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 usually based in my home, but I have made changes to the way I work to keep everyone as safe as possible. I have set up a green screen station and invested in equipment for online therapy sessions. I have been exploring all the fun ways to use green screen animations in my assessment and therapy activities.
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 and Minecraft! 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. In my ongoing professional study, I have specialised in:
- Stammering (also known as stuttering)
- Toddler language development and late talkers
- Speech sound difficulties including dyspraxia
- Reading difficulties and dyslexia
- School aged language development – both national school and secondary school age groups
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.