We’re very proud of the testimonials we’ve received over the years and we are pleased to have been able to help so many people.
Find out what our clients have to say about our occupational therapy services:
“KMA Occupational Therapists are highly professional and very personable. They have been able to accurately identify the root cause of my pain and provide effective and efficient treatment with excellent outcomes.” -2019
“I have received an excellent service from KMA. They have always responded quickly and efficiently to requests for reports and their services. Their reports are professionally written without being too onerous.” – 2019
“When Kate initially came to work with our school, it was simply to provide Occupational Therapy for our pupils. Boy did we get more than that! Kate has supported us in so many ways and we believe that we are a better school today because of our work with her. Kate is supportive, knowledgeable and visionary and I feel privileged to have worked with her.” – 2019
“Under Shelley’s calm management, our Multi Disciplinary Team have provided excellent therapy and support to 240 pupils. Shelley’s deep knowledge and experience of supporting young people with their mental health has been instrumental in our school developing a more confident and robust approach to young peoples well being and mental health.” – 2019
“KMA Occupational Therapists consistently provide an effective and efficient service in a friendly and professional manner.” -2019
“Thank you for all of your help and advice getting my employee back to work over the past 18 months, it has been invaluable to me from an employers point of view as I have never had experience of a “Return to Work” program before. It goes without saying it has been a very difficult time for my employee since their life changing accident but I’m sure we both would have found it even more challenging without your input. Thank you for everything.” – 2019
“I felt that my support from KMA was excellent, my needs were catered for and I only have compliments for my occupational therapist. The KMA team were very proactive in keeping me informed of the process and the following steps, they understood my medical and emotional needs and with their help I have been able to accept the ‘now’ me. KMA went above and beyond to make sure I got what I needed.” -2018
“Shelley gave me the confidence to get back into work after my brain injury. She has helped me in lots of ways such as: giving me tips to deal with interview questions and she went over practice interviews to give me ‘real life’ examples. With Shelley’s help, I have now become a supervisor in the place I work. I couldn’t have done it without her help! Thank you”. -2020
“My 10 year old daughter C was diagnosed by a Paediatrician at the age of 6 with ADHD which he then changed to an Anxiety Disorder when I queried/disagreed with his original diagnosis. However neither of these totally fitted the bill in my mind and, following a referral to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), we were still left with a highly anxious but equally angry child with challenging behaviour. I approached KMA on the recommendation of a friend whose daughter they had worked with.
The Occupational Therapist appointed to work with C suggested that she had sensory processing issues (something I had never heard of). She has since worked closely with us and the school to develop a programme to enable C to identify and perform self-regulating strategies. Her performance at school has significantly improved as well as her behaviour both at school and at home and her anxieties have significantly reduced. I had no idea what occupational therapy was really about until I met Kate and her team. With their help and support, C is a much happier child and our home life is so much calmer. I only wish someone had suggested occupational therapy to me sooner as Kate and her team have, quite frankly, changed our lives for the better.” – 2018
“After receiving a course of CBT therapy for work place anxiety, I continued to experience extremely high levels of anxiety and I was unable to transfer the recommendations to my life. It was recommended that I receive intervention from an occupational therapist and that’s when I found Kate Meads and thank goodness I did. Kate’s intervention was life changing. She used an approach which considered all aspects of my life (the holistic approach) to identify triggers, warning signs and my reactions to them, and by doing this Kate effectively identified techniques and coping strategies tailored specifically to me which has helped me overcome my work place anxiety. Kate provided excellent one to one support and met with Human Resources and my employer which really helped as we were all on the same page. Thank you, Kate!” -2019
“Thank you for all that you have done for my son and I; one assessment alone has changed life for the better, and the therapy is yet to begin.
You have been the light at the end of the tunnel, for I can see improvement in my son already. You have given me hope for the future, whereas before your intervention I was feeling so lost – trying desperately hard to help and understand my child yet failing in the task.
Your high level of professionalism aside, you have put your heart and soul into helping us. The level of commitment you have given to my son’s development is astounding. I am very grateful for your kind, understanding and gentle approach, which assisted greatly in my son being able to work with you and him feeling safe and comfortable. As for me, you have my utmost respect and trust in you and your abilities.
Regarding your assessment, your reports clearly explain your findings in simple to understand language. Furthermore, no doctor or therapist has to date, understood my son’s needs as well as you have; in fact, you have given me insight into so many aspects affecting him and your extremely valuable guidance in how to help him has made life so much easier and pleasant for our family. Life is to look forward to now, it feels.” -2019
“I wanted to say a massive thank you to Shelley and Kate for delivering a really insightful one-day mental health first aid course at my work place. Without making a conscious effort I seem to have changed my practice and I feel this is because I am much more equipped and knowledgeable. You both delivered the day with patience and where appropriate, humour which kept us all engaged. Thank you very much.” – 2019
“Our High School has worked with KMA for over 9 years. During this time Kate and her highly skilled team have not only provided therapies to meet the requirements of pupils Statements / EHCPs. They have helped shape the school into a more accessible environment for all pupils. The training and development of the education staff was a key element in ensuring that all pupils can access education and be supported to self regulate. We are a better school today because of our relationship with KMA!” -2019
“My son who has social and communications problems has been seeing Kate Meads for about six months following a referral from a paediatrician and an educational psychologist. We had several reports on our son’s condition and were very concerned for a fragile, unpredictable and anxious young boy. As a couple, we knew nothing about occupational therapy but our son clicked with Kate straight away and responded positively to the programme she set up. He and we have learned so much about his arousal states and triggers and as a result, his behaviour and social issues are now much more under control. He is learning how to regulate himself with Kate’s help and trusts her implicitly. We appreciate that there is no quick fix to his condition but as a family we feel so much more positive about the way ahead.” – 2014