The Talking Lab



Communication skills reablement

for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wiltshire

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Hello, my name is John Swan and I run the Talking Lab service.


I am a qualified Speech & Language Therapist with over 20 years' experience working with adults with a communication or swallowing disorder. I  specialise in Neuro-rehabilitation and have worked in acute medicine, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury. I can offer support to adult stammerers, and I also have experience in ENT, working with clients with voice disorders (including gender transition), chronic sore throats or laryngitis, and persistent coughs.


As a result of my training, I have developed an interest in voice coaching, and have provided training to organisations or individuals who would like to develop their public speaking and presentation skills.


I hope that you will find navigating around this site easy, regardless of your language level. There is an aphasia-friendly version which you can access by clicking here or by using the link on the left.


If you would like to know more about what I can offer, please browse through the site or contact me by phone or e-mail (details at the top of the page).

Registered with the

Health & Care Professions Council




Fully DBS (formerly CRB)-compliant

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Member of the

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists




Affiliated to ASLTIP, the Association of

Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice