Speech and Language Therapy in Essex

Laura Dawson and colleagues offer private Speech and Language Therapy services in Essex.

We have offer services in Brentwood, Romford, Upminster, Harold Hill, Basildon, Billericay, Southend, Wickford, Leigh-on-sea...

All our therapists are registered member of the following organisations:

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


We see adults with acquired swallowing (dysphagia), voice and communication disorders, which often arise due to:

  • Progressive Neurological Disorders (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's Disease)
  • Stroke and Brain Injury
  • Vocal strain or misuse
  • Dementia
  • Head and neck cancer / tumours

Click here to read more about our Speech and Language Therapy services for adults.


We see children with speech sound disorders and language difficulties. If you are worried about your child's speech and language development, and have observed any of the following behaviours, then please get in touch.

  • Delayed speech sound development
  • Delayed expressive and/or receptive language
  • Delay in young children beginning to speak (18 months+)
  • Lisps and other articulation disorders
  • Social communication difficulties (e.g. Autism)

Click here to read more about our Speech and Language Therapy services for children.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss your needs, or simply want some advice, please get in touch.

We will respond to your query within 24hrs.


Alan, aged 78: received input for speech & language difficulties (aphasia) after a stroke
"Throughout life there are few people you meet who actually have the ability and dedication to help change a person's life for the better. Laura is one of those rare people. When my father had a stroke and was left with aphasia, our lives changed overnight. Fear, confusion and a feeling of hitting rock bottom set in. Luckily, having found Laura's services via the internet, it was because of the various reviews written there, we chose you to help us. I can only endorse all the positive comments found there, and have no hesitation in recommending her services. Laura is patient, assertive, professional and a really nice person that we welcomed into our lives. Thank you for all your help, you have provided Dad with a road upwards from a very scary place and thanks to your help he is continuing to make good progress. "

Gemma, Mother
"From my initial telephone enquiry to my son's final session the service I received was excellent. My enquiry was dealt with in a professional, objective manner and I immediately felt that Laura would be an excellent choice to work with. The information shared at both the initial assessment and throughout the sessions meant that I was informed about my son's needs, targets and successes, and how I could best support him at home each week. Even though my son had just turned 3, Laura was able to engage him in different 'games' to work on his pronunciation - he really enjoyed going to see Laura and thought he was just going to play each Friday! Friends, family and professionals have all commented on the significant improvements in my son's speech in such a short space of time. I would thoroughly recommend Laura to anyone seeking a therapist for children."

View more testimonials

Laura Dawson - Essex Speech and Language Therapist

Laura Dawson, Speech & Language Therapist

Hello! My name is Laura and I run a private speech and language therapy service across Essex with the help of a team of experienced therapists. Collectively we have 28 years of experience with both adults and children across a range of disorders and diagnoses.

Clinic locations

Laura offers therapy from the following clinic bases, as well as a homevisit service in Essex, so please get in touch if you have any questions!

Speech Sound Stories

Speech Sound Stories

Laura is a published author of Speech Sound Stories

Click here to buy

Voice Training for Teachers

We are Essex County Council's associate voice consultant for teachers.
Courses run throughout the year at a variety of training centres across Essex so log into your CPD or access training dates via the link below. Spaces are limited.