Passionate About Independence

Hello, I am Hayley, and I set up Independence Found Ltd in 2017.  I qualified as an Occupational Therapist back in 2002 and have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of my work over the years. I was known for being creatively independent as I grew up and this value propelled me towards the occupational therapy profession. I believe in the health  benefits of empowering people to participate as fully as possible in their day to day lives despite illness or injury. I am a Case Manager for Independence Works in addition to being the Principal Occupational Therapist and Director of Independence Found Ltd and the Business Start Up Lead for the Royal College Of Occupational Therapy SSIP. I have a select group of experienced and highly skilled Occupational Therapists who work with me. They bring a great mix of skill to the team and so we make the most of working collaboratively and sharing best practice. 

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"I put clients at the centre of their therapy and apply a goal directed approach to identifying what each client needs, wants or is expected to change or participate in. I provide solution focused interventions to progress towards their goals." 


I qualified in 2002 and am registered with HCPC and enrolled with the DBS service. I am an active member of RCOT, and volunteer with an RCOT specialist section.  I participate in regular clinical supervision, continuing professional development and business mentorship and regularly seek feedback from those who use my service in order to continue to evolve my practice. 

Hayley was interviewed for The OT World Podcast