#LongCovid – Recognition and Recovery

As an Independent Occupational Therapist I am offering a range of services – all available now.

Getting on the right road to recovery early on will enable you to reach your destination sooner. Follow the quick links for more detail on the services I am offering and then complete the contact form to arrange your free 15 minute consultation.

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Living with Long Covid Free Facebook Support Group (Adults)

Long Covid and Fatigue Management (Adults, Children and Young People)

Long Covid and Work Support (Individual or Employer Funded)

Long Covid and Education Support (Children, Young People and University Students)

Cogntive Assessment and Support (Adults)

As an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience in a range of areas, including Neurology/Multiple Sclerosis, and with personal lived experience of Long Covid I believe I am in a unique position to support those experiencing Long Covid. It is well documented now that both those who were and were not hospitalised due to Covid-19 (and even those who have never had a positive test due to testing shortages at the beginning of the pandemic), have reported a variety of symptoms from fatigue and brain fog, to breathing dfficulties, pain and more, and this has led to difficulties living their everyday lives, from going back to education or work, taking part in social actvities, to parenting and managing their own self care.

I do not need you to have a confirmed diagnosis because I will look at the impact of the symptoms on your life, and help you to build in strategies and routines that will support you in your recovery. My last NHS role was as an Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Occupational Therapist where I supported people primarily with issues around fatigue, work and cogntition (such as memory and thinking).

I have been extremely involved in Long Covid advocacy within the community, working as a Senior Occupational Therapist with Long Covid Kids in a paid and voluntary capacity, volunteering with Long Covid Support Employment Group. I am a founding member of Occupational Therapy for Long Covid, and an associate at Long Covid Work.

Due to my own health needs I will be providing all input virtually, via zoom (or equivalent).

Living with Long Covid – Free Facebook Support Group (Adults Only)

This is a free private facebook group (18+) with a pool of resources for you to use to self-manage your condition, including guidance on applying for relevant benefits. The two main resources I have developed you can also download for free here. Resource Book and Energy Measure. You can also ask general questions and get support from myself and colleagues.

I will not be able to provide individualised support without assessment, and this group is only available to people in the U.K. If you find the group helpful, and are in a position to, donate to support my time using the Paypal.Me link and include the reference LCOTFSG. There is however, no obligation to do this.

Living with Long Covid Facebook Group Link

Holistic Occupational Therapy Assessment, Goal Setting and 5 Hours of Individualised Fatigue Management Sessions (Fixed Fee – £500) (Available to Adults, Children and Young People)

For those who would benefit from more individualised support and input I am offering a comprehensive and holistic occupational therapy assessment (which may take one or more sessions), goal setting, report (suitable to support Personal Independence/Disability Living Allowance Applications) and 5 hours/10 half hours of follow up for a fixed price of £500.

Are you feeling frustrated wtih feeling fatigued?

Struggling to accept your new “normal”?

Is fighting through making things worse?

I can help you to:

  • accomodate fatigue
  • adapt your environment
  • advocate for your needs
  • focus on what’s important
  • find balance

AHP Health and Work Report/Advice and Support on Return to/Remaining in Work and Reasonable Adjustments (Fixed Fee – £600)(Adults only)

For people aiming to return to work, or back at work and struggling with Long Covid (this service can be self or employer funded).

This will usually take the form of:

A one to one assessment with the employee which may include virtual observation of the working environment if appropriate.

A group meeting with the employee, line manager and HR as required to discuss requirements and recommendations.

A personalised and practical return to/remain in work plan and completed AHP Health and Work Report (can be used to supplement a GP Fit to Work form – see https://www.rcot.co.uk/practice-resources/standards-and-ethics/ahp-health-and-work-report).

At least two review sessions via zoom, and email support for the employee and employer for a period of 6 months.

The individual with long covid would also be advised to join the facebook support group.

I am also an associate at Long Covid Work – a multidisciplinary consultancy of associate vocational rehabilitation professionals with lived experience of Long Covid who can support employers with training, policy and process review in order to support their workforce with respect to Long Covid or similar energy limiting conditions.

Long Covid in Children and Young People – Education Support – Assessment and Report Only (Fixed Fee – £250)

Comprehensive and holistic occupational therapy assessment (which may take one or more sessions), goal setting and report for use in education settings, e.g. to support Individual Health Plans, Education Health and Care Plans and Returns to School.

Attendance at school meetings can also be provided at my standard hourly rate (£70)

I can also provide bespoke training to school staff/education providers on Long Covid (contact me for a discussion of needs and a quote).

Cogntive Assessment and Support (Fixed Fee – £200)(Adults only)

Pre-session screening of cognitive difficulties by self and significant other (if appropriate).

Initial cognitive standardised assessment session (1hr – half hour assessment and half hour discussing functional dificulties).

Cognitive assessment scoring and report.

Follow Up session to go through scoring and strategies (1hr).

Standard Hourly Rate for follow ups £70

If you are interested in finding out more then please fill out the contact form here and we can arrange your free 15 minute call/video call to discuss your needs and for you to identify if I am the right person to support you.

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