Amy Drew


Specialist Speech & Language Therapist & Director, Trustee, Grove Cottage-MENCAP Bishop’s Stortford

Amy is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 10 years’ experience and 5 years’ experience working as a speech and language therapy assistant, prior to training as a therapist. Amy trained at City University, London, graduating in 2007. Amy has a breadth of experience providing therapy for preschoolers, primary age children and young people with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs. Special interests and skills include Parent-Child Interaction, pre-school special needs, Down Syndrome, Autism, cleft/palate related speech issues and stammering.  Amy has a strong commitment to educating and empowering others to develop their confidence and competence to support young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Marissa Pajot Webb


Specialist Speech & Language Therapist & Director

Marissa is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 10 years’ experience practicing in both the USA where she originally obtained her MA from Montclair State University in NJ, USA in Speech and Language Pathology and the UK for the past 7 years.  In the USA, Marissa worked in mainstream schools and a specialized Aural Deaf Education program.  Since moving the UK, she has worked within the NHS in clinics, mainstream and special schools as well as post 16 provisions.  Areas of particular interest and skills include Parent-Child Interaction, hearing impairment, bilingualism, Autism, articulation difficulties and language and literacy.  Marissa is passionate about current research into the connection between early attachment and communication development.

Lindsay Hardy-Wood


Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lindsay qualified in 2008 at the University of East Anglia with a BSc (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy. Prior to this, Lindsay gained experience from working as a Special Educational Needs Officer giving her insight into SEN provision and processes.

Over the last several years, Lindsay has worked in a range of specialist educational provisions with children with hearing impairment, language disorders and learning difficulties. Lindsay is passionate about working with children with Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) and Speech Disorders and collaborating with others so their needs are understood and supported in the classroom. She works in specialist speech and language provisions within mainstream schools for children aged 5-16 years, is an RADLD ambassador, a committee member for the local DLD Clinical Excellence Network and an ELKLAN Tutor. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys being outside exploring the countryside with her dog and volunteering as an assistant trainer at a local dog training society.

Tracey Kent

Administrative Assistant

Tracey supports the running of our practice and welcomes new clients who engage our services. Tracey has worked in many different support roles for approximately eighteen years and is an experienced EA, Administrator and Receptionist. In a varied career Tracey has worked in several industries from Cabin Crew, TV Production, the NHS and Telecoms. Tracey also has a background in the theatre and has performed and worked backstage for the Tower Theatre, one of the largest non-professional theatre companies in the country.

History of The Orchid Practice

The Orchid Practice was founded in 2016 by Specialist Speech and Language Therapists with a vision for providing support to children with special educational needs or specific speech and language difficulties and their families.  The inspiration for our name came from our observations that like our clients, orchids are individual, rare, special, intriguing and above all, orchids triumph against adversity. Given the right environment and the right support, orchids will flourish. At The Orchid Practice we are passionate about creating interventions which will enable our clients to realise their full potential. Our practice has quickly developed to incorporate specialised services for children with autistic spectrum disorders and young adults with speech and language difficulties.  We have developed a strong network of high quality professionals able to provide holistic support for our clients including joint professional collaboration.


In 2017, we launched our unique cloud-based electronic patient record system designed specifically for therapy.  This system allows us to keep our clinical records in compliance with HCPC guidelines and GDPR.  Each one of our clients has an individual record and a login so that parents and carers can keep up to date with intervention as well as engage in collaboration with their therapist by using their login to view notes, reports, targets and utilise the two-way media upload for sharing therapy techniques and evidencing progress.  We are able to use this service with educational settings who commission our services for seamless collaboration.  Find out more about the difference MyTherapyTracker makes at