About Us

Who Are We ?

We are a team of  highly specialised Paediatric Occupational Therapists covering Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex & Surrey (including Newbury, Reading, Chichester, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Guildford, and Farnham). Recently we have started covering Portsmouth, Southampton and New Forest, Greater London and will soon have capability to cover Central London.

All OT's are HCPC registered and carry full insurance. 

The team are all accredited Sensory Integration Practitioners, with Both Alison and one other OT being trained to an Advanced Practitioner level. This OT also holds Bobath accreditation.

What Services Do We Deliver ?

We provide assessment and treatment of children with developmental, neurological, and chromosomal disorders, including:  

  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • Downs Syndrome
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) / Dyspraxia
  • Dyslexic and specific learning difficulties
  • Visual and Auditory perception 
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Physical Difficulties e.g. Cerebral Palsy
  • Learning Difficulties / Global Developmental Delay

Training and parent advice sessions undertaken for individuals, groups, schools, and other organisations.

About Our Founder, Alison Cairns

Alison qualified in 1989 and has a background in Neurology & physical disabilities. She has worked as an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with children since 1998.  Currently, she sees children in Independent Private Practice.  The children have a wide range of conditions and she specialises in Autistic Spectrum Disorders.


Alison Cairns Dip COT, BSc (Hons)

Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

CYPF member

COTSS-IP member

Professional Accreditation