Meet the Occupational Therapy Team

About the Team

Our Occupational Therapy Team are a growing network of highly skilled therapists, with specialisms and experience in brain injury, sensory integration, and autism. The team also regularly provide support, guidance and advice for physical needs, equipment, home adaptations and all other facets of Occupational Therapy.

The team cover a wide geographical area across the North West and Midlands and work with adults and children, in schools, homes, and community settings.

The team will provide comprehensive assessments, together with rehabilitation plans, to help clients realise their full potential.

Andrea Matthews

Andrea Matthews

Director/Consultant Occupational Therapist/
Advanced Practitioner of Sensory Integration

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Clinical experience
Andrea has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Therapy. She has also completed in-depth post graduate training in Sensory Integration to achieve an Advanced Practitioner of Sensory Integration status.

Andrea has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of Acquired Brain Injury; her roles have included Rehabilitation Support Worker, Assistant Psychologist, Care Home Management, and Occupational Therapist.

Andrea founded her Occupational Therapy company in 2014 and supervises the other five OT’s within the team. She also supervises a number of OT’s from other organisations and is a clinical mentor through the Sensory Integration Network, supporting other clinicians during their sensory integration training.

She works with clients of all ages and is experienced in working with people with acquired brain injuries, sensory processing and integration difficulties, autism, dyspraxia, and trauma histories. She can support clients in the community, their own home, schools, work-places or virtually.

Specialisms
Acquired brain injury, Sensory Processing and Integration difficulties. Cognitive Rehabilitation, Autism, Dyspraxia and Trauma histories.
Geographical area
West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire.
Contact details

Phone: 07877765741 / 0330 2235477

E-mail: andrea@neurorehabgroup.com / otoffice@neurorehabgroup.com

Ian Connell

Ian Connell

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience
Ian qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1995 with a BSC (Hons) from Derby University. Since then he has worked across a wide range of clinical areas, building and developing his clinical skills and knowledge.

He has worked mainly with adults age 16 and above; with experience in NEURO FIRST mental health, older persons care, orthopaedics, neurological rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, rheumatology, hands, and pain management. He has applied his skills within inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

Ian has also worked with companies to provide work-based assessments for people who drive as part of their role.

Specialisms
Acquired Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Adults.
Geographical area
West Midlands, Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire.
Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience
Becky qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2009 with an MSc in Health Through Occupation from the University of Brighton.  She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).  She has a BSc in Psychology which was gained in 2004.

Becky has specialised in neurological rehabilitation and to broaden her knowledge in her specialist area has completed a post-graduate certificate in neurological rehabilitation at Coventry University. Becky is currently in the process of completing her Sensory Integration training to become a Practitioner of Sensory Integration.

She is highly skilled and carries a diverse case load, specialising in neurological rehabilitation, and works with clients who have a traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions including stroke and cerebral palsy. Becky has worked within mental health settings, as well as adults and children with learning difficulties. She has also completed seating assessments and equipment assessments, communicating closely with companies to establish the best outcome for the client.

Specialisms
Acquired Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Sensory Processing and Integration difficulties, Adults and Children.
Geographical area
West Midlands, Worcestershire, North Midlands and Herefordshire.
Sheryl Powers

Sheryl Powers

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience
Sheryl qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2011 with a first class degree in Occupational Therapy Bsc (Hons) from Coventry University. As well as adult and paediatric experience, together with her previous management of NHS services, Sheryl is currently in the process of completing her Sensory Integration training to become a Practitioner of Sensory Integration.

Sheryl has experience of working in neurological rehabilitation, trauma, and orthopaedics. She has experience in assessing and treating individuals with a range of deficits including fine and gross motor skills, community living skills, activities of daily living, sensory processing and executive functioning skills.

Specialisms
Acquired Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Sensory Processing and Integration difficulties, Adults and Children.
Geographical area
East Midlands, North Midlands and Buckinghamshire.
Hannah Gent

Hannah Gent

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience
Hannah qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010, gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Occupational Therapy from Sheffield Hallam University. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has 9 years post graduate experience working in the NHS, as well as experience working within the private sector as a community based Occupational Therapist.

She has worked with children and young adults within neurorehabilitation services and has worked with adults within trauma and orthopaedics, oncology services and general medicine, including people with brain injuries and neurological conditions.

Specialisms
Acquired Brain Injury, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Adults, Children, Physical and Equipment.
Geographical area
North Midlands, East Midlands and Sheffield.
Lucie McCoy

Lucie McCoy

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience
Lucie qualified in January 2020 having completed the Occupational Therapy Pre-Registration MSc at Leeds Beckett University with Distinction. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Lucie provides OT support to a neurological rehabilitation (neuro-rehab) unit in Liverpool, providing holistic occupational therapy for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and neurological conditions. She also supports clients in the community, working with both adults and children. Lucie supports people in improving their function and engagement in meaningful occupations through a variety of strategies, including upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, and functional assessments of activities of daily living, to provide client-centred and measurable outcomes.

Specialisms
Acquired Brain Injury and Adults.
Geographical area
North West.
Bethan Jones

Bethan Jones

Occupational
Therapist

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Clinical experience

Bethan qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2014 with a First Class Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Northampton. She is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In 2018, Bethan gained a distinction in her Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration from the University of Ulster, giving her “Practitioner of Sensory Integration” status.

Bethan supports a wide range of clients, assessing functional abilities and skills, complex moving and handling and physical needs as well as sensory assessments and has used a variety of assessment tools to do this. Bethan presented the implementation of the VdT MoCA model to inform skill intervention with learning disabilities at the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Conference 2019. Bethan is also an experienced moving and handling trainer and has delivered theory and practical training for 5 years.

Specialisms

Sensory Integration, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Upper and Lower limb Amputee’s, Motor Neuron’s Disease and Dementia, Autism and Learning Difficulties.

Geographical area

West Midlands, South Midlands, Warwickshire.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions about our services. Please get in touch and one of our team will be in contact with you.

Phone: 0330 2235477

E-mail: office@neurorehabgroup.com

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