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Our Speech & Language Therapists

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“Since qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist I have worked in both NHS and private sectors with children, young people and families with a wide range of needs. I have extensive experience and postgraduate training in working with people of all ages who stammer and also autistic children. I love to utilise solution-focused, parent-led approaches. I have a lot of positive energy and like to work flexible and creatively to achieve great outcomes.”

Katie Western

Director &

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)

Postgraduate Training

  • Level 1 PROMPT trained clinician

  • Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT)

  • Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCI)

  • Gestalt Language Processing

  • City Lit Adult Stammering Course

  • SCERTS

  • Makaton

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“After completing my Masters degree at University College London I began my career working with a range of both pre-school and primary school aged children in London.  I have since specialised in working with preschool children with a range of communication difficulties. I have specialist skills in treating language delay and disorders, speech delay and disorders, early dysfluency, selective mutism, autism and other social communication difficulties.”

Lorna McKirgan

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)

Postgraduate Training

  • SCERTS

  • Gestalt Language Processing

  • Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy

  • Lidcombe Program

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Makaton

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Since qualifying as a Speech and Language therapist in 2016 I worked within the NHS for seven years before moving to the private sector. Before this I worked as a nursing assistant, and I was inspired to retrain after seeing the benefits that Speech and Language Therapy could bring with a family member. I have experience of working with children and young people from preschool to secondary school age, with a wide range of communication needs such as language delay and disorders, speech delay and disorders, stammering, autism, selective mutism and complex needs. I am committed to delivering quality and individualised therapy working with children, parents and education staff to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Jenny Wilkinson

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Healthcare Professions Council

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Postgraduate Training

  • SCERTS

  • Makaton

  • Lidcombe Program

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy

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"After working in a special educational needs school as a teaching assistant for 6 years I was inspired to train as a Speech and Language Therapist. Since graduation I have worked in the private sector with preschool and primary aged children in schools and nurseries. I have experience in the following areas: language delays and disorders, speech delays and disorders, stammering, Autism, Selective Mutism."

Lizzy Coughlan

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Healthcare Professions Council

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Postgraduate Training

  • Gestalt Language Processing​

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'After qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist I worked in the NHS for 15 years before moving into the private sector.   I have experience of working with children and young people aged between 2 and 18 with a variety of communication needs including speech sound delay and disorder, language difficulties and DLD, stammering and selective mutism.  I also have experience of working with autistic children and contributing advice towards EHCPs.  I enjoy working with children, parents and education staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child.'

Angie Popham

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Healthcare Professions Council

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Postgraduate Training

  • Palin Parent Child Interaction ​

  • Makaton

  • Lidcombe Program

  • Gestalt Language Processing

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"I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010. I worked within the NHS for over a decade before moving to the independent sector. I am experienced in working with children and young people with a wide range of communication needs. I am also experienced in supporting children with Dysphagia, and other eating and drinking difficulties.

I am passionate about child and family centred care, working with children and young people on what is important for them in their environments. I believe that speech therapy can be flexible, creative and most of all fun."

Claire Atkins

Speech and Language Therapist

Professional Registration

  • Healthcare Professions Council

  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Postgraduate Training

  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Assessment and Therapy

  • Intensive Interaction

  • Lidcombe Stammering Therapy

  • Paediatric Dysphagia

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"I am a Paediatric Dietitian, with over 10 years of experience working as a registered Dietitian for the NHS.  I work part-time as a Specialist in General Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and have recently started working in the private sector. One of the aspects of my job I feel most passionate about is feeding therapy. I am excited to be able to work alongside a therapy team, to provide a holistic approach that helps children and their families with a range of feeding difficulties."

Aimee McEvilly

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Professional Registration

  • Healthcare Professions Council

  • British Society of Allergy & Immunology

  • British Dietetic Association and Committee Member

Postgraduate Training

  • Masters in Dietetics

  • Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics (BDA certified)

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