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I'm Claudia Walker, a registered occupational therapist in Victoria BC. Canada. I work with adults who experience chronic ill health- we work together to gain quality in life. I specialise in providing the Safe and Sound Protocol - an intervention for  dysregulation of the nervous system.  This is a 'bottom up' approach which I offer through a practical, strength based and neurodiversity lense.


My work and my story


 I have been an occupational therapist since 1987.  I have lived in Canada and Australia, working in hospitals as well as people's homes and their workplaces. I am passionate about enabling people who have survived traumatic experiences to regain their lives. My particular strength is working with individuals who experience this trauma due to chronic ill health or injury.

“I’m an occupational therapist, an obscure profession if there ever was one. We are few and far between, maybe because we have chosen to serve people with  disabilities. All disabilities. Not a glamorous endeavour, nor a lucrative one. And I say serve because we deem that in helping we see weakness, while in serving we see wholeness. We’ve opted for wholeness nearly a century ago and have been at odds with the system ever since. We don’t fix people, you see.  We simply try to find a way to meaning, balance, and justice. I chose occupational therapy because it blends science and humanism, intellectual rigour and compassion.”

― Rachel Thibeault

 My credentials

 Academic background

1987 Bachelor of  Science (Occupational Therapy) University of Alberta

1993 Certificate in Applied Ergonomics, RMIT Melbourne VIC Australia

2001 Masters of Arts (Sociology), Monash University Melbourne VIC Australia

Professional affiliations

Member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy

Registrant with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC


Certified provider of Safe and Sound Protocol (Unyte)

Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (International Commision of Health Care Certification)

Certified EPIC LIft Capacity Evaluator

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