The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children


A key partner of Action for Stammering Children, the Michael Palin Centre is a specialist centre providing assessment and therapy services for children and adults who stammer or stutter. The service is delivered by a team of specialist speech and language therapists and has an international reputation for innovation and excellence.

The Centre manages the charity funded telephone and email helpline for families, young people, teachers, referrers and other professionals.

All children, young people and adults undergo a comprehensive assessment to identify the severity and complexity of their fluency disorder which allows the service to individualise the therapy programme to meet their specific needs. These specialist treatments include:

  1. One-to-one therapy on a weekly basis
  2. Group therapy sessions on an intensive or weekly basis
  3. Parent and child group or individual sessions
  4. Psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The Centre provides an assessment and therapy service to children and adults from Islington and Camden boroughs and also accepts referrals from all over the UK, as well as internationally. Assessments for children from the UK are funded by Action for Stammering Children. Therapy is funded by the local NHS CCG or self-funded.


The Centre also has a research department to explore the effectiveness of its methods and regularly publishes and presents its work internationally.


The Centre runs a comprehensive international training programme, teaching therapists how to manage children and adults who stammer.


Self-referrals are accepted, as well as referrals from GPs, parents or carers, education staff and other professionals. The Michael Palin Centre runs the Action for Stammering Children funded helpline on 020 3316 8100.

Contact the MPC

13-15 Pine Street,

Tel: 020 3316 8100

Email: [email protected]

Go to the MPC website

As a charity we rely heavily on donations. Please click here to donate.


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