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.
Allira is passionate about working with people on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)and presently works exclusively with this clients on NDIS.
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
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
Clinical Supervision for Occupational Therapy
Clinical Supervision (Institute of Psychiatry)
Certificate III in Fitness
Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
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