Caroline Hill

Director / Occupational Therapist

  • Over 20 years experience as an Occupational Therapist within the NHS, education and private sectors
  • Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Available to provide specialist assessments and treatments including seating assessments, housing adaptations, fine motor, handwriting and perceptual skills assessments, alternative IT access assessment for children
  • Trained in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) for people with an upper limb weakness (please see CIMT tab for further details)
  • Experienced in working in collaboration with case managers and solicitors.
  • HCPC Registered: OT26013

Clare Cliff

Operations Manager

  • Over 5 Years Business Management Experience
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health & Social Care and Children & Young People (Adult Management)2018
  • Qualification in Business Improvement Techniques 2021
  • Qualification in Team Leading 2021
  • Fully Qualified Adult & Peadiatric First Aider May 2021
  • Fully Qualified Mental Health First Aider 2019
  • Safeguarding Level 3 2019

Clare is responsible for the day to day operational management of the business and works in partnership with our director in business developments.

Sara McLaughlin

Team Leader / Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Joined Manchester Occupational Therapy Services in February 2022.
  • Graduated from Northumbria University in 2019.
  • Over 2 years experience within Private Practice, both in the UK and Malta.
  • Experienced in assessing children with complex needs, and delivering client-centred interventions.
  • HCPC Registered: OT8191
  • Clinical Educator
  • Safeguarding Lead (Level 3) Childrens & Adults

Sophie Smith

Team Leader / Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Graduated from University of Northampton in 2018
  • Graduated with a Masters degree in Advanced Occupational Therapy in 2020
  • Over 2 years experience in community paediatric occupational therapy both with NHS and private sector
  • Experience in working with wider MDT team in acute setting (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics)
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of Children with a range of complex needs
  • Experience with prescribing and reviewing necessary equipment for children at school and home
  • Clinical Educator
  • Safeguarding Lead (Level 3) Childrens & Adults

Laura Clifford

Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Joined Manchester Occupational Therapy Services in September 2022.
  • Graduated from University College Cork in 2021.
  • One year of experience in paediatric Private Practice in Ireland.
  • ADOS-2 trained, with experience assessing children for autism spectrum disorder
  • within an MDT team.
  • Experienced in assessing children with a variety of needs and providing client-
  • centred interventions.
  • HCPC Registered: OT085491

Paula Raishbrooke

Associate Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Over 20 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist within the NHS and private sectors.
  • Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration (CASI) modules 1-6 through the Collaborative for Leadership in ASI (CLASI) 2019
  • Sensory Attachment Intervention level one – May 2017
  • Astronaut training: A sound activated vestibular-visual protocol – March 2016
  • Therapeutic listening: Listening with the whole body – March 2016
  • Sensory defensiveness: a comprehensive treatment approach – May 2015
  • HCPC Registered: OT28944

Matt Fielden

Childrens Occupational Therapist

  • Joined Manchester Occupational Therapy Services in August 2023
  • Graduated with an Occupational Therapy Degree from the University of Cumbria
  • 3 and a half years’ experience as a Private/Public SEN Support Worker
  • Bsc (Hons) Degree in Psychology from the University of Chester in 2016
  • Passionate and Knowledgeable about a range of learning and developmental conditions, in particular Autism
  • HCPC Registered : OT088297

Ashleigh Brandreth

Apprentice Occupational Therapist

  • Team Leader Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Over 4 years experience as an Occupational Therapy assistant, previous experience working with vulnerable individuals
  • Evidence-Based Practical Application for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy (ncore- June 2022)
  • British Sign Language Level 1 and 2 (Alpha Academy)
  • Cognitive Behavioural and Occupational Therapy Online Course (Alpha Academy)
  • SEND Complete Diploma – Levels 2,3,4 (New Skills Academy UK)
  • First Aid at Work for Childrens & Adults (May 2021)

Angela D’Arcy

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2020
  • Experienced Teaching Assistant
  • Angela works within local schools, our clinic, clients homes and supports our Occupational Therapists

James Murphy

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Joined the Manchester Occupational Therapy Services team in 2022
  • Work experience with MOTS in 2020
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care

Ellie Lawrence

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Over 10 years’ experience working in early years
  • Obtained a Ba (hons) Childhood studies degree 2019
  • Supported children 1:1 support with complex needs
  • Experience with working with multiagency
  • Paediatric first aid trained in January 2022
  • Lego based Therapy (Brick Club) qualified in 2022.
  • Has experience with working with children with ASD/ADHD and behavioural needs

Katie Lobley

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Graduated with BA (hons) in Early years and Childhood studies (2017)
  • Over 10 years’ experience working with children
  • Previous work experience with children with ASD/ADHD
  • Paediatric first aid trained (Sept 2022)
  • Level 3 Montessori teacher

Emily Ong

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Joined Manchester Occupational Therapy Services in June 2023.
  • Graduated from University of Reading in 2021, with a Degree in Psychology.
  • Experience working with children with complex needs (Autism, ADHD, Emotional and Behavioural Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder).
  • Experience working in schools, including supporting in class and delivering pupil-centred interventions.
  • Achieved Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Currently working towards a Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling.

Jo Dawber

Office / Finance Administrator

  • Jo joined us in June 2021
  • Over 10 years experience in office and finance administration.