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Katrina Vessey

Katrina qualified in 2000 from St Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. She is a widely experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in Statutory Services and within independent practice. Katrina also works as a Brain Injury Case Manager for ILS.

Highlighted Areas of Work

  • Extensive mental health experience which is greatly advantageous when working with clients who are experiencing psychological difficulties post injury or/and with those who have been diagnosed with psychiatric difficulties prior to trauma.
  • Adults and adolescents with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy Treatment


Sept 2008 - Present: Occupational Therapist with ILS. Working with a wide range of clients, including brain injury, stroke, amputation, mental health and learning disabilities. Experience of setting up care packages and supervising support staff.

August 2008 - September 2010: Senior Occupational Therapist, Parklands Hospital Basingstoke. Facilitating assessment and treatment on an inpatient unit for adults experiencing mental health problems. Providing therapy for military personnel experiencing PTSD. Supporting discharge packages.

May 2006 - 2008: Senior Occupational Therapist. (Private, Harrisons Associates) Independent practice, working with a young lady with acquired brain injury in her own home. Providing input with vocational rehabilitation.

March 2007 - August 2008: Occupational Therapy manager. Leigh House Hospital Winchester. Working with children and adolescents with mental health needs including eating disorders and behavioural assessment. Supporting adolescents with vocational rehabilitation. Supervising and leading a therapy team.

March 2006 - March 2007: Senior Occupational Therapist, Parklands Hospital. Basingstoke. Acute adult inpatient unit. Designing and applying occupational therapy service provision. Functional assessment individual and group therapy.

November 2003 - February 2006: Senior Occupational Therapist. Thornford Park Hospital Thatcham. Working with adults who have a Forensic mental health problem. Supporting rehabilitation back in to the community or/transfer to alternative units. Providing therapeutic activity to develop independent living skills. Community reintegration.

July 2003 - November 2003: Broadmoor Hospital. Senior Occupational Therapist (Locum). Working with adults in a Maximum secure hospital on the admission ward. Baseline assessment of cognitive and psychiatric function to facilitate further placement. Provision of therapeutic tools and/or activity in accordance with strict risk assessment policies.

June 2003 - July 2003: Senior Community Occupational Therapist, (Locum). Havant. Working with adults with severe and enduring mental health needs in a community setting and outpatient clinic.

May 2003 - June 2003: Lord Mayor Treloar College. Senior Occupational Therapist. Working in a residential college with students who have a physical and/or behavioural dysfunction, neurological disabilities, including brain injury. Assisting with vocational rehabilitation. Supporting clients in the independent living units to maintain and/or improve independence. Assessment of function and provision of equipment.

February 2003 - May 2003: Senior Occupational Therapist (Locum) Elderly Mental Health inpatient and community. Working with elderly patients who have functional and organic mental health problems. Involvement in the memory clinic. Supporting community living.

July 2002 - February 2003: Epsom department of psychiatry. Senior Occupational Therapist (Locum) Working in an acute adult inpatient mental health hospital. Baseline assessment, therapy provision, supporting safe discharge.

October 2001 - July 2002: Senior Occupational Therapist (Locum) Sutton Hospital. Working in an acute adult inpatient mental health setting.

October 2000 - October 2001: Working in an adult acute inpatient mental health hospital.

Geographical Areas Covered

All areas considered within a 1.5 hour commute from Andover. Anywhere accessible from Southampton airport.

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