Abi graduated in 1999 with a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy from Brunel University, London. Post-graduate NHS work experience includes working with adults in a variety of mental health settings and orthopaedics. She started working with children in the NHS in 2001 and after a second maternity break in 2009 established Occupational Therapy Essex. Abi has Level 1 Sensory Integration training and is working towards becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.
Areas of particular interest include working with children with coordination disorders, hypermobility, handwriting difficulties and anxiety.
Natasha graduated in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy from the University of East Anglia. After graduation she worked part-time with Occupational Therapy Essex alongside jobs in the NHS children’s services in Kent and then at a local special school for children with communication difficulties. She now works solely with Occupational Therapy Essex. Natasha’s interests include coordination disorders, handwriting difficulties and Autism. She is a Sensory Integration Advanced Practitioner.
Machel graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She qualified as an Ayres Sensory Integration Therapist in South Africa in 2002. Machel has worked in The NHS and in a variety of independent occupational therapy roles in the UK and in South Africa. She has a special interest in Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy and how sensory processing difficulties impact on occupation in every day life.
All occupational therapists in the team are DBS Checked, Health and Care Professions Council registered, insured and members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists/Royal College of Occupational Therapists.