing adaptations for all age groups. She also delivers moving & handling risk assessments, recommending Telecare equipment, such as fall detectors and sensors, to help keep her clients safe when moving around their home.
Treating clients in their own environment, Kirsty implements bespoke rehabilitation packages to improve her client's independence in their activities of daily living. She works collaboratively with the family or carers to encourage clients to reach their own treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.
Kirsty is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in Independent Practice and is also qualified in carrying out Blue Badge mobility assessments.
North West England, Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford
Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, PIPs, Fatigue management, Daily living skills, Community access, Self care, Social integration
Cheshire, North West England
Julie specialises in adult rehabilitation across North West England and the West Midlands including, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, and Stoke-on-Trent. She has been delivering expert care and advice for over a decade, covering neurological conditions, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and depression.
Julie has extensive experience evaluating safety concerns in the home and community, conducting assessments to support suitable treatments and facilities, and the review of care packages. This includes suggesting specialist home adaptations and aids, such as beds and seating. She strives to enhance her client’s independence, delivering the best possible care and advice in regards to both physical and mental well-being. She can provide expert treatment on areas including fatigue management, routine planning, daily living skills, behaviour management, social integration, and anxiety management. Julie also spends time providing invaluable support to families and carers, whom she recognises are just as important to the overall care experience.
Julie qualified in 2006 from York St John University College. Her career has seen her working in a variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatry, community services, and forensic services. Julie is a member of the Independent Practice specialist section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and actively engages in peer supervision on topics surrounding mental health, brain injury, and dementia services, and is experienced working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton
Motivational interviewing, PIPs, Fatigue management, Routine planning, Financial management, Daily living skills, Community access, Behaviour management, Planning & execution, Self care, Social integration, Anxiety management & relaxation
Gloucestershire, West and South West of England
Ellie is based in Gloucestershire, visiting clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on Housing & Equipment, as well as Seating & Postural Management for both adults and children. She offers expert care and therapy to clients with a range of injuries and conditions, working collaboratively with families and carers.
Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers, and other professionals. She can also support with Disabled Facilitates Grants and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.
Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms, and writes and delivers training to other practitioners.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan
Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling
DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management
Gloucestershire, West and South West of England
With over 25 years’ experience, Rachel has gained a broad clinical knowledge in both inpatient and community settings. For most of her career, Rachel has worked at a senior level in the field of complex disability, neurological impairment, and the management of long-term conditions. Rachel is based just outside of Gloucester, visiting clients across the South West of England and South Wales.
Rachel strives to deliver client centred and goal focused therapy. She has worked extensively with clients with progressive neurological conditions, brain injury, and stroke. She supports clients with specialist equipment needs, community access, vocational rehabilitation, and upper limb rehabilitation. She also has a particular specialism in postural management and tissue viability, completing a Post-Graduate Masters Certificate in 2007. Rachel also has extensive experience of working with adults who experience psychological ill health due to the long-term consequences of their illness or the impact of disability.
Rachel has had work published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation and works in the medico legal field as a care and occupational therapy expert. She is also a professional member of the Neurological Practice Specialist Section at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol
Neurological rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Seating and Postural management
Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care
Herefordshire, West Midlands
Liz is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has worked in acute and community settings for over 20 years, acquiring invaluable knowledge and skills in all areas of neurology including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntingdon’s disease, traumatic brain injury, subdural haemorrhage, motor neuron disease, functional neurological disorder, cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental delays, and brain tumours. Liz visits adult and paediatric clients across Wales and the West Midlands.
Liz predominantly supports clients with complex and varied needs including cognitive and psychological changes, bespoke seating assessments, and assistive technology. Liz also supports paediatric clients with developmental delay and postural issues and has experience in assistive technologies in rehabilitation.
Liz completed a Master’s Degree in Neurological Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has also delivered numerous training programmes to multi-disciplinary teams. She is an active member of the Welsh Neurological Specialist Section for OT's and represented Wales at the National Neurological OT conference. This involved helping run training days for other OTs who specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation.
West Midlands, Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, The Vale of Glamorgan, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Swansea
Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation
PIPs, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Visual perception, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Splinting, Wheelchair accreditation
Shropshire, West Midlands
Rachel is a Paediatric OT based in Shrewsbury, visiting clients across the West Midlands and Wales, including Birmingham, Liverpool, and Wolverhampton. She provides specialist assessments and treatments for children and their families in both home and school settings. Rachel specialises in Sensory Integration and autism, but works with children with a wide range of conditions and needs including, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.
Throughout her career, Rachel has acquired a strong skillset to support with a child’s development. These include Makaton training, using signs and gestures alongside speech to enhance communication, and motivational interviewing. Rachel focuses on enhancing a child’s self-care skills so that they can act independently at home, this includes activities such as dressing, washing, and feeding. Rachel also works with a child to support community access and social integration, aiming to ensure that a child has all of the opportunities available to them at school and in the wider community.
Rachel is a member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly completes additional qualifications to enhance her knowledge and skillset.
The OT Practice provides private occupational therapy services throughout Wales as well as the rest of the UK. We have experienced therapists in every specialism throughout North and South Wales, covering rural parts of the country as well as the larger cities including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.
Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients. Since ethics are at the heart of our vocation as health care professionals, we always recommend alternatives to our own services if we believe they are better suited to a client's particular needs.
Our therapists cover all areas of OT, including neurological or functional rehabilitation, seating & postural management, housing & equipment, vocational rehabilitation and paediatrics. Please click on the profiles above to learn more about some of our experienced therapists working in Wales, or call one of our dedicated client managers for a free initial consultation as the first step to helping you find the right OT. As independent practitioners there are no waiting lists for our services - we are completely flexible around the needs of our clients, and can arrange weekend or evening appointments as necessary.
If your enquiry relates to children’s occupational therapy, you can learn more about our dedicated paediatrics team by visiting the OT Practice Kids section of our site.
Our OT’s are helping people throughout Wales 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.
Very happy with the depth of the report!Father of private client aged 7 for an EHCP
Thanks so much to both you and Claire for a really excellent report. It is very detailed and having run through it with the client she was also very pleased with it.Solicitor for a family in EHCP tribunal
I have worked with The OT Practice for 5 years and have always found their service seamless. They are always on hand to offer advice or answer any queries I may have. Their reports are clear and concise with clinical rationale for their recommendations. The Occupational Therapists provide regular updates on the clients progress and goals achieved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their service.Case Manager, Proclaim Care
The OT Practice has proved a highly effective resource in establishing the needs of our potential beneficiaries, producing tailored reports that facilitate grant panel decisions. Many beneficiaries do not fully realise and even suppress their needs; we have found the OT visits act as a catalyst to open their minds to practices and adaptations that can enhance their lives. This is a great service and one that has become an essential part of our care and wellbeing operationChairman, The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Mrs Oakland was delighted with the assessment and I really like this report. Sam (therapist) is very specific and has quantified the provision wonderfully well. She has made very clear her recommendations, which is incredibly useful - great report. As ever, I am very grateful to you for your quick response and willingness to work to such incredibly tight deadlines. Thank you.A case manager