About Us

Sensory Integration Therapists in Norwich, Norfolk.

The Team at SenSI Treatment

There has been increasing neuroscience evidence for use of Sensory Integration (S.I.) to treat SPD in children, young people and adults. This involves suitably qualified therapists providing opportunities for clients to actively engage in sensory experiences in order to promote neurological plasticity to ultimately enhance function. This can only be delivered by therapists who have undertaken extensive post graduate training in Sensory Integration by SI Network. Both Annie and Emma are fully qualified Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Advanced Practitioners in Sensory Integration and Sensory Attachment Intervention, providing treatment for a wide range of Sensory Processing Disorders and difficulties relating to SI, SAI and SPD. Their unique Sensory Integration Therapy activities have produced outstanding results for both children and families affected by Sensory Processing Disorders in Norwich, across Norfolk and East Anglia. Therapies are carried out in stimulating environments where children feel comfortable and relaxed, SI Therapy is customised for every individual and can take many forms including senSI Swim, senSI Write, Rhythmic Movement Therapy and Therapressure using the Wilbarger technique.
Annie Doubleday
Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Annie studied BSc Occupational Therapy (hons) degree at University of East Anglia and graduated in 2005. She is an Accredited Advanced Therapist in Sensory Integration, having completed modules with University of Cardiff and Ulster. Annie is trained in Therapressure (Wilbarger) and Halliwick aquatic therapy (swimming). Annie has completed Sensory Attachment Intervention certified Level 1 and will be completing Level 2 later 2015. Annie has professional experience working in a range of settings including Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Forensic Psychiatry. She now specialises in assessment and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Processing Difficulties. Annie is passionate about assisting individuals to live as independently as possible, in all areas of daily living.
Emma Jerman
Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Emma studied BSc Occupational Therapy (hons) degree at University of East Anglia and graduated in 2003. Emma is a fully qualified Paediatric Occupational Therapist working with both children and adults in many settings and specialised in Paediatrics. Emma is an Accredited Advanced Therapist in Sensory Integration and MSc in Advanced OT. She has completed Sensory Attachment Intervention certified Level 1 and is Halliwick aquatic therapy (swimming) trained. Emma has done further training in Aquatic SI. She is also a Rhythmic Movement Therapist. She is an experienced Swimming Teacher and has taught swimming for a Norwich swimming club for the over 13 years. Emma has combined her experiences and knowledge in swimming with SI and provides Aquatic SI (senSI Swim) approach therapy and private swimming lessons.
Emma and Annie have both separately written articles on Sensory Integration (S.I.), more information on their publications can be found by clicking here.
Moira Veira
Specialist Occupational Therapist
Moira qualified as an Occupational Therapist at Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy and has also completed her Master’s degree in Sensory Integration in 2018 with the University of Ulster. Her role within SenSI is to undertake a lot of the training. Moira has an extensive and diverse range of professional experience, including paediatrics, adult mental health and specialising with anxiety management with adults in different settings. Moira is passionate about everyone achieving the most they can and will strive to work with people to achieve this.
Rowena Mulvey
Occupational Therapy
Rowena studied MSc Occupational Therapy at the University of East Anglia and graduated in 2017. She also studied BSc Psychology (hons) at the Open University and graduated in 2014. Rowena has completed occupational therapy placements in a variety of settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, physical rehabilitation, hand therapy and a children’s hospice. She joined the SenSI team in 2014 and is part of the Adoption and Fostering Pathway. She provides treatment for children at school, home, clinic and pool. Rowena is level 1 trained in Rhythmic Movement therapy and has completed Level 1 in Sensory Integration training.
Roelien Janse van Rensburg
Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Roelien completed her BSC Occupational Therapy (honours) degree in 2006 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa where she also obtained an honours degree in Social Sciences majoring in Psychology (1st) in 2007. Roelien started working with the NHS in 2008 in various community and hospital settings. She qualified as a Bobath trained therapist in 2013 and completed her Masters degree in Sensory Integration in 2015 at the University of Ulster. She has completed Level one of the Sensory attachment training as well as Level one of the Attention Autism training. Roelien also has training and experience in Paediatric Splinting. She has extensive experience in working with children with special needs and their families and enjoys seeing children reaching their potential.
Marina Kruger
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Marina completed her degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, B Communication Pathology (hons), at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1996. She has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist and / or Audiologist in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand in a diverse range of settings with both children and adults.

Marina has specialist knowledge and experience of working with children with a wide range of speech, language and social communication difficulties. She has completed several postgraduate training courses including Intensive Interaction, PECS, SCERTS, early childhood intervention, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and alternative and augmentative communication. Marina is certified to deliver the workshop More Than Words — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum. This is a family-centered, social–pragmatic intervention program for parents of young children with ASD. Its goal is to build capacity in parents so they can play a primary role in facilitating their child’s social, communication, and vocabulary development. Marina is passionate about creating an environment in which communication is purposeful, meaningful, fun and part of daily routines and activities.

Susan Von Gordon
Occupational Therapy
Susan completed her BSc Occupational Therapy (honours) degree in 2003 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Susan started working with the NHS in 2007. She has professional experience both in South Africa and England in a diverse range of settings, including orthopaedics and trauma, burn injuries and paediatrics. She has experience of working with children with special needs and their families and has had training and experience in paediatric splinting.
Susan has a special interest in Sensory Integration and has completed Level 1 in Sensory Integration 2017. Susan provides school based sessions for senSI, working as part of the Education and Private referrals team. Susan also provides Hand Therapy service within senSI.
Caroline Boland
Occupational Therapist
Caroline completed her MSc Occupational Therapy degree at University of East Anglia in January 2017 and is currently working towards achieving her Level 2 in Sensory Integration. Whilst studying she completed placements in paediatric sensory integration, neurology, mental health and emergency early intervention. She also obtained a BSc Psychology (honours) from the University of Reading in 2011. Caroline has previous experience working with both adults and children with learning disabilities, Autism and mental health difficulties, supporting them to develop daily living skills, access employment and social opportunities within the community. She enjoys enabling others to become more independent.

