Welcome to Speech Therapy South Manchester

About Speech Therapy South Manchester


Jacqueline Thomas Principal Therapist and Owner

I am a highly experienced Speech Therapist working with young children in the South Manchester/ Stockport area.

I qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2005 (BSc Hons Speech&Language Sciences), I have worked in the NHS for 12 years and I now work independently.

I am a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy and  the Association for Independent Speech and Language Therapists. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection Act).

I very much enjoy my work and take pride in what I do. I care about doing a good job and making a difference.

Therapy sessions are delivered in the family home and will be tailored to suit the individual child and family. 

I have a full enhanced DBS clearance (previously known as CRB).



I have particular interest and experience in providing speech therapy to help children with

  • Speech sound difficulties - improving clarity and articulation 
  • Language difficulties - using words and sentences
  • Stammering 
  • Reluctant talkers/Selective mutism
  • Children experiencing problems with the quality of their voice



Pricing reflects the holistic approach undertaken, tailored intervention and assessment through careful planning as well as onward referrals and liaison with relevant agencies.

Initial assessment (tends to be done in the family home) fees vary depending on the nature of the problem including one page report -between £60-£120 *

Therapy sessions are charged at £70 for 45 mins 

Price reduction for blocks of sessions.

Detailed quote along with Terms&Conditions given once it has been agreed intervention is suitable.

There is no minimum number of sessions.

* excludes selective mutism where the assessment and intervention is combined and done over a number of weeks involving in depth advice to home and school. 

What to do next

Contact by email using the form below

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Telephone contact

 07704 336969

Once email contact has been made we will discuss the nature of your child's difficulties and your concerns. We will decide together if intervention is required. The first cost would be if an initial assessment is booked.

Speech Therapy South Manchester Ltd.




See blog below for detail of testimonials. 

"We cannot recommend Jacqueline and Speech Therapy South Manchester enough" June 2019 

"We cannot thank you enough for giving us the tools and knowledge" August 2019

"You've worked wonders with (our son) and you've given us confidence too. We couldn't have wished for anyone better"

Mr and Mrs Ward   August 2017

"Jacqueline is inspiring"

Emily Wood Early Years Lead Wigan

August 2017



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How do I know whether this is a phase or not?
Parents know their children the best; when your gut is telling you it is time to seek help it probably is.

How long will it take and how much will it cost?
Basic costs are outlined on the website a more detailed quote can be given after information about the nature of the difficulties has been discussed.There is no pressure to sign up to a set number of sessions so the cost can vary depending on whether parents want a contact for practical advice  while they are waiting for NHS care or if parents want ongoing intervention.

Why private over NHS?
The NHS provides high quality speech and language therapy but its resources are under pressure and waiting lists for initial assessment and therapy may be long.

I aim to provide you with a quick, flexible response to your initial enquiry, a detailed assessment, tailored intervention with advice, review and family support.