Occupational Therapy is all about"occupation" as defined in its broardest sense - everyone has an "occupation" - what they "do" - any activity of daily life ranging from the basic motor skills and play of a young toddlers and children through to leisure tasks during teenage , and adult uears including in retirement.
Occupational therapy is a client-centred allied health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation.
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable the individual to participate in meaningful activities (occupations ) of everyday life despite illness, disease or disability.
Occupations include things the individual needs to, wants to, hopes to, and are expected to do in everday life which includes ones mental state as well as physical ability.
My experience and practice as an Occupational Therapist includes using the skills I have gained over the years. This includes talking therapies,and cognitive/ behavioural strategies, counselling and psychotheraputic techniques.