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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 are very happy with [our son's] speech therapy. Mary is doing a wonderful job. [Our son] can be reluctant and Mary has shown patience and can normally coax [him] round. She makes the sessions fun with lots of games for [him] to interact with, and consequently his speech is becoming much clearer.
— S.K., Garsington
It's been an absolute pleasure working with you, Elien. Within a very short period of time you've built a great relationship with our son (which sometimes he doesn't). We started with two sessions per week and now we have five per week which says a lot about your impact and his enjoyment. You have a lovely manner; you're patient, you use a variety of styles and music, and you are always very organised, and punctual. You set targets for our son's progression, and monitor progress along the way. You also take our feedback on board, in terms of what might work for our son, and are very easy to work with. Thank you so much.
— S.,
Our child has special needs and his progress is slow. But Nicola keeps his sessions lively and fun and leaves Arun rigid with excitement. She always listens to us and explains the next steps for our son in a way in which we can understand and achieve them.
— J.M., Islip

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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