I am a speech and language therapist with over 25 years experience of working with people who stammer and their families in the public, private, education and voluntary sectors. I have a particular interest in critical disability studies, stammering activism and what stammering can teach us about ourselves and the world
I am also a BACP accredited person centred counsellor and have worked in this capacity with young people and adults in voluntary and community sector support services, education and private practice since 2009.
I have an independent practice in Teddington (TW11), where I offer stammering therapy and counselling to young people and adults. In addition, I offer 1:1 and group supervision to trainee and qualified health and care professionals and counsellors. I regularly co-facilitate workshops and courses in an independent capacity as well as through intandem and with therapists at City Lit. I was a Primary Tutor on the BA (Hons)/Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at Metanoia Institute from 2017 to 2020 and since 2021 am a member of the Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) team.
I am a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the Association for Independent Speech and Language Therapists (ASLTIP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am also an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory and anti-ableist practice and ensure that I get regular supervision, training and support from my colleagues so that you can feel confident in our work together.
In my free time I enjoy walking my dog, going to the theatre and mindfulness meditation.