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Hi, I'm Sophie!

My name is Sophie Humphries and I am the founder and lead therapist of Liverpool Speech Therapy. I qualified from Birmingham City University in 2009 and since that time have 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 Autistic pupils 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".


Sophie Humphries

Practice Manager


I have extensive experience and specialise in working with children who have social communication difficulties, Autism, 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 and really enjoy this aspect of my role. 


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


  • 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.


Hi, I'm Jill!


Jill Primrose

Speech and Language Therapist


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

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 Naimo!

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Naimo Elmi

Speech and Language Therapist

My name is Naimo Elmi and I am a Speech and Language Therapist at Liverpool Speech Therapy. 

I qualified from The university of Manchester in 2023. Over the course of my three years at the university, I honed my skills through diverse experiences working within the NHS, mainstream education settings, and in Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools. 


My passion for Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) stems from my genuine enjoyment of working with people and the rewarding opportunity it offers to empower individuals to express themselves, connect with others, and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives.


I have experience working with children with varied communication needs and my areas of interest include Autism, social communication and ADHD. I enjoy being creative and delivering fun and engaging activities that children will love!


In my spare time I love going on walks and reading.

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Hi, I'm Katharine!

Katharine Corker


My name is Katharine Corker and I am an Administrator at Liverpool Speech Therapy. 

I am responsible for the day to day running of the office, responding to telephone enquiries and emails, making resources and supporting the SLT's in the team with admin tasks. If you ring us to make an enquiry, then it is very likely going to be me you will speak with :)

I joined Liverpool Speech Therapy as I really felt I wanted to make a difference, by working for a company that does so much to help others. 

Hi, I'm Siobháin!


Siobháin O'Connor

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

My name is Siobháin O'Connor and I am a Senior Speech and Language Therapist at Liverpool Speech Therapy.

I qualified from Leeds Beckett University in 2015 and have experience in both the NHS and private sector working in mainstream schools, SEN schools, community clinics, client’s homes, and the Youth Justice Service.


I am passionate about helping children and young people develop their speech, language and communication skills. I have lots of experience working with and helping children across all age ranges to develop their communication skills through fun and engaging activities. I believe that when given opportunities children will thrive and achieve!


I have a particular interest in stammering and have completed Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (0-7 years) and Swindon Fluency Training. I’m also trained in Makaton, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Shape-Coding and a wide range of other post-graduate training courses. I also enjoy delivering training to members of staff, colleagues and supporting students on clinical placements.  


When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, reading and going to the gym.

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