About Me (Clarissa)



I enjoy cold sunny mornings, thunder storms, street lights and writing with Sharpie pens. I feel most tranquil when near the sea. I don’t like wet socks, packing shopping at the checkout or texting when my hands are cold.

In case you haven’t guessed from the title of this blog, I’m an occupational therapist. I first encountered occupational therapists while working as a mental health support worker. Their assessments identified practical ways that I could enable my clients to do what they wanted and needed to do. I was intrigued by their collaborative way of working, and how my clients perceived them to be non-threatening. I now work as an occupational therapist in an eating disorders service.

Occupational therapy is more than a job to me, and I’m a self-professed ‘OT Geek’.  If you’re a member of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Mental Health, you’ll probably be hearing from me as the communications officer. You can also find me over at #OTalk, spreading the OTgeekiness one tweetchat at a time, and at OTs in London, organising meetups

One Comment

  1. Laaibah

    HI Clarissa, I just wanted to say that your blog is absolutely wonderful. I love how you bring your own personality to your role and how you are so passionate about what you do. I was wondering whether it would it be possible to discuss you via email the challenges and interventions you use in your job? I am thinking of becoming an OT and would love it if you could share your experiences with me in more detail. I would forever grateful if you could help me in any way. Thank You.

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