Working with you to help children’s communication skills.
FreeMe Services provides private speech and language therapy services to
children, families and professionals who support them,
in and around Exeter.
Young Children & Families
Assessment, advice and therapy for children aged 0 to 5 with communication difficulties and their families. Usually provided in their home setting.
Children with Selective Mutism
Assessment, advice and therapy for pre-school and primary school aged children with selective mutism. Mainly provided in in their education setting.
Early Years Training & Support
High quality speech and language therapy training and support for professionals working with children and families in the early years.
Professional supervision for speech and language therapists in line with guidance from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
“I believe that communication skills are central to children living happy, successful and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about supporting children’s communication development to help them thrive in their relationships, emotional wellbeing and learning."
“I chose the Rainbow Lorikeet as the FreeMe Speech and Language Therapy logo as it captures my vision of children flying high and reaching their full potential in life when they have the freedom to communicate."
Natalie qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1996 with a BMedSci (Hons) degree from the University of Sheffield. She has over 20 years experience working in NHS and charity sectors, and since 2016 in independent practice.
Natalie is experienced in helping children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in a variety of settings, including homes, nurseries, pre-schools, children’s centres, mainstream and independent schools, special schools, and a specialist children's assessment centre.
Working in independent practice has enabled Natalie to focus on her special interests in early communication development, autism and selective mutism. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches and is passionate about inspiring and empowering parents and practitioners to maximise children's communication skills as a natural part of everyday interactions. She is dedicated to providing high quality speech and language therapy services that are holistic, collaborative, tailored to individual needs, and ultimately make a positive difference to children's lives.
Natalie maintains enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and is a registered member of the:
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): the regulatory body that sets standards of conduct, performance and ethics for speech and language therapists practising in the UK.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT): the professional body for speech and language therapists practising in the UK.
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP): provides information and a contact point for members of the public searching for an independent speech and language therapist in the UK.
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): the UK’s independent data protection regulator.