Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

I combine my work for Hegarty Therapy with my role as a Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist in the NHS where I predominantly work with children and young people with Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

I qualified in 2002 and since this time have worked with children and young people from 6 months to 18 years in both mainstream and specialist settings. I particularly enjoy working with older children and young people at secondary school and college. I strive to support them to develop their confidence to use their communication strengths to be able to fully participate with the community as they transition into adulthood.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Pathology with Distinction in Clinical Practice – Manchester University
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Centre Training
  • Makaton Training (Foundation Level)
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Encouraging Independent Vocabulary Learning (Vicki Joffe)
  • Narrative Therapy (Becky Shanks)
  • Memory (Kate Ripley)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Lego Therapy (Trainer)
  • Social Stories
  • Assessing and Teaching Social Skills (Alex Kelly)
  • Hyperactivity: Insights from CAMHS
  • Beacon House: Trauma
  • Protecting Rights in a Caring Environment (PRICE)
  • Michael Palin Centre: Parent – Child Interaction Therapy
  • Lidcombe Therapy for Stammering
  • Practice Educator for University College London, City University and Canterbury University
  • Facilitated Conversations (light mediation) Facilitator