About Natalie

Natalie Mincher-Lockett is a practising speech and language therapist specialising in the area of long term conditions and neurological rehabilitation.


Qualifying with a BSc(Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) from Birmingham in 2002 she quickly decided to specialise in adult work.

Natalie has many years experience working for the NHS within multidisciplinary teams alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist nurses and consultant neurologists. During this time she has worked as a Senior Specialist, co-ordinating SLT community neurological rehabilitation teams. Natalie has worked in a variety of settings within the community including client’s homes, residential homes, outpatient clinics and specialist rehab units and within acute settings including intensive care, rehabilitation and general hospital wards.

She completed her MA in Evidence Based Practice at Middlesborough University in 2009 as well as lecturing in nursing degrees at Wolverhampton University. A special interest in Parkinson’s led to her completing post graduate training at London City University, to provide Lee Silvermann Voice Therapy (LSVT). Natalie was an active committee member of the Central Neuro Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) helping to organise conferences and study days for other speech and language therapists, which she now attends regularly. 

Natalie prides herself in providing treatment that is functional and evidence based, with an aim to help others achieve their potential. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT), The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) and is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). 


Low Tech Communication Aids Making a Difference

When people find it extremely difficult to say even simple phrases, having a basic communication aid can facilitate conversation and social interactions. Today using the Tech Talk 8 enabled one of our clients to start a conversation with others. It was a wonderful moment!  Read more >

Sep 24, 2019

Take your children to work day!!

For the first time ever we took our children to work with us! Martha loved her role as Mummy's Speech and Language Assistant and gave our client's fantastic feedback....Afterall children don't lie do they!? Read more >

Jul 22, 2019

Tea, Cake and Speech Therapy

Speech Advance always likes to make speech therapy functional and so today we went to a cafe to order drinks and of course..cake! It would be rude not to!   Read more >

Jun 17, 2019
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