Clare is an experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked across both the NHS and independent settings. She has experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities and needs before moving her focus to work with children who have experienced trauma and neglect. She works alongside colleagues in our Oving team and predominantly offers specialist occupational therapy services for children who are adopted or cared for by a Special Guardian.

Clare is passionate about understanding the impact trauma and neglect have on the child’s development, the child’s ability to participate in everyday activities at home and school and the impact of the struggles on family life.  She uses her assessment skills to fully understand the child’s sensory and motor needs; and her clear report writing to share and start to help families understand the impact of these on everyday life including attachment, emotional wellbeing and regulation.

Clare prioritises helping families to understand further and discover how they can start to regulate their sensory systems and emotions, create positive play to support relationships and help develop and remediate motor skill difficulties.

Clare strives to empower the children, young people and families she works with to be able to embed what they encounter in therapy sessions into their lives at home, school and in the community.

Clare is registered with HCPC – OT31710

  • Sensory Integration Level 2 – Sensory Integration Network
    2011
  • Sensory Integration Level 1 – Sensory Integration Network
    2005
  • PGDip Management of Childhood Disability – University of Southampton
    2003-2005
  • BA (Hons) Occupational Therapy – University of Southampton 
    1997-2000

 

  • Building underdeveloped sensory systems in children with Developmental Trauma
    BUSS, 3 days, June/October 2021
  • Sensory Processing and yoga
    Beacon House, 1 day, January 2020
  • SI and childhood trauma
    Sensory Integration Network, 2 days, December 2018
  • BAHT level 1
    British Association of Hand Therapy, 3 days, May 2014
  • Childhood Hemiplegia
    The Bobath Centre, 2 days, 23rd -24th November 2009
  • Autism and Sensory Processing in everyday life
    Sensory Integration Network, 3 days, 11-13th May 2009
  • Cognitive orientation to occupational performance
    Dido Green, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London & School of Education, Leeds, 1 day, 5th August 2008
  • Foundation course in Sensory Integration
    Sensory Integration Network, 5 days, 23rd September 2005
  • Bayley scales of infant development workshop
    UCL Hospitals, 1 day, 19th July 2005
  • Handwriting without tears
    Royal Free Hospital, 1 day, 13th June 2005
  • Occupational Therapy for children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
    Oxford Brookes University, 3 days, 9th March 2005
  • Introduction to Paediatric Occupational Therapy
    Royal Free Hospital, 5 days, 7th February 2003