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Meet Joy

Joy Anderson


Specialist Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Clinical Lead


BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc Occupational Therapy, Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner, MRCOT


HCPC Number: OT62166
BAOT Number: BT0802408

Special Interests

Sensory Integration
Sensory Attachment Intervention


I am an Advanced Sensory Integration Therapist and Level 1 Sensory Attachment Intervention Therapist. I am also a Just-Right State Children and Parents Programme Facilitator and integrate these within my interventions. I have trained in Video Interactive Guidance (VIG). This helps me to use video footage with parents, carers and children to help to create meaningful changes in daily life.

What I do at Juniper Tree Therapy

I provide Sensory Integration assessments and Sensory Integration Therapy, as well as functional programmes and equipment recommendations. I also draw from Sensory Attachment Intervention, and complete assessments and Therapy as a Level 1 Therapist. 

I develop and integrate new Occupational Therapy provision within multi-disciplinary teams, so that recommendations to support a child can be implemented holistically across every part of their life, including home, school, and other settings.  I am also involved in supervision, management and service development, promoting optimal services for the clients I support.

About Me

I am passionate about children and young people, both in my professional and personal life; I volunteer for a local mentoring charity, in Sunday school and as a leader for a children’s summer holiday camp. I love being an Occupational Therapist- the way you can work in a person-centred way and use activities that are meaningful to the individual, to make positive changes in people’s lives. Being able to use play as a way to engage children is such a powerful tool, as well as lots of fun!

Since qualifying in 2010, I have worked with children and young people within private practice, charities and special schools.  I have worked across a wide range of settings including mainstream schools/colleges/nursery’s, special schools, clinic, and community settings.

I have experience in working with lots of different clients, including those with Sensory Processing difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Attachment Difficulties, Genetic Conditions and those with complex behaviours.