Self Assessment Tools

There are various Self-assessment tools available. This means you can go onto a website, answer some questions about your difficulties, and it will come up with some basic solutions for you. Some examples of these tools are:
• ADL Smartcare

Private Occupational Therapy

While many people are happy to access Occupational Therapy through their local health or local authority services, others wish to access it privately. This means you do not have to be placed on lengthy waiting lists for assessment and if you need an adaptation, another waiting list to have work carried out.

You can access a private occupational therapist yourself, if required please contact us and we will put you in touch with people that can help.

How to become an Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy has changed significantly over the years. OT's in the beginning were known as basket weavers because they used to purely provide activities for invalided people. Now OT is much more scientific. To become an OT these days, you must gain a degree in health science, specialising in Occupational Therapy. This is usually over 3 or 4 years and can be done part time if needed. In the UK the fees are often granted. You can also apply for funding through local authorities if you are already an employee.

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Occupational therapy is the study of occupation and assisting a person to be independent in these activities.

Common Conditions

Below are a few of the conditions that people have that Occupational Therapists work with:


Travelling with your Occupational Therapy skills

Being an OT makes living and working in almost any country possible. Your qualifications can be transferred to gain registration in most countries. You may be required to sit an exam or submit an essay, and of course, pay a fee, but once this is done, you can work for as long as you like. You may also stay on the register but if you are away from one country for more than 5 years you may have to apply to practice again.

About our resident Occupational Therapist

I knew I wanted to be an Occupational Therapist from quite a young age. I grew up in New Zealand and had a family friend who was born with Spina Bifida. I spent a lot of time with her, and through this was able to spend time with her at school and saw how therapists worked with her. I left school after obtaining the equivalent of 5 A levels and was accepted into Auckland University of Technology (Auckland Institute of Technology at the time). I spent 3 years studying to gain a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy).