Speech and Language Therapy for Adults who Stammer
Is your stammer impacting on your social life or getting in the way at work?
Are you finding it hard to contribute in meetings?
Do you need tips on how to manage your stammer during an interview?
Are you concealing your stammer from others?
Would you like to be more open about your stammer?
Are you avoiding certain words or speaking situations because of your stammer?
Would you like to be more confident in giving presentations?
Do you want to work on your stammer and learn to speak more easily?
Do others tell you that you speak too quickly and they find it difficult to understand what you are saying?
If so, I can help.
You can either call me for an initial discussion or send me an email, with no obligation to make an appointment. We can discuss the concerns you have about your stammering at this time, what you are looking for from speech and language therapy and I can let you know what services I offer and whether I can help.
Assessment routinely takes place within your home or via Skype or in another setting with prior arrangement.
During your assessment session, I will ask you about your stammering. This will include questions about its current presentation, how it has developed over time, any previous speech and language therapy you have attended and its effectiveness, as well as your feelings towards your stammering and the impact it is currently having on your day to day life. I will also establish what you want to achieve from therapy.
Following the assessment I will give you a clear explanation of my assessment findings which will enable you to understand the factors that are relevant to your stammering. We can then agree upon a package of therapy that is tailored to fit with what concerns you the most and what you want to achieve from therapy.
My approach is client centred which means the nature and extent of my involvement with each client varies. Therapy may involve a combination of approaches from learning how to speak more easily, reducing any negative feelings and avoidance behaviours associated with your stammering, working towards acceptance and openness and developing your confidence to communicate.
It is important that therapy is aimed at addressing both the psychological aspects of stammering as well as the stammer itself and gives you the tools you need to manage your own stammer.
Therapy can be face to face or via Skype and can be a one-off session or can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as needed. Sessions usually last 60 minutes.
Please contact me for information regarding fees for assessment and therapy.