About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is all about the details of life. It looks at how you spend your time; from the mundane daily tasks that need to be done all the way through to the things you do to work towards long term goals and the future.

It works from the belief that the things we do each day (occupations) are about more than just filling time:

 

  • they help us know who we are

  • they provide order and routine to our lives

  • they communicate about us to others

  • they help us achieve a sense of belonging and a place in the world

The treatment I offer is based on the belief that what we do with our time affects our health, and our health affects what we do with our time.

Good health is not merely the absence of illness but is defined by our ability to choose and engage in a range of activities (occupations). These occupations need to have meaning and value to us to be satisfying and give us a balanced sense of identity.

Sometimes we all need a bit of help, we all need a bit of extra motivation to go and do it- to make changes.

 

To make these changes the most useful and sustainable they can be, we need to think about the experience and whether or not the change has made the difference we hoped for- has it worked?

The process of planning, experiencing and reflecting on change in routines and activities to improve health and wellbeing is what occupational therapy is all about.