Rachel Barton


Speech and Language Therapist



Work context/Areas of interest and specialism:

  • I worked for 22 years in the NHS in management and highly specialist SLT roles before setting up my own independent speech and language therapy practice in 2017
  • I currently work with preschool and school age children in their homes and educational settings. I have always worked with a generalist caseload. My areas of special interest are early language development, parent & child interaction and speech sound disorders
  • Supporting professionals through quality supervision is my passion. I have enjoyed getting to know many therapists during the 20 years in which I have been a supervisor. Within my independent practice I offer professional supervision to therapists working in a wide range of settings and with varying client groups across the UK. I also offer supervision of supervision


  • Member of HCPC, RCSLT, ASLTIP


    • BA (Hons) Linguistics and Language Pathology (1st Class)
    • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory

Supervision Training:

  • Level 3 and Advanced Supervision Courses (intandem)
  • Intensive Course for Supervision Facilitators Module 1 and 2 (Kate Malcomess)

Additional Training:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Care Aims

I also ensure that I receive regular supervision in relation to my clinical practice and supervision practice.

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 ✅
Managerial Supervision ✅
Professional Supervision ✅
Supervision of supervision ✅


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

Description of supervision approach:

I provide a safe and confidential space for you to reflect on your practice. Whatever the issues are that you bring to supervision, I will always listen with curiosity and compassion. My skills as a supervisor do not lie in providing the answers but in asking the questions that facilitate your own problem solving. My approach is warm, non-judgemental, and thoughtful. I am happy to share my own clinical experience, however my first approach is always to support you to tap into your own wisdom and skills. I am passionate about the value of supervision both in terms of developing the quality of our clinical practice but also improving the quality of our own lives.

Whilst my clinical background is in speech and language therapy, I draw on a much wider skill set in my role as a supervisor. My training in Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness and Solution Focused techniques enables me to take a wider perspective and draw on theories and frameworks applicable to any context. I am therefore able to provide supervision to those working in other professions.

I believe that it is essential to find a supervisor who is a good fit for you, and therefore very happy to arrange an initial telephone or video call to explore whether we could work together.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07999 829233
Website: www.chatterboxsussex.com

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