About Us - Meet Our Therapists

Rose Speech Therapy’s practitioners are registered with The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP.)

Our therapists have extensive experience working within the NHS and privately and work in partnership with a small, dedicated team of experienced practitioners.

Karen Scrivener-Fearn - Qualified Speech and Language Therapist

Karen Fearn

Karen is an experienced and highly-skilled Speech and Language Therapist with a special interest in neurological rehabilitation and voice therapy.

Karen has worked in the sector for more than 13 years in the management of acquired communication and swallowing disorders.

This includes detailed assessment, patient-centred therapy planning and delivery of a wide range of therapeutic approaches.

Gill Buckingham - Qualified Speech and Language Therapist

Gillian Buckingham

Gillian is a highly-specialist speech and language therapist with more than 15 years’ experience of rehabilitating adults suffering from acquired neurological disorders and life-limiting illness.

She has worked in the NHS developing her specialism working with adults with acquired neurological disorders, including acute wards, stroke rehabilitation and long-term community rehabilitation.

This includes working as clinical lead and professional lead speech and language therapist in the community rehabilitation team.

Gillian has also worked in specialised roles with patients receiving treatment in acute respiratory, spinal, burns and intensive care units.

Gillian regularly works alongside case managers for clients undergoing medico-legal proceedings and has acted as an expert witness in personal injury claims.

Gillian has specialist expertise in working with adults with complex swallowing and communication difficulties. This includes:

  • Completing videofluoroscopy (x-ray swallows) to diagnose swallowing disorders
  • Treatment of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) Gillian is trained to offer neuromuscular electrical stimulation (AMPCARE), sEMG biofeedback and expiratory muscle strength training.
  • Gillian is certified to offer LSVT voice treatment for adults with Parkinson’s disease
  • Aphasia assessments and treatment
  • Cognitive-communication rehabilitation
  • Verbal dyspraxia therapy

Gillian is a member of The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and is chair of the West Yorkshire Group.

She is also a member of RCLST and is HCPC registered.