Bethan Williams BSc (Hons) MBAOT, HCPC reg
I have worked as an occupational therapist since graduating in 2000 from Brunel University with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT).
Starting my career in stroke rehabilitation, I have worked in a wide range of clinical settings within the NHS, Social Services and independent sectors. I’ve worked with adults and children with varied neurological and physical conditions and now specialise in adult neurology, both acquired brain injury and progressive conditions. I also have extensive experience in elderly-care, intermediate care, community rehabilitation and re-ablement services, special needs schools and the medico-legal field. I have coordinated and developed services in community rehabilitation teams and schools.
I’m passionate about OT and Rehabilitation and I work with a creative, adaptable and flexible approach. I value the importance of working closely with families and multi-disciplinary teams, to help my clients achieve their desired goals and independence, leading to more productive and satisfying lives.
What is Occupational Therapy?
An OT works with people to identify the difficulties that they are experiencing in everyday life and to help them to find ways to overcome these to promote health and wellbeing.
This may include difficulties with everyday tasks such as:
· Washing and dressing independently
· Meal preparation
· Engaging in social activities
· Managing stress and fatigue.
· Finding the right wheelchair or seating solutions.
Assessment and Therapy Options:
I offer 2 types of assessment; an in-depth OT assessment or an hourly rate appointment, dependent on your needs.
· An in-depth assessment will look at all aspects of your daily life, and allows you to explore any issues or difficulties you are experiencing. When establishing how I can help, I will assess your home environment and your daily routine; we shall look at the areas that you feel you are struggling with, as well as what is important for you to continue doing.
· An hourly rate appointment may be suitable if you have a specific issue such as equipment that you would like to discuss, and you feel that a complete review of your situation is not necessary.
I will help you to set realistic goals, and create a programme that will give you the tools and strategies that you need to achieve them. I may recommend various equipment, adaptations and intervention that can help to maximise your functional independence.
Treatment may include advice and training in the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory aids and environmental modifications, seating and postural advice, and techniques to manage everyday tasks.
I can also provide therapy for upper limb and hand skills, including handwriting, cognition, perception, vision, sensory needs, fatigue management and stress management.
I am committed to my continued professional development and attend courses and training regularly. I have post graduate training in Sensory Integration, Intensive Interaction, specialised seating and Bobath training.
Professional qualifications and membership:
· BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
· Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
· Full professional membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
· Membership of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section in Neurology (SSNP) and Independent Practice (SSIP).