We understand that you may be unsure how The OT Hut can help you- as such Occupational Therapist Sarah will call you to find out a little bit about your current difficulties and explain how The OT Hut could be of benefit....with no obligation to book a follow on appointment
If you feel The OT Hut can help you, Sarah will invite you to an individual, face to face assessment appointment at The OT Hut. Here she will find out about you, your strengths, your difficulties, and together you will make a occupationally goal focused plan to overcome the problems you are having
Following your initial assessment you will be offered face to face followup appointments at The OT Hut. The aim of these is to review your progress towards to your goals. Each time Sarah will give you 'homework' to complete in between sessions- all focused on achieving what you want. The number of followups you require depends on you and is up to you.
Occupational Therapy is an evidence based profession, registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council, which harnesses the power of occupation (activity to you and me!) to improve people's health and wellbeing.
Occupational Therapists can work in a variety of settings, including mental health, with the aim of enabling someone to manage their health condition, by creating meaning to life through the things that we do each day. It focuses on the individual and their own unique set of strengths, needs and circumstances from which to set occupational (activity) based goals to work towards.
To find out more about what Occupational Therapists do please visit the Royal College of Occupational Therapy website www.rcot.co.uk
The 'occupations' we all engage in day to day are what keep us healthy and happy. Looking after ourselves, running a household, going to work and meeting with friends for a coffee are all vitally and equally important. When we get stressed, anxious, low, or if we are struggling to manage fatigue, we sometimes stop 'performing' these 'occupations' which makes us worse.
The support from The OT Hut is all based around making sure you are carrying out all the activities you need, to give value and meaning to your life, be it in your role as a partner, parent, friend, colleague or individual.
We all know that therapy comes in many different forms. The OT Hut offers it all. From speaking to our experienced Occupational Therapist, to relaxing in the peaceful environment of The OT Hut, and ultimately engaging in meaningful 'occupations'- each of these aspects mean you will find the experience itself therapeutically beneficial
Occupational Therapists use a variety of approaches to enable people to improve their health through engagement in meaningful occupation. The OT Hut takes a psychological approach to this by helping you identify the thoughts that are impacting on your feelings, symptoms, and ultimately your behaviours. Through challenging these thoughts it enables you to feel in control of your symptoms, and free to carry out all the things you need to give your life the value and meaning it needs.