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Meet The Team



Alison is a Specialised Occupational Therapist and the Director of Bursting with Potential. She spends her days completing OT assessments, designing, and delivering 1 to 1 therapy programmes, and providing bespoke Brain Injury rehabilitation programmes, in addition to managing the team of staff we have here.

Alison has 16 years’ experience of working with children with additional needs and acquired brain injury. Following a Music degree (BA Hons), Alison completed a PGCert in Autism Education and an MSc in Occupational Therapy. She is registered with the HCPC and RCOT as an independent Occupational Therapist.

Alison also works as a Case Manager for young adults with Brain Injury. Alison has recently completed additional training in Sensory Feeding Difficulties and The Listening Programme ™ and is always on the lookout for opportunities to further enhance her practice.



Sue is our Specialist Teacher here at Bursting with Potential. She can often be found running our Lego Therapy Session. She is also able to complete 1 to 1 assessments of learning needs using dyslexic screening and other standardised tools. Sue provides specialist reading support and facilitates our parent support groups.

Sue is very interested in supporting families and pupils and can give advice on EHC Plan submissions. Her passion is to understand the child and remove barriers.

Sue is a qualified Primary Teacher with extensive experience of SEND and Inclusion. She has an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs in Education and has completed the National SENCO accredited course.



Linda is a Specialised Occupational Therapist here at Bursting with Potential. She has over 15 years' experience of working with adults and children, many with learning disabilities.

Over the last 7 years Linda has worked in a specialist school for children with ASD, many of whom had severe sensory processing challenges. Linda gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration in 2019 and has undertaken further training in how this affects sleep, feeding, and interoception.

In her work she has used the 'Alert Programme', 'Zones of Regulation' and Sensory Ladders, along with the ' Interoception Curriculum' to help people to understand how to recognise and interpret how their body is feeling and the emotions they are experiencing and then to learn strategies to aid their regulation in everyday situations. Linda's other passion is working with children to develop their visual motor and perceptual skills, and to teach strategies to improve their memory recall.



Lisa is an Occupational Therapy Assistant, here at Bursting with Potential. Lisa has a huge passion for supporting children with all types of additional needs. She is a mum of two girls aged 15 and 10. Her youngest has complex special needs, which has given her a unique and personal experience into additional needs.

She has also been a branch manager for nearly three years, for a local charity, supporting Children with Disabilities and Additional needs. Before her youngest arrived, she worked for a medical company for over 15 years supporting the NHS in Skin and Wound Care.

She is looking forward to meeting all our clients; both existing and new.



Vicki is an Occupational Therapy Assistant here at Bursting with Potential. She works 1 to 1 delivering children’s therapy programmes as well as running our Home Education, Early Intervention, Independent Living Skills, and Hand Skills groups.

Vicki has worked in a children’s home for SEN children for two years before working in a Specialist school for the past 6 years. Vicki is a qualified HLTA as well as having qualifications in Sensory Integration, Attention Autism and Elklan.

Vicki particularly enjoys working with children from P levels to EYFS. Vicki loves messy play and sensory trays and enjoys creating these for our sessions.

Vicki is currently on Maternity leave until October 2022.



Nisha is one of our Occupational Therapist Assistant's here at Bursting with Potential.

Within her role, she supports the children and also helps them to take part in our organised activities that we have planned, as well as encourage them to join in with others too; both in term-time and in the holidays during our Holiday Clubs. Nisha also holds intervention sessions with children and young people.

She also plans, and organises activities for sessions, as well as running some too. During Term-time, she is responsible for setting up for groups such as Home Education, Early Intervention and Stay ‘N’ Play. During the Holidays, she is responsible for creating activities for our Holiday Club and setting up for sessions we run; such as Sensory Explorers.



Tim is the Business and Compliance Support Assistant for Bursting with Potential. Tim's role is to support the Occupational Therapists by managing initial contacts and paperwork, freeing up our Occupational Therapists in order for them to work directly with clients.

Tim retired as Principal of a small specialist school for children with autism in August 2020. Prior to this he had been a Headteacher at a 2 - 11 Primary school and before that at a Junior school. He has 40 years’ experience of working with children with SEND and their parents.



Emily is the Marketing and Business Support Assistant at Bursting with Potential. In her role, Emily manages our social media, advertising, newsletters, and blogs. She also assists in the day to day running of the business when called upon.

Emily studied FdA Creative and Editorial Photography at University Centre Stamford, and from there transferred to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge to top this up to a BA Hons in Photography. She then qualified with a Distinction in her MA Photography from the University of Lincoln in 2021. She has a passion for Photography, and creativity in general. She is hoping to share this with us more in the near future, as she is currently planning to run a trial Photography session in the Summer Holidays of 2022 and hopes this will be the first of many.

Emily is passionate about her work here. She strives to make content varied, accessible to all, on brand, informative, but most importantly for her; eye-catching and fun.