Lucy Charles

Lucy Charles

Lucy Charles

Occupational Therapist

British Diploma of College of Occupational Therapy (DipCOT 1986)
New Zealand Registration (NZROT) 1993
Member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand/ Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa


Lucy has 22 years of Paediatric experience in the UK and NZ with children aged from 0 to 16 years who have a range of physical, neurological and developmental needs.
Lucy has experience working in Child Development Services, Mainstream Schools, Specialised Units and Private Practice with children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Specific Learning Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD), Sensory Processing Difficulties, Prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, Neurological Conditions and Global Developmental Delay.

Specific Training

  • Neuro-developmental Theory (Bobath)
  • Sensory Integration (Theory and Practice)
  • PRPP (Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform) Information processing Assessment and Intervention
  • Professional Life Coaching (International Coaching Federation approved)
  • Occupational Performance Coaching (trainer programme)
  • Team Teach (Positive Behavioural Management)
  • Supervisor for Health Professional and OT Students (UNITEC)
  • Upper Limb Performance Assessment (ULPA)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)


  • Registered Supervisor, Occcupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
  • Coaching and Mentoring Health Professionals
  • Clinical and professional supervision


  • Kidsplus Geelong Australia
    • Integration coaching into practice with families of children with cerebral palsy.
  • Recreate
    • Understanding ADHD, ASD, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and anxiety. See through your clients eyes.
  • Auckland District Health Board (Starship Community)
    • Occupational Performance Coaching co-presenter with Dr. Fi Graham.
  • Ministry of Education, Rotorua
    • Using coaching skills within our practice.
  • Australian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
    • Co-presenter with Dr. Fi Graham on Occupational Performance Coaching.
  • Play Workshop
    • Parenting place.
  • Waitemata DHB and Ministry of Education
    • Co-presenter with Dr. Fi Graham on Occupational Performance Coaching.
  • Clinical Reasoning Workshop
    • Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Kidsplus, Geelong, Australia.