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Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd

Building the blocks to successful communication

Children's INDEPENDENT Speech & Language Therapy (Ages 2-11)

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Claire Elliott

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.
Clinical Director, Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd


Claire is a fully qualified, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. She has nearly 20 years experience and worked for over 10 years for the NHS in children's centres, clinics, nurseries and primary schools in Kent, Essex and London. She chose to set up Surrey Speech Therapy gradually to allow her to continue the career she loves around her 2 young children (a girl aged 11 and a boy aged 9). 

She works with children with a range of needs including: Autism, ApraxiaStammering, Language Delay, Speech Sound Delay, Developmental Language Disorder, cleft lip/palateDown's Syndrome and Global Developmental Delay. 

Claire is a trained ELKLAN tutor, PROMPT trained, Hanen trained (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words) and is a member of Health and Care Professions Council, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. Claire has a full, clean DBS enhanced certificate and has the 'update service' to allow online checks, with consent.

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Katherine Atkins

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


Katherine joined Surrey SLT in February 2022. She has worked as a SLT in the NHS in a range of paediatric posts in Surrey and in London including Early Years Community, mainstream schools and specialist nurseries.

Her main interests are Autism, Selective Mutism and Stammering.

She covers the West Surrey area around Guildford/Godalming for Surrey SLT.

Katherine will be on Maternity Leave from June 2023 -2024 therefore SSLT will not be offering services in West Surrey during that time.

Katherine is a member of Health and Care Professions Council, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Katherine has a full, clean DBS enhanced certificate.

Katherine is a passionate, excellent SLT who is an asset to the team!

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Nikki Grant

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant


Nikki, an experienced, SLT Assistant (SLTA) who has worked for 2 years one to one with a child as an LSA and more recently, for 12 years in a primary school as an LSTA running therapy programmes for children with additional needs.

In 2014 she completed the ELKLAN Speech and Language Course Level 3.

She offers therapy for late talkers (2-3 year olds) in their homes and Claire supports this through a specialist assessment and a review.

She's a brilliant SLTA and is passionate about helping children to reach their communication potential - we love having her on the team!

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Services for Children

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Surrey Speech Therapy Ltd offers independent assessment and therapy for preschool and early primary school aged children in their homes or schools.

  • Claire and Nikki cover a range of areas in East Surrey including: Reigate, Redhill, Epsom, and Horley.

  • Katherine covers a range of areas in West Surrey namely: Godalming, Guildford, Cranleigh and Farnham.

Claire works Tuesday-Friday.

Nikki and Katherine work Thursday-Friday.

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Children's Assessment and Therapy

Initial Consultation

This is an initial telephone call or email.

Claire will discuss your child's needs, the services offered and whether or not an assessment is required or advice only.

This is free of charge.


Prior to the assessment, the therapist will take a detailed case history by sending the child's parents/carers a referral form - this includes all background information. The therapist will analyse this prior to the session.

The therapist will use a range of professional assessments and observations to determine whether or not therapy will be beneficial or recommendations only.

This will take place at the child's home/school and will last for 60-90 minutes.

A written report will be provided within 7 days of the consultation. This report will either be a short summary or a more comprehensive analysis and be shared with other professionals, as agreed with parents.

The report will be provided once full payment has been received.


Therapy sessions last 45 - 60 minutes and include therapy (with parent(s) present throughout), follow-up assessment as needed, and discussion. Outside the consultation, the therapist will prepare written therapy targets, plan and prepare materials (this is included in the price). 

The therapist is able to offer a range of specialist therapy approaches tailored to the individual needs of your child.

For example:

  • Derbyshire Language Scheme.

  • Hanen, It Takes Two To Talk (ITTT) and Parent Child Interaction Video Therapy (PCI).

  • Hanen, More Than Words (MTWS).

  • Makaton signing (Advanced Level Training).

  • Communicate in Print symbols (CIP3).

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

  • Palin PCI (for under 5s who stammer).

  • Lidcombe Therapy (for under 5s who stammer).

  • Michael Palin Centre : Realising their potential (therapy for primary aged children who stammer).

  • Cued Articulation.

  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme.

  • PROMPT (Claire is a certified PROMPT therapist). Introduction AND Bridging Certified.

  • DTTC (Claire has been trained by the internationally known, Dr.Edy Strand in this effective therapy technique for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)).

  • Intensive Interaction.

  • Narrative Therapy.

  • Lego Therapy.

  • Swindon Fluency Trust Smoothies Packs for Stammering.


  • Shape Coding System (TM) 

  • Social Thinking (TM) 

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Initial Assessment 

Please contact Claire for full details as the price depends on your child's needs/referral information.

Prices start at £300.

Therapy and Review sessions

From £65 [SLT Assistant]

From £95 [SLT]

Tiny Talkers package with Nikki Grant, SLTA (2-3 year olds).

Please contact Claire for full details.

Training sessions 

From £100/hour

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Fees are based on professional experience, time outside the session for planning, note writing and liaison.

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Free – within a 10 mile radius of Redhill, Surrey (Claire and Nikki).

Godalming, Surrey (Katherine).

Miles above this (to and return) are charged at £2 per mile.

e.g. a session 15 miles from Redhill would incur a £20 fee (5miles x2 (return) x £2). 

Private Healthcare

Parents will need to pay in the first instance, and claim back through their insurance company.

Claire also accepts payments from charities where parents are given personal budgets for speech and language therapy.


Cancellation of sessions with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full session fee.

All parents are reminded that Speech and Language Therapy is available from the NHS/Surrey County Council for School Aged children. Claire will liaise closely with your child's local NHS/SCC therapist.

Fees are non-negotiable to ensure equity of service across families.

Fees are set from April 2024

Please contact Claire directly for a thorough breakdown of all fees.

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1:1 language therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Video therapy

"Dear Claire, We would like to thank you for bringing X back to normal. Today we are leading a happy life which is because of your efforts and guidance to us during tough times we faced with X. 'Thank you' would be very small, but we still thank you for everything."

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Claire can be contacted either by

phone: 07796694090 or


Katherine will be on Maternity Leave from June 2023 -2024 therefore SSLT will not be offering services in West Surrey during that time. She will recommence work in July 2024.

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