Highly Professional Speech and Language Therapists in North West London.
The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapists in North West London
The Speech and Language Therapists at The Owl Centre in North West London combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Lucy Luff BSc (Hons) (University College London), MHCPC, MRCSLT, MASLTIP
Lucy has been working as a Speech and Language Therapist for over 5 years and currently works in the NHS as a Highly Specialist therapist. She has vast experience of providing speech and language therapy to children in a variety of settings including community clinic, child development centres, pre-school complex needs clinics, nurseries, mainstream and special schools and children's centres.
Lucy specialises in working with pre-school children aged 0-5 with speech, language and communication difficulties and with school aged children who stammer (2-15 year olds). Lucy can provide home, nursery and school visits. She has experience in working with a range of difficulties including language delay and disorder, phonological difficulties, stammering, eating and drinking difficulties, Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and other medical conditions.
Lucy tailors her private therapy services to meet the individual needs of a child and works closely with parents, school staff and other professionals to achieve a child’s maximum potential. Therapy is fun, energetic and creative and is based on evidence based best practice and may combine different approaches to best suit the needs of the child.
Lucy is based in Ruislip, North West London where she is able to provide in-house therapy or she can make home, nursery, or school visits for assessment and therapy in the surrounding areas, including:
- Northwood Hills
Katy Poyser BA (Hons), MSc (UCL), MRCSLT, HCPC registered.
Katy qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010. She has a wealth of experience in working with language delay and disorder, phonological difficulties, mild to severe and profound learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Katy has also developed an expertise in working with children who stammer. She has provides speech and language therapy across a variety of settings including homes, nurseries, children’s centres, and mainstream and special schools for pre-school children and older.
Katy creates individual speech and language therapy programmes tailored to the child’s needs with advice and support for parents. She is trained in parent-child interaction techniques, as well as Makaton signing, Lidcombe and Michael Palin Centre stammering therapy. Katy’s passion for working with those with autism has led her to complete training in intensive interaction and the TEACCH approach.
Katy has a particular interest in working with high and low tech. communication and has a broad knowledge of the current apps and devices to best support the child’s communication. She is committed to providing a fun and enthusiastic approach to therapy to engage the child and to motivate them to succeed through focusing on the positives and on their achievements.
It is Katy’s firm belief that working in collaboration with parents and teachers is essential to the child’s progress and development. In her current NHS role, she delivers training packages to education staff to help skill up the education setting and provide a communicative friendly environment.
Geographical locations where Katy can provide home, school and nursery private therapy services include:
- West Drayton
- Beaconsfield and the surrounding areas.
Harkinder Bedi BSc (Hons) (City University, London), MRCSLT, MHCPC
Harkinder qualified as a Speech in Language Therapist in 2011 and currently works in the NHS as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. She has experience providing speech and language therapy in a range of settings including primary and secondary schools and a specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder Base attached to a mainstream primary school. She has worked with children with a wide range of difficulties including language delay, language disorder, social communication difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder and speech sound difficulties.
Harkinder works holistically and flexibly around the child, tailoring therapy programmes and activities individually to the child. She encourages working closely and collaboratively with parents, education staff and other professionals where possible. When planning therapy, she ensures that it is fun, realistic and enjoyable and supports parents to reinforce speech, language and communication skills in a child's natural environment.
Harkinder is based in Harrow and is able to provide home private therapy services in the following areas:
- Northwood Hills
- Edgware (Barnet side)
- and areas surrounding Barnet, Brent and Hillingdon.
Rhiannon Halfpenny BSc (Hons) (University College London), MHCPC, MRCSLT, MASLTIP
Rhiannon currently combines her independent work alongside her work as a therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Her professional experience has enabled her to develop skills working within mainstream clinics and nursery settings with children with stammers, speech disorders and language delays. Rhiannon has also developed further specialism working with children with Autism, and developmental needs such as Down’s syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.
Rhiannon strongly believes that children learn best when they are having fun, therefore speech and language therapy sessions with Rhiannon are exciting, creative and based strongly around research, enabling children to reach their full potential. Each child will have their own individual targets and therapy sessions tailor-designed to work towards these. Parents will be provided with clear, manageable strategies so that they feel confident in carrying out activities when she isn’t there.
Rhiannon is able to provide outreach visits to the following areas:
- Central London
- Charing Cross
- Crouch Hill
- East Finchley
- Finchley Central
- Finchley Road
- Gospel Oak
- High Barnet
- Highbury and Islington
- Kentish Town
- Kings Cross
- Mill Hill East
- Muswell Hill
- Old Street
- Russell Square
- Totteridge and Whetstone
- Tufnell Park
- West Finchley
- West Hampstead
- Woodside Park
Bhagyvati Jethwa BSC (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy (City University), MRCSLT, MHCPC
Bhagyvati has been working as a Speech and Language Therapist for 5 years and currently works in the NHS as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. She has provided therapy in a range of settings including nurseries, children centres, mainstream primary schools and family homes.
Bhagyvati specialises in working with children aged 0-5 with speech, language and communication difficulties. Bhagyvati has experience in working with a range of difficulties including language delay and disorder, phonological difficulties, stammering and has a specialist interest in working with children who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In addition to her experience as a Speech and Language therapist, Bhagyvati has worked as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) tutor on several home and school programmes, and therefore has an understanding of the principles behind ABA and the challenges that families and children with Autism may face.
Bhagyvati enjoys working closely with families to make therapy individual and workable for them to support their child to reach their potential. Knowledge of current research and evidence supports and underpins her ability to combine therapy approaches to make it fun, functional and engaging.
Bhagyvati is based in Hillingdon and can provide home visits in the following areas:
- Gerrards Cross
Samia Malik BSc Hons (City University), MRCSLT, MHCPC
Samia qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from City University in 2012. She has worked in a range of settings including mainstream schools and colleges, children’s centres, special schools and additional resource provisions. She has a breadth of experience and has worked for the NHS, Local Authority and a charity. She has worked with children who have a language delay, language disorder, speech sound difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities and complex needs.
Samia currently works for the NHS and provides a specialist service for two special schools. One of these schools is an ASD-specific provision. She regularly uses evidence-based interventions such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), social stories, comic strip conversations, Intensive Interaction, Makaton and emotional regulation strategies.
In addition to her day job, Samia also delivers youth clubs and supports camps run by Whizz-Kidz. She is also an active committee member of the London Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinical Excellence Network.
Samia is a passionate, dedicated and dynamic therapist who supports children to reach their communicative potential. She also recognises the importance of empowering families to support their children during this journey. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, embroidery and making play dough!
Samia is able to provide outreach appointments in areas including:
- Park Royal
Kerry Doyle BSc Hons (City Lond); MRCSLT; MHCPC
Kerry has been working as a speech and language therapist since 2011, initially working within mainstream schools and then in community settings such as children's centres, clinics and child development centres. Previous experience has also included special needs schools. This has led Kerry to gain experience of working with children of all ages with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs including: autism, learning difficulties, developmental language disorder, language delay, and complex needs. Kerry is skilled in providing training, group therapy and 1:1 therapy sessions. She currently works full time for the NHS in specialist nursery and community settings for the under 5s.
Kerry is passionate about working closely with parents and others within a child's life to support and empower them to feel confident in developing their child's communication. Building a rapport with those she works with is vital to Kerry, and her therapy sessions are fun, informative and clear.
Kerry is flexible in the areas and locations she can travel to, but these include:
- Gerrards Cross
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Shepherds Bush
- South Harrow
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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