What is involved in the assessment?
Conscious Communication SLT offers a specialist service for adults who stammer and adults with psychogenic voice disorders.
Initial assessment sessions are carried out in a relaxed manner and usually take around 1 hour. During the session you will be given an opportunity to talk about how your stammer/voice disorder has developed over time, how the stammer affects you in day to day life, coping strategies, the different types of therapy techniques you may have tried in the past and what your goals are for the future.
The most important part of this meeting is that you feel comfortable with the therapist, feel listened to and understood. Making the decision to come to therapy for stammering is often the most difficult part of the process and it generally becomes much easier from the moment you step into the clinic!
Assessment and ongoing therapy sessions take place in clinic for locally based clients, and over video-call for those clients who are further afield.
What happens after the assessment?
We will discuss whether therapy is something that you would like to begin and will come up with an ideal plan for therapy, although due to the dynamic nature of the therapy this may change as we work through the sessions.
When it comes to speech therapy for stammering and psychogenic voice disorders, there is no 'one size fits all' approach. Every person is so unique and what works for one person may not work for another. One thing that sets speech therapy with Conscious Communication SLT apart from other speech therapy services is our unique and dynamic approach to using varying therapy techniques to achieve outcomes.
We draw from a range of different therapy techniques, including cognitive therapies, specific speech techniques, holistic therapies, kinesiology and psychological therapies to ensure you get a personalised therapy approach. We will discuss the different therapy approaches with you and how they could help you to manage your stammer more effectively.
Initial assessment (no report) - £111
Initial assessment with summary report - £188
60 minute therapy session - £88
Home visit - price on request
(home visits are charged travel time at the therapy rate, plus milage)