Mary Ganpatsingh


Speech and Language Therapist


Purley, Surrey

Work context, areas of interest and specialism:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Cognitive Communication Disorders
    • Dysphagia
    • Aphasia
    • Dysarthria
    • Dyspraxia

Experience, training and membership:

  • I have been practicing speech and language therapy for 21 years across a wide range of settings but mainly with people who have cognitive communication disorders following traumatic brain injury. I aim to provide therapy that enables clients to recover personal roles in their family, with friends in leisure and work roles
  • I am a member of:
    • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
    • Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
    • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • I have received professional supervision continuously throughout my career and greatly benefitted from supervision both with regards to my practice and making decisions about my career pathway
  • Continuing professional development has involved completion of three supervision training courses with ‘intandem’ (including creative approaches) and writing blog posts about my experience of supervision
  • Over the course of my career, I have supervised student speech therapists, supervisees navigating significant transitions in their career as well as offering team supervision and supervision to other allied health professionals

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 ✅
Team ✅
Managerial Supervision
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅


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

Description of supervision approach:

I aim to create a supervisory space that is both supportive and challenging when addressing workplace issues, but I also like to celebrate the successes.

I am interested in the idea that supervision can take us beneath our surface understanding of a case or work scenario. During the supervision session we can allow space to decide where to take the conversation, explore the scope of the issue in hand, appreciate the richness of the ‘story’ from multiple perspectives and take a path through some of the challenges to find a solution.

I usually take a non-directive approach to facilitate reflection and to allow the supervisee to generate their own plan of action. However, I am able to draw on my experience and resources to contribute ideas or signpost resources when appropriate.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07701080712

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