Airlie is a registered Occupational Therapist who works with adults, older adults, children and young people. Occupational therapists help people to do the things they want to do, need to do, and have to do in their daily lives. This includes things like looking after ourselves, enjoying recreational activities and finding meaning in being productive. These things are different for everyone.
As an OT, Airlie can help people find their priorities, apply their strengths, develop their knowledge and skills, find new ways of doing things and make changes in environments to help meet their needs.
In a mental health context, occupational therapy can help people improve their communication skills, learn to manage thoughts, emotions and feelings, address grief and loss, cope with stress and stressful events, manage chronic pain, develop self-esteem and build skills in self-management. Occupational therapy can also support people to manage their specific sensory processing needs and preferences.
When working with children and young people with a condition that affects how they participate in everyday life, Airlie helps with their primary occupations of play and learning. She can also support the development of life skills such as getting dressed, eating, going to school, making friends and fitting in.
Due to the current CoViD19 restrictions, Airlie is available for appointments by telehealth (video or telephone). You can make a time to speak with Airlie on Fridays or in the evenings or on weekends by appointment.