Staff

Therapists

Carolyne Oates

Carolyne OatesCarolyne Oates qualified with a B.Sc.Occ.Ther. degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in December  2000.

She joined the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust, Reading doing elderly care, neurology and general medical work.

In 2002, she joined the Reading Primary Care Trust, providing Paediatric Occupational Therapy services to mainstream and special schools across Berkshire. Carolyne then decided to set up her own practice in order to be able to offer a comprehensive Paediatric Occupational Therapy service.

For the past eight years, she has continued to offer this service to children with varying needs and diagnoses across Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

Carolyne graduated in 2013 as a recognised Sensory Integration Therapist from the University of Ulster.

 

Carey-Anne Dooley

Carey Anne DooleyCarey-Anne is a qualified teacher who has gone on to complete a second degree in Occupational Therapy due to her concerns that some of the children she was teaching were just not able to demonstrate their best abilities. This led her to look for a career where she could meet the needs of these children that were struggling in school.

She has recently graduated from Cardiff University with first class honours, which is a great achievement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kiera Haughley

We are very pleased to be welcoming Kiera to our team of Occupational Therapists from the 6 th of September 2017.

Kiera graduated in June 2013 from Sheffield Hallam University with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Occupational Therapy. She has also completed post-graduate training in Sensory Integration.

Since qualifying, she has worked as a personal assistant, supporting individuals with disabilities at home, in the community and with college placements. She has also worked as an activities coordinator and facilitator for trips away, performing arts classes, dance, independent living skills and facilitating college groups. More recently she has been employed as a Specialist Educator, providing bespoke education to disabled young people who have disengaged from education. She is passionate about working with young people to help them reach their potential and is looking forward to employing her skills in our clinic, specialising in working with children and their families.

Maria – Ilektra Oikonomou

IlektraIlektra, as she likes to be known, has relocated to the UK from Greece in order to join our team, and will be working with us from the 29 th August 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the Faculty of Health and Caring professions at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. She has completed further studies in Sensory Integration and has
seen the benefits of this in her treatment.

Ilektra loves working with children to support them at home and at school and has been working in treatment centres for children in Athens, assessing children and devising treatment plans within a multi-disciplinary group. She is very personable and loves to provide hands-on therapy with the children she sees on her case-load. Like Carolyne, she has a strong accent. She is very knowledgeable and is looking forward to working with your children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Support Staff

Paula Kartar

Paula KIf you arrive at the practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday you will be greeted by Paula at the practice reception.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leona Ford

Leona FIf you arrive at the practice on Wednesday you will be greeted by Leona at the practice reception.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

Member of Sensory Integration Network

Member of Occupational Therapists in Independent Practice (OTIP)

Member of COT Specialist Section – Children, Young People, and Families

Registered as a recognised service provider with BUPA