As a Speech & Language Therapist, I specialise in supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to say what they want to say. With my own history of stammering, I understand how such challenges can impact a person and their relationships. I work with adults and children, both one-to-one and in groups, as well as working with employers, teachers, parents, siblings, and nursery staff. I am passionate about support and therapy services, aiming to help people achieve their communication potential and participate fully in school, work and social life.
I am also a parent, hiker, reader, podcast-fan and terrible cook.
What I Offer
My main areas of specialism are stammering (also known as stuttering), cluttering, and selective mutism. I am also an experienced dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) therapist.
I work with adults and children, both one-to-one and in groups, as well as working with employers, teachers, parents, siblings, and nursery staff. I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP). I am also fully registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I offer a range of support and therapy services for individuals, families, groups, schools, employers or organisations. These include, but are not limited to:
- Therapy sessions (one-to-one or in groups)
- Information sessions and support groups for parents
- Information and awareness sessions for employers and school staff
Before committing to an initial meeting, you are welcome to contact me by email, phone or Skype for a free, informal discussion to see if you feel I am the ‘right’ therapist for you. Consultations and meetings can be held at the Brighter Spaces location in Wilmslow, via videolink, or at a location of your choosing (such as home, work or school).
Areas of specialization:
- Selective mutism
- Dysphagia in adults
Training & Qualifications
I qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2003, graduating from University College London as a mature student with an MSc in Speech and Language Sciences. After working in the NHS for several years, I moved to Norway where I spent 5 years working in a specialist service, providing evaluation, information and therapy for people who stammer and clutter, as well as providing supervision and training courses for other therapists working with people who stammer and clutter. I then lived in the USA for 18 months, where I qualified as a certified American Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP).
Since returning to the UK at the beginning of 2018, I have established an independent speech therapy practice, so that I can focus on dysfluency. I have been involved in several dysfluency research projects, and am actively involved in the work of the British Stammering Association and the International Fluency Association.
Before committing to an initial meeting, you are welcome to contact me by email, phone or Skype for a free, informal discussion to see if you feel I am the ‘right’ therapist for you.
Current rates can be found on my website.