Tel: 01276 472 858

About us

Meet the Team

About us

Occupational Therapy for Children

Hemispheres has a team of highly qualified Occupational Therapists who collectively have over 91 years of experience to share and bring to therapy. All Hemispheres therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and actively maintain their registration though a committed to their growth and development. All Therapists have up to date Criminal Records Bureau Certificates (CRB), to an enhanced level of disclosure to certify they are safe to work with children.


We’re always on the look-out for committed, professional therapists at Hemispheres who have a keen interest in expanding the role of OT with children and young adults. Hemispheres is a progressive organisation, that aims to offer high quality occupational therapy for children throughout the United Kingdom. If you are interested in exploring private practice and are committed to setting up a practice in your area, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

For more information on working with Hemispheres, please email or contact us as detailed below.

Hemispheres Movement for Learning Ltd

The Granary

Rectory Farm,


GU18 5SH

Tel: 01276 472 858

Email: info@hemispheres.org.uk

  • Shelley Birkett-Eyles

    Founder and Director

    Shelley Birkett-Eyles, started Hemispheres in 2003 after her return from Australia.  Her keen interest in the brain and how it influences development and learning in childhood was a pivotal f... more
  • Gaynor Bannister

    Specialist Occupational Therapist

    Gaynor Bannister is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, having graduated with Shelley in 1992, she has a specialist interest in the role of emotions in learning and behaviour.  Gayno... more
  • Katherine Holland

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    Katherine Holland, has worked with Hemispheres since 2009. Before becoming an Occupational Therapist Katherine completed a psychology degree and has a specialist interest in extending the understa... more
  • Tarynn Heasley

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    Tarynn Heasley is a Senior Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience, and has worked extensively in the UK after graduating from the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa. &nb... more
  • Daryl Downing

    Seniour Occupational Therapist

    Daryl Downing joined Hemispheres at the start of 2017 with a wealth of experience. Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2000 she moved to the UK and worked for 2 ... more
  • Alex Williams

    Senior Occupational Therapist

    Alex Williams has worked with Hemispheres since 2011 and is the primary Occupational Therapist for Tunbridge Wells and Kent.   Alex shares his time between the Hemispheres Tunbridge Wells cli... more
  • Sharon Cook

    Practice Manager

    Sharon Cook joining the team in February 2010 after spending five years living abroad. Sharon has become an integral part of Hemispheres. Her extensive and varied experience from running her own b... more
  • Cazz Phillips-Payne

    Administrative Support

    Cazz is a valuable part of our administrative team and takes care of the finances in the business.  She is alway happy to answer any questions you have about your accounts, and is available i... more
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