Grow Me with Occupational Therapy
Grow me with Occupational Therapy
Having one of my sons diagnosed with Autism and ADHD was the reason I found out about Occupational Therapy. I was keen to enable him to be as independent as he could be and subsequently I chose this as a career which I am truly passionate about.
I qualified from London Southbank University in 2009 with a BSc (hons) in Occupational Therapy.
Since graduating I have worked between Health and Social Care statutory services for 14 years. My experience includes working with adults with a variety of long term conditions, individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, adults with Autism / ADHD and people with Learning Disabilities.
My goal has always been to enable individuals to learn or re-learn the skills necessary to be able to engage in activities that are important to them. Using my OT therapeutic skills I can identify an individual’s difficulties, goals, and activities that support them to build resilience, be more self-aware, self-managing and where they can feel inclusive and accepted and build their own social networks.
The aims of both social and life skills groups are to support individuals to live a life based on what’s important to them, to have fun and opportunities to meet and build relationships with their peers within a safe environment due to many reporting feeling social isolated and lonely which, has be further highlighted by autistic adults (Autism strategy 2021-2026). Currently both social and life skills groups are being offered in the Folkestone area with a view of expanding these if needed.
Since qualifying I have maintained a continuous registration with The Health and Care Professions Council. I have an enhanced DBS and I am GDPR compliant. I am a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and Royal College of OT specialist section Independent Practice.
For more details about my groups or other services I offer please see my website growmewithoccupationaltherapy.com
Areas: Cheriton, Folkestone, and Hythe
Last Updated: 24th May, 2023
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