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Thatcher House,
12 Mount Ephraim,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN4 8AS

T:01892 320334
F:0844 7741447

"Very skilled practitioner with a professional personal approach"

"A natural aptitude for adaptations…."

Tess Whitehead Private OT Surrey

Tess Whitehead Private OT Surrey
Greater London, London, Surrey areas

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2006 from the University of Brighton and have gained extensive experience working in both adult and paediatric services.  I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, including the specialist section of Independent Practice.

I have worked in a local authority setting for the past 8 years working across the age groups with complex health and social care needs, including orthopaedic and neurological conditions, spinal injuries and conditions caused by brain, physical injury or trauma. I have a wealth of experience working autonomously in the community, carrying out client cantered functional assessments, recommending specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations and postural seating, to maximise an individual’s independence and inclusion.  I am proficient in the Disabled Facilities Grant Process and accomplished in designing plans for environment adaptations.  My work also involves support planning, undertaking reviews and report writing, as well as providing professional supervision and management of junior staff and students.

I have a particular interest in manual handling and hold the People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate.  I have been responsible for carrying out highly complex risk assessments, hoist and sling provision, devising handling plans and providing training. 

I maintain my professional registration as an Occupational Therapist through attendance at courses, reflective practice, research and review of literature and online learning.  I am a hardworking, articulate and well-organised individual who is flexible and able to adapt to challenges.

To contact Tess or alternatively to speak to one of our team of expert OTs please call 01892 320334 or alternatively email info@inclusion.me.uk.