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About the Founder, Nicola Lathey

Nicola Lathey
  • Founder and head of Therapy at The Owl Centre.
  • Author of the prize-winning and best-selling book, Small Talk (Macmillan), and a series of children’s books.
  • Has appeared as an expert on national television, national and international radio, and in countless newspapers.
  • Has spoken at The Baby Show alongside Professor Sir Robert Winston.
  • Passionate about providing individuals and families with the best support possible.
  • A graduate of UCL, and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and the Health Professional Council.

Assessment, Therapy and Training

The Owl Centre is multidisciplinary, and offers a wide range of help for children and adults. You can find out more here.

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Autism Services

The Owl Centre has a dedicated team of Autism specialists who are able to provide ADOS assessments, Full Autism Diagnostic assessments, post-diagnostic care, and therapy services to support adults' and children's learning and well-being.

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Our excellent team of Therapists

The Owl Centre’s reputation for quality is built primarily on its dedicated, professional, and caring team of Therapists. You can see their profiles here.

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Our charitable endeavours

The Owl Centre has been providing charitable services since 2012, helping SEN children who otherwise would lack access to high quality therapeutic support.

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Interested in becoming an Owl Centre Therapist?

To find out more about being an Owl Centre Therapist, and to submit an application if you think you have the talents that we are looking for, visit our Join us page.

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Loved by Schools and Families

We feel very lucky to have found The Owl Centre to support our almost 4 year old son. With an ASD diagnosis on the day of lockdown, we were so worried we wouldn't be able to get the support he needed but thankfully we got straight in touch with Nicola who found us an amazing speech therapist who then suggested an Autism Consultant, Leslie-Ann, who completely changed things for our son and the way we deal with his autism. She took the time to help us as parents and empower us to help our son. We have seen such progress in him over the last 6 months. We have used The Owl Centre for all our therapy needs, from initial assessments to speech and occupational therapy and Autism Support. They take a holistic approach to your child's therapy where all your therapists will liaise to make sure the approach is consistent. We can't thanks them all enough for their support.
— Lizzie, Oxfordshire
Polly's expertise has made the whole process of sorting out our son's stammer so much easier. Polly has such a wonderful rapport with children, making them feel instantly at ease. Polly has been with us every step of the way, we could not have done it without her. I would definitely recommend the Lidcombe programme and was delighted our son made such rapid progress. Worth every penny.
— JL's mother, Oxfordshire
Working in education I know how long referrals through CAMHS can take and I didn’t feel this was something that could wait up to two years. So to have a response immediately and an appointment within weeks was amazing. I am happy with the care my daughter received and the treatment is going well.
— Anna Cole-Morgan, Oxfordshire

5 reasons The Owl Centre excels

We care. We understand your concerns, and we are here to provide any expert guidance, support and reassurance that we can offer.
Here are 5 reasons why so many people have benefitted from our help.

  • For a caring, friendly and personable service

    Owl Centre therapists understand your concerns and deliver help and guidance in a friendly, accessible and personable manner.

  • For fully qualified, competent professionals

    The Owl Centre's team leaders ensure that their therapists possess all of the qualifications required of their professional governing bodies. Furthermore, our therapists receive training and support throughout the year to ensure that best practice is always met.

  • For the benefits of a multidisciplinary team

    The Owl Centre therapists are able to pool their expertise across dozens of disciplines and specialisms - which they do on our lively social media platform – which enables us to provide the best support and advice possible to our clients.

  • For swift and helpful responses

    Our admin. team cares about responding to your enquiries as swiftly as possible. Rest assured that you are a priority, and they are on the case!

  • For easy access to a provision which focuses on people

    We are a down to earth, friendly and person-centred organisation. We are not corporate, and we never will be.

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