Speech therapy

Speech therapy courses at City Lit provide specialised training for adults who stammer - delivered by our team of highly experienced specialist speech and language therapists. 

  • 40 years experience of providing specialist courses and support for adults who stammer or stutter, including City Lit Fellow, Ed Balls
  • UK and international centre of excellence with a broad range of courses
  • Daytime intensive courses, evening courses and short workshops available
  • Well-developed follow-up programme to provide ongoing support
  • Professional training courses for qualified speech and language therapists. 
  • Speech Therapy at City Lit was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2007 in recognition of our innovative and ground-breaking work.

Watch student stories:

* Learn more about how you can manage your stammering by watching a video of City Lit learner Alfanso who talks about his stammer and how taking an intensive stammering management course at City Lit has made a life-changing difference to his speech. Alfanso talks before and after he attended the course – see the transformation yourself...

* Discover how our speech therapy courses helped City Lit learner Tony with his stammering; how he worked with ideas of 'identification','desensitisation' and 'modification' and discovered a greater sense of acceptance. Watch his video

* Read Jeff's story about learning not to let his stammer hold him back

Get in touch today: email us at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk or call us 020 7492 2569 to arrange an advisory session - this personal and free service will help you choose the right course for you.

Speech therapy classes helped me make my wedding speech

Discover how speech therapy courses helped David Ekong build up the confidence to make his wedding speech and take on new opportunities.

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  1. Assertiveness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your effectiveness by saying what you want to say assertively. Develop assertiveness and effective communication through discussion and role play. Issues addressed are: saying no, making requests, responding to criticism and saying what you feel.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  2. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to focus your awareness, cultivate calmness and develop non judgemental acceptance, using a range of mindfulness practices. Apply speech techniques more effectively and facilitate your work on avoidance reduction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  4. Effective communication in the workplace

    Course Date: Thu 10 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal effectiveness in the workplace, working on issues including using the telephone, interview techniques, presentation skills and communicating in meetings.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This is our shortest intensive course, enabling you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs from 14-18 May, then June 18-19. Each days runs from 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  6. Stammering pride and prejudice: one-day workshop for SLTs

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    To what extent does SLT unwittingly perpetuate public- and self-stigma for people who stammer? This thought-provoking workshop will explore this question drawing on disability theory, stammering activism and the experiences of people currently developing novel ways of taking pride in and celebrating the uniqueness of the stammered voice. You’ll come away with ideas on how you can adapt your own practice in light of this radical way of viewing stammering and stammering therapy.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Tue 5 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This workshop covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the opportunity to meet clients.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Participate in a speaking circle and find out how to enhance the way you come across to others, develop your own speaking style and discover the real you. This unique approach will help you to increase your confidence in speaking to groups.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  9. SLT-facilitated aphasia groups

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at City Lit.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £369.00
    Concession: £369.00

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