Our team of therapists have been specially selected due to their expertise in their chosen field. All of our therapists are registered with the Health Professions Council as well as their own governing bodies. Our therapists undergo regular training and continuing professional development.
Speech therapy is the rehabilitative treatment of physical and / or cognitive deficits resulting in difficulty with verbal and receptive communication. This includes both speech and language aspects. Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, common treatments may range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids.
Speech therapists also provide services for individuals with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
Rachel Widdows – MMediSci, RCSLT, MHPC
My interest in speech and language began as a result of studying modern languages at Durham University. As part of that course I spent a year aborad trying to communicate in different languages. I realised that people with communication difficulties must experience a similar sense of frustration when they are unable to express themselves. I therefore trained to become a Speech and Language Therapist and now work in a series of settings (NHS and private) helping both children and adults to reach their communicative potential.