Why do I need an Independent Speech and Language Therapist?
The waiting list for appointments on the NHS can be long, whereas I will usually
be able to offer an appointment in a couple of weeks. In addition, I have more
flexibility with appointments and can offer early evenings or Saturday mornings
which may suit working parents better.
Can I still have therapy on the NHS?
Yes, employing an independent Speech and Language Therapist does not have any
impact on your NHS service. It may be that once your child is being seen by
the local NHS therapist, you decide that you no longer need independent therapy,
or that you would like to continue with private therapy. I will liaise with
the NHS therapist wherever possible.
How much does it cost?
A 1 hour session costs £70. This is usually 45 minutes with the child and 15
minutes liaison with parents or school – discussing progress/concerns and activities
for the coming week. I may make a small charge to cover travel costs but all
fees will be discussed and agreed before I start work.
More details of charges can be found under ‘terms and conditions’.
How far will you travel?
I am based in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire. I am happy to travel to venues in
Oxfordshire and Berkshire for appointments, but I do make charges for travel expenses
if you live more than 5 miles from my home in North Abingdon.
How long will my child need therapy for?
That depends on your child’s difficulties and how severe they are. Unfortunately
there is no easy answer to that one but I will be able to advise based on my assessment
Will you write a report?
Not routinely, but if you would like a report then please let me know. I will
usually write a brief report after an initial consultation. I will provide multiple
copies of a report for you to distribute as appropriate, or I can send them on