I trained as on occupational therapist following a degree in psychology and found that the holistic, client centred approach fitted well with my personal beliefs. Crucially, I believe that what we do, how we do it and how this makes us feel is vitally important to our sense of identity, physical and mental health and our emotional well-being.
After working as an occupational therapist in Leeds and York NHS Primary Foundation Trust I recently took a break to have a family and now want to share what I think is a useful approach to achieving health, well-being and quality of life.
I offer a process that supports you to make decisions about your day to day life based on your experiences. The changes you make can have big impact on your mood, outlook on life and physical and mental health.
Together we will explore your likes, dislikes, skills and challenges using a mixture of conversation, reflection and structured written tasks. We will focus on what your daily life is like in the present and what you would like to be different in the future. We will work towards you gaining a better understanding of yourself in terms of the things you do, what they mean to you and how they contribute to your sense of identity, health and well-being.
I am a member of the Health Professions Council (I am registered as Kate Burke with the Health Professions Council as I am currently re-registering under my married name).