Lead Therapist & Owner of ot4kids
I’m an American trained Occupational Therapist with 22 years paediatric experience in the US, Canada, and the UK. For the past eleven years, I have worked in London, England, and opened my own home clinic in Southfields, SW London. The benefits of a house practice are that your child will feel comfortable and learn skills in a natural environment that can be transferred to their daily lives. At the same time, there is access to specialist equipment such as sensory integration swings and gross motor apparatus.
Treatment sessions are fun and look like play. Activities used during sessions are intended to address specific goals and skills. I use a mixture of holistic treatment techniques including intensive blocks of Sensory Integration treatment, tailored to your individual child, as well as supporting parents throughout. Parents and school staff are a valuable part of our sessions.
My advanced certifications are from the U.S. and include:
- Sensory Integration Certified
- Advanced Baby Treatment
- Accredited Bobath Trained Therapist / Certified Neurodevelopmental Treatment
- Integrated Listening Systems
- Therapeutic Listening provider
- Kinesio taping Certified Practitioner
See my CV for further details.
I predominantly see children under thirteen years of age, including babies and toddlers while older children are treated by my colleagues. I am a strong proponent of early intervention and have seen first hand with my own son as well as children I treat, how early therapy helps establish strong foundational patterns of movement, improved sensory processing and emotional regulation, and increased independence. I’ve been lucky to work with babies from birth to a few weeks old. I also believe it is never too late to receive Occupational Therapy support as the brain can always rewire and adapt. See my Testimonials page to read what other parents say.
When I’m not working, you may find me exploring London’s parks and coffee shops with my son, searching for gastronomical adventures, trying to grow a green thumb (Can’t beat fresh herbs and tomatoes!), and playing piano.
I accept a wide range of referrals from parents directly, consultants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, ABA therapists, osteopaths, and other occupational therapists. If interested in a personalized, high quality service for your child, contact me to discuss how we can help.