speech therapy softly spoken kent
About //

Vickey Petrie is a Lead Speech & Language Therapist with over eighteen years' experience in the public and private sectors. Her early career started within the departments of two leading London hospitals, providing acute care for adults with both Neurological and ENT disorders, moving into the rehabilitation of individuals as they transitioned from hospital to their homes across South-West London and Kent. She is now the newly appointed Clinical Manager for Speech & Language Therapy at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. 


Drawing on her experiences and values, Vickey launched Softly Spoken in 2008 to provide a more personal Speech & Language Therapy service. She has amassed an extensive and varied clinical portfolio, forging strong links with the local healthcare providers and professionals, devising and implementing training packages across various healthcare settings, providing clinical supervision and consulting on behalf of legal teams in medicolegal cases. She manages her business alongside her other health care roles. 


Her expertise remains in the specialised support of adults and their families with acquired neurological conditions such as Stroke, Brain Injury, Dementia or Progressive Disease and ENT disorders. 


Associations //

Softly Spoken is pleased to announce it's collaboration with the team at Neuro Rehabilitation Kent. Elissa Benson and Jane Cast are neurological physiotherapists who specialise in the analysis and treatment of movement problems that occur as a result of damage or disease in the nervous system. These result in symptoms such as tonal change, paralysis, weakness, reduced co-ordination, loss of balance and pain. These in turn can lead to a loss of range of movement, poor postural control, and reduced functional ability.


Using an individual, person centred approach, Elissa and Jane will discuss aims, goals and expectations before planning a programme to achieve the best possible outcome alongside family and carers. This may involve hands on treatment, a home exercise programme, lifestyle advice, advice regarding equipment or signposting to other services. Please contact www.neurorehabkent.co.uk more information.

"We aim to maximise individual potential to promote functional independence and improved quality of life"