Catriona is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience. She graduated from the University of Queen Mary’s, London after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy in 2003. She has worked in various clinical areas including; Burns and Plastics, Hand Therapy, Oncology, Medical, Orthopaedics and Accident & Emergency services. This provided her with an excellent foundation for her therapeutic knowledge.
Catriona has recently returned from South Africa where her husband’s job took them. Whilst living there, she concentrated on being a full-time mother to her three children. One of her children has sensory processing difficulties and ADD so she can sympathize with parents regarding having a child with additional needs. Becoming a mother and watching her children develop and grow, she decided that she wanted to specialize in Paediatrics and gained her Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner status. Catriona’s other postgraduate training includes; assisting the learning process in learners with learning difficulties, infant sensory integration, Astronaut Training – vision screening and integrated visual-vestibular treatment strategies, Sensory Intelligence Adult Practitioners Course, Praxis Made Perfect, SI Congress and various other Paediatric training courses.
Catriona herself is dyslexic and remembers how much she struggled as a child at school. This has helped her empathy with the children that she works with and trying to understand ‘their world’ through their eyes. She is a holistic practitioner and likes to draw on experiences from other areas in her life including previous training in counselling and psychotherapy, and her other passion as an artist.
Catriona can offer comprehensive assessments and interventions for children who are having challenges with sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills as well as functional and activities of daily living skills.