K Shearsmith-Farthing's profile

K Shearsmith-Farthing Occupational Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Independent Best Interests Assessor Member of BAOT. Department of Health recognised Best Interests Assessor. Member of BABCP.

Therapy for Change Limited

Karen has extensive physical and mental health experience working within the NHS, independent providers of healthcare, charitable organisations and private practice. Karen�s clinical expertise is within adult rehabilitation, including living with long term conditions (neurological, cancer, dementia, anxiety, depression). She has worked as a clinical specialist for Macmillan providing psychosocial support to adults. Karen is passionate about providing therapy and services that clients want, when they need and want them. She is able to engage and empower individuals with complex physical and mental health needs. She has training in Sensory Integration and Processing and is also an Accredited Assessor of the International outcome measures, Assessment of Motor & Process Skills (AMPS) and Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI). Karen is able to provide effective case & condition management that includes active collaboration, and balancing the need for care to optimise quality of life. This includes Advocacy for clients and their families. Karen has also completed Department of Health approved training as a Best Interests Assessor. Karen established Dog Assisted Therapy for Change (a not for profit organisation) to complete research into how structured Dog Assisted Therapy may impact on the quality of life for people living with dementia and autism.

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HCPC Registered. BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MSc Dementia

Contact K Shearsmith-Farthing

Phone: 07570 808135

Email: [email protected]




  • Advice about access, bathroom &/or kitchen adaptations or equipment Home adaptations for independent living
  • Advice around specialist equipment or in modifying your home to maximise independence
  • Telecare and Telehealth expertise
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Oncology & Palliative Care or Condition Management
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Mental health recovery and peer support
  • Stress-related support
  • Learning Disability or Autism in adults
  • Support with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
  • Specialist seating/equipment for children
  • Neurological conditions expertise
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Management consultancy

Contact K Shearsmith-Farthing