My name is Gillian White and I am the director of the Happy Talk Team. I have over 36 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. Initially, I worked for the NHS for 28 years as a Speech and Language Therapist. Following this, I worked as a manager of Children’s Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Special School Nursing Services.

I am delighted to introduce to you “Happy Talk Speech and Language Therapy Ltd”. Set up in 2011, we are a team of Speech and Language Therapists who provide private, independent Speech and Language Therapy services across North Lancashire and South Cumbria for:

  • Children and their families.
  • Organisations e.g. Schools, Nurseries and Children’s Centres.

Happy Talk Speech and Language Therapy Ltd provides individual and group Speech and Language Therapy for children, along with empowering families and practitioners to create supportive communicative environments.

With a 10 year legacy, the company has a wealth of experience in providing:

  • Speech and Language Therapy to children.
  • Guidance and support for families.
  • Training for practitioners who work with children in schools and early year’s settings.

Happy Talk Speech and Language Therapy Ltd are committed to working in partnership with other agencies, to pool resources and provide an effective and efficient service to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

All staff have enhanced DBS clearance.
All staff are suitably trained and work to our organisations policies.
Our qualified Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, and are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

We are registered at Beckett House, Pouton-le-Fylde, FY6 8JX and have an office in Staveley, Kendal LA8 9PL.

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Meet the Happy Talk Team

Senior Clinical and Operational Leads

Gillian White
BSc. MRCSLT MHCPC MASLTIP
Founder, Director and Principal Speech and Language Therapist

Responsible for Happy Talk Ltd.

Specialism in Early Years Complex Needs and Autism.

Michael White

Michael White
Cert Ed. Cert. H.Ed.

Responsible for Human Resources, Learning and Development.

Kirsty Bramhall
BSc. MRCSLT MHCPC
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Responsible for Mainstream Services and our Staveley Centre. Specialism in DLD and speech sound disorders / delay.

Mel Cookson
BSc. MRCSLT MHCPC
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
and Sensory Integration Practitioner.

Responsible for clinical practice and development.

Specialism in SEMH and Autism.

Rebecca Blahuta
BSc. MRCSLT MHCPC
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

Responsible for Telehealth Services.

Specialism in Stammering and Selective Mutism.

Natalie Hughes
BSc.(Hons) MRCSLT MHCPC
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

Responsible for Peripatetic Services and our Poulton Centre.

Specialism in Early Years and Complex Needs .

Staff Accreditations

Find out more about the different services we offer:

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Schools and Nurseries

For settings committed to meeting the speech, language and communication needs of all their pupils.

Deaf mute family using sign language at home

Families and Carers

For families who want help with their children’s speech, language and communication development.

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Locum/Supply Services

For organisations who need support with their waiting lists and to bridge gaps in service delivery.