Provision of assessment and intervention for children and young adults who require support to develop self-care skills, fine/gross motor skills, handwriting skills, visual perceptual skills, organization skills and social skills. Assessment and recommendations for individuals who present sensory processing difficulties. Assessment/intervention can be done in clinical setting and/or in the community (preschool settings, schools, homes) whenever is recommended. "

Olga María Sánchez Padrón

Occupational Therapist

Areas of expertise

Occupational Therapy- Paediatrics


Education and professional training

National School of Health Studies (1995), homologated as Bachelor of Occupational Therapy by University of Distance Learning UNED, Madrid, Spain in 1995


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Occupational Therapy Degree, 1995 Master en Actualidades en Ciencias de la Salud, Univerisity of Malaga, 2009 Sensory Integration Practitioner , OT610, University of Southern California 1996- continuous formation in this field since then


Professional experience

I have worked for 26 years as an Occupational Therapist, especially with children and young adults. I have worked in Los Angeles (California), Manchester and London ( UK), in Málaga (Spain) and the last 12 years in Gibraltar.


Languages spoken

Spanish and English


Interests

Latino and Tango Dancing, practicing Taekwondo, Nature and Animals, Listening to good music and enjoying Art whatever form is


Passion fuels my journey as a Physiotherapist, I am dedicated to delivering exceptional high value patient centered care and results-driven treatment. Through patient education, advice, empowerment and active participation in the treatment process, I ensure that every step of your treatment leads you towards your optimal health and well-being. "

Nicole Norton

Physiotherapist

Areas of expertise

Unique fusion of two specialties, combining, functional assessment, through movement analysis, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and modalities. Restoring a patients optimal functionality, regaining their power of movement and contributing to the enhancement of sporting performance.


Education and professional training

BSc in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire, where she achieved a 1st Class Honours and further Postgraduate MSc in Physiotherapy.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc Hons Sports Therapy. MSc Physiotherapy. Advanced Dry Needling and Medical Acupuncture. Level 4 Sports Massage and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage. Kinesio Taping and Sports Strapping. Elite Athlete Surgery Recovery Management. Level 3 Sports First Aid.


Professional experience

HCPC Registered Physiotherapist and Gibraltar Medical Board Certified. Physiotherapist for Gibraltar Rugby, Cricket and Gibraltar Football Association. Extensive experience in several Semi-Professional and Elite Sports Clubs in UK. Physiotherapist experience in Major Trauma, Orthopaedics and MSK Outpatient’s.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Field Hockey, Elite Athlete Performance Enhancement and Acute Sports Trauma and Care


The Rule of the Artery is Supreme- Dr Andrew Taylor Still "When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed.""

Priscilla I Chellaram Hathiramani BSc(Ost)

Osteopath

Areas of expertise

Back and neck pain Whiplash injuries Viceral Techniques Musculoskeletal problems related to pregnancy and children and babies NLP and EFT techniques to help people with anxiety, stress and depression


Education and professional training

British School Of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy)- 1993 NLP Practitioner- Temple Of Success - Kathryn Temple 2019 EFT Level 1 and 2- Temple of Success - Kathryn Temple 2021


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc(Ost) NLP Practitioner


Professional experience

Worked for nearly 30 years as an Osteopath treating a variety of musculoskeletal and visceral conditions taking into account peoples lifestyles and used a holistic approach to treat them. I use dry needling and other forms of electrotherapy to treat these conditions. I have now branched out into NLP and EFT techniques as I believe mental health issues are on the up. I believe the person is mind, body, spirit.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish Fluent Hindi and Sindhi


Interests

Reading Yoga Exercise and Travel


"A healthy nutrition, one of the most important pillars of life.""

Laura Soiza

Dietetic Nurse and Nutrition Specialist

Areas of expertise

General Nursing Diabetes Nutrition Obesity Paediatric Medicine


Education and professional training

University of Cadiz. University of Barcelona. Complutense University of Madrid.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Nursing at University of Cadiz. Master in Nutrition and Dietetic at University of Cadiz. Care and Education for Diabetes Master at University of Barcelona. Expert in Nutrition at Complutense University of Madrid. Higher Qualification in Nutrition and Dietetic in Generalitat of Calalunya.


