Paediatric/Neonatal Speech and Language Therapist &
Cert MRCSLT, HCPC, MASLTIP, IBCLC
For more than 23 years I have been helping children to overcome speech, language and feeding challenges and reach their full potential. Having worked as a Senior Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS I set up the London Speech and Feeding Practice in 2018 in order to provide individual, expert support to my clients and their families.
You can trust that I will listen and help you through the fears that are completely natural as you look to help your child. I am dedicated and committed to achieving the very best outcomes I can for the children and families in my care.
All treatment approaches I offer are based on evidence-based practice and up to date research and have proven to be effective. I make sure that my skills and knowledge are always refreshed by attending relevant courses, reading research papers & seeking regular clinical supervision in keeping with the standards of the regulatory agencies.
It is my absolute passion to provide a holistic, well-rounded and comprehensive approach to all my clients and I have been able to establish solid links with many excellent professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Often I work within a multi-disciplinary context where I collaborate and provide intervention together with an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and/or Specialist Dietician.
In my free time you might find me walking dogs, or having a go at a bit of gardening. I have two sons aged 16 & 18. We are a bilingual household (English/German) and this experience has enhanced all my working experience over the years.
My qualifications and professional registrations at a glance:
Bachelor Science Degree in Clinical Communication Sciences, Royal College of Speech and Drama
Advanced Paediatric Dysphagia Diploma, Manchester University
Regional Makaton Tutor - reg R1364
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Registered with Health Professions and Care Council (HCPC)
Fully certified with the International Board of Lactation Consultants - L161900 IBCLC
Full Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
Member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
Full Enhanced DBS - updated December 2019
“Sonja is a very good and committed professional. She is always enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I am so glad to have found her… She came to assist Christian with eating and drinking issues. Quickly we got on with all the new recommendations she gave us... In a few weeks time he got to do most of the things expected for his age.We are all really pleased with Sonja’s support.
I really recommend her.”
Claudia S, mother of Christian (14 months)