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Mary Symons HCPC registered Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist with over 17 years post-graduate experience

Think Believe Achieve Ltd.

Mary is an experienced highly specialist neurological rehabilitation Occupational Therapist. Since qualifying from the University of Southampton in 2002, Mary has worked within private, NHS and social care sector in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Mary enjoys helping clients regain/maintain as much independence as possible.

Mary has completed extensive additional post-graduate training as a trusted assessor for aids/adaptations, in cognitive rehabilitation, seating/positioning assessments, hand therapy, bobath (neurological retraining for brain injury), solution based counselling, motivational interviewing and addressing emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Mary's speciality is working with people after stroke, acquired brain injury, and spinal injuries. However, she has also worked with a range of people with chronic and progressive physical conditions and illnesses and can tailor her interventions to whatever your needs are.

Mary can provide: - bespoke rehabilitation programmes - advice about adaptive aids, equipment and home adaptations - hand/upper limb therapy - cognitive rehabilitation within specific tasks - visual rehabilitation after stroke within the context of specific tasks - memory strategies; making environments "dementia friendly" - mindfulness training; strategies to help with anxiety and mood - strategies to help with sleep problems - vocational (work) rehabilitation

Please give Mary a call or email if you would like more information about how occupational therapy can help your current situation.

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Qualifications

2002 - BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, University of Southampton, UK


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Phone: 07871081432

Email: [email protected]

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Services

  • Adult 25 +
  • Young person (18-25)
  • Older person (65+)
  • Business Support
  • Coaching
  • Consultancy
  • HCPC Audit Support
  • Medico-Legal/Expert Witness
  • Mentoring
  • Practice Audit & Evaluation
  • Professional Supervision
  • Training
  • Financial Matters
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Business Plans
  • Equipment/Adaptations
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 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
  • Falls prevention
  • Specialist seating expertise
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Practical strategies/treatment to overcome daily challenges caused by illness, accident, recent diagnosis or ageing.
  • Long term conditions management in the community
  • Oncology & Palliative Care or Condition Management
  • Hand Therapy expertise
  • Brain or Spinal Injury expertise
  • Trauma & Orthopedics expertise
  • Carer Support
  • Stress-related support
  • Work/health promo/training/H&S e.g. DSE Risk Assessment, Manual Handling training, stress prevention/education
  • Ergonomic Assessment/industrial/office/vehicle seating/equipment advice
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) (standardised system) for physically active jobs
  • Job/role analysis of task demands
  • Neuropsychological/Cognitive/Neurodiversity assessment (including standardised tools)
  • Career re-direction Assessment/Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA)
  • Graduated RTW plan/reasonable adjustments advice
  • Vocational Rehab (VR) ongoing input/treatment/job coach/work prep/work hardening/conditioning
  • OT Assessments and interventions on behalf of a case manager
  • Specific treatment interventions for a case manager
  • Case management after a catastrophic injury
  • Expert witness assessment/reports
  • Manual Handling training for health and/or care staff
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Regular supervision for independent practitioners
  • CPD advice/HCPC Audit support
  • Coaching/Mentoring
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