About Us

West London Speech and Language Therapy is an independent speech and language therapy practice providing speech and language therapy services to children from birth. The practice was initially established by two NHS-practising speech and language therapists in order to offer high quality services to children and their families.

Our mission is to maximise the communication skills of all children in order to assist them in reaching their full potential. We aim to achieve this through a range of services from supporting new parents/carers to gain an understanding of communication development to providing specialised individual treatment for children with communication difficulties. We are committed to providing the most effective and evidence-based services in a friendly and motivating environment.

Suzanne Da Silva

BSc (Hons), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (MASLTIP)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Suzanne qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2002. She has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in a number of different NHS organisations in the North East and in London. Suzanne has worked across mainstream primary schools, special schools, secondary schools and community paediatrics and has also worked as an early years’ team leader (0- 5 year-olds) for one of the largest boroughs in London. Suzanne is also mum to Lwena (December 2010) and Kiami (November 2012).

Aoife Curran

BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), MRCSLT, MASLTIP, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (MASLTIP)
  • Member of American Speech Hearing Association
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • MSc (UCL) Human Communication Science

Aoife qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from Trinity College Dublin in 2001. She worked for two years in Ireland as a Speech and Language Therapist in community clinics before embarking on an Msc in Human Communication Science at University College London. Aoife has worked as a therapist in many settings across London including community paediatrics, mainstream primary schools and specialist language resources. She has also worked alongside paediatricians in diagnostic clinics for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Aoife currently works as a team leader providing speech and language therapy services into children’s centres. Aoife is mum to Fiach (October 2014).

Luci Wright

MSc (Hons), MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English and History
  • PGCE Primary Education
  • MSc Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Qualified Teacher Status

Luci qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Essex in 2013. Before beginning her career as a therapist, she worked as a Primary Teacher, English subject leader and Special Educational Needs Coordinator for five years. As teacher and therapist, Luci has been able to use her unique combination of skills working across mainstream primary schools and also as a Specialist Speech and Language Teacher at a language resource base. Luci currently works as a speech and language therapist providing speech and language therapy services into clients’ homes, nurseries and mainstream primary schools.

Shona Becker

BA (Hons), MSc (Hons), MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) French and Linguistics
  • MSc Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Shona qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist at City University London in 2015, and completed her MSc conversion in early 2017 on the topic of French-English bilingual speech patterns. She had previously completed an undergraduate degree in French & Linguistics at the University of Manchester, and received an award for outstanding achievement in French studies upon graduating. After qualifying as an SLT, Shona spent 3 months volunteering in Cambodia through the City University Cambodia Project, providing support and delivering training to staff working with children with Special Educational Needs. She has since worked in mainstream schools and a private clinic in London, with children up to 18 years of age. Her special interest area is bilingualism in children, and she continues to speak French at a near-native level.

Anna Halford

BA (Hons), MSLP, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP)
  • BA (Hons) English
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Anna graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. Since returning to the UK after graduating, Anna has worked as a therapist for the NHS in London, and in an independent practice in Bristol. Anna has experience in a number of settings including clinics, nurseries, mainstream primary and secondary schools. Before joining West London Speech and Language Therapy, Anna worked as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in primary schools where she was also part of a small team developing a successful new branch of the NHS Trust's service for Key Stage 1 children with social communication difficulties.

Rachel Crane

BA (Hons), MSc, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Theology
  • MSc Speech and Language Sciences
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Rachel qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from University College London in 2014. She has worked for the NHS across a range of settings, including mainstream schools and nurseries, and community clinics. Prior to joining West London Speech and Language Therapy, she worked in a specialist school for children with speech and language difficulties, running joint sessions with Occupational Therapists, and working collaboratively with teaching staff to plan and deliver the curriculum.

Aisha Carpenter

BA (Hons), PGDip, MRCSLT, HCPC registered

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Open University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (Merit)
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT)
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Aisha qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from City University, London in 2011. She has worked for several NHS trusts in London since this time, across mainstream primary schools, special schools, community clinics for the under 5’s and most recently within a multi-disciplinary team for the diagnosis and support of under 5’s with social communication difficulties. Aisha’s special interest area is Autism. She is also mum of four grown up children ranging in age from 18 yrs – 26 yrs (May, Ray, Ali & Yusuf).

Caroline Milnes, Administrative Assistant

Caroline attended Herschel School for Girls in Cape Town, South Africa and matriculated in 1996.  She decided to do her gap year in the UK and whilst on her travels she met a lovely man who later became her husband.  She returned to South Africa to study Drama and Dance at the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town and after finishing her degree in 2001, she appeared in a number of local films and commercials.

Caroline has lived and worked in South Africa, Scotland, America and London. During this time she worked for FairLady Magazine, Edinburgh University, Aegon UK, Piazza Advertising, RPM and ChauhanStudio.

Caroline is mum to 2 children, Genevieve and Jack and their Labrador, Bo. She and her son did a year of Speech and Language Therapy in 2014.  Caroline is a Library Volunteer and a Support Reader at her children’s school and you can often see her running in Southfields and Acton Park with her hound.