I have been an Occupational Therapist for nearly 20 years, although my OT experience started at a much younger age as I have a sibling with a Physical Disability.
I have only ever worked with children and young people. I set up Super Kids Therapy in 2020 as I was working in the NHS and wanted to provide more hands-on therapy. I love working with babies, children and young adults with additional needs. My clinical specialisms are working in early intervention with babies and toddlers, cerebral palsy, handwriting and working in special schools.
I have attended some fantastic post graduate training as an OT (MAES Therapy, Constraint Induced movement therapy, DMI (one of only two trained in this therapy method in the UK), learning without tears, sensory integration training and many more).
My previous experience includes working in a children’s hospital and NICU, working in a specialist school for children with Cerebral Palsy and working for the NHS in Paediatric Occupational Therapy services in Ealing, London and in Somerset (working in the community in clinics, mainstream schools and special schools). I have also had the opportunity to work abroad for the Gibraltar Health Service and whilst I worked for them, I volunteered in the Leonard Cheshire Home in Tangiers as part of a multi-therapy team.
Out of work I have a busy family life and I’m part of the SEN community as a parent, I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, reading, binge watching TV shows with my Husband, and going on holiday.
I’ve worked as a children’s occupational therapist for over 6 years, and prior to this I worked in a range of settings mostly in hospitals and older person’s rehabilitation services. I seem to have found my calling in paediatrics and really enjoy working with young people from babies up to young adults.
My experience ranges from schools and nurseries to special schools as well as colleges for young adults with learning disabilities. In previous years I have been fortunate enough to support charity missions in Eastern Europe, equipping locals with the tools and medical equipment to provide practical support to the disabled community.
I have been offered opportunities to engage in a variety of postgraduate training, including sensory integration, SCERTS, constraint induced movement therapy and developmental play, among others. I love that I am always learning as a therapist and every child is unique. Working for Super Kids Therapy allows me to work with children in a tailored, bespoke way, to enable them to fulfil their individual potential.
At weekends, I am happiest exploring the great outdoors with my lovely husband and our two beautiful boys.
I support the therapists at Super Kids Therapy with a range of ‘back office’ support. I look after the financial affairs of the business as well as making sure that we hold the correct insurances in place. I allow the therapists to concentrate on supporting the young people on their caseloads by taking care of non-clinical aspects of running the service.
Outside of Super Kids, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, exploring the local area and watching the Formula One racing series.