I have developed specialised knowledge and expertise in a range of conditions including, but not exclusively:
Hello there, I am an Occupational Therapist with over 18 years experience in the areas of rehabilitation, trauma, neurology, orthopedics, muscular-skeletal, intermediate care, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health. Having qualified from St. Martins College, University of Lancaster in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy. I am fully registered with the Health Professions Council- OT 32493 and have regular links with the Open Mind and British Association of Occupational Therapists.
I have a current enhanced DBS check.
I am currently working as a Consultant Occupational Therapy Practioner in private practice on a national level, providing full functional/physical and mental health assessments and clinical reports.
I also offer full Occupational Therapy recommendations as and when required to the appropriate authorities/agencies, clients and relevant bodies.
Previously I have worked within the NHS, Social Services and within the Private Sector. I have a wealth of experience of working with, adults and the elderly with a variety of physical disabilities and illness and mental health conditions.
More recently I have been fortunate enough to work with ex-servicemen with physical trauma and acquired psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I am a firm believer in the rehabilitation / recovery led model to allow clients and individuals to be empowered to reach their full and optimum potential despite any level of disability through communication and collaborative working”. “That is fundamentally why I chose to train as an Occupational Therapist”.
* Orthopaedic trauma/ degenerative arthritis
* Dementia / Alzheimer's
* Parkinson’s Disease
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Motor Neurone Disease
* Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
* Paediatrics (SEN Appeals)
* Huntington’s disease
* Acquired Brain injury (including dis-executive syndrome)
* Post-traumatic stress disorder
* Mental Health (Psychosis and Affective disorders)
* Eyesight impaired
* Perceptual and cognitive impairments
* Sports injuries
I actively undertake Continuing Professional Development and research.