Speech Therapy Courses in London

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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.

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  1. Debating skills for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Debating involves generating persuasive arguments and communicating these effectively with your audience. Practising this skill will help you to develop your confidence in both delivering planned content and thinking on your feet, skills that are applicable to a range of situations such as presentations, meetings and interviews. This course is specifically for people who stammer and will provide a supportive environment for you to work on your speech and communication.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £14.00

  2. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Wed 24 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.



    This course runs for three days (24-26 March), plus a follow-up day on 4 October 2021.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  3. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 29 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Feeling a bit rusty when it comes to working on your stammering? If you have already completed some therapy either at City Lit or elsewhere, this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £12.00

  4. Public speaking for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £16.00

  5. ACT for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs on 10-14 May, then 14-15 June from 9.30-17.30 each day.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £174.00
    Concession: £50.00

  7. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 17 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  8. Making space: for people wanting to talk and reflect about stammering

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Take the opportunity to talk about stammering and its impact on your life in this safe space. This course is a discussion group with the topics led by its members. This course is most suited to people who have had speech therapy and are now looking for opportunities to reflect and discuss the issues that are important to them.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £34.00
    Concession: £10.00

  9. Effective counselling skills for SLTs

    Course Date: Wed 9 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  10. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is for speech and language therapists working with adults or young people who stammer wishing to develop their practice. It will provide opportunity to update your knowledge and learn from peers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Participate in a speaking circle to increase your confidence in speaking to groups. This unique approach will help you to find out how to enhance the way you come across to others. Develop your own speaking style and discover the real you.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £20.00
    Concession: £6.00

  14. Stammering: Activist conversations continued

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is for people who stammer and speech and language therapists who want to continue discussing and reflecting on how to put the social model of disability and stammering pride into action to improve the lives of people who stammer in a shared and collaborative learning environment. Previous attendance on the ‘Stammering: Difference not Defect’ study day is recommended/or significant prior engagement with the social model and stammering pride.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £12.00

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