Clare Woods


Speech and Language Therapist


East Devon

Work context/Areas of interest and specialism:

  • Acquired neurological conditions
  • Dysphagia
  • AAC
  • Functional and Organic Mental Health


  • I am a speech and language therapist with nearly 20 years’ experience working with adults with acquired speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties
  • In the past 10 years, I have gained extensive experience working alongside case managers and other rehabilitation therapists in the medico-legal field. I have recently started working as an Expert Witness in the field of acquired brain injury
  • I have extensive experience in supervising junior therapists, students and SLT assistants. In addition, I am the chair and co-ordinator of the South West Neuro Local ASLTIP (Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice) Group
  • Completion of intandem Foundation Supervision Training Series
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for SLTs, City Lit
  • Effective Counselling Skills for SLTs, City Lit
  • Acquired Language Disorders: Analysis and Intervention, Merit, MSc Module, Sheffield University
  • Dysphagia training (adults), Sheffield University
  • MSc Speech and Language Sciences, University College London

Professional Memberships:

  • Health Professions Council (HCPC) PIN : SL 17277
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT): RC0019988
  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
  • Acquired Brain Injury CEN
  • Computers in Therapy CITCEN

Description of supervision service:


Speech and language therapists ✅
Allied health professionals ✅
NHS workers ✅
Independent practitioners ✅
Social service employees
Education staff
Voluntary sector workers ✅
Newly qualified practitioners ✅
Cross-specialism ✅
Cross-profession ✅


Individual ✅
Paired ✅
Group ✅
Team ✅
Managerial Supervision
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅


— supervisor’s base
— supervisee’s base ✅
— neutral location ✅
Telephone: ✅
Video teleconference: ✅

Description of supervision approach:

My ethos and approach are rooted in a firm belief that the supervisory relationship is equal. I aim to create a safe and supportive space in which the supervisee can trust in their own wisdom. I would describe my approach as non-judgemental, confidential, professional and with open enquiry. I use the skills I have gained from counselling skills training to ensure the supervisee feels listened to and valued. I encourage a person-centred approach, allowing a space for the supervisee to lead and use the time how they wish. I offer a free initial 30 minutes to explore if we will be a good fit and to understand the values, learning style and previous experience of supervision that the supervisee has.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07930 498864

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