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My Background

My desire to help people communicate led me into work as a linguist in various countries and then I career changed to neurorehabilitation, although I do still use my language skills, when working with multilingual clients.  As a professional Speech and Language Therapist, I have worked in the NHS and in independent practice with adults in the fields of learning disability, mental health and neurorehabilitation.  I strive to help my clients identify meaningful goals that will make daily life easier.  In order to provide real-life opportunities to maximise gains made in clinic and ensure a holisitic approach, I regularly collaborate with other health professionals (such as occupational therapists, psychologists and counsellors), family, friends and colleagues.

 

My Experience and Training

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Post- Qualification Dysphagia Competencies, SEPT and BHFT, 2012

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy, City University, London,  2012, Distinction

  • BA Hons Modern Languages, University of Bristol, 2005, 2:1

​Over the course of my career I have attended and delivered many training courses, the following areas offer a flavour of these:

  • Aphasia

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Better Conversations with Aphasia

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Cervical Auscultation

  • Clinical Leadership

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Cognition

  • Cognitive Communication T Disorder

  • Counseling Skills

  • Dysphagia

  • Mindfulness

  • Neurorehabilitation

  • Motor Speech Disorders

  • Research Forums and best-practice forums on acquired language disorders, neurorehabilitation

  • Supported Conversations (Converation Partnet Training)
  • Telehealth and online therapy

  • Therapy in the coronavirus context

  • Technology in Therapy

I have experience of providing evidence-based assessment and treatment of the following conditions:​

  • Aphasia - problems with language due to illness or neurological event

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Cognitive Communication Disorder

  • Dementia

  • Dysfluency/Stammering

  • Dysphagia -problems with swallowing, eating and drinking

  • Facial Weakness

  • Learning Disability

  • Motor Speech Disorders- dysarthria (slurred speech), dyspraxia of speech (difficulty saying the sounds in the right order)

  • Progressive Neurological Conditions

  • Reading and Writing Difficulties (acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia)

  • Stroke

  • Social Communication Difficulties

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Please feel free to get in touch with me should you have any questions about conditions that I am able to treat.

Professional Registrations

I am a Band 7, Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist, registered member of the Health Care Professions Council, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice

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