I graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester in 1997 with a BSc Honours degree in Human Communication; Speech and Language Therapy.
Since then, I have worked in both the NHS and in Education in a variety of settings such as clinics, schools and language units.
I now enjoy working independently and set up talking2gether in 2013 offering a flexible and easily accessible service to parents and schools.
Who I help
I work with children in the mid Sussex area. I accept referrals from parents, schools and other professionals. I offer help to children experiencing difficulty with:
Attention and listening
Articulation - problems forming the mouth shapes and movements for speech
Phonological delay/disorder - difficulty hearing the difference between speech sounds or replacing some sounds with others making their speech unclear
Receptive and expressive language delay/disorder - difficulty understanding and following instructions or answering questions, remembering words and their meanings or sounding muddled when speaking in sentences
Social Communication difficulties - difficulty joining in with play, learning the rules of conversation eg. taking turns, making eye contact, misunderstanding feelings or facial expressions, jokes and sarcasm
Qualifications and Registration
BSc(Hons) Human Communication: Speech and Language Therapy
I am required by law to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I must adhere to strict professional guidelines regarding continuing professional development and receive regular supervision in order to maintain this registration.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Health and Care Professions Council
Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB)
Information Commissioner's Office