Professional experience

She has 19 years of experience. She has worked for the GHA Diabetes Service and in the public and private sector in Gibraltar and in Spain. Laura is a specialist in nutritional education to help prevent and correct different medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, childhood and adult obesity).


Languages spoken

Spanish English


Interests

Enthusiastic about the impact that diet and lifestyles can have on the health. Travel, Dancing and Singing


When we give ourselves the time and space to listen to our hearts, without judgement, then we have our answers and we know what needs to be done. When we feel understood, then we are no longer alone and we find the power to do it. It's good to talk."

Dr Karen Surridge NNEB; BSc(Hons); PGCert; ClinPsyD; MBPsS, CPsychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist / Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Areas of expertise

Therapy: Generalised anxiety, panic, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), phobias, depression, suicidal thoughts, reactions to trauma, hoarding issues, attachment/relationship difficulties, behavior problems, and others. Integrates ideas, approaches and techniques from different therapies tailoring the treatment to suit each individual client. (Cognitive Behavioral (CBT); Rational Emotive (REBT); Mindfulness; Psychodynamic; Narrative; Systemic; Solihull Approach; Meriden Project, Pre-Therapy work and others). Offers training at different levels: for healthcare professionals, teachers, general public, teams etc.


Education and professional training

West Kent College, Tonbridge, NNEB (Childcare and Education) University of Kent at Canterbury, BSc(Hons) Newman University College, Birmingham, PGCert (Clinical Applications of Psychology) University of Birmingham, Birmingham, ClinPsyD (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology)


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

UK Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Gibraltar Registration with Gibraltar Medical Registration Board (GMRB) Member of the British Psychological Society Chartered status with the British Psychological Society Publications range from papers in academic journals and articles published by the Department Of Health (UK), to articles disseminated at conferences, and magazine articles. Research and publications have resulted in achievements such as discussion in BBC Radio 4 interview; team nomination and shortlisting for a number of service awards and named as winner of NHS Care Trust Award. Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology


Professional experience

Initial training as a Nursery Nurse prior to studying psychology. First Assistant Psychologist post in the GHA, followed by three Assistant Psychologist posts in the NHS in UK before completing the doctorate. Since 2013, Dr Surridge has worked for the GHA and the Specialist Medical Clinic, also offering her expertise upon request to various Government departments, charities, organisations and companies.


Languages spoken

Fluent English, understands Spanish


Interests

Spending time with family, Helping others, Learning


Little Changes can make a Big Difference. Treat every day like you just woke up and it's your birthday!"

Nikki Robertson

Holistic Nutritionist

Areas of expertise

Gut Health Nutrition Weight Management


Education and professional training

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) - Registered Holistic Nutritionist


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Metabolic Balance Coach


Professional experience

Working 1-1 with clients to improve their nutrition and lifestyle choices, particularly relating to gut health following structured diets like the anti-inflammatory, specific food-free, FODMAPs and providing meal plans if needed. Held a couple of small 6 week groups following diet and supplement programme, and kombucha making workshops.


Languages spoken

English. Learning Spanish


Interests

Outdoors / Nature / Food Love walking my dogs Learning new things and seeing new places Meditation and Yoga


Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity."

Hippocrates

Mr Joaquin Mir. BSc, MSc.

Podiatrist

Areas of expertise

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. Foot surgery. Biomechanics. Gait analysis. Personalised insoles. Sports Podiatry. Foot skin and toenail disorders.


Education and professional training

University of Seville, Spain. Catholic University of Valencia, Spain.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Degree in Podiatry, Master's degree in Podiatric Surgery, Master's degree in Sports Podiatry, HCPC registered, Member of the Royal College of Podiatry, Member of the Spanish Association of Podiatric Surgery, GMRB registered.


