My name is Lynne Tapper and I am the founder of communication coaching.

I believe that everyone has a right to be included and heard.

Challenges with communication can create barriers and I like to work with people to help them knock these barriers down.

As a qualified coach I work with people to help them develop their personal and professional goals.  I work with clients who may be feeling overwhelmed as they approach a new phase in life or who feel a bit stuck and want the opportunity to have some dedicated thinking space to explore what their next step could be.

I am a Speech and Language Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in the NHS.  Early on in my career, I recognised the effectiveness of using a therapeutic approach which enabled people to identify and set specific personalised goals and the actions required to achieve these. I have attended various courses in order to develop my approach including solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, using Socratic questioning, building clients self-esteem and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. In 2019 I earned a PG Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching.

 I specialise in working with:

  • young people and adults who are autistic (level 1 & 2)
  • young people and adults with acquired hearing loss
  • communication partners – I am able to provide communication coaching for parents, family members and/or employers who recognise the need to adapt their communication to meet the needs of someone with hearing loss or who is autistic.

I use a coaching approach to help people to:

  • Reflect on their current communication and interactions
  • Identify why, when and where they are experiencing difficulties and success
  • Explore options for making communication work better
  • Select which options will work best for them
  • Put these options into practice through skill-building and detailed action planning
  • Keep on track using agreed review processes

I understand that communication difficulties can have a huge impact on social interactions and that communication difficulties often affect how people are perceived by others and how they perceive themselves.  I work with people to help them develop their self-confidence and self-esteem so that they can be listened to and heard.

I prefer to work with clients in person at The Orchard Therapy Centre in Horsforth, Leeds. For more information about this venue please visit http://www.orchardleeds.co.uk/

However, if it is not possible to travel to The Orchard Therapy Centre I can arrange to see clients at a mutually convenient location by prior arrangement.

If a client is able to use telephone or video (skpye/zoom) I may be able to work with them remotely, if we both agree this arrangement will work.

If you’re interested in having some coaching please get in touch to see if I can help  – I’d love to hear from you.