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.

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  1. Total communication group

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have significant difficulties expressing yourself and understanding what other people say? Develop your communication skills and discover new strategies such as using pictures, gestures and facial expressions to support your speech in this small group.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £140.00
    Concession: £57.00

  2. Stammering therapy: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 9 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specically for people who stammer /stutter. Please note that this course runs on Mondays, with only one session (March 15) on a Thursday.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This two-day workshop gives you all the information you need to know. It covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the unique opportunity to meet clients.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Social confidence for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to become more confident when meeting new people? Would you like to be more sure of yourself when speaking to groups of people? This course specifically for people who stammer or stutter (both terms mean the same) will help you to build your self-esteem and to practise ways of communicating confidently in a range of situations. This course runs for 3 days: 30 and 31 October, and then 27 November.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £85.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 6 Nov 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 mindfulness. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. It runs from 6-10 November, then 11-12 December.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  7. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  9. Public speaking in the workplace for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  10. Advanced working with adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This 2-day interactive course is for speech and language therapists who wish to advance their stammering therapy skills with adults who stammer, and will cover topics such as stammering modification work, cluttering, acquired stammering as well as case discussion.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  11. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for people who stammer

    Course Date: Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £85.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Interview skills for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? Daunted by the thought of the interview process? This two-day workshop will increase your prospects for success by helping you develop your interview skills. You’ll learn how to plan and prepare for an interview, project yourself positively, deal with your stammer more effectively and manage stress and anxiety.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 22 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  15. Voice production for people who stammer

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your understanding of how voice is made and analyse your own voice production and how it is affected by your stammering.  Practise techniques such as relaxation, posture, breathing and voice onset.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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