About us

We are a partnership of qualified Paediatric Occupational Therapists operating from Marlborough, Wiltshire. The partners are:

Catherine Williams Dip COT PGCert SpEd

  Catherine qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Liverpool in 1989. She has worked in a wide range of Paediatric specialities and settings over 20 years. She has two teenage children.

  Catherine has worked in the independent sector for the last nine years, and has worked in the NHS prior to this. She has undertaken post graduate training in autism, cerebral palsy, sensory integration and DCD (Dyspraxia).

  She has experience of working with pre-school and school age children, within mainstream and special schools, clinics and home.She has a particular interest in helping children with co-ordination difficulties, autism, cerebral palsy and brain injury.

   Catherine works as a Brain Injury Case Manager with Independent Living Solutions Ltd, and has experience of working with legal claims and also Educational Tribunals.

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Jessica Dunn BSc Dip COT

Jessica Dunn

  Jessica qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Queen Mary Westfield University, London in 1998.Prior to this she gained a BSc in Psychology.

  She has worked in a range of Paediatric settings since qualifying, in the NHS and in Independent practise.  Before moving to from London to Wiltshire in 2010 she worked in London as part of a large Child Development Team. She has experience of working with pre-school and school age children; developing and delivering Occupational Therapy within mainstream and special schools, clinics and home, through a range of group and individual therapy. 

   Her current caseload includes regular work in independent Preparatory and Senior Schools, and working in a Specialist School for deaf children. 

  She has a particular interest in helping children with co-ordination difficulties, handwriting, sensory processing difficulties, retained reflexes, as well as general developmental delay. 


Mary Hodson  BSc Hons OT

 Mary qualified in 1995 with a BSc Honours degree in Occupational Therapy at St. Loye’s School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter, Devon.

 Over the last 20 years, Mary has worked in a variety of paediatric locations in London, Poole and Swindon, developing a wide range of experience covering home, clinic, mainstream and special school settings.  She has also worked overseas in rural communities.

 Mary has experience in working with children who have physical disability, incorporating postural management and specialist seating needs.

 She has a particular interest in helping pre-school children and those with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and developing their skills in self-care, co-ordination and fine motor skills.




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