Within SenSI Caroline primarily works within clinic and school settings, supporting children to build confidence and achieve their full potential.

Jenna Pearson
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jenna has a National Diploma in Early Years which was obtained in 2004 at Great Yarmouth College. She also studied Child Psychology via an Open University course in 2006. Before joining Sensi, Jenna worked in Early Years child care for 6 years before joining the NHS where she worked as a Therapy Assistant for 5 years. Working as a Therapy assistant gave her the experience of physical disabilities and assistive technology within mainstream and special school environments. Jenna completed her Level one Theraplay course in May 2018. Jenna works within the Education and Adoption pathway at Sensi focussing on supporting children to develop handwriting within school using a combination of gross and fine motor skills.

Evangeline Baldwin
Office and Bookings Co-Ordinator
Evie completed NVQ Level 3 in Holistic Therapy in 2013 and specialises in providing massage to children with and without disability, appreciating a child’s sensory, motor and attachment difficulties and adapting the session accordingly. She also works closely with our OT’s as an assistant within schools, home, pool and clinic based sessions. Evie regularly provides therapeutic massage to children who have experienced trauma, and teaches parents and carers principles of nurturing touch, specifically designed around the child’s processing of sensation, being careful not to trigger a stress response.

Prior to joining senSI, Evie gained extensive experience working with young people through input with the Scouting Association. Evie is also a qualified climbing instructor, and is also trained in Primitive Reflex programmes.

Evie has recently taken on the role of our Office and Bookings Co-ordinator. Within this Evie deals with the referrals, assessment and treatment bookings. She also helps with the day to day running of the office.

Hannah Knivett
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Hannah completed her Bsc (Hons) Psychology degree in 2016 at Anglia Ruskin University. Since finishing University she has gained experience working in a SEN school and mainstream school supporting children with Autism. Hannah joined SenSI in 2017 and has gained her Relax Kids Coach qualification which she uses to deliver 1:1 and group sessions focusing on increasing self-esteem and confidence, lowering anxiety and improving concentration while incorporating sensory aspects. Hannah is also a qualified climbing instructor, and as part of therapy, she provides confidence and social skill building. Hannah assists in Aquatic SI, clinic and school sessions including group work.

Sarah Knight
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Sarah completed her BA(Hons) degree in counselling, coaching and mentoring in 2016 at York St John University and has an interest in a wide range of therapies but particularly person centred therapy. She has previous experience as a youth worker and mentor, working for charities and in the education sector. Her work involved working with children and young people with learning disabilities, emotional and physical disabilities. Sarah has volunteered in many mental health sector placements supporting both young people and adults. She has a passion for helping people, as she believes that therapy has such positive impact on both children and adults and enjoys seeing how much people grow from their use of therapy. Sarah works in the education team at Sensi supporting Occupational Therapists in schools and in clinic and thoroughly enjoys her role.

Shakila Omar
Holistic Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant
Shakila is a Holistic Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant at SenSI. She completed her Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education with a Specialisation in Early Intervention and Special Needs in 2013 and went on to work as a preschool teacher in Singapore. During that time she also completed her Yoga Teacher Certification and Certificate in Yoga Therapy. Shakila moved on to become a yoga teacher and therapist, working with various adults and children and addressing their physical or mental health needs through individualised yoga therapy plans. She also spent some time as a trainer for general yoga and kids yoga teachers. Shakila has an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage and Level 2 Certificate in Reiki Healing.

Shakila has a keen interest in working with children and families and is very passionate about developing holistic well-being and inner balance, and practising mindfulness in daily living to achieve optimum health. By integrating Yoga, Therapeutic Massage and Mindful activities, she hopes to help children and families develop a stronger sense of self-awareness, tools for emotional regulation and better stress management.

Shakila is currently completing her Degree in Developmental Psychology and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training

Frances Andrews
Speech and Language Therapist
Frances completed her BSc Speech and Language Therapy at the University of East Anglia in 2018. She has completed speech and language placements in a range of settings such as community paediatrics and working within a speech and language unit based at a mainstream primary school. Prior to completing her degree in Speech and Language Therapy, Frances studied BA English Language and Linguistics at the University of Kent and graduated in 2014. Frances has a particular interest in early language development and working with children who experience social communication difficulties.

Christine Knight
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Christine has a National Diploma in Nursery Nursing which she obtained in 1998 at Norwich City College. She has since worked many years Nanning for children from birth to teens as well as home care for adults with various complex needs / disabilities. Christine is an Occupational Therapy Assistant and works closely with the OT’s and provides support within the clinic and aquatic sessions.

Natalie McLaughlin
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Natalie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (BSc hons) at the University of East Anglia in 2010. Since qualifying, Natalie has worked within the NHS with children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs, and more recently has specialised in working with children with eating and drinking difficulties. Natalie has attended The Practical Management of Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children: an Introduction and the Manchester Post Basic Dysphagia Training and completed her competencies. After initially focussing her work with children with dysphagia (difficulty eating and drinking safely), Natalie has since broadened her interest to working with children who are picky eaters, and their families. Natalie has completed the SOS Approach to Feeding (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) and Mealtime Works training, and offers a combination of these approaches to families at SenSI.