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Thumbs Up Therapy is a paediatric therapy practice seeking to bridge the gap between children, caregivers, schools and therapists.  We provide holistic, child-centred therapy services and workshops in our clinic, your homes or child’s school, aiming to open the lines of communication between all who are involved in the child’s wellbeing. We are a clinic-based, school-based and mobile practice.
Thumbs Up Therapy was founded in 2018 by Lucy Nicholls, speech and language therapist. Lucy endeavored to open a private practice that worked closely with parents, teachers and all professionals in the child’s life whilst offering evidence-based therapy.
We offer paediatric speech and language therapy and occupational therapy for children and teenagers aged 2 to 19.



We want to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support your child.

Ask questions, take notes, do the homework, and work closely with your child’s therapist at Thumbs Up Therapy.

Together we can make an amazing team, advocate for your child, and change their life, one word or one step at a time. 


Ultimately, we want your child to reach their goals and realise their potential while having fun!

We see every child as

We see each child as having unique attributes and resources. We build on each child’s strengths to help them achieve new skills and milestones.

We celebrate achievements, big and small. We’re firm believers that a person is best nurtured from a sense of competence and self-worth, this sense of self confidence is integrally linked to a person's ability to perform valued and relevant activities in their everyday life.

We are passionate about open

Regular and open communication between all people involved in your child's life is key to there progress.

We will always provide detailed feedback to you and other professionals in your child’s life. This feedback supports the integration of targets at home and school and will support your child to achieve their goals in multiple settings.

We are committed to evidence based
Ethical Practice

We are committed to continuing professional development, furthering interpersonal competence and upholding the ethical standards of our professions.

We strive to provide services that are supported by current research and evidence based practice.


We ensure that we are always accountable, honest, forthright, accurate, and authentic in our attitudes and actions.

We want to empower

We understand the challenges that parents and children face. We see therapy as a joint effort towards a common goal - to help your child overcome their challenges.

The best thing we can do for your child, is to educate you and empower you on how to best help your child! It’s in their everyday routines with you that your child is learning the most and is given the most opportunities to do and to communicate.

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