Anita McKiernan BSc, MSc, Dip Coaching, Dip Counselling Skills, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC Registered.
Anita is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who joined City Lit as a part-time tutor in January 2019.
Anita works as an independent speech and language therapist with children, young people and adults with needs such as, Selective Mutism, Stammering, Voice Disorders, Autism and Speech and Language difficulties. She spent several years working in the NHS, in clinical, supervisory and leadership roles.
Anita is also a visiting lecturer and clinical tutor at City, University of London. She is the current chair of the National Clinical Excellence Network in Selective Mutism (SM) and is also a member of the National and Regional Clinical Excellence Networks in Fluency.
Anita has completed further qualifications in areas of Counselling and Coaching and has a particular interest in using a range of psychological approaches in her work.
Anita’s engagement with and love of the Arts has been a lifelong theme and she greatly enjoys bringing creativity into her therapeutic work, including through art-making, music, movement, improvisation and poetry. She has written various songs and melodies for therapeutic use and continues to write poetry when the impulse strikes!