About Me

My name is Kate Biss and I am a Private Speech and Language Therapist based in the Highlands of Scotland. I work with children and adults who have a wide variety of speech, language and communication difficulties, offering  therapy carefully designed for every client.

I run an outdoor therapy clinic, with sessions for individuals, families and groups. These sessions use the outdoors as a therapeutic tool to support the development of speech, language and communication skills.  Sessions can also be tailored to support self esteem, well being and develop independence.

I also provide online speech therapy via zoom.  Working in this way gives clients the opportunity to receive regular therapy that is just as effective as in a clinic environment.

Therapy is also available face-to-face in my clinic.

My background

Through my career, I have been fortunate to work with a variety of young people, adults and their families; at home, in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. I have extensive experience in treating a wide range of communication problems. 

I began my career in the NHS in 1996; working with children who had complex speech, language and communication needs.  

In 2001 I took up the opportunity to develop my expertise with adults who had speech and communication difficulties following a stroke.

My private speech therapy practice grew when I moved back to my childhood home in the West Highlands; also giving me more flexibility to bring up my children.  

Communication and interaction are key to a child’s development and learning.  Communication is at the centre of our relationships and our communities.  Without effective communication, we reduce our social activities, become isolated, putting our well-being and happiness at risk. 

I am privileged to offer a speech therapy service where you are at the centre and you set the goals.  We work together as a team; to achieve the best outcome and enable you to enjoy the best possible quality of life.



  • Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Speech Sciences (BScHons), University College London (1996).
  • Certified Outdoor Therapist.
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (RegHCPC)
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (mRCSLT)
  • Member of the Association of Independent Speech and Language Therapists (mASLTIP)
  • Enhanced Disclosure Scotland certificate.


Specialist further qualifications/training

  • Forest School Leader (in training).
  • Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’
  • Hanen ‘More Than Words’
  • Intensive Interaction training (Dave Hewitt)
  • Sensory Integration (Approaches to children with Neurodevelopmental Disorder.) 
  • Makaton Signing, Level 1&2
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Dyspraxia) training with Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Kay Giesecke.
  • Sound Reasoning. Speech Sound Disorders, Dr Caroline Bowen. 
  • The Shape Coding System Part 1, Part 2. Moor House Research and Training Institute.
  • Delivering Speech Therapy by Skype (Dr Rebecca Matthews)
  • Aphasia and technology, Online Therapy and EVAPark (City, University of London)
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (Willie Botterill, Kidge Burns.)
  • Advanced Clinical Supervision for Professional Educators.  (Marjon University. 2 day course, )
  • Coaching Skills (Social Enterprise Academy. 2 day course)
  • Award in Leadership SCQF level 9.  The Institute of Leadership and Management.


How can I help?
If I can help you, or someone you care for, please get in touch for an informal chat.
Latest News

Friday, April 19th 2024

Feedback from Luiza at the end of our school contract.

Hi Kate, I wish you all the best and many thanks for the great results you have had with our learners, staff notice how well they are managing not only with their language skills but also socially. All the best, Luiza Full Story...

Wednesday, January 3rd 2024

Aphasia and online Speech Therapy

"I had a stroke in January 2023, which left me with moderate Aphasia. My wife contacted Kate, and she agreed to take me as a patient with online Speech Therapy sessions. Over the past four months, Kate has improved my speech and writing immeasurably. She has been patient, kind and good-hu... Full Story...
I find Kate sympathetic, good company and demanding of effort on my part - which is good. I feel that if I had known about Kate in the beginning, my recovery by now would be virtually complete.
Amanda, France