Professional experience

I graduated in Podiatry in 2007 and continued my training with a Master's Degree in Podiatric Surgery, which I finished in 2009 obtaining the Master's Degree award. In 2010 I started working in my clinic in La Linea de la Concepción (Spain), combining it with research and teaching at the University of Seville. Later, in 2011, I completed surgical training at the Westside Regional Medical Center at the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (Plantation, Florida, USA). In 2014 I completed an Official Master's Degree in Sports Podiatry. Since then I have been carrying out my professional activity in Campo de Gibraltar, collaborating with different clinics in cities such as Lorca and Seville, and participating as a speaker in different national congresses. I have been a Podiatrist for the Real Balompédica Linense since 2011 and I have collaborated for 7 years with the Royal Andalusian Football Federation.


Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Interests

Sports, travelling, books and listening to the best music band ever, The Beatles.


“When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem.”"

Mr Peter Robertson BSc

Audiologist

Areas of expertise

Audiometry and Otology


Education and professional training

Amplivox Hearing Academy, Wilmslow


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser. BSc HCPC BSHAA


Professional experience

20 years in both public and private practice


Languages spoken

English. Some Spanish and French


Interests

Regular gym user, enjoys a game or two of tennis and can hit the odd golf ball! Keeps up with current affairs, delves into history and cares for the planet…


Dr Louise Barber, BSc (hons), PhD, DClinPsy

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Areas of expertise

Mood disorders (including, depression, suicidal ideation, bi-polar disorder and self harm) Anxiety disorders (including obsessive compulsive disorders, intrusive thoughts, panic disorder) Anger management Addictions Physical Health Conditions (including CFS/ME, Oncology, COPD, Renal, Dermatology) Weight Management and Bariatric Eating Disorders Gender identity Self Esteem Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Personality Disorders Rape & sexual abuse Bereavement & loss Relationship Difficulties Clinical Supervision


Education and professional training

Sheffield Hallam University University of Wales, Bangor NHS, Open University


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Qualified Mindfulness Practitioner Qualified Yoga Teacher NHS Leadership and Management Qualifications Advanced Clinical Supervision training Member of BPS & HCPC


Professional experience

Having initially trained as a nursery nurse in 1998 and working with children with special needs, in various schools in Yorkshire, I trained as a counsellor in 2001 and worked in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre whilst at university studying to become a clinical psychologist. After qualifying n 2004 I worked in the North Wales adult mental health services for number of years before moving to Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust in Manchester in 2011 where I was employed to develop a psychological oncology service. As a consultant psychologist, my role extended beyond the original brief and I became responsible for leading psychological services in dermatology, oncology, CFS/ME and weight management / bariatric surgery. I specialized in individual group work combined with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. As a team we provided an on-call service for a range of physical health conditions for the hospitals in-patients. Over the years I have been honored to have been invited to teach on a number of post graduate psychology doctorate programs at the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Wrexham and Bangor (Wales). I have published several academic papers and presented at numerous academic conferences. I left the UK in 2018 to take up a position at the Ocean Views mental health facility in Gibraltar. Whilst there I set up a gender identity service. This contract ended in 2021 and since then I have been working as a consultant clinical psychologist for an NHS London Trust providing a mood and personality service via on-line consultations.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

In my spare time I love cycling, skiing, dancing, hiking, badminton, swimming and reading. I also really enjoy learning Spanish and spending as much time as I can with my 3 grandsons.


All behavior is an indicator of a need, it is my job to remain curious and understand the communication"

Demelza Wall

Behaviour Specialist

Areas of expertise

Addressing a wide range of challenges including self-esteem, anxiety ADHD, learning difficulties, behavioral issues, autism, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) trauma, attachment disorders and many more. Catering to the unique needs of each child and their family, supporting parents and professionals and implementing tailored strategies to help a child or young person to thrive.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MCMA Member, Licensed Thrive Practitioner and Family Course Leader, Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Youth Mental Health First Aider, Mindfulness Wellbeing and Resilience, Diploma in Advanced Level Functional Massage for Children with Additional Needs. Support Teaching and Learning in Schools. ADHD Support Group lead for Bath and North East Somerset.


Languages spoken

English and Basic Spanish


Interests

Beach walks with the dog, fitness, well-being, nutrition, meditation, mindfulness and cherishing valuable moments with her family of four children.