Kirsty Beamish – Occupational Therapist

Kirsty Beamish

My Background

I obtained my Occupational Therapy degree from UCT in 2001. After graduating I travelled to Sweden to present a paper at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists based on my 4th year thesis regarding the importance of play in a child’s life. I used this opportunity to then work in the UK in both social services and hospital settings. I have always had a passion for working with children, and moved back to South Africa in 2003 to start working in private practice. I am married and am the mother to 2 lively children, Daniel and Caitlin, who constantly keep me on my toes! 

My Interests

I am passionate about learning and regularly attend courses to stay up to date with current trends. I have a special interest in Sensory processing difficulties and the impact this has on both the child and the family unit. Having had my own children I am keenly aware of the difficulties that parents face raising children to be happy and well-rounded individuals, and the challenges that come with parenting.

My Services

I offer services in the following areas:

  • learning difficulties
  • concentration difficulties
  • sensory difficulties
  • emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • autism and developmental delays
  • gifted children

 

I am an enthusiastic therapist who strongly believes that each child deserves the opportunity to thrive in their environment. I make use of a goal directed holistic approach to help children realise and reach their full potential.