Fiona Joy Hill

I have been an occupational therapist since 1998 and over that time, I have worked in a range of settings, although for the majority of my career has been spent in Higher Education, both as an Occupational Therapy lecturer and as a mental health adviser. I currently work part-time for a couple of different Universities, as a Lecturer and Associate Tutor in Occupational Therapy, alongside my supervision work.

I have a heart-felt passion for supporting learning, personal growth and professional development and it fills me with great happiness to see others flourish and become the best therapist that they can be. I believe that this can be accomplished when we listen deeply to ourselves, follow the whisperings of our inner wisdom and do the things which give us joy. Joy is my middle name, after all!

Following my own joy has not always been easy –and for a long time I stopped doing the things which made me happy, especially in my work. What has brought me back to a place of joyful connection with life has been my deep spiritual relationship with nature.

As well as being a therapist, I am a long-term cancer survivor and have been on the receiving end of a lot of exceptional medical care throughout my lifetime. While modern medicine has saved my life more than once, the biggest influence on my emotional healing has been my ability to redefine what matters to me through a deeply spiritual connection to the land, plants and animals. I now walk a path in my personal and professional life that aims to integrate 21st Century evidence-based practice and ancient nature-centred healing wisdom. I believe it is entirely possible - essential in fact – for us to begin to reconnect with our own true nature and to hold the science and the art of healing in equal balance.

My Qualifications

I have a MA (with Distinction) in Education Studies and a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. I have a PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am on the HCPC register (OT29201) and am a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). I'm a member of the RCOT Specialist Sections in both Mental Health and Independent Practice.

I’m also an Associate Member of the British Association of Art Therapists.

Alongside my formal qualifications, I have explored and undertaken training in a range of other healing modalities over the years, including Equine Facilitated Therapy (EFT) and Shamanism.


Thank you for reading this. I really hope you find what you seek here and if you’d like to find out more, or if you wish to see if we can work together, please do get in touch.