Arbor is a Bristol-based community neuorehabilitation team who specialise in working with adults with acquired or traumatic brain injury in their own homes, places of work or within community activities.
The team consists of Neuropsychology, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our therapists have extensive experience, with several having worked in brain injury rehabilitation for over 10 years in either the NHS or private sector or both. They have developed clinical expertise and are highly knowledgeable in delivering evidence-based rehabilitation to a diverse client group.
Senior Speech & Language Therapist
BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered
Sarah has specialised in working with adults with brain injury throughout her career as a speech & language therapist for the past 15 years. She is passionate about developing and supporting speech and communication skills post brain injury, and working with the individual to re-establish their skills as an effective and independent communicator at home, work and in the community.
Dr Kesta Purt
Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PgDip, CPsychol, HCPC Registered
Kesta has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 13 years. She holds client’s values and goals at the core of her approach and utilises evidence based interventions to minimise the impact of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties on day-to-day functioning.
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT
Nicky is a specialist in neuro-rehabilitation, having worked with this clinical group for 17 years. She is committed to multi-disciplinary team working, with extensive experience in acute and community brain injury rehabilitation and specialist training in vocational rehabilitation. Nicky is committed to ensuring interventions maximise independence in all activities of daily living.
Dr Vera Fixter
BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, BABCP Accredited
Vera has worked with clients with a range of neurological conditions. She is a fully qualified BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and is passionate about fertilising a trusting environment where clients make meaningful changes.
BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, MRCOTSS Independent Practice,
Claire is a Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist. She is registered with the HCPC (regulatory body), a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and their specialist section of Independent practice.
Neurological Rehabilitation Specialist Occupational Therapist
MSc Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, HCPC Registered
Adam has been specialising in brain injury rehabilitation for a number of years and has worked in a variety of different settings which includes employment as the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist within a specialist brain injury rehabilitation unit. Adam is passionate about enabling his clients to be as independent as possible within all activities of daily living.
An extremely thorough and comprehensive report and Sarah’s experience and professional knowledge shine through.