Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen

Occupational Therapist & Care Expert

Qualifications

DipCOT

Specialisms

  • Physical Disability
  • Equipment & Adaptations
  • Continence
  • Mental Health

Introduction

I qualified in 1989 and have worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of locations; initially for 16 years in the NHS, where I worked in both physical and mental health settings, then for 11 years within adult social care, resulting in an excellent knowledge of both equipment and adaptations that can enable people to live more safely and independently at home. In both the NHS and in Social Services I have worked as both an occupational therapy clinician, and a practice supervisor.

Since the end of 2016, I have been working as an Independent Occupational Therapist, continuing to specialise in equipment and adaptations, and mental health. I also provide clinical supervision, training, and educational talks to community groups. I work with a holistic and client centred approach.
 
I maintain a high level of professional development and supervision, regularly attending conferences and workshops to enhance my clinical practice. 
 
I am fully registered with the College of Occupational Therapists, and the Health & Care Professions Council, and a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Sections in independence practice and housing.  

I accept instruction from both claimant and defendant solicitors and insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to expert witnesses.

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists 
  • Health & Care Professions Council  
  • Member of RCOTSS-IP
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Specialist Section - Housing