Testimonials

 

Thank you so much for everything. Speech therapy was the best thing we could have done for our son. Instead of being something to worry about, you made it enjoyable and fun. We cannot thank you enough for all your support and encouragement not only for our son but for us as parents as well. Now our son can communicate effectively it is wonderful to listen to his stories and know that he is making friends in his new preschool. I know that without your help he would not be the confident little boy he is today.
Parent of a 3 year old with very little spoken language
 

Our son had a pronunciation disorder that made him difficult to understand. As we were due to relocate, with the associated change of preschool, our main concern was that his inability to be understood properly would affect his confidence and prevent him from settling in a new setting. We had six sessions with Victoria before our move and what she managed to achieve in that time was remarkable. Our son always looked forward to the sessions and enjoyed all the games that were sent home for us to do. This was primarily because Victoria tuned in to what he would like, how to engage him and how to get the most from him. Most importantly, he never considered himself to have a problem as it was never addressed as such, and so he remained happy and confident throughout the sessions. If we had not moved we would certainly have continued to see Victoria as I believe she could have achieved so much more with our son. As it was, Victoria did everything she could to ensure that his therapy continued locally as quickly as possible. Two months on from starting therapy with Victoria, our son is getting comments from his new pre-school about his excellent communciation skills and confidence with language and I can't thank Victoria enough for helping our son achieve this. I would highly recommend Victoria.           
Parent of a 3 and a half year old with a pronunciation delay
 

"Working independently as a Therapist will enable you to work in a way that gives you maximum energy to use your considerable skills, knowledge and talents."

Senior SLT colleague in the NHS
 

"I have always valued your support both professionally and personally. You always go out of your way to help children and their families get the support they need."

SLT colleague
 

"A big Thank you for your help and expertise. You have done a fantastic job and helped a lot of children."

SENCO in preschool
 

"We only worked together for a short time, but I was inspired by your professional approach. I feel you thoroughly assess the child’s individual needs and are prepared to 'tell it like it is.'"

SENCO in primary school
 

"We believe that it is primarily due to Victoria's help that our daughter has improved from being virtually incomprehensible to speaking clearly and confidently. We would highly recommend Victoria to other families seeking high quality expert speech therapy."

Parent of 5 year old with significant pronunciation disorder
 

"Thank you for sending reports so quickly to us, fitting us in at such short notice and for your professionalism."

Overseas parent of 4 year old with speech and language delay
 

"Victoria has forged a strong professional relationship with our child and has produced varied and enjoyable age-appropriate games. As a result our child has remained highly motivated and looks forward to speech therapy sessions."

Parent of 3 year old with pronunciation disorder
 

"Victoria has provided us with invaluable skills, support and encouragement to help us help our son unlock his speech delay. Every day it is more and more joyful to interact with him and we never would have achieved this without her wonderful guidance. We will be eternally grateful."

Parent of 2 year old with significant social communication disorder
 

"Thank you Victoria; it's lovely to hear our daughter sing and tell us her ideas and dreams! And it's thanks to you and her hard work that she can now talk to everyone. This has opened the world for her."

Parent writing to me at the end of therapy for her 6 year old daughter.
 

"We are just so grateful for all of your support both personally and professionally. It has quite simply made such a difference. Our son is doing really really well and to be honest we forget that there was ever an issue. For our son he is as happy as ever, but it's great to see him build friendships with children his own age now."

Parent of 4 year old with mild expressive language delay and severe speech pronunciation delay.
 

"Victoria immediately developed the trust and confidence of our son, aged 6. As a result he listened, understood and learnt very quickly.

With concerns over stammering from an early stage, Victoria provided reassurance as well as practical training and homework for parents and child, resulting in rapid progress.

Victoria has a great learning environment and it was fun to attend an appointment which was one of our priorities when choosing a suitable therapist."

Parent of 6 year old with a moderate stammer/stutter.
 

"Thank you so much for all of your help with our son. When the Nursery recommended you, we were both getting very worried that our son was showing no real sign of talking. From the start you made him comfortable, and the reassurance and advice you gave me as a parent allowed me to be more confident in helping him.

The progress he has made in under three months is outstanding; he is now using words every day and trying new ones all the time. For the first time in a long time I feel relaxed that my son will soon be communicating effectively. The help you have given us by recommending our son for the Specialist Language Nursery back with the NHS has been really appreciated as we found that process very difficult, and just listening to us (me) and knowing we had someone on our side was invaluable.

I can promise one thing, if our son is not improving by Christmas, then we will be contacting you again."

Parent of nearly 3 year old with severe expressive language and speech disorder.
 

"In 2010 it was brought to our attention that our three year-old son had delayed speech. We brought our son to see Victoria for a total of 5 sessions.

Each time we found Victoria extremely informative and supportive. She explored all relative facets that could influence poor communication (e.g. one of the factors underlying our son's speech delay was poor attention span) and was then able to focus on this and explore ways to lengthen his attention span, in partnership with us. He is now approaching five and we are happy to say he is enjoying school and communicating with his peers.

This has had such a positive impact on our family and we now enjoy conversations with our son. We recommend Victoria highly, to any parent whose child is struggling with communication."

Parent of 2 year old with receptive and expressive language delay as well as speech disorder.
 
 

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Thank you so much for everything. Speech therapy was the best thing we could have done for our son. Instead of being something to worry about, you made it enjoyable and fun. We cannot thank you enough for all your support and encouragement not...
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