Window

Sitting on my sofa just thinking… I am looking at cars, the people in them Going to work or walking to school There are birds on roofs, and hedges looking for food. The pavements are frozen – be careful   I am still thinking… Thinking about this little island This island that has helped so … Read more Window

Working as a speech and language therapist in safeguarding

I first started working as a speech and language therapy lead for safeguarding about 15 years ago. My arm was twisted into it by my then manager. We needed a named lead and I was the one who kept coming to her with the most cases ………so she said “It seems really relevant to you … Read more Working as a speech and language therapist in safeguarding

Me, My Stammer and I

If someone had said to me few years ago that I would one day write a blog about something I am extremely conscious of, I would have laughed out loud! But here I am and this means a big step for me. As long as I can remember, I have always stammered. I remember when … Read more Me, My Stammer and I

Supervision at the fork in the road

We all start out with dreams and ideas about how our careers will go. It’s hard to foresee when, where or why the forks in the road will come, but it is almost certain that they will. This blog post explores two key ways in which supervision helped me to negotiate a fork in the … Read more Supervision at the fork in the road

10 Year Anniversary!

Together we have compiled some images and reflections to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. For 10 years as intandem, we have:   Preserved our core values     Valued and invested in our relationship     Been consistent and flexible     Balanced work-life transitions     Collaborated and created links     Developed a voice … Read more 10 Year Anniversary!

Reflections on what supports change and personal growth (2/2)

Continuing with our two-part blog post on the different strategies people employ to support change, this month’s entry reflects the voice of some of our clients who have generously shared their ideas below: Dom: “When I am planning anything I am always trying to save myself energy and to plan anything I need to be … Read more Reflections on what supports change and personal growth (2/2)

Stammering therapy from the inside

‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet’ – Aristotle As some of you will know, I have been involved in editing a book on co-authoring stammering therapy knowledge with Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel Everard at City Lit over the past few years. My first foray into the world of publishing books, it has been … Read more Stammering therapy from the inside

The Stammering Open Space

I’d been to see Sam a few times before she introduced the idea of a group session. At first I was sceptical, after all I’d been trying to hide my stammer from everyone: family, friends, colleagues etc. so why would I want to be in a situation with people I didn’t know and be open … Read more The Stammering Open Space