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The Talking Lab


Communication skills reablement

for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wiltshire

group therapy training voice coaching Cheltenham Gloucestershire
talking-therapy speech and language therapy independent Gloucestershire
talking-therapy speech and language therapy independent Cheltenham



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About Speech & Language Therapy

Whatever your medical condition or your reason for seeking help, the overall way I work will be broadly the same. My initial visit to you will be a kind of introductory conversation, to help you outline what it is you are looking for and to help us determine whether and how I can help you. Then I will carry out a detailed assessment, either on the same day or at the next session, and from there we will agree goals together, from which I will devise a treatment plan.


A note about therapy contracts

Sometimes it is helpful for us both to agree and sign a contract, to cover what we expect from each other and to have a record of how we organise ourselves - contact details, treatment times, cancellations, fees and so on. I will usually suggest signing a contract after the initial interview, or sometimes after the detailed assessment.


Specific conditions

Please see the boxes below for the medical and communication disorders I treat, and do not hesitate to contact me for further information about each.


Acquired neurological disorders:


Stroke (caused by clot or brain haemorrhage)

Traumatic brain injury, following a car accident, fall, assault or other cause of head injury; brain tumour

Progressive neurological disorders:


Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Multi-Systems Atrophy (MSA)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

and others - contact me to enquire

Voice and ENT:


General Dysphonias (voice disorders) including voice loss

Chronic sore throat, laryngitis, or persistent, irritating cough

Gender reassignment

Dysfluency and stammering:


Stammering and stuttering

Pressure of speech and cluttering

Speaking anxiety


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