Our Team

Meet Our Team

CCT has a dedicated team of skilled Speech and Language Therapists who are experienced in assessing and treating speech, language and communication impairments in both adults and children to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability.

CCT offers regular support, supervision and feedback to our associates. We have excellent networks with case managers, clinicians and solicitors, which allows us to  offer joint CPD, training and development opportunities throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Moir - Director / Consultant SLT

Rachel is based in Manchester. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2008. Rachel worked in the NHS and left in 2013 to set up her own independent therapy practice.

Rachel has worked with children and adults with complex needs both in the community and in specialist rehabilitation facilities.

Rachel has a passion for working with people who have communication support needs, and loves to embrace technology in all areas of her practice. She is experienced and qualified in treating dysphagia in both paediatrics and adults and brings expertise in the field of cognitive communication disorder (high level language difficulties).

 

 

 

 

Clare Barr - Specialist SLT

In 2014, Clare graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist (BScHons) from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. That same year she moved to Manchester to find her first job as a Speech and Language Therapist. She has been working with CCT as an Associate SLT since November 2014.
Clare enjoys working with a variety of different client groups, including young children, adolescents and adults.  Her specialist interest is in the area of acquired brain injury and the impacts such injuries have on speech, language and communication skills.
Successful interactions are the foundation of all human relationships and communication is fundamental in order to maintain friendships, relationships, and meaningful life activities. Clare is passionate  and enjoys supporting individuals who experience such difficulties, to promote independence and reduce frustration, thus enhancing their quality of life.
Clare is  continuously inspired by the hard work and dedication her clients show to their rehabilitation, and she is vast experienced working as a part of  an interdisciplinary team. In Clare's words, "each therapist has their own specialism and own strengths and it is powerful when we join forces to work in collaboration."

 

 

 


Laura Broad -  Specialist SLT

Laura qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy from City University London. She is registered with the Health Professions Council and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 

Laura has been working as an associate speech and language therapist for Confident Communication Therapy Ltd since October 2014, supporting adults with communication difficulties in community and rehabilitation settings.

Laura has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for the NHS across various settings. She worked within the acute and stroke rehab wards in which she worked with adults who had suffered strokes or brain injuries. Laura is highly skilled in administering comprehensive  assessments and interventions for communication difficulties and disorders, as a result of neurological damage.

Laura has experience working in the Paediatric sector, working across clinics, nurseries and mainstream schools with children aged from 18 months to 11 years old with a range of needs. She is experienced working within an IDT (interdisciplinary team) approach, in order to provide a holistic approach to her clients.

Laura has a post graduate qualification which allows her to assess and treat adults with Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty).

Laura has developed her passion for supporting adults with Learning Disabilities in the community. She works closely with the ACE Centre to implement high tech AAC devises, such as Voice Output Communication Aids on tablets. As part of a multi disciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses, Laura has been key in the assessment and intervention approach with vulnerable adults with mild to profound learning disabilities.

 

 

 


Louise McKenna -  Specialist SLT

Louise qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Ulster.  She also has a Masters degree in Neuroscience, Language and Communication from University College London (UCL).  Louise is registered with the Health Professions Council, a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and a member of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.

Louise specialises in assessing and treating individuals with complex communication and swallowing difficulties due to neurological conditions, such as stroke or brain injury. Louise is committed to providing the most suitable evidence-based treatments and has completed considerable post-graduate training.  Her Masters thesis explored conversation therapy approaches for people living with post-stroke aphasia.  Alongside her clinical roles, Louise has also worked as a research assistant at UCL with project teams looking at conversation approaches for aphasia and dysarthria.

 

Louise is passionate about working with young people and adults who have communication or swallowing difficulties due to neurological conditions.  Louise strives to provide therapy that is personally relevant to each client and specific to their rehabilitation goals.

 

 

 


Andrea Dunne -  Personal Assistant to Rachel Moir

Andrea Dunne, has been working with CCT since late 2017. Andrea helps with all things administration and business. She is often the first point of contact for new referrals, and deals with business matters in Rachel's absence. Andrea is a very experienced business administrator and is an asset to CCT.

Speech and Language Therapy Assistants:

Trained Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (SLTAs) also work within our service and assistant therapy packages can be delivered when necessary.

 

CCT therapists are committed to developing their therapeutic skills and knowledge base and we attend training events throughout the year. This ensures our clients are receiving treatment which is based on evidence-based practice. In addition to this, we share our knowledge with our clients and colleagues whenever possible during supervision, in-house training,  formal training and working closely with The Neuro Rehab Group team.

Therapists are registered with HCPC and RCSLT and have clean Enhanced DBS.

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