Ness is a creative, caring therapist who prides herself on developing positive therapeutic relationships with the children and families she works with. Qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in the year 2000, Ness has a wealth of experience, particularly working with children and young people, including those with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, sensory motor processing difficulties and trauma experienced in early years.

Ness is an advanced sensory integration practitioner and specialises in working with children and young adults with sensory processing difficulties. As an advanced sensory integration therapist as well as a Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) level 1 certified therapist, Ness has a deeper understanding of the complexity of trauma, sensory processing and its impact on functioning.

She worked for many years as the lead Occupational Therapist at a special school and college. She has also supported many children in mainstream settings, providing programmes, consultation and staff training. For the past five years Ness has also worked as a Specialist Paediatric OT in a sensory integration clinic.

Ness works with each child/young person and their carers/families to enable understanding to facilitate reaching their full potential. Ness is passionate about providing therapy that is client centred, uniquely tailored to each individual and assisting each young person to develop their sense of self, and to find what tools and resources enable them to function practically and emotionally.

Alongside her work at Beacon House Ness has her own private practice and is a consultant OT for a children’s home.

Ness is registered with the Health Care Professions Council membership number OT32868 and she is a Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).

  • Sensory Attachment Integration – Level 1 certified therapist
    Eadoin Bhreathnach, February 2022
  • Sensory Integration – Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration
    Sensory Integration Network UK, Module 4 of Masters, March 2021 – January 2022
  • Sensory Attachment Integration – Level 1 course
    4 days, 2017
  • Sensory Integration – Qualified Sensory Integration practitioner – Assessment to practice
    Sensory Integration Network UK, Module 2 & 3 of Masters, 2014
  • Sensory Integration – Foundations and Neuroscience
    Sensory Integration Network UK, Module 1 of Masters, 2013
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy – Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree 2:1
    Middlesex University, North London, 1994
  • Sensory Integration Education Webinar
    Sensory Processing and Integration in Teenagers and Young Adults, 2 hours, January 2023
  • Sensory Integration Education Webinar
    Sensory Smart Strategies for School Success, 2 hours, January 2023
  • The Power of the Senses: re-building sensory systems and supporting regulation in children impacted by early trauma
    Beacon House, 6 hours, September 2022
  • Introception and Assessment and Intervention
    Kelly Mahler, 2 days, November 2022
  • Sensory Attachment Intervention for Adolescents and Adults and The Just Right State
    Eadaoin Breathnach, 6 days, 2019
  • World Sensory Integration Conference
    South Africa, 3 days, May 2018
  • Attachment and Psychopathology
    Dr P Crittenden, The Tavistock and Portland NHS Foundation Trust, December 2017
  • Handwriting Without Tears
    2 days, 2015