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I offer Speech and Language Therapy in my clinic, at your home, in schools, and ON LINE.

I am also available for corporate training to improve intra-personal communication skills and for mindfulness training and workshops.

I run singing and songwriting workshops and poetry workshops for everyone, including people who have a communication disability. 

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Bringing joy through communication

As a Speech and Language Therapist I enable positive change in communication ability, to reach the best possible outcomes.

During the process it is my wish to build communicative confidence and enable further self expression. To be more able to communicate our needs, wishes, emotions, thoughts and to understand these in ourselves and others is the essence of communicative effectiveness, at whatever level relevant to each of us. 

Thus we can more fully connect with ourselves and others. This is the joy of communication.

There are many levels at which speech, language, communication, vocal abilities can be worked.

It is also a function of Speech and Language Therapists to train and enable teachers, parents, teaching assistants, partners, families, friends and the wider community to enhance their own understanding of speech, language and communication needs, so they may communicate more fully and with greater ease as more effective communication partners. I want to inspire others to understand how they might do this and to encourage the integration of strategies into the environment, their own skills set and communication styles.

There is joy in communication and connection with ourselves and with others.

 

 

ABOUT ME

A Speech & Language Therapist with a wide range of experience for 20 years, and mindfulness practitioner for the last 10 years, I've worked in a variety of settings in the NHS and independently, with children and adults.

am also a singer/songwriter and can bring my experience, interest and knowledge of this into sessions, if desired.  

EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS

City University, London, BSc in Clinical Communication Science (hons) 

https://www.city.ac.uk/subjects/language-communication

Aberdeen University (postgraduate training in mindfulness) 

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/946/studies-in-mindfulness/

Mindfulness teacher training, The Mindfulness Association

https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net

You can find me on the professional registers:

Member of the The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) 

http://www.rcslt.org

Member of Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) 

https://www.hcpc-uk.org​

I have enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (and I am registered on the update service so you can ask me for an updated check anytime).

I have also been checked and excluded from the Spanish Certificate Sexual Offences. This is the only certificate issued to regularly work with minors in Spain.

EXPERIENCE
I am fortunate to have experience working with many children and adults.

CHILDREN​

  • Autism

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Children with minimal consciousness

  • Complex needs including working with children who have cerebral palsy

  • Mild, moderate, severe learning difficulties

  • Developmental and global delay

  • Downs Syndrome

  • Pragmatic/social communication difficulties

  • Dyspraxia and Dysarthria

  • Dysfluency/stammering

  • Behavioural and emotional difficulties

  • Paediatric voice problems

  • Developmental Language Disorder

  • Phonological difficulties

  • Language difficulties

  • Dyslexia

  • Auditory processing difficulties

  • Alternative and Augmentative communication 

ADULTS

  • Voice disorders (organic and psychogenic)

  • Dysfluency/ stammer

  • Transgender voice

  • Head and Neck Cancer (oncology)

  • Dementia/ Alzheimer´s disease

  • Stroke and Neurological conditions

  • Autism

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • People with learning differences

  • People with Down Syndrome

  • Dysphagia

  • Alternative and Augmentative communication

Everyone is unique and these labels can be useful to help identify ways to work with people. However throughout Speech and Language Therapy we work with you as an individual and with your unique needs and strengths, to reach your best outcomes and to improve on things that may be difficult.

Children and Adults:

I have worked with children of all ages who have speech, language and communication needs. I have also worked with young people who have dyslexia.

I have also worked with adults who have voice difficulties, stroke, dysfluency, degenerative disease, neurological conditions and swallowing difficulties.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working in a variety of settings within the NHS and independently, including special and mainstream schools, nurseries, clinics, and a rehabilitation centre for children with traumatic brain injury.

From 2010 to 2015 I was fortunate to work in Tunbridge Wells Hospital as the Speech and Language Therapist/ voice therapist to help adults with voice disorders, dysfluency, oncology and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).

 

During this time I maintained my skills with children by working in my own private practice. 

Having worked in many settings, and with many different people, I have a wide range of skills and experience. Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.

 

CONTACT ME

Please contact me with any queries 

LOCATIONS

Javea, Denia, Jalon Valley, Costa Blanca coast, Alicante and Valencia region, 

 

Any Costa Blanca region.

Spain

Surrey and Sussex UK

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