Why come to me?
As an occupational therapist (OT), I can offer a fully professional service with post-graduate training. I have 3 years of undergraduate training and numerous other courses and hours spent in practice. I haven't simply completed a short course in life coaching. My profession and my passion is specialising in helping people to engage in meaningful occupations.
I understand the relationship between work and well-being. Work doesn't just mean paid work, it can mean voluntary work and other valued roles. Whatever form it takes, it is centrally related to physical and mental health and makes a contribution towards our society. Paid work is highly valued in our society and I understand the importance of this and the significance of leaving behind a reliance on state benefits. I have an in-depth understanding of the benefits system and how we can best work from that framework.
I can offer you a client-centred approach, taking into account your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. I look at things from a unique occupational perspective, something only an OT can offer you. I use an educative approach- my aim is to teach you the skills you need- so you no longer need me. I combine medical and occupational evidence, to offer you the most up-to-date and holistic approach. Thus crossing the divide between health and employment, so you see benefits to both your health and job related skills.
I have personal experience of returning to work after long-term sickness absence and of continuing to manage a long-term condition, whilst balancing the demands of life- both work-related and everything else! It's a challenge worth taking on- the benefits will be all yours.
So whether you're looking to make sure you've got the right skills for the world of employment, are looking to return to work after a period of absence ( for reasons relating health or caring, for examples), or just need a change of direction, why not get in touch?