My Experience

I have over 15 years experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS and independent settings. I have worked across different age groups within Child Development Clinics, nurseries, Primary and Secondary Mainstream, Special and Private schools, colleges, clinics, and within family homes. I have held lead roles, supervised others, and developed training programmes. I have worked with people targeting a range of areas such as speech difficulties, Developmental Language Disorder, and complex needs, with my area of specialism being autism and neurodevelopmental conditions. I am experienced in assessing people with complex presentations, e.g. learning difficulties, high levels of anxiety, and selective mutism. I have also been carrying out varied assessments online. I have worked within a range of multidisciplinary teams with Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Educational Psychologists and Specialist Teachers conducting diagnostic assessments, carrying out therapy, and providing training and post diagnostic support.

My Values

I am passionate about providing an exceptional level of care, using evidence-based practice, and continually developing my clinical skills to offer families the highest standard of treatment. I believe it is imperative to work collaboratively to be effective, and to ensure that input is functional, impactful, and generalised across all areas of an individual’s life.  I am a thoughtful and analytical clinician and I build strong and effective relationships with families. I am compassionate, sensitive, and never forget that there is an individual at the heart of the assessment.

Models I work with

I individualise my input to each young person with whom I work. I am trained in a range of therapeutic interventions including Intensive Interaction, Parent- Child Interaction, Attention Autism, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking, and Hanen More Than Words.

Training and Qualifications

  • BSc Clinical Language Sciences, Speech and Language Therapy – Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Introduction to Counselling – Birkbeck University
  • PG Certificate in Autism – Sheffield Hallam University
  • ADOS-2 – Tavistock Centre
  • 3Di – UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  • ADI – Compass Psychology Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA) – UCLA Centre for Autism Research and Treatment
  • Hanen More Than Words – Registered Trainer with Hanen
  • SCERTS – Emily Rubin
  • Attention Autism – Gina Davies
  • Social Thinking – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • TEACCH – Gary Mesibov ComFor – Jarymke Malijaars
  • Autism Masterclass – Prof Tony Attwood
  • Makaton – Foundation Course, Makaton Regional Trainer
  • PECS – Pyramid Educational Consultants
  • Intensive Interaction – Dave Hewett
  • Elklan Training – Elklan Registered Trainer
  • Clinical Supervision – Intandem
  • Excellence in Report Writing – Bond Salon