Rachel Cohen

About Rachel

Rachel qualified as a Registered Intermediary with the Ministry of Justice in 2014. She has undertaken further training in 2017 and 2021 with City Law School enabling her to work throughout the whole trial process and across all areas of the justice system including family courts. Drawing on her extensive experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, Rachel has a wide range of skills and specialist interest in working with people with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, communication impairments and Learning Difficulties.

Having worked extensively with teenagers and young people, Rachel has particular skills in engaging with and assisting this age range. Rachel has a passion for enabling people with difficulties to effectively participate and have fair access to justice. She has received excellent feedback regarding the quality of her reports and her friendly professional manner.

Rachel provides training to police officers across the Northwest about the role of intermediaries and since 2020 she has been involved in the training of fellow Intermediaries in working with defendants. In addition to her day to day role, Rachel chairs a Regional network of intermediaries and takes an active role in continuous professional development.

Her interests have led her to be involved in the development of The Intermediary Cooperative. Rachel continues to run a small independent Speech and Language Therapy practice to maintain clinical and professional skills, ensuring she can deliver the highest quality and evidence based assistance to clients.


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stammering / Stuttering
  • Unclear Speech
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Disability or Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Child
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • ADHD

Training & Education


Working in Family Courts, City Law school 


Working with Defendants, NA


Registered Intermediary Training, City Law School


BA (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy , University of Exeter