Naomi trained at St. Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy and qualified in 1993. She has a wide range of clinical experience in the core areas of OT, with particular interest and experience of working with adults and children with physical and neurological impairment such as Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), cerebral palsy and stroke.
Naomi has worked with clients from early intervention through to settlement in the community, she has worked with mainstream schools supporting children who have complex needs and in a residential setting with young adults transitioning from the children’s services.
Naomi has worked in the UK, New Zealand, and various developing countries which has given her a well-rounded and empathetic understanding of cultural influences on health, disability and wellbeing.
Naomi has gained valuable experience in a variety of hospital and community settings including senior roles within Community Health Teams, Social Services and the private sector. Naomi has also worked with two mental health services in Hampshire providing support to clients with functional and organic mental health conditions and psychological trauma.
As well as working as a case manager for Westcountry Case Management, Naomi also works as a treating therapist for a neuro-specialist rehabilitation company and Social Services.
- Experienced in working with adults and children with complex long term disabilities.
- Understanding of the impact of disability on function and quality of life.
- Working closely with clients and their families support them in achieving their goals and the best quality of life possible.
- Experience in completing assessments, report writing, implementing goal orientated rehabilitation programmes, home adaptations, equipment provision, environmental controls and training for adults and children with physical disabilities.
- Working with and training staff to provide the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s needs.
- Optimising rehabilitation outcomes for all clients by ensuring they are empowered within the public and private systems.
- Understanding of the challenges faced by clients and their families and acting as their advocate.
- Effective communicator with an extensive working knowledge of health and social care.
- Ability to effectively organise and co-ordinate services and liaise with other professionals.
- Experience of working independently or within a multi-agency environment.
Personal Affiliations and Additional Qualifications
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
- British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Clinical Massage
- BABICM registered practitioner member
- Certificate in facial neuromuscular rehabilitation