Occupational Therapist

Shelaigh is a senior Occupational Therapist with over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings, latterly with children with special needs and learning difficulties. She has held senior positions in a medium secure unit for women offenders with psychiatric conditions and learning disabilities and as Deputy Head of Therapies at a special needs school within a large, multi-disciplinary therapies team.


Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

What I Treat

    • Children with sensory processing difficulties which includes: –
    • helping children to regulate arousal levels
    • increase ability and focus at school
    • decrease anxiety
    • improve performance of a range of functional skills and independence, such as dressing, toileting, feeding, grooming, seating, scissor use and handwriting
    • solutions and understanding of behaviours which have a sensory basis
    • some physical environment accommodations
    • programmes and strategies
    • difficulty with co-ordination and dyspraxia
    • Anxiety and anger management for children and adults

Professional Accreditation and Affiliation

  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council

Useful Information

On requesting an appointment via our online booking system, the practitioner may well call you to confirm details before you  meet. This initial telephone discussion of up to 10 minutes is free of charge, and is designed to  confirm that it is indeed appropriate to proceed to a full consultation and is not designed to replace a consultation.


Child sensory difficulties – initial assessment £360 which includes: –

  • Pre-assessment information gathering form sent out, to be returned minimum of 3 days prior to appointment, to allow therapist to prepare and gather resources for the assessment session
  • 5 hours assessment session. This would be structured to consult with parent/s/carer/s for an hour and then to meet with the child for half an hour with parent/s, carer/s present
  • A Sensory Profile assessment will be given to parent/s/carer/s to be taken away to complete and returned to the therapist (via post) with payment please
  • The above is then analysed, scored, interpreted and a detailed report written (often 10-12 pages) with recommendations and strategies
  • Treatment is a possible outcome and option following report, as required

On-going treatment £80 per 1 hour session

Anxiety and anger management for children and adults – £80 per 1 hour session


Email: sspreadbury-troy@HealthcareOnDemand.org.uk

Telephone: 01483 33 88 50