Experience of the Occupational Therapist

My Gibbs Occupational Therapist

Having an older sibling with a disability was the reason I found out about the Occupational Therapy. I subsequently chose this as a career which I am truly passionate about.

I qualified from Coventry University in 2004 with BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. I worked between Health and Social Care statutory services for 13 years, specialising in housing and complex manual handling for 11 years. For 12 months I undertook disability related benefits assessments.

I have been working as an independent OT since 2018. Working independently allows me an increased opportunity to provide a holistic assessment, no longer tied to statutory service criteria barriers and waiting lists.

My goal has always been to enable clients to regain independence and increase their overall safety. I work collaboratively with the client, their family and all relevant services providing expert advice and support.

Since qualifying I have maintained a continuous registration with The Health and Care Professions Council. I have an enhanced DBS and am GDPR compliant. I have membership to Royal College of OT and Royal College of OT specialist sections housing and Independent Practice.

Amy, Occupational Therapist and director of ACG Occupational Therapy Ltd

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