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Meet The Team

As the director of Speech Therapy Surrey London, Rosie Nicholson manages a team of highly skilled therapists, having sponsored specialist PROMPT therapists from Turkey, Jordan and the Philippines.

 

The therapists bring their valuable skills, training, and knowledge to ensure that you or your child receives the most appropriate service. 

Our speech therapists are HCPC registered, members of the Royal College, CRB checked, and have updated safeguarding and first aid training. 

If needed, our therapists are multi-lingual, with fluency in Turkish, Arabic, Italian and other languages.

Rosemary Nicholson

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Director &  Speech and Language Therapist

20+ years experience

Masters qualification in Communication Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

PROMPT Certified therapist (one of only a few in the UK)

Trained in Lidcombe, Solution-focused brief therapy, Talking Mats Trainer, Elklan trained.

 

Rosie is one of highest qualified PROMPT speech therapists in the UK. She has extensive experience working with both adults and children, having previously worked in Texas as a stammering specialist, for the NHS heading up the adult learning disability SLT team for Hammersmith & Fulham, and having set up in private practice some 7 years ago.

Rosie is a dedicated and enthusiastic therapist, who adopts a holistic approach to communication issues, and who prides herself on building a rapport with her clients.

Tricia Orris

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Speech and Language Therapist

20+ years experience

Masters in of Arts in Speech, with a concentration in Communication Sciences & Disorders

PROMPT Level 1, Intro Trained

Trained in: Social Thinking, ADOS, SCERTS, TEACCH, Attention Autism, Solution-Focus Brief Therapy

Tricia has extensive knowledge of primary to Post 16 education and the SEND Code of Practice. She has presented at professional conferences nationally and internationally.

She began her career in Dallas, Texas where she gained experience in schools and hospitals, leading a group of therapists working in secondary schools and working as part of a neuro-rehabiliation team on an acute hospital ward. Since moving to England, she has worked in two NHS Trusts in London and managed an Autism Additionally Resourced Provision in a mainstream comprehensive secondary school.

Nihal Aydin

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Speech and Language Therapy Asssitant

7 years experience  

 

Doctorate degree in Speech Therapy (Anadolu University in Turkey)

 

PROMPT Certified therapist

DIR / Floortime Trainer

Myotherapy trained

Palin PCI accredited

Nihal is bilingual in English and Turkish.

Nihal’s warm and enthusiastic approach allows her to develop a rapport to her clients, including those with autistic spectrum disorder.

 

She has worked in different settings, from rehabilitation centre to private clinics, and has a particular interest in DIR / Floortime, PROMPT, Sensory Integration and Palin PCI.

Francesca Bocalan

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Speech and Language Therapist

7 years experience

Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology (University of the Philippines – Manila)

PROMPT Level 1, Intro Trained

PECS Trained - Level 1 

Francesca is originally from the Philippines and joined from the NHS. She brings her sensitivity and warmth to each session, which is reassuring for children with communication difficulties. She has a specific interest in motor speech and enjoys continually refining her skills in this area. 

She has worked in a variety of settings: communities, hospitals, schools, client homes, and private clinics. She has also worked with both children and adults with a range of speech, language, communication, and feeding concerns.

Hiyam Andon

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Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

15 years experience

Behaviour Analysist

PROMPT Certified therapist

Hiyam is originally from Jordan, and is fluent in Arabic, French, and Italian. She is passionate when it comes to helping children develop their communication skills. 

Hiyam’s career started in 2008 and has led to her working within numerous environments including schools, clinics, hospitals as well as home-based therapy. 

Her therapy combines speech, PROMPT, and behavioural techniques, allowing her to problem-solve to improve communication and behaviours. She is also trained in ADOS, SCERTS, Attention Autism, Social Thinking, Colourful Semantics, shape coding, lidcombe program, Augmentive and Alternative Communication (AAC), sensory integration, PECs and Prolog2go.

Elma Cengu 

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Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

7 years experience

Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy (Albania); Master of Science in Applied Child Psychology (United Kingdom); and 

Bachelor  of Science in Speech and Language Therapy (Albania)

PROMPT trained

 

Elma is bilingual in English and Albanian.

She has extensive experience across a range of settings and has a particular interest in working with people with autism, Myofunctional disorders, language disorders, speech delays and articulation disorders.

 

Additionally, she has a strong interest in speech and language development, using methods such as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) , Proloquo2go to go App and tailored speech therapy to support clients with communication difficulties.

 

Elma’s holistic approach combines warmth, expertise, and individualized care, empowering her clients to reach their fullest potential.

Courtney Verwey

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Speech and Language Therapist

3 years experience

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology 
(University of the Cape Town – South Africa)

PROMPT Level 1, Intro Trained


Courtney is originally from South Africa and joined from the NHS. She is an enthusiastic therapist who enjoys working with both children and adults in different settings such as in-clinic, schools, patient’s homes and nursing homes. She is friendly, warm and passionate about treating people in a holistic manner. 

She is trained in The Lidcombe Program, PACT Level 1, Verve Child Interaction, Attention Autism and Eating and Drinking Therapy with an interest in Autism working with parent-coaching and social thinking. 

Hannah Wilcock

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Business Consultant

Hannah provides consultancy expertise across day to day business operations. She has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing function.

 

She graduated from Bristol University with a 1st class degree in Economics, beginning her career working in equity sales at JP Morgan Ceazenove, where she worked for over a decade. She has recently moved from her role as Associate Director in marketing and client relations for ICG to consult for Speech Therapy Surrey London. 

Tom Nicholson

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Director

Tom provides assistance with all aspects of the business, including legal & regulatory matters.

Want to join our team?

We are actively seeking to recruit new therapists.
Please contact Rosie if you are interested in joining our team.

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