Penny West Consultant and Independent Occupational Therapist
Welcome to my website
- I am an independent consultant in health and social and an occupational therapist in private practice. In both roles I am committed to supporting people make the most of their lives in spite of disability or illness. I have lots of experience as a clinician and as a manager in health and social care services, so I do appreciate how difficult it can be for individuals to find their way around the maze of our health and care system.
- As a consultant I work with organisations to help build competence and resilience, as well as to help enable their staff carry out their roles with service users and carers both sensitively and effectively. This may involve doing a review of how the organisation works, consulting staff about the strengths (and weaknesses) of their current performance, matching this against commissioners' required outcomes and formulating an achieveable action plan. I provide time-limited reviews; stakeholder consultation; action learning events and one-off away days. I also provide solution focused coaching for key staff members - coaching is a powerful way of improving performance as both confidence and motivation develop.
- As an occupational therapist I work with individuals and families to help people achieve the occupations/activities that are important to them and, where necessary, help them locate the support they may need. I work alongside people to help them identify what is fundamentally important to them; then I help people use their own internal and external resources to move in the direction both they, and their family, want. This may involve making suggestions about equipment, Telecare , techniques, or alternate living options; or, using solution focused approaches to help people reach their preferred goals. I aim to help people continue to live fulfilling lives as independently as possible, and, at times, support a person at end of their life who still wants to make the most of things while they can.
I would be happy to discuss your needs with no obligation.
I am based in North London and am happy to travel in or out of London.
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Orchard Solutions Consultancy Ltd., Company Number: 6977766
A solution focused consultancy and occupational therapy practice