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Our team

 

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.

Dr Kesta Purt Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology
Dr Kesta Purt

Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PgDip, CPsychol, HCPC Registered

Partner

Kesta has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 16 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.

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Sarah Gibbin Senior Speech & Language Therapist
Sarah Gibbin

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

BSc (Hons), MRes (Communication Disorders), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered

Partner

 

Sarah has specialised in working as a speech and language therapist with adults following stroke and brain injury across acute, inpatient and community neurorehabilitation settings since 2003. She is passionate about developing and supporting rehabilitation of speech, communication and swallowing skills post brain injury.  Sarah enjoys working with the individual to re-establish their skills as an effective communicator at home, work and in the community.

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Dr Leon Dysch

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip, QICN, HCPC Registered

Associate

Leon has worked in Clinical Neuropsychology for 20 years. He has a range of experiences with differing neurological conditions and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Bath Doctorate training programme. Leon works in a person-centred approach and very much enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Dr Steph Davis

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, HCPC Registered

Associate

Steph is experienced in working with adults following brain injury and also has specialist training in trauma work. Her compassionate and sensitive approach, alongside great MDT working helps clients develop a trusting therapeutic relationship and progress towards their goals. With her specialist EMDR training and experience in mental health, Steph is well placed to support clients with a range of presentations.

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Che Ming Leung

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist  

BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered

Associate

 

Che Ming is a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist in adult neuro-rehabilitation. With over 10 years experience, she is passionate about supporting people to regain meaningful social participation. She considers it essential to take a collaborative approach with individuals and their significant others, with therapy goals aligned to the person’s values and what is most important to them. 

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Caroline Jones

Highly Specialist Physiotherapist  

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC Registered

Associate

 

Caroline has specialised in neuro-rehabilitation since 2003. She has a particular interest in brain injury and offers a holistic approach to providing high quality specialist neuro-physiotherapy.

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Nicky Jago

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist 

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, HCPC Registered

Associate

 

Nicky is a specialist in brain injury 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.

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Claire Lee

Specialist Occupational Therapist  

BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, MRCOTSS Independent Practice,
HCPC Registered

Associate

 

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.

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Amie Hood

Specialist Occupational Therapist  

BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, MRCOTSS Independent Practice,HCPC Registered

Associate

 

Amie is highly skilled in working with a range of neurological conditions. She has specialist training in posture management and is skilled at working as part of an MDT to enhance independence and the quality of life of her clients. She enjoys working with a range of clients and presentations, with fatigue management and supporting clients to return to activities and vocational roles being a core aspect of her work.

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Erica Hewitt

Specialist Occupational Therapist  

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MRCOT, HCPC Registered

Associate

 

Erica is a specialist in brain injury rehabilitation, with 13 years experience working with this clinical client group.  She has comprehensive experience in both acute and community brain injury rehabilitation with multi-disciplinary working. Erica is passionate in supporting her patients to reach their functional potential in all activities of daily living.

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 I had a RTC a year ago and sustained 2 bleeds to the brain, and a concussion amongst other injuries. I had a lot of rage, depression, stress, and self pity. I worked with Kesta and trusted her immediately she put me at ease so quickly and easily, now we have finished our sessions I am a totally new and confident person, she is nothing short of a miracle worker, she is such a lovely and caring person always had my interests at heart, I can't praise her enough. She will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you Kesta you’re absolutely fabulous.

Testimonial, Bristol