Lives on Wurundjeri Woiworung land (she/her)
Originally from the UK and studied OT there. I moved to Australia in 2010 and lived in a remote town in WA for 12 years. I have worked in a wide range of areas across the lifespan, including working in a hospital setting, community, mental health, paediatrics and remote working.
I have always had a passion to work with children and families and it’s now where I specialise. I love to use play and music in therapy to help keep sessions engaging and fun. I use a wholistic approach to OT (so looking at the whole person which is the mind, body & spirit). Connection is really important in therapy so I build a trusting therapeutic relationship through meaningful activitiy and a child’s interest areas so that therapy promotes growth and their strengths. I work with the parents and guardians to strike a balance so we work as a team, they are a part of their child’s progress and ensure that therapy slots into their life so it is not a burden.
I also have lived experience with Autism spectrum (as I have a family member who is Autistic) and so I am able to empathise first hand with families around the challenges and expectations.
For fun I spend time camping with my family, we love getting off the beaten track & exploring nature. I love cooking and I also love music, I sing in a choir and play the guitar & piano.