About

About me

I graduated from the College of St Mark and St John (Plymouth) with a BA (Hons) in Human Communication Studies. I have 17 years of experience working with children with speech, language and social communication difficulties in a range of settings.

I started my career in the NHS and in 2009 I set up Learn to Talk. In 2019 my husband’s career led me on a new adventure as we emigrated to Singapore with our young daughter. During my time abroad I worked for a multidisciplinary company providing speech and language therapy to children in international schools and client homes. This has given me valuable experience working with therapists and families from a range of countries and cultures.

I am looking forward to bringing my recently gained international experience and diverse range of therapy approaches to benefit the children and families I will be working with in the UK.

My formal training includes:

  • Lidcombe programme of early stuttering intervention
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Makaton signing
  • Treatment and management of cleft lip and palate
  • Voice Craft
  • Attention Autism Programme
  • Use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Parent – Child Interaction therapy (PCI)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of developmental verbal dyspraxia
  • Management of children with developmental language disorder
  • Learn to Play
  • Autism: beyond behaviours
  • An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

I am a Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and as required by law I am on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.