Taz and owner Charlotte Throssel of Disability Nottingham. See SWNS story SWLNlizard; A disability charity is offering therapy sessions with a 3ft LIZARD to help improve mental wellbeing - despite admitting many are scared of the giant reptile at first. Taz, a black and white Tegu, which are native to the tropical rainforests of South America, is believed to be Britain's first ever therapy lizard. Disability Support, based in Nottingham, has been using the unusual creature to help its users relax and unwind instead of traditional therapy dogs and horses. They say two-year-old Taz provides a unique sensory experience - once people have got over their fears of stroking a one metre long lizard. CEO Charlotte Throssel, 42, introduced the reptile two months ago as part of unique weekly sessions in mindfulness for disabled people and their carers. She said the idea began as a joke at first but the response to their 'therapy lizard sessions' had been really positive so far. Charlotte, of Old Basford, Nottingham, added: “I haven’t heard of many places that have therapy lizards. I think we’re quite unique.