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Make an informed choice - learn about the
advantages and disadvantages of private therapy.
Shorter waiting times
Private therapists generally have shorter waiting times than public sector services. This means you can access services when you need to, rather than having to wait weeks or even months before you can see a therapist.

Personalised service
Private therapists are able to work more flexibly. They can often provide services in ways which public services cannot. For example, a package of care from a private therapist may include home, school and community visits, whereas public service therapists may only be able to work in one of those settings.

More time for your family
Public services are being put under increasing pressure to see more clients with fewer resources. This results in less time being available for each child and their family. Private therapists are able to give as much or as little time as you feel your family needs.

The same professional standards as the NHS
All Speech and Language Therapists, whether employed privately or by the NHS, are required to hold the necessary qualifications. They are also required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. These professional bodies oversee the work being carried out by Speech and Language Therapists, and make sure they are meeting the required standard of care.

The disadvantage of private therapy
Private therapists make their living by charging for the services they provide. This means that, unlike NHS care, private therapy is provided at the cost of the client. My assessment and therapy packages are designed to be flexible, allowing families to choose services which are within their budget.