Rosemary Townsend

About Rosemary

Rosemary has been practising as a Speech and Language Therapist for 35 years, specialising in working with adults who have communication needs caused by neurological disorder or disease.

For many years Rosemary held leadership and strategic roles in a specialist aphasia charity and is a passionate advocate for better access and support for people with acquired communication and cognitive disabilities.

Motivated to improve access to justice for adults with communication difficulties, in 2023 she chose to develop her transferable skills by completing the HMCTS Intermediary training with The Intermediary Cooperative.

Rosemary now works flexibly, combining her SLT and Intermediary roles. She is available to assist vulnerable adults in Family or Criminal Courts.


Home location: Horsham West Sussex

Travel distance: 70m

Preferred locations: Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, London

Excluded locations: None


Education and Training

2023 – Completed HMCTS Intermediary Training with The Intermediary Cooperative

1988 – BSc Hons Speech Sciences UCL – Regsitered Speech and Language Therapist



  • Brain and/or Head Injury (including a stroke)
  • Unclear Speech
  • Neurological and other progressive disorders (including Motor Neurone Disease & Parkinson’s disease)
  • Learning Disability or Difficulties
  • Elderly