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. For example, this could include assessing a person’s ability to cook and suggesting alternative methods to help. I’ve got a degree and postgraduate certificate in Occupational Therapy and have begun working towards a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
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.
Occupational therapy is my profession and one of my passions; I also have a great love of music. I sing and play the piano and flute- in which I hold ABRSM qualifications, and a number of other instruments pop up regularly. I'm delighted to be able to use these skills in my Occupational Therapy sessions.
I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy and I am currently completing an MSc in Contemporary Occupational Therapy. I also hold a Diploma in Welfare Studies Qualification. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Independent Practice. I also hold full Professional and Public Liability Insurance.
Since 2013, I have been an Expert Reviewer for The Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. In 2014, I became the Occupational Therapy correspondant 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.
I’m something of a magpie -I’m attracted to sparkly things, which is an appreciation I share with my cat! You’ll usually find me wearing bright, cheerful colours whenever I can. I also have a bit of a sweet tooth, which probably explains my baking hobby. Cakes, breads, puddings, biscuits... Yum! I’m quite a creative person and I enjoy using these skills in my work, and while I don’t get to dedicate a lot of my time exclusively to art, I do get to have fun creating materials for my storytelling groups.