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MEETALLIRA

Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist 

(AHPRA)

aboutALLIRA

Allira is an Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist with 15 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both hospital and community mental health settings.  She is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and holds registration with AHPRA.

Allira has a passion for assisting people to identify and reconnect with meaningful life roles so that they can improve their quality of life. Allira works with individuals and their support people by engaging them in assessment and tailoring intervention based on their specific needs. She prides herself on having a person centred, holistic and trauma informed approached to therapy.  

Allira offers mental health occupational therapy services to people aged 12 years and older experiencing mental health challenges who need pragmatic treatment modalities to assist them to reconnect with their activities of daily living and occupational roles.  She takes elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to compliment her role as an Occupational Therapist.

  Allira has a specific interest in Adolescents and Adults who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum and/or anyone who experiences sensory processing difficulties. She also has an interest in animal therapy and her Rescue Greyhound can be part of therapy sessions!

As part of her service Allira offers individuals the option to partake in a Sensory Profile Assessment and/or a Functional Capacity Assessment to assist with identifying challenges ad strengths, identifying goals, and tailoring plans in accordance with these.

The Sensory Profile assessment identifies a person’s unique sensory preferences. A “sensory diet” can then be devised in order to best enhance a person to be able to regulate and organise their response to sensory input based on their unique nervous system. A Sensory Profile report is included with recommendations for behavioural and environmental modifications which can provided to workplaces, schools etc. to enable an individual to reengage with meaningful roles.

A Functional Capacity Assessment provides a baseline for how a person can participate in their identified occupational roles. From this observational and standardised assessment strengths and limitations are identified and recommendations can be made to improve performance.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Senior Occupational Therapist – USPACE Young Adult Mental Health Unit St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney NSW

Provided inpatient group therapy, individual therapy and day program for young adults experiencing mental health concerns.

 Occupational Therapist – Headspace Bondi Junction, Sydney NSW

Provided individual OT therapy sessions and family education sessions for young adults.

 Senior Occupational Therapist – Saunders’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick NSW

Provided case management services, group sessions, individual assessment and intervention for young people with eating disorder and mental health diagnosis.

 Applied Behavioural Therapist – Hamad Centre for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Abu Dhabi UAE

                 

Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Darwin NT

 

Acting Manager and Senior Occupational Therapist – Wyong Hospital High Dependency Mental Health Unit and Acute Mental Health Unit, Wyong NSW

 

 Occupational Therapy in Case Management and Acute Care Team - St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney NSW

       

 Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant, Sydney NSW

     

 Forensic Occupational Therapist, Justice Health Forensic Mental Health Rehabilitation Hostel, Sydney NSW

 

VIDA Volunteer Occupational Therapy Lecturer, Honiara Solomon Islands

qualifications& TRAINING

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Sensory Modulation and Trauma Informed Care

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Schema Therapy for Groups

Treating PTSD

Clinical Supervision for Occupational Therapy

Clinical Supervision (Institute of Psychiatry)

Certificate III in Fitness

Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 

availability

From late October Monday 9am-5pm

Some availability outside these hours

1 Arundel Street,

Glebe NSW 2037

contact us

 

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Open Dialogue acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land we work on.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.