I am a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in York. I am passionate about promoting independence and supporting the recovery of people who experience difficulties with their mental health.
I pride myself in my collaborative and holistic approach, ensuring you are at the very centre of the service and tailor treatment specific to your individualised needs and personal goals.
My experience is wide ranging, and I have enjoyed a career involving both occupational therapy and higher managerial roles including being a Registered Manager.
I support a wide ranging client group from people with anxiety, depression and work related stress - to people with psychosis, drug induced psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, personality disorder, severe and enduring mental illness, autism, learning disabilities, complex needs and forensic backgrounds.
I have worked in secure in-patient mental health settings, a university setting and in social care.
I am happy to provide assessments, reports, treatment plans, consultation, work place training, support to return to work (for employee/employer), vocational rehabilitation, life crisis coaching, mummy mental health, stress and anxiety management techniques and more.
I am the author of a 16 week Mental Health Awareness Programme. I am highly proficient at service development, with examples including the development of a vocational rehabilitation service, real work opportunity service and a recovery college for people with mental illness.
I have extensive experience of supervising and mentoring Occupational Therapists and am the author of an OT Competency Portfolio which can support and guide OTs in demonstrating the competencies as well as meeting their HCPC CPD requirements.
I also support business to develop their workforce's understanding of mental health, as well as how to promote good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace which increases productivity, job satisfaction and morale.
Please do explore my website and I very much look forward to working with you soon!
BHSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (2003) Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer Associate Certification. Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) NCFE Level 2 Certificate Understanding Nutrition/Health
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