“My son is now more willing to give sports a go. His writing has much improved and he is less fidgety. He is better able to mix socially at school
and he is much more confident.”

"I have firsthand knowledge of Helma's exceptional know-how and skills.

She has worked successfully with my son S.  I have been impressed by her compassion, patience and positivity.

Helma's hard work, intuition and expertise at identifying conditions/challenges in people and then working with them to overcome them, is magical to watch, especially when it is your own child.

Helma is an exceptional teacher and Therapist - a true inspiration!"

Mrs R, North Shore, Auckland

"Helma Dalton was employed by our school to work with a group of boys that were having difficulty with gross motor/fine motor, balance and concentration. Her commitment to the well being of children is clearly evident and her experience and knowledge in the field of Occupational Therapy is extensive.

Helma was a pleasure to have in our School. Her holistic approach to therapy ensures that all aspects of a child are considered. She takes the time to get to know individual children well.

She also works closely with parents and teachers to communicate the child’s needs and shares many ideas on ways to support them. The boys Helma worked with made significant progress in all areas of school life. Both parents and teachers commented on the positive difference in the children. We will be doing our very best to get Helma back into our school working with children."

Deborah Barclay, Deputy Principal


Helma Dalton Dip COT      

Trained in

Occupational Therapy

Brain Gym® 

Educational Kinesiology

Additional training in:

Reflex integration,  Rhythmic Movements,  Touch for Health, Sabotage Clearing

and registered as a Natural Health Practitioner of New Zealand

Helma is a specialist in working with clients with learning differences, developmental delays, behavioral challenges and stress.  She has over 25 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, primarily in Paediatrics, but also with adults.

Helma works from a holistic perspective, combining different modalities to suit an individual's needs. This has proven to be very effective. 

Helma was born in Holland, completed her OT training in London and has worked in the UK, Holland and New Zealand.

In New Zealand she initially worked in North Shore Hospital (General Medicine and Geriatrics).  After that she worked for several years in a Physically Disabled Unit in a North Shore Primary School.

Helma worked for 5 years at the Child Development Unit, based in the Wilson Centre.  She treated children with learning difficulties and/or developmental delays in the Wilson Centre and schools all over the North Shore of Auckland and the Hibiscus Coast.

Helma worked for 3 years at the Dore Achievement Centre in Auckland, where she treated children and adults with learning difficulties. She was a founder member of this first Dore Achievement Centre in New Zealand. 

In 2007 Helma started her own private practice 'Focus Therapy' in Mairangi Bay on the North Shore of Auckland, where she now works with children and adults who have challenges in education, health, sports, business and personal development.

Helma is passionate about her work. She has held several public lectures to raise awareness about the challenges that the people she works with face and to provide strategies that are helpful.  She gives presentations to parents, teachers and other professionals.

Training can be provided in Brain Gym: Introduction to Brain Gym, a one day certificated course or presentations on Brain Gym, adapted to the needs of the audience.