Gayle is an Occupational Therapist at London Children’s Practice. Gayle obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy from Brunel University in 2018 and is working towards gaining her postgraduate certificate in Sensory Integration. Gayle also recently completed introductory training in Occupational Performance Coaching an evidence based family intervention that seeks to assist caregivers and their children in setting aspirational goals and find solutions through reflective questioning. Gayle currently works in private mainstream schools with young school aged children with a range of social, motor, attention and regulation challenges.
Gayle has an interest in sensory integration and sensory based interventions. Gayle is practised in both the Zones of regulation; a programme that teaches emotional literacy and strategies to support children with regulation challenges; and the alert programme which assists children in identifying their level of alertness and teaches sensory based strategies to improve regulation.
Prior to working at the London Children’s practice Gayle worked as an Occupational Therapist in mental health rehabilitation, managing a small team and using a range of group and 1-1 creative and social based interventions to support each patients recovery. Gayle has also completed placements in acute stroke/neurological rehabilitation, mainstream school, mental health and has worked within the community.
Gayles is currently registered with HCPC and is a member or The Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Outside of work Gayle enjoys gardening and spends many hours attending to her garden allotment. Gayle is also a mother to two young boys and enjoys family days out, crafting, baking and learning new things.