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Meet the Team

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Dr Adrian Edwards

Principal Clinical Psychologist (Chartered) 

BSC (HONS), DClinPsych, AFBPsS, CPsychol

Having worked in the NHS for over twenty years, I now work primarily with those with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have gathered experience with a varied client group, across the lifespan, supporting children, adolescents (and their families) and adults with, or exploring a diagnosis of, an ASC or ADHD.

Jo Mengell

Occupational Therapist & Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, I have gained over 20 years of experience working as an OT in the NHS and private practice. My work has spanned a variety of settings, including supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health challenges and neurodiverse conditions including Autism, Dyspraxia and ADHD.


I currently work as a specialist OT and diagnostician for an adult Autism Service.  I am passionate about supporting people as they explore being Autistic for the first time and discover how to thrive in all areas of their life. I have a particular interest in helping people to understand and overcome social communication and sensory challenges.  I am qualified as an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration therapy and have over 10 years experience of using this approach in practice. I am also able to provide assessment and diagnosis for adult Dyspraxia. In addition to assessment, I enjoy working alongside people to develop skills and coping strategies to flourish in all areas of daily life, education or employment.


As an experienced trainer, I regularly deliver training to professionals, carers and those who have been recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. 

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Kate Cartwright

Occupational Therapist & Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

I have over 22 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist, both in the NHS, overseas and in private practice, specialising for 12 years in an NHS Autism Service. I have worked in a variety of settings including physical, mental health, neurodiverse services and vocational rehabilitation.

I am an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration, with over 10 years’ experience of delivering sensory assessments and interventions.  I am passionate about exploring the impact of receiving a new diagnosis in adult life with people and finding coping strategies and acceptance. I like to work with people to help maximise their strengths and reduce challenges and distress. 

I regularly provide DCD/Dyspraxia assessments and interventions for adults and adolescents. I offer workplace/educational setting assessments and advise employers on reasonable adjustments. I deliver training on neurodiversity to a variety of groups including professionals, carers, employers and people newly diagnosed.


I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy.  I am an active member of a specialist section with the College of OT and enjoy keeping up to date with the latest clinical evidence.

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