Hi, my name is Catriona and I'm a Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) and I'm based in Merton Park, South West London.
I deliver therapy sessions in client's homes or see children in their school environment. I also provide detailed and informative assessments that guide therapy sessions for children with difficulties in areas like sensory processing, emotional regulation, fine and gross motor.
You can find out more about my services below, or feel free to book a free discovery call to see how I can help.
Your Kids Therapist - Catriona
Supportive & Collaborative
Helping children through therapy to build their confidence and skills
Therapy and communication with caregivers/parents is timely and offers practical advice that will 'up skill' and empower.
This helps to increase knowledge and skills so that parents can have the confidence to independently support their child.
What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy uses specialist approaches and techniques to maximise a child's engagement, achievement and independence in every day activities at school, home, during play and routine tasks like feeding and dressing.
Catriona has expert knowledge and understanding of child development and paediatric conditions, to be able to analyse why a child may be struggling and devise a bespoke treatment plan to address specific needs.
Therapy Can Help to Target the Following Areas:
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Visual Perceptual Skills
Balance & Co-ordination
Executive Function Skills -Organisation, Planning etc
Why Choose Your Kids Therapy?
I would like to thank you for all your hard work, effort and attention that you have given my son, as I have seen differences in him. He has definitely become more confident and gets involved with tasks in his class.
Mum of Joe, Aged 8
I got in touch with Catriona after I had some concerns with my son's spelling and handwriting. I was confused about what sort of support I could give him since, the advice seems to come from all directions and can be so over-whelming. Catriona's assessment shed light on many issues which addressed difficulties my son was experiencing with his core and posture and his ability to co-ordinate movements and perform fine motor tasks. These in turn fed into his difficulties in the classroom and more specifically spelling and handwriting. The assessment was really a light-bulb moment and we immediately started the weekly sessions.
Catriona's warm personality, positive energy and genuine love for her job, radiates and makes every session a joy! My son loved his weekly OT class and I always enjoyed receiving the feedback and tips from Catriona. I would highly recommend these sessions to any parent who instinctively feels their child is struggling in some sensory or motor way and that this is affecting his or her ability.
Mum of Joe, Aged 8