Abbie is a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist dedicated to working with a wide range of neurological disorders such as: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia and many others.
Abbie has an Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy and postgraduate studies (at Masters Level) in Sensory Integration Therapy. She is a qualified Sensory Integration Practitioner (Level 2 and 3 and is SIPT Certified) with a thorough knowledge of child development. She effortlessly builds a rapport, inspiring trust and confidence in children that struggle to be understood. She enjoys a challenge and works hard to create the just right formula for each and every child, endeavouring to empower them to be the best they can be.
Immediately after graduating Abbie worked full time for Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Children’s Community Health Services (in the clinic, in homes and in schools). In addition to her private work she currently works for Sutton Local Education Services in Autism bases across the borough of Sutton, where she assesses and contributes to individual Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and provides treatment for the children in the bases. A key part of her role is providing advice and guidance to parents and teaching staff to ensure best practice for the children continues beyond individual sessions and within their day-to-day environment.
In her free time Abbie works as a Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist helping children and young people with mental health issues