Services Offered

Does your child or teen struggle with:

Sensory issues?

  • Taking in and processing information effectively through the 8 key senses eg. being able to regulate levels of alertness to respond to the demands of different everyday situations eg sit to mealtimes, self-calm to sleep, join in age appropriate play

Motor skills?

  • Safe and efficient balance and movement skills which allow participation in a range of age-appropriate play activities eg. hopscotch, ball skills, skipping, team sports, swimming etc.
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor skills eg. handwriting, opening jars and containers, using a knife and fork

Emotions and feelings?

  • Regulation of emotions eg. managing excitement and anger
  • Managing emotional intensity eg tantrums and meltdowns
  • Recognising feelings in self and others
  • Anxiety, worry and fears
  • Managing negative feelings - anger, worry, frustration, disappointment etc
  • Resiliency, outlook on life and well-being

Everyday self-care and life skills?

  • Self-organisation eg. early morning routines to get to school on time
  • Sleep and feeding
  • Personal hygiene eg. washing, bathing, tooth brushing,  toileting, puberty concerns
  • Chores and homework

Learning and success at school?

  • Executive functions eg getting started and keeping going with a task
  • Attention and focus in the classroom environment
  • Working memory difficulties
  • Effective study skills and learning strategies which are suited to them
  • Pace and quality of work
  • Planning, problem solving, time management
  • Using Assistive Technology

Social skills and family life?

  • Relating to others
  • Social perspective taking
  • Tolerance, managing change and flexibility
  • Anxiety in social situations
  • Friendship skills
  • Bullying
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Parenting strategies and approaches

Additional needs?

  • Adopted and Looked After Children, complex trauma and attachment issues
  • Complex health or family issues

Perhaps you struggle with some of the above yourself?

Please contact me to see if I may be able to help.

Who do you work with?

I have experience working with adults, couples, teens, children and families.

You do not need a formal medical diagnosis to use my services. Many of the children I see have complex functional difficulties, but may not meet recognised diagnostic criteria, others are on waiting lists for assessment by the NHS, or ‘fall through the cracks’ of rigid service eligibility criteria.

If you or your child already have a diagnosis, I have experience working with the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Dyspraxia and DCD
  • Dyslexia
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Executive Function Disorders
  • Selective Mutism
  • Misophonia
  • Complex trauma and sensory attachment concerns
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Dual and Multiple Exceptionality
  • Various genetic conditions
  • Children who are pre-verbal, non-verbal, have emerging or advanced verbal skills
  • Looked After Children and Adopted Children
  • Mental Health conditions

What everyday activities and skills can you help with?

I can assess and devise personalised therapy programmes for any of the following on their own or in combination:

Learning : handwriting / Dysgraphia, school skills, academic performance coaching and ‘learning to learn’, rigid and inflexible thinking, difficulty making mistakes, difficulties with transitions, attention and focus, school refusal, disruptive behaviour.

Motor skills : fine motor, manual dexterity and hand function, gross motor and balance, postural stability and control, visual motor integration, bilateral co-ordination, oculo-motor (eye movement difficulties), hypermobility.

Sensory Processing and Integration: sensory preferences, differences and difficulties, visual processing and visual perception, auditory processing, sensory modulation and discrimination, sensory diet/ lifestyle / self-regulation, sensory attachment, praxis, spatial awareness, auditory defensiveness and Misophonia, Sensory over- and under- responsivity.

Executive Functions: working memory, inhibition / impulsivity, attention training, self-regulation, time awareness, planning and self-organisational skills, problem-solving skills, meta-cognition, biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques.

Emotional and well-being: anxiety, worries and fears, self-confidence and self-esteem, self-injury, low mood, anger, emotional regulation, physical and relational aggression and meltdowns.

Social interaction: social thinking and understanding, co-operation skills, conversation skills, friendships, turn-taking, selective mutism, conflict and bullying. All language levels : non-verbal / AAC / emerging verbal / advanced.

Play: reduced range of interests, lack of play skills, issues with ‘screens’, difficulties with transitions, rigid and inflexible thinking, difficulty making mistakes, learning enrichment.

Activities of Daily Living : Feeding and eating, sleep, toileting, dressing and grooming, puberty, independence skills and routines, life management assistance (teens / adults), condition understanding and self-management, 'working with my strengths', fatigue.

Work: accommodations, career choice, dealing with colleagues, work-life balance, staying well, sensory and emotions management, self-acceptance: ‘being the best me I can be’.