Assessment and therapy at the MPC

We see children, young people and adults who stammer or who clutter.

Find out more here about our assessment clinic and therapy for individuals and groups.

MPC assessment clinic

  • Children & young people 2-18
  • Adults 18+

MPC therapy

  • Under 7 year-olds
  • 8-14 year-olds
  • 15-18 year-olds
  • Adults

If there is something we are not getting right

We want to know if there is something that we could be doing better, if you have any concerns about the care that you are receiving from us or if you experience discrimination at the Centre. If you want to talk to someone you can speak with your therapist at the Centre or you can contact:

  • Elaine Kelman, Head of the Michael Palin Centre
    Tel: 020 3316 8100
    Email: [email protected], or
  • Whittington Health Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)
    Tel: 020 7288 5551
    Email: [email protected]


Sometimes you just need someone to talk to


Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

Our Helpline, 020 3316 8100, is open during office hours (9am-5pm) and voicemail messages can be left when the office is closed.

“I know who to talk to if I need more help.”

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A big congratulations to our Social Communication Team on this achievement — to support parents and carers of children with autism the team created videos of their usual face-to-face workshops and shared them with families in Islington 📽️🥳

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Feeling inspired after a great first day of my virtual Palin PCI course for supporting families and children under 7 who stammer. @thepalincentre #stammering #SLT

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Latest news

Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

We were deeply saddened to hear that Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks passed away on 7th November. Lord Sacks was a long-time friend of the Michael Palin centre, and great supporter of our work with children who stammer. He first became involved when the late Dr Lena Rustin was head of the Centre. Lena co-founded …

12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference

Due to COVID-19 the 12th ODC has been postponed. It will now take place from the 6th-9th January 2021 with the theme ‘Challenge and Change.’ Go to for more information about the programme and how to register or submit an abstract.

Richard Mintz OBE

In its early days, Richard was a trustee of the charity Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (now Action for Stammering Children). This charity, chaired by Travers Reid, worked together with the NHS to set up the Michael Palin Centre under the leadership of Lena Rustin. The Michael Palin Centre became an internationally renowned …

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