Read about My Speech Therapy Experience in Lancashire

My name is Nicola and I provide a range of speech therapy services through my business Speech and Language Therapy. 

I primarily work with children and young people across Lancashire as well as Manchester and Liverpool, using techniques I have honed for over 30 years to improve children’s grasp on language and communication for everyday life.

My Story

I qualified as a speech and language therapist in July 1989 from the National Hospital’s College of Speech Sciences and obtained a BSc (Hons) from University College London. 

Since qualifying, I have specialised in the field of paediatric speech and language therapy. I was the therapy manager for paediatrics at East Cheshire NHS Trust until May 1999 and had direct professional responsibility for paediatric speech and language therapy services. 

Between 2000 - 2006, I was a tutor at Manchester University specialising in paediatrics and clinical practice, and then a clinical examiner until 2013. 

I currently work as an independent speech and language therapist, writing a number of papers about speech and language therapy, and presentations including the New Zealand International Speech and Language Therapy Conference and the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Conference.

My Clients

My clients include people who have specific speech and language difficulties, as well as those whose difficulties are a result of special needs, illness, or accidents. I have several research interests, and a number of clients benefit from my links with various university departments. 

I am an independent member of an adoption panel and have a special interest in children being looked after. Whenever possible I do ask parents, carers, and teachers to be involved with therapy, and hope they enjoy the support and training that is provided as part of it. 

From time to time, I run groups and training to enable parents or professionals to get support and ideas from each other, if they would like to be involved.

Contact for more information on my experience and the speech therapy services I provide across Lancashire.