Senior Speech and Language Therapist / Speech Pathologist
2018/2019 Runner-Up Corporate Leader of the Year
(National Business Women's Awards)
2017 Winner of Best Business Woman in Health & Wellness
2017 Finalist of Best Business Woman in Customer Service
Claire is an experienced generalist Speech & Language Therapist / Speech Pathologist / Life Coach who has worked and travelled in both Australia and the UK (currently based in London). She has been in specialist roles with both adults and children and provides supervision to other Speech & Language Therapists.
Claire is passionate about her profession. She gains pleasure from encouraging others to improve to the best of their ability and reach their full potential. This is reflected in her own academic and community service achievements over the years.
In February 2012 Claire was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to visit Canada and U.S.A. to learn more about how music can be used within speech and language therapy particularly following brain injuries/stroke. Back in London, Claire now works collaboratively with Music Therapists, runs workshops and has been invited to present at conferences.
With a musical background, Claire is interested in exploring the benefits to clients when music therapists join speech therapy sessions (and vice versa). Claire has attended international music therapy conferences and liaises with a worldwide network of music therapy and speech therapy professionals.
As a choral singer, Claire has gained specialist skills as a voice therapist, working with professional voice users (including teachers, sports coaches, radio announcers, call centre staff and singers).
Claire provides workshops on Vocal Heath to professional voice users. She is regularly booked for school inset days to support teachers in preventing voice difficulties.
Additional specialisations (in addition to speech/articulation and language/literacy) include:
Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders) - Claire has worked in hospital and community settings with premature babies (including Neonatal Intensive Care Units) through to adults and the elderly in hospitals/care homes.
Dysfluency (Stammering/Stuttering) - Claire specialises in treating adults and children who stammer/stutter. She's received training in the highly-regarded Lidcombe Program from team at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, where it was developed.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) - Claire has worked with children and adults with cognitive communication difficulties. She provides comprehensive assessments and follow-up therapy.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Claire works in Specialist Resource Provisions for children with (ASD), supports Paediatricians in the diagnostic process and runs small social communication and language groups for children.