I love my job and feel very privileged to work with children and families helping them to achieve therapy goals and often boosting childrens’ self-esteem in the process.

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2003 at the University of Cape Town (B.Sc Speech-Language Pathology). While working as a therapist in South Africa I completed my Masters degree part-time in 2006, also through the University of Cape Town (M.Sc Speech-Language Pathology). I have been living and working in the UK since 2006 and have worked in a range of different settings including the NHS and private education settings. I have worked in nurseries, mainstream schools, special schools, clients’ homes, clinics and hospitals. 

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice


My Masters research has been published in the South African Journal of Education:

O’Connor, J. & Geiger, M. (2009) Challenges facing primary school educators of English Second (or Other) Language learners in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Education, 29(2).


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. I enjoy going for walks, jogging, amateur photography and travel when the opportunity arises.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent therapy you gave our daughter. We are extremely delighted and mind is at ease" * Father of 4 year old girl.

"Thank you very much for all your efforts with Y. We see a remarkable improvement in his speech" * Father of 6 year old boy.


Email: julieoc.slt@gmail.com
Mobile: 07859 787 462

Speech and Language Therapist
working with children aged 2 – 11 years.