Tess qualified from the University of Brighton in 2006.

Tess is a highly skilled occupational therapist with 10 years experience specialising in paediatrics, housing and moving and handling. She has worked across both public and private sectors with children and adults with complex health and social care needs, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions, spinal injuries and conditions caused by the brain, physical injury and trauma.

Tess has a wealth of experience carrying out holistic, functional assessments, making recommendations for specialist equipment, postural seating, minor an major adaptations to maximise a persons potential and promote inclusion.

Tess is accomplished in the design planning process and will recommend options that combine functionality, aesthetics and budget. Tess is accustomed to working with architects, surveyors and case managers.

Tess has a particular interest in moving and handling and is an accredited trainer. She undertakes complex risk assessments, devises handling management plans and delivers training. Tess maintains her professional registration through supervision, reflective practice and attendance at training courses and conferences.

Tess is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist sections – Independent Practice and Housing as well as being registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.