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Meet Kat

Kataleya ‘Kat’ Orr


Occupational Therapist


BSc (Hons) Textile Design, MSc Occupational Therapy


HCPC Number: OT084537

Special Interests

Sensory Integration

About Me

My first experience working with children and young people was volunteering as an English Teaching Assistant in primary and secondary schools whilst backpacking Southeast Asia and Latin America. I spent several months prior to doing my master’s degree volunteering with Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, supporting the Play Specialists in both the wards and at the Ryegate Children’s Centre.
I found Occupational Therapy through exploring roles that involved working with people, in a way that I could incorporate and develop my creative and problem-solving skills. Before starting, and during my OT Training, I was a Support Worker for adults with learning disabilities and loved the opportunity this provided in getting to know each service user – who they were as a whole person and what was important to them.

Favourite Food
Pad Thai

Favourite Hobby
Bouldering and hiking

Favourite Book

I Who Have Never Known Men, by Jaqueline Harpman

Favourite Season



I am an Occupational Therapist currently advancing through my Sensory Integration training.

What I do at Juniper Tree Therapy

I began my role with Juniper Tree Therapy as a student, and started practicing as a newly qualified Occupational Therapist. I now work across various Special Education Needs schools in Leeds providing Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to enhance performance and engagement in activities that are important and meaningful to each child I work with. I also use sensory- based approaches for children where their sensory processing difficulties are limiting their functioning and wellbeing.

"Kat did an assessment on our granddaughter and as a family we were extremely impressed. The report was very informative and in depth. After reading, we were also talked through it by Kat, making our understanding even greater and advising us on how to proceed forward. We cannot thank or recommend Kat and the team enough. They are amazing."

Lynne, Grandmother of S, Occupational Therapy and Sensory Assessment, October 2022