A UK trained Occupational Therapist, Anna qualified in 1996 with a Bsc (hons) in Occupational Therapy. With more than 20 years’ experience, she has worked with children and adults in both public and private settings.
Her passion for working with children was cemented back in the UK whilst working at a pioneering child development centre, where she worked in a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals assisting children with both developmental and physical disabilities, in schools, their homes and in the clinic.
Anna has developed a special interest in the sensory challenges the children of today face. OT is not a diagnosis lead therapy, and Anna loves analysing the symptoms that children present with to get to the core of why they are having difficulties in their daily lives. She believes strongly in communication with all those involved with your child’s care and believes that all children have potential.
Her travels brought her to Australia, and it is here that she married and had her own family. The desire to continue working with children never went away and when the opportunity to set up the paediatric OT service at a local hospital arose, she took it. Skip forward a year; and Blue Goose Occupational Therapy was born in 2016.
Since then, the draw back to providing adult services coupled with requests from the local community, led to the development of the adult home visiting service being launched in March 2019. Anna has worked in the Perth Hills and surrounding areas since 2011 and is very familiar with the locale.
Anna’s passion for OT across the life span means that she has practiced extensively working with adults with disabilities and the ageing population and has a special interest in palliative care and pressure care management.
Anna believes strongly in communication with all those involved with your care and as such is committed to providing this across both services.
Physiotherapist, Kate graduated from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2006 with a bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Having a wealth of experience after working in the disability
sector. Kate has a contagious enthusiasm for working with children and families.
She uses a 'child approach' and works using the child's strengths and interests for best therapy outcomes.
Kate is also experienced with and holds a keen interest in infants and early child development.
She joins the team to assist children and families with early motor delays, torticollis and plagiocephaly plus motor and neuro developmental delays and other physiotherapy disability support.
She keeps busy outside of work with two young goslings of her own, thus understanding things from a parent's perspective and the anxieties that parenting can bring, and has a love of horses.
Occupational Therapist, Janet provides a home visiting service to our adult clients. Since graduation in 1994, Janet has honed her skills across a variety of in-patient and community settings
across the UK and New Zealand, before arriving in WA in 2007. Adding teaching to her resume, she has lectured across Perth universities in OT.
She has long held a passion for working in mental health and is trained on mindfulness based techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Janet holds a special interest in trauma informed care and is a current mental health First Aider. A member of the West Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN)
Originally from Northern Ireland, Janet now enjoys her time in the Perth Hills with her partner and two parrots!
Speech Pathologist Karen is passionate about working with children to provide engaging, play-based therapy that is tailored to the goals and interests of the individual.
She believes that all children should receive the support they need to communicate effectively in their daily interactions at home, at school, and with friends. Karen has a particular interest in supporting children to develop strong literacy skills, and is trained in Sounds-Write (an evidence-based literacy instruction program). She also enjoys supporting children in the development of early communication, speech sounds, and fluency.
When she is not working, Karen enjoys spending time with her 4 children, and walking her dogs - Sasha and Murphy. She is also an avid reader and board game enthusiast.
Podiatrist Kevin graduated from the University of Huddersfield (UK) in 1999 with a BSc (Honours) in Podiatric Medicine.
During his time spent working in the UK he gained a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience. After a number of years in this specialist post, Kevin immigrated to South Australia where he was a Senior Podiatrist for Country Health SA. After three years in South Australia, Kevin relocated to Western Australia where he took up a Senior Podiatrist position for an Aboriginal focused Diabetes Education and Foot care program.
Kevin is highly competent and skilled in all aspects of Podiatry, and joins the Blue Goose team to deliver care especially for our little goslings who require bio-mechanical assessment for orthotics, but also general education management of hypermobility specific to feet and ankles including heel pain and foot injuries
Sandy is our Practice Office Manager and will be there to welcome you on arrival at Blue Goose OT. She is there primarily to assist you with your enquiries, or questions,
appointment bookings & payments and to generally make you, and especially your child, feel welcome when they attend Blue Goose OT.
Sandy, who has a love of horses, is originally from South Africa, has a background as a radiographer and holds a certificate as an Allied Health Assistant.
Sandy has worked in a number of local hospitals in both therapy and administrative positions hence her understanding of healthcare is excellent and apart from contributing to us fulfilling our goal of excellence in customer service, Sandy, oversees the smooth running of Blue Goose OT.
Should you need to contact Sandy, you can email her at; firstname.lastname@example.org