Put simply, my job involves enabling people to complete everyday tasks themselves in order to achieve their goals, and to enjoy a greater quality of life.
This might include an assessment of a person's current level of functioning and suggestions of methods they might use to better manage their energy levels, pain levels or to overcome an area of specific difficulty, such as; getting in and out of the bath.
I have both a personal and professional understanding of how ill-health and disability can impact on a person's day-to-day life. Rest assured, we will work on the areas we identify together - to help you achieve your aims.
As a freelance OT I can provide flexible service both in the long and short term. I work with existing provision and also in developing new ideas. Whether you’re looking for therapy to complement NHS care, or trying to find a specific service, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you. Please note that I only do freelance work and I do not wish to be contacted by recruitment agencies. Thank you.
If you are a student, I'm sorry but due to the irregular nature of my work patterns I am unable to offer work-shadowing or placements.
Occupational therapy is my profession and one of my passions; I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy, a Diploma in Welfare Studies Qualification and a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Occupational Therapy. I am fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and hold full Professional and Public Liability Insurance.
In 2013, I became an Expert Reviewer for The Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. In 2014, I undertook the role of Occupational Therapy correspondent for BBC Ouch! If you listen to their podcasts, you will find I pop up from time to time. I also have experience in lecturing in Higher Education and at Professional Conferences on a variety of topics related to Occupational Therapy.