Meet the Team

Ann Boyle

Occupational Therapist

Having qualified as an Occupational Therapist BSc (Hons) over twenty plus years ago, time has flown in a blink of an eye. Over this time, Ann has worked in a range of clinical setting from Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) to an Early Intervention Projects for young people with emerging mental health needs, through to working within a community physical disability setting to assess and treat children and young people with a wide range of complex neurological conditions, neurodiversity/autism diagnosis, developmental coordination delay, and functional challenges with daily occupation and activities. Ann has completed a Postgraduate Certificate and more recently an Advanced SI Practitioner status-level 4 in Sensory Integration (SI), which has been successfully integrated, where appropriate, into her clinical practice when working with individuals experiencing sensory processing difficulties. Ann has a special interest in how our senses impact on participation in everyday life, especially when such practical engagements are influenced by traumatic experiences.

This rounded breadth of experience across our physical and mental wellbeing gives Ann a rich skill base to draw from when assessing and developing intervention programmes to support individuals to reach their full potential in a fun and friendly manner.


If you could travel back to one specific point in time, when would it be and why?

I would travel back in time to the age of 18 years and tell my younger self not to dye my hair blonde, then dislike it and try and dye it black, for it only to turn a muddy green! Not a good look at any age! ☹ Hahaha 😊 On a more thoughtful note, I would not change anything, for the good experiences and the more challenging, all make me, me!

What’s your favourite time of year and why?

Spring – why? I love the sense of freshest in the air and a sense of new growth and optimism of the season.

What is the best part of your job?

I am fortunate to work with young people and their families to try and facilitate a change that is personal and meaningful to them, which is always a privilege for me to be a part of that journey.

What makes you happy?

My family and friends are a huge part of my life and play a major role in my overall sense of being and happiness i.e. a good old chat, a cup of tea and evening out/in all adds to this deep sense of well being.

What are your Hobbies and Interests?

I enjoy the Cinema, Theatre, Art festivals and reading. In addition, I enjoy countryside trekking and general travelling to experience different foods and cultures when I can.

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