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Our Occupational Therapists

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“Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist I have worked in a number of teams in the NHS including CAMHS, Neurodevelopmental services, Mental Health in Schools Team as well as Adult Mental Health. I have also had the opportunity to work abroad in New Zealand as an OT and in China as a teaching assistant. I have specialist skills at working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD and ADHD. I use a sensory integration approach as well as mental health and occupation-based approaches. I have extensive experience of facilitating groups with young people to address mental health needs such as anxiety and emotional regulation. I also enjoy delivering parent and teacher workshops.”

Lisa Heywood

Occupational Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

  • RCOT Specialist Section - Independent Practice

Postgraduate Training

  • Sensory Integration Practitioner

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

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“Since graduating I have worked in a variety of settings within schools and in the NHS, including adult mental health (acute, inpatient and community), Dementia services, Children’s Neurodevelopmental Service and the Mental Health in Schools Team. I love working with children and young people, and have lots of experience working with Autism and ADHD. I am a sensory integration (SI) practitioner and this knowledge underpins my practice. I also enjoy using creative and practical approaches, especially when addressing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and low self-esteem. I am confident in facilitating groups with young people to explore ways of managing anxiety, building resilience and regulating emotions. I also enjoy delivering parent and teacher workshops on topics such as sensory difficulties, ADHD and anxiety.”

Elizabeth Gray

Occupational Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

  • RCOT Specialist Section - Independent Practice

Postgraduate Training

  • Sensory Integration Practitioner

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

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I qualified as an occupational therapist in 2016 and then as a sensory integration practitioner in 2021. The combination of the two qualifications has enabled me to develop the expertise to specialize in children and adolescent mental health, learning disabilities and autism, including sensory processing difficulties. I also have experience working with adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. I am an advocate for child centred practice and am somewhat passionate about ensuring all interventions I deliver are purposeful and meaningful to the young people I work with. It is important to me to provide a high standard of quality care and support to young people to enable them to reach their full potential and to progress in reaching their goals. 

Terri Deegan

Occupational Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

  • RCOT Specialist Section - Independent Practice

Postgraduate Training

  • Sensory Integration Practitioner

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

Explore Occupational Therapy

Find out more about the range of Occupational Therapy we offer.

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