About Me

Hi! I’m Zoë, welcome to RootsOT.  Here at RootsOT we specialise in providing skilled interventions for young people and working age adults with a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, stress (including work/study related), personality disorders, bi-polar affective disorder and schizophrenia. We do this by working collaboratively with clients to promote well-being and increase independence in ways that are meaningful to them, with particular emphasis on using outdoors and the natural world as a therapeutic medium to promote positive changes, wellbeing and recovery. 

I am a specialist Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working in mental health care, both in NHS and private settings.  The majority of my experience has been in inpatient settings including female and male acute wards, mixed and female only Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) and a male low secure ward, and has involved setting up services and working with people experiencing a variety of mental health conditions via both individual and group work to enable them to achieve their potential on their recovery journey.  

I also have experience of case management, working with insurance companies and solicitors to rehabilitate clients who have experienced injury or ill-health at work, at home, or on the road and ensure they regain their optimum level of independent functioning and return to work wherever possible.  I have experience of working with a variety of orthopaedic injuries, head injuries as well as ongoing Post Traumatic Stress and mental health difficulties.  Additionally, I have experience of assessing clients with a variety of physical health conditions for adaptive equipment and providing assessment and recommendations for minor and major adaptations to clients’ properties to enable them to maintain or regain their independence in and around their homes.   

Education, background and Continuing Professional Development: 
·       2023 R.E.S.T programme; CBTi for sleep 
·       2022 Eco-sensory Therapy Practitioner 
·       2021 Blue Badge Assessor 
·       2021 Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioner Training  
·       2021 DSE Assessor Training 
·       2021 Covid-19 Recovery and rehabilitation programme 
·       2021 AHP health and work reports 
·       2018 Mary Seacole Leadership Programme- Pass 
·       2017 York St John University – MSc Professional Health and Social Care 
·       2008 Brunel University – BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy  

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