OUR STAFF

About Sabine Mawdsley:
Practice Manager
Sabine manages the practice whilst also being able to offer support during therapy sessions as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. 

Sabine is a qualified nurse and midwife, is trained in ante-natal and post-natal instruction although is not currently practicing. Sabine has completed various courses and workshops on child development, Sensory Integration, social skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and supporting learning disabilities. 

Sabine also offers breastfeeding support to new mothers. This occurs at our clinic, in the family home (depending on location) or at Sabine's home on the North Shore. 

About Lindsay Mawdsley:
Occupational Therapist - workshops and professional development
Lindsay has always held a passion to help others. She has experience in both the public and private sectors in New Zealand and internationally. Lindsay strives to help children, young people, families and adults lead functional and enjoyable lives. Her main interests include routine-based intervention, sensory integration and feeding difficulties. Lindsay takes pride in delivering high quality workshops and professional development events. Lindsay currently resides in Dubai and visits New Zealand occasionally to offer professional development. 

About Emma-Jane Taiapia:
Occupational Therapist - intervention
Emma-Jane has a strong interest in paediatrics and working with families. Her ability to quickly establish rapport means she succeeds in offering quality intervention to those she works with. Emma-Jane has experience with a range of ages and abilities. 


Training and Qualifications:

All of our therapists are qualified Occupational Therapists. They are registered with the New Zealand Board of Occupational Therapists. Therapists partake in regular professional development and supervision. 


Our therapists are able to offer the following intervention programs:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
  • Astronaut Training Program
  • Therapeutic Listening Program
  • Magic Caterpillar Handwriting Program
  • Creating functional sensory diets