Occupational Therapy with Alice
Hi, my name is Alice. I am really excited to be involved with Thriving Autistic and to ‘meet you’!
I am a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and have spent over 10 years working in various areas of mental health, including substance misuse services, perinatal mental health & now in a service specifically for self-harm & overdose.
My skills as an Occupational Therapist lend themselves really well to working with supporting individuals to think about how they can adapt their roles & environments to suit their needs. This includes considering in more depth your unique sensory needs & any executive functioning strengths/difficulties (*you’re speaking to the number 1 procrastinator here*). As someone who is neurodivergent myself & the parent to a neurodivergent child, I bring both a personal and a professional approach to this.
I am passionate about supporting people to engage in meaningful occupation, whether that is a specific interest that brings them joy or working towards paid employment. I feel that there is something for everyone; we are individuals who have unique skills & there is no greater privilege than supporting someone to connect with their passion in life, finding their true identity.
Alongside my core professional training, I have a wide range of training and experience in a variety of different skills to support me in coaching, such as brief solution focussed therapy, motivational interviewing & compassion focussed therapy. I also have a strong desire to continue furthering my specialism around supporting neurodivergent individuals; to do this I continue to engage in discussions & learning opportunities within this community to make sure I am offering an inclusive service.
Sessions will be every Saturday afternoon. If you would like to book your post-diagnostic support session with me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.