Speech & Language Therapy North West

We provide targeted, goal based therapeutic intervention, tailored to our client’s unique needs.
About

The Therapists

Claire Woodhouse Bsc Hons Speech Pathology and Therapy, MRCSLT

A Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Claire graduated in 1999, with a BSc Hons (2:1) in Speech Pathology and Therapy. Claire specialises in the field of neurological rehabilitation.

She has extensive expertise in the specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for clients who have acquired brain injuries and stroke. She has also worked with adults who have a broad range of neurological conditions and individuals with a learning disability.

Claire has worked within the NHS in senior positions, on neurosurgical and neurological wards, intensive care units and stroke units. Claire has held the senior positions of Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, in an NHS regional neurological rehabilitation unit and Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, providing services to a Brain Injury Unit in the private sector.

She regularly works alongside Case Managers whose clients are involved in the medical legal claim process.

Claire is very enthusiastic and is committed to delivering and evaluating client-centred rehabilitation programmes with the aim of maximising a client’s independence.

Claire has expertise in working with adults with complex communication and complex swallowing difficulties:

  • providing intervention for speech and receptive/expressive language difficulties
  • the management of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
  • provision of therapy for client’s who have swallowing difficulties, including intervention to wean Clients off long term methods of alternative feeding using an intensive approach (Claire is a certified provider of the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program)
  • assessment and intervention for people in prolonged states of low awareness/who are experiencing disorders of consciousness.
  • working collaboratively with other professionals, such as Case Managers; Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists in order to maximise outcomes
  • delivering training programmes for support workers or the families of clients who have complex needs

Claire has excellent interpersonal skills. She is able to quickly establish relationships with her clients to make them feel at ease.

Claire is a member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP



Genevieve Faulds Bsc Hons Speech Pathology and Therapy, MRCSLT

A Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Genevieve graduated in 1999, with a BSc Hons (2:1) in Speech Pathology and Therapy. Genevieve specialises in the field of neurological rehabilitation.

She has extensive expertise in the specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for clients who have acquired brain injuries and progressive neurological conditions.

Genevieve has worked within the NHS as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, in brain injury units, a community multi disciplinary neurological rehabilitation team; an intermediate care team; in nursing/residential care homes and in client’s own homes. She has worked for a regional NHS Service, providing assessment for augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC).

She regularly works alongside Case Managers whose clients are involved in the medical legal claim process.

Genevieve is very enthusiastic and is committed to delivering and evaluating client-centred rehabilitation programmes with the aim of maximising a client’s independence.

Genevieve has expertise in working with adults with complex communication and swallowing difficulties:

  • providing intervention for speech and receptive/expressive language difficulties
  • the management of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
  • working effectively with clients who have sustained acquired brain injuries and have language difficulties which co exist with broader cognitive impairment
  • assessment for and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC).
  • working collaboratively with other professionals, such as Case Managers; Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists in order to maximise outcomes
  • delivering training programmes for support workers or the families of clients who have complex needs

Genevieve has excellent interpersonal skills, being able to swiftly build a rapport with those around her and make clients feel at ease.

Genevieve is a member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)