Speech therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

City Lit provides therapy classes and courses for people who stammer as well as training and professional development courses for Speech and Language Therapists.

Therapy for people who stammer or stutter

We have over 50 years’ experience in providing support for adults who stammer or stutter at our centre of excellence in London. Our team of experienced Speech and Language Therapists run a broad range of Stammering Therapy classes and workshops.

Get in touch with the team today!

Email us at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk to arrange an advisory session - this personal and free service will help you choose the right therapy course for you.

Training for speech therapists

If you would like to become a Speech Therapist or you’re already a practising therapist, we offer a range of training courses to help you develop you career and grow your practice.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Public speaking for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Anita McKiernan
    Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  3. Improvisation for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    Develop your spontaneous communication and expressiveness through Improvisation. Discover how to embrace more of your natural spontaneity and expressiveness, within a playful and supportive space. Discover more flow in communication with others and explore what helps you achieve this.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
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    100% of 100
  4. Advancing your practice (for speech and language therapists)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    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
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  5. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Mar 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rebecca Evans, Cathinka Guldberg
    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 intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. It runs for five days Monday to Friday, then two follow-up days a few weeks later.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
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    90% of 100
  6. ACT for people who stammer
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    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 £30.00
  7. Speaking with Clarity - for People who Clutter
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 4 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vivien Grant-Jones
    Cluttering can be present as the only communication challenge or alongside stammering. The course aims to help people gain greater awareness of their speech, develop more effective communication strategies and to build confidence in speaking.



    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 £69.00 Concession £20.00
  8. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 4 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Dh Karunavira
    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
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  9. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 10 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dh Karunavira, Jan Logan, Anita McKiernan
    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 £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
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  10. Assertiveness for newly qualified speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 10 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    The skill of communicating assertively is about expressing yourself confidently, honestly and respectfully. As a newly qualified therapist, it may feel daunting to act assertively with clients, carers and colleagues, particularly in situations such as saying no to a request or where you are giving and receiving feedback. Assertive communication will help you to thrive in the workplace and is a skill which can be learned. This workshop will give you opportunities to hone and practise the skill of assertiveness in situations relevant to the workplace and is also likely to benefit you in your personal life.



    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
  11. Opening Doors
    Course start date:  Thu 11 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cathinka Guldberg
    This course is for adults who stammer who would benefit from a more accessible learning environment looking to develop workplace and education opportunities. Learn to live well with stammering and improve your communication and self-advocacy skills.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  12. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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    100% of 100
  13. Refresh revise stammering therapy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 23 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    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.



    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
  14. Using your voice for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Yeatman
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00
  15. Acting workshop for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Fri 9 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00

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