penny farrell speech and language therapist
Penny at Lanesborough Library

I am a qualified and CORU-certified Speech and Language Therapist. I qualified in 2002 and have worked in public health systems, primary and secondary schools and the private sector in the UK, Barbados and Ireland. I absolutely love my work and bring bundles of enthusiasm to every session. I am really positive and encouraging person. I place great importance on providing effective therapy whilst building up confidence and having lots of fun.

My clinic is based in my home, but I now work completely online. I have set up a green screen station and invested in equipment and digital therapy materials for online therapy sessions.

I provide a really personal service, and will go to great efforts to include special interests into therapy activities. I have made activities with everything from Peppa, Paw Patrol and Pokemon to Jurassic Park, Minecraft and chess! It’s important that the young people I see are engaged and excited to be working with me because learning becomes a joy for everyone. 

 

Speech and Language Therapy is very broad and we work with people of different ages with many different needs. 

I provide specialised therapy to two specific client groups:  

  • Children, teens and adults who stammer (also known as stuttering)
  • Children who have a speech sound delay or disorder, including speech dyspraxia/speech apraxia
  • Teens and adults who have unclear speech 

I love reading stories to children and run regular baby book club groups and story times for local libraries.

In my spare time, I love to bake and hang out with my family. We also have a dog, two cats and eight hens. I am trying to learn how to garden and I am a (slow!) member of the local triathlon club.