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Winscombe (0 miles away)
16 years experience
  • In person
  • Home Visit

About me

Hello! I am Kate, an Occupational Therapist with 14 years experience in the nhs improving function in both mental and physical health through meaningful activity in adults of working age and older people.

Throughout my career I have worked with a wide range of people with complex needs and long-term conditions in mental and physical health settings. In all cases it is identifying the impact on function and designing a strengths based treatment plan that forms the focus of my work. I have a positive attitude towards health and well-being and believe that through a client-centred approach, individuals can increase their ability to cope with symptoms, compensate for difficulties and engage in meaningful activity to improve quality of life. I see people in their own homes, out and about in the community and in residential settings.

I have a passion for enabling access to gardening activities to promote physical and mental wellbeing by adapting tasks and designing functional outdoor space. I work with individuals in their own private gardens, groups within residential, community and charitable settings and directly with garden designers looking for bespoke solutions to meet their clients needs. You can find out more by following me on instagram @the_garden_therapist

Services include:
Full Holistic Occupational Therapy assessment
Client-centred treatment planning and goal setting
Equipment and minor adaptations to maximise independence, including tele-care
Falls assessment and prevention
Assessment and management of risk
Fatigue management strategies
Grading activity to provide the ‘just right’ level of challenge to improve functional ability in meaningful everyday activities and roles
Dementia
Mental Health
Getting your home to work for you

Conditions

Dementia

Services

Experience

Independent Practice Occupational Therapist | April 2021 - Present
Elton Rehabilitaiton Unit Clevedon Senior Occupational Therapist | January 2021 - April 2022
Community Rehabilitation Team Senior Occupational Therapist North Somerset Community Partnership | January 2015 - January 2021
Forensic Mental Health Medium Secure Unit Specialist Occupational Therapist Fromeside | November 2012 - April 2014
Patient and Public Involvement Coordinator and Clinical Studies Officer Mental Health Research Network | November 2011 - January 2015
Mental Health Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist | July 2007 - July 2008
Forensic Mental Health Medium Secure Unit Occupational Therapist Ravenswood House | July 2007 - November 2011

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Masters in Clinical Research
Member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Health and Care Professional Council Member - OT51776
Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability Trained
Sensory Integration Module One

Location

Availability

Sunday:
Closed
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
09:00 – 15:00
Wednesday:
09:00 – 15:00
Thursday:
09:00 – 15:00
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed