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Anthea Bailey

Type of therapist: Occupational Therapy

Location: Gloucestershire


Developmental delay Reflex integration Sensory processing Sensory modulation Sensory discrimination Emotional regulation Balance and coordination Postural control Gross motor skills Praxis Bilateral integration and sequencing Fine motor skills Eye-hand coordination Attention Handwriting Self care Organisational skills Visual perceptual skills Social and emotional development


  • Anthea is a qualified Sensory Integration Therapist from the university of Ulster. Other post registration clinical qualifications include
  • • Therapeutic Listening.
  • • Auditory and movement treatment strategies essential for fostering orienting and adaptability within the environment – especially related to auditory defensiveness.
  • • Developmental and neuro-physiological links between sensory integration and the primitive reflexes that provide the foundation for sensory modulation and integration.
  • • Level 4 Teaching diploma (Yoga Teacher) and ‘How to be a Brain Friendly Trainer’ accredited through The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL). As a trainer, Anthea works creatively to craft engaging multi-sensory learning environments and activities to enable learners to acquire new skills.


  • Anthea is passionate about the privileged position of working with children and young people, enabling them to reach their maximum potential. Since graduating as an Occupational Therapist in 2007, she has specialised in working with children, young people and their families. She is committed to her clients and has been told that she ‘helps children to shine’. Anthea has worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Occupational Therapist in a Tier 4 in-patient and day service, also as a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in paediatrics and learning disability. She has been able to draw from relevant experience from work in a women’s refuge, where an essential part of her role was to support parents and children with emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties and her work in a residential school for children with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
  • Anthea takes an enthusiastic, forward thinking and professional approach to work. She has been commended consistently for her strong family centred approach and for her ability to plan and implement interventions at a high standard and with efficiency, creativity and initiative, also for her sensitive and empathic nature. Anthea has been working with children with a wide range of diagnoses and difficulties, developing and delivering Occupational Therapy within clinic, school, and home settings, through a range of group and individual therapy. Anthea works with every child in a compassion focused and playful way celebrating each child’s unique strengths. She also incorporates breath work and meditative movement to enhance regulation and body awareness.