After graduating from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a First Class Honours degree in Speech and Language Sciences in 2005, I worked in the NHS in London for 10 years as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist.
In 2014 I set up my Independent practice to enable me to combine the work I love with raising my own two children.
I currently work with children in the Surrey/Hampshire Borders (Farnham, Guildford and surrounding areas) visiting children in their own homes (or school/nursery) and am able to offer appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Speech, language and communication skills are key to every child's development; impacting their ability to express themselves, form friendships, learn in school and understand and interact with the world around them. By using the latest research, Speech and Language Therapy can make a real difference.
Therapy should be fun, motivating and relevant to a child's everyday life and my experience and research shows that intervention is most effective when it also includes those who are with the child every day, giving them the best chance of achieving their full potential.
I firmly believe in working with those who know the child best and are with them every day; working closely with parents to fully understand each child’s individual needs and develop the best and most practical support for them. I am also proud to use 'My Therapy Tracker ®' to support best practice and collaboration with parents and school staff so that everyone can feel involved and contribute to the support your child is receiving.
Children's development is complex and often children may need support in more than one area. I place great value on liaising and working with other professionals your child may see e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Paediatrician. If your child is also receiving Speech and Language Therapy from the NHS I will liaise with their therapist to ensure our input is integrated for the most effective outcomes.
I am a Hanen® Certified Speech and Language Therapist - certified to deliver the More Than Words® Programme for parents of children with social communication difficulties and Autism.
I am also fully PROMPT® trained (to Bridging Level) and able to offer PROMPT® Therapy to children with motor speech difficulties.
I support children with therapy approaches that are pro-neurodiversity and have children's communication needs at their heart. As such I am highly experienced in using many different therapy approaches and have received Post-Graduate Training in :
Qualified to work with children with Eating and Drinking Difficulties (Dysphagia) - The Practical Management of Eating and Drinking difficulties in Children: Intermediate level at University College London in 2010
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
This is the legal regulatory body of Speech and Language Therapists in the UK.
Member Number SL15853
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I am a certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist (RCSLT). This the professional body of SLT's in the UK
Membership number: RC0018608
I am a registered member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent practice (ASLTIP).
Member number: 2452
I have an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service which is registered with the Update Service: Certificate Number 001562076861 (Update Service ID C6257995562)
I am also certified to work in Surrey Schools due to an additional DBS Check, Certificate Number 001659053068 (Update Service ID: C8522025960)