Essex occupational therapy services 

We cover the whole of the Essex area and are widely acknowledged as the UK's leading specialist neurological occupational therapy service provider

   Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

- Publilius Syrus.


For coastal communities, the therapeutic benefits of the sea are often experienced alongside an appreciation of its powers and potential to cause great destruction. Life changing neurological illness or injury, such as brain injury or stroke, can, for many individuals and their families, feel like a destructive storm, with no clear end point.

The quote from Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer from 85BC, highlights that experience and expertise is needed to navigate times of crisis and steer towards calm waters. For many, complex neurological illness and injury can be hard to understand and navigate, however, just beyond the horizon is where the possibilities lie. Having someone experienced at the helm is the key.

Whether you consider ‘taking in the sea air’ as therapeutic or not, our occupational therapists work hard to understand what matters to you, to help you rebuild your life and connect with valued activities. By focusing on what matters to you and combining this with their expert knowledge, achieving your goals can become reality.


Private neurological occupational therapy services covering the Essex area including Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, and Canvey Island.


An accident or illness can impact significantly on our ability to complete the daily activities we take for granted. At Krysalis, we combine our expert knowledge of catastrophic and serious injury, including brain injury, spinal injury, and neurological conditions, with innovative ways of working.

Our assessment and review process is undertaken by highly skilled neurological occupational therapists. Our clinical team consists of experienced and knowledgeable clinicians who are located throughout the United Kingdom. They are experts in the field of neurological rehabilitation.

Our occupational therapy services are designed to ensure that clinical intervention is comprehensive and effective.

Services are provided to individuals who self-refer, NHS commissioners, charities, insurance providers and medico-legal professionals. Our skilled team, based in the Essex area provide services throughout Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, and Canvey Island.


Support Services in the Essex Area


Headway the brain injury association - Essex
Different Strokes
The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum
The Stroke Association



A skilled Neuro OT blends the knowledge of a person with an in-depth understanding of the brain and how it functions. They have a curious and enquiring mind regarding the components of activities and where the barriers to independence lie, with a persistent determination to problem-solve and help their client overcome the actual or perceived barriers to independence

Jo Throp


Join the team

Are you passionate about neurology and occupational therapy?

At Krysalis we believe in the endless possibilities and potential of people. We would like to help you realise your own potential.

Join the UK’s leading provider of neurological occupational therapy rehabilitation.

If you live in the Essex area including Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree or Canvey Island and you are passionate about neurology and occupational therapy then please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for the best neurological occupational therapists to join us and our friendly office team would be delighted to receive your call.



Medicine adds days to life, occupational therapy adds life to days



What makes us unique

Our approach has been designed to make a positive difference at every step on the journey towards independence.

We understand that living an independent life is reliant on our ability to be physically able to complete activities and to have the cognitive skills to understand, remember, organise and plan. Our uniqueness then comes from how we live our life and view the world.



The incentive that drives us to believe what we are capable of doing.


The custom of choosing how we spend our time doing what we want to or need to do.


The practice that helps form the day-to-day lifestyle choices we make.


The physical and cognitive skills required to complete an activity to our best ability.


The space around us; where we live and spend our time.


It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.

Thomas Jefferson


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Call today on 01722 466117