Hi, I'm Sophie!

My name is Sophie Humphries and I am the founder and lead therapist of Liverpool Speech Therapy. I have a career spanning 13 years having worked across many settings. I have held positions in various NHS Trusts which involved working within mainstream schools, special schools, clinics, client's homes, pupil referral units and children's centres. I was also employed as the Lead Therapist for a number of years within a special school for pupils with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties after which I moved on to a management position in a private organisation.

I started Liverpool Speech Therapy in 2017 with a drive to provide effective, dynamic and creative therapy, delivering therapy to children when they need it, where they need it and for how long they need it.

"I am passionate about changing children's lives and helping them to build communication skills to last a lifetime".

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Sophie Humphries

Practice Manager

BSc Hons, MRCSLT, HCPCreg, MASLTIP

I have extensive experience and specialise in working with children who have social communication difficulties, Autism/Asperger Syndrome, Down's Syndrome, learning difficulties and other neurodevelopmental conditions. I also work with a large number of children who present with specific speech and language disorders. 

 

I have a wide range of post-grad training in the following:

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

  • Intensive Interaction

  • Signalong

  • Attention Autism

  • The Curiosity Programme

  • SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support)

  • Hanen

  • ELKLAN

  • Colourful Semantics

  • ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule).

  • Lidcombe Programme for Early Stuttering

When I'm not busy running Liverpool Speech Therapy, I enjoy walking, yoga and spending time with my growing family.

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Hi, I'm Jill!

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Jill Primrose

Speech and Language Therapist

BSc Hons, MRCSLT, HCPCreg

My name is Jill Primrose and I am a Speech and Language Therapist at Liverpool Speech Therapy. With a background in English Language and Literature, and 10 years experience running charities, I was drawn to Speech and Language Therapy as a career, having always loved work which meant I could interact and work with a wide variety of people. 

I have lots of experience of working with children and my areas of interest include Autism. ADHD and Down Syndrome. I have post grad training in 'Attention Autism' and enjoy delivering fun, messy and engaging therapy through using this approach. I am also trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and use this to support children in being able to communicate with others. 

I am passionate about helping children to develop their communication skills to their full potential and supporting those closest to them through practical and exciting ways.

When I'm not working, I like to go the beach (especially if it's a bit windy and rainy!) and find new crafts to make.

Hi, I'm Louise!

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Louise Gilmartin

Senior Speech and Language Therapist
BSc Hons, MRCSLT, HCPCreg

My name is Louise Gilmartin and I am a Senior Speech and Language Therapist at Liverpool Speech Therapy. I qualified from Birmingham City University in 2008, and have since worked in mainstream schools, special schools, children’s centres, community clinics and client’s homes. I was also Lead Therapist in a non-maintained residential special school, where I managed the in-house Speech and Language Therapy Service.  

 

I’m passionate about developing the speech, language, and communication potential of children and young people. I’m a trauma informed practitioner, specialising in Autism and SEMH. I’m committed to supporting young people to access education, build self-esteem, self-regulate / manage emotions, develop their independence, and communicate effectively. I believe in daily opportunities for every individual to thrive; using fun, engaging and meaningful therapy! With creativity and joint working, we can help children to achieve great things!

 

I’m always inspired by possibilities which help enable others to grow and achieve. Having completed a variety of post-graduate training courses, I enjoy delivering training to other professionals, so that they too can support the young people we work with.

 

In my spare time, I love going on walks in the countryside, doing Pilates and gardening.

Hi, I'm Brid!

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Brid Canavan

Speech and Language Therapist
BSc Hons, MRCSLT, HCPCreg

My name is Brid Canavan and I am a Speech and Language Therapist at Liverpool Speech Therapy. 

I have always wanted to work in a health care setting and in particular, I have always had a strong desire to work with children, whom I can help and support, which led me to becoming a Speech and Language Therapist.

 

I have a particular interest in working with children with Autism and social communication difficulties. My dissertation in university was based on the technological developments of AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) which I also have a keen interest in and aim to broaden my knowledge in the field through my work with children and young people who use AAC. 

I am a very passionate Speech and Language Therapist and am looking forward to working together with others, to enable children to reach their full potential through delivering fun and engaging therapy sessions.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending my free time going on walks, reading books and having days out with my friends.