Anthea is a highly experienced occupational therapist who qualified from the London School of Occupational Therapy in 1985. She has worked in health, social care and private practice including in-patient rehabilitation, intermediate care, palliative care, adult and paediatric social care and housing adaptations. She also uses her qualification as an accredited nordic walking instructor to work with adults with long-term conditions, focusing on health and well-being.
Throughout her professional career her interests have focussed on enablement and individual choice for service users, working in collaboration with clients to achieve their goals in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience of adaption to environments and care planning and is skilled in communicating with other disciplines for the benefit of the client
She has a wealth of experience working with physical disabilities including functional assessment, housing adaptation and the provision of advice and information to enable individuals to make choices about solutions. She is a firm believer in the need for a personalised approach in assisting individuals to achieve their goals.
Anthea is experienced in equipment provision, home adaptations, access to lifestyle choices and has worked with surveyors, care managers, health and social care professionals and charities.
Anthea is committed to life-long learning and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Independent Practice. She regularly attends on line and in person training events to maintain and enhance her continuous professional development.