Communication is key to social, emotional and mental wellbeing​

As a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with children, teens and adults with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, I know that communication is integral to relationships, wellbeing, educational attainment and work success.

Perhaps you know someone (a child, teen or adult) who..

  • Has difficulty communicating with others, making or maintaining relationships

  • Frequently gets involved in conflicts with others

  • Struggles to remember instructions or understand what they are being asked to do

  • Is socially isolated or more vulnerable than their peers 

  • Has difficulty engaging with education or work

  • Worries about talking to other people 

  • Has low confidence and self-esteem

Or perhaps you recognise these in yourself. 

If any of the above sound familiar, contact me today to arrange a free consultation to discuss whether intervention may be suitable

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Who do you work with?

I work with organisations, professionals, families and individuals with communication difficulties.

 

My one to one speech therapy clients typically present with some of the following conditions;

  • Acquired Brain Injury ranging from mild- severe (e.g.  stroke, brain surgery, traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, brain tumour), 

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Developmental Delay

All of these can result in Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) which can impact on Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

If you or someone you know does not have one of the conditions listed above but thinks that communication support or intervention may be helpful, then please book a free 30 minute consultation to discuss.

What services do you provide?

  • Assessment (formal/informal, observation and discussion with client)

  • Individual therapy sessions

  • Education and advice

  • Home programmes (as appropriate)

  • Carer training

  • Liaison with GP/other professionals

  • School training

  • Workplace training

 

Contact me today to arrange a free consultation to discuss which services would be most suitable

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Speech, Language, Communication and Mental Health

Relationships, educational engagement and work success are reliant on communication.

The impact of even mild speech, language and communication difficulties can ripple into all areas of of life and can impact on mental health and wellbeing, for example;

 

  • Many mental health treatments rely on language and communication to be successful, so for those with SLCN this may block them from accessing supports

  • In order to effectively understand, label and communicate how we are feeling, we need good language skills. 

  • People may experience anxiety related to communicating. This can be caused by not understanding what people are saying or people not understanding what they’re saying

  • Forming friendships and social relationships may be difficult due to a limited vocabulary, interpersonal skills and conflict resolution 
     

  • Low self-esteem can be caused by feelings of social isolation or being unable to communicate as effectively as peers
     

  • People may have difficulty with thinking things through, sequencing events and working out what might happen, causing them to not really understand the implications of their actions

“He has come on leaps and bounds since working with you. It's been a tough journey since his stroke and we couldn't be more thankful for your support, kindness and expertise. The therapy has helped us all communicate better, there is much less arguing at home and C* is less angry because he can communicate more effectively with us. I would highly recommend”

DB
Parent of adult client
Speech Therapy