Meet the Team

Experienced and professional

Since opening our doors 10 years ago, Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services has developed and grown.  We are proud of our commitment to enabling and empowering client's to be the best they can be and look forward to further developing our team in the future.


Lisa Thacker

Director of Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services Ltd
Specialist Occupational Therapist, Case Manager and Expert Witness.

With over 17 years in clinical, commissioning and management roles in the NHS, Lisa left to set up Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services in 2012. Lisa is experienced with child and adolescent conditions including autism, acquired and traumatic brain injury, neurodevelopmental conditions and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  

Lisa has further developed skills as a Case Manager and Expert Witness currently working as an Associate with Jennifer M Whittall Ltd.  In this role Lisa supports children, adolescents and adults with acquired and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions, chronic pain and mental health diagnoses to develop clear and costed goals of rehabilitation.  Accustomed to working in the medico-legal sector, Lisa is able to produce timely, concise and informative reports to a high standard.

Further information for Jennifer M Whittall Ltd can be found at:


Elizabeth Nicholls

Specialist Occupational Therapist, Manual Handling Trainer

Joining Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services in 2017, Elizabeth has brought her skills and expertise in working with clients with complex orthopaedic injuries, trauma, acquired brain injury and palliative care conditions.

Elizabeth is a manual handling trainer working directly with clients, local authorities, nursing homes, carers, foster carers and relatives. Training is bespoke to the client, delivered in their place of residence and with their serviced and LOLER tested equipment.  

Finally, Elizabeth has completed training in housing adaptation and equipment for use in the home environment for people with disabilities, including clients who have hearing and sight loss.  Elizabeth has worked closely with Solicitors, Case Managers, Architects and Builders to support clients to locate a new property, working with the client and team through to completion and beyond to facilitate maximum independence and comfort in their chosen property.

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Kirsty Carter

Specialist Occupational Therapist.  Housing, Adaptations and Equipment

Kirsty joined Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services Limited in May 2020.  Kirsty offers clients her expertise in carrying out specialist Occupational Therapy assessments within the home or care environment and assessing for standard and specialist equipment.  Kirsty is also accustomed to making recommendations for major adaptations to the home.  

Kirsty is able to work closely with multidisciplinary practitioners including architects, manual handling advisers, private sector housing officers and other healthcare professionals.  

Kirsty offers advice and information that helps to facilitate the client to maximise safety and independence within the home environment.  Furthermore Kirsty has experience of carrying out carer’s assessments and supporting carers to access information and local resources. Kirsty is able to develop therapeutic relationships with service users, their families and their carers as this is fundamental when creating intervention plans for complex and changing needs. 


Emma Hicks

Specialist Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation

Emma is an experienced, passionate 

and dedicated Occupational Therapist accustomed to working with adults requiring assessment and rehabiliation due to illness, trauma and injury.  

Emma has significant experience of working with colleagues across NHS, social care, charitable and private organisations Emma has experience of the medico-legal sector and she is used to working closely with Case Managers and Solicitors. Areas of specialism include clients who have complex physical disability, major upper limb trauma, orthopaedics, traumatic and acquired brain injury, chronic pain, neurological conditions and oncology and palliative care needs.

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Emma Gosling

Specialist Occupational Therapist, Paediatrics

Emma joined the team in March 2021 and specialises in children and adolescents who have needs arising from neurodevelopment conditions, autism, sensory and motor processing difficulties as well as developmental trauma.

Trained in sensory integration, Emma is able to assess and develop specific programmes for children and young people with needs in this area. Accustomed to working in the childs family home, schools, nurseries and collages as well as residential care homes, Emma can provide a service flexible to the identified needs and environments.

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Racheal Pickford

Director of RP Business Support Solutions Ltd

Racheal founded RP Business Support Solutions Ltd in 2010 to provide outsource secretarial, administrative and marketing services predominantly to organisations and professionals in the care sector.

Racheal and her team support Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services through the management of enquiries, production of reports and resources and liaison with clients, relatives, commissioning and instructing professionals.

Further details for RP Business Support Solutions Ltd can be found at:


Lucy-Olivia Thacker

Occupational Therapy Business Administrator

Lucy-Olivia joined the business in 2022 to assist Evergreen Occupational Therapy Services. She has an eye for design and has excellent computer skills. She assists others in any tasks which need carrying out including enquiries and making resources tailored to individual client needs. 

Lucy-Olivia has designed websites and logos for companies as well as made an online portfolio of her work which can be found at

Prior to joining the team she studied Journalism at university alongside previously studying business. 


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