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Speech and Language Therapy at home, in schools, ON LINE.

Also available for

  • Corporate training to improve intra/inter-personal communication skills

  • Mindfulness and well being training and workshops

  • Singing, songwriting and poetry workshops

Surrey and Sussex, Uk

Welcome

Bringing joy through communication

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

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

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

Speech and Language Therapists also train teachers, parents, teaching assistants, partners, families, friends and the wider community to enhance their own understanding of speech, language and communication needs and to be more effective communication partners. I want to inspire others to understand how to do this and encourage the integration of strategies into the environment, own skills sets and communication styles.

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

 

 

ABOUT ME

  • A Speech & Language Therapist and vocal therapist for 20 years, with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience

  • A trained mindfulness practitioner for 10 years

  • Experience of working in a variety of settings in the NHS and independently, with children and adults

  • Can bring my experience and knowledge of singing/songwriting into sessions, if desired

  • Enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (registered on update service...ask me for an updated check anytime)​

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.

I also have experience as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist/ voice therapist to help adults with vocal disorders, stroke, dysfluency and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).

EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS

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

Aberdeen University (postgraduate training in mindfulness) 

Mindfulness teacher training, The Mindfulness Association 

Member of 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​

EXPERIENCE

CHILDREN​

  • Autism

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • 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 (DLD)

  • Phonological difficulties

  • Language difficulties

  • Dyslexia

  • Auditory processing difficulties

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

ADULTS

  • Voice disorders (organic and psychogenic)

  • Dysfluency/ stammer

  • Transgender voice

  • Dementia/ Alzheimer´s disease

  • Stroke and Neurological conditions

  • Autism

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • People with learning differences

  • People with Down Syndrome

  • Alternative and Augmentative communication (AAC)

Everyone is unique and labels can be useful to help identify ways to work. Throughout Speech and Language Therapy we will work with you as an individual, with your unique needs and strengths, to reach your best outcomes.

 

CONTACT ME

Please contact me with any queries including any regarding location

LOCATIONS

Surrey area around Coulsdon, Reigate, Redhill, Dorking, Horley, towards Crawley, Horsham into Sussex, the South coast including Brighton and Lewes, East Sussex

UK

I offer sessions ON LINE

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