Established in Cape Town to service the needs of all patients needing help with speech therapy. The practice focuses on children and adults. We help children that may have speech impediments. Support adults that may have suffered from strokes.

About Gillian Adonis

I was born and raised in the beautiful Western Cape. The people and children of Cape Town have always been my passion, ever since I can remember.

It is little wonder I was drawn into this field of work. I graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2002. After completing my degree I worked at Bloemfontein Hospital as part of my community service. Working there affirmed my calling into this field of helping people. It was probably one of my most humbling experiences, but imparted me with humility and an unreserved heart of compassion.

There after, I spent some time at a special needs school in Johannesburg. The school focused on children with Learning Difficulties primarily Dyslexia. These kids crept into my heart and I just knew I wanted to continue working with children, specifically, those who had reading difficulties.

Cape Town was calling and it was time to head back. I started my private practice in 2006. There have been many challenges that came along with it. However, I have learnt that the best way to overcome obstacles is one step at a time. I have thus far accrued fourteen years of experience as a Speech Therapist and over 1000 hands on clinical hours.

I am a mother of two amazing young boys. Their joy is my joy and their sadness is my sadness. So I fully understand and relate to parents’ plight when they enter my office with concern, anxiety and distress. I currently focus on all disciplines within Speech Therapy. View our range of services here.

Imaan Allie

Speech Therapist

I graduated in 2021 from the University of Cape Town. After that I went on to do my community service year in a small town in the Northern Cape, which came with lots of challenges but I learnt so much. I was fortunate enough to work with a variety of individuals during that experience, ranging from newborns to older adults and everything in between.

I’m very passionate about helping people participate more effectively in their everyday lives, whether that be a child who has a communication difficulty, or an adult who is recovering from a brain injury. Watching people’s quality of life improve after being in therapy is incredibly rewarding and it just makes it that much more special when you can share in that with them and their families. That’s why I will always strive to do my best with each and every patient.

Idrees Karani

Speech Therapist

I graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2020, and completed my community service at GJGM Regional Hospital in KwaZuluNatal. It was here where I further developed my skills on cases ranging from complex paediatric speech and language pathologies to feeding assessments.

I am a driven individual with a passion for helping others and bringing about positive change wherever I can. As a child I was exposed to the lesser green side of the world, being witness to extreme poverty and hardship first-hand while living in Sudan, which allowed me to see the world with a compassionate eye as I grew up.

I believe that my own multi-cultural family and extensive travel has equipped me with the necessary tools to be empathetic and understanding towards those from diverse backgrounds. I have engaged with a range of cultures and languages, some of which I had the privilege of learning formally, such as Arabic.

As a male speech therapist, I often find myself being asked why I chose this career. In all honesty, it was only after job-shadowing a speech-therapist did I really discover what this field was about. Beyond speech and learning pathologies, what I see the need for amongst children and young adults are good role models, and patient, kind carers and aspire to channel this in practice.

My current interests include paediatric and adult feeding difficulties, fluency and voicedisorders, cerebral palsy, and adult neurology.


Speech Therapist

I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2021. In the year of 2022, I went on to complete my community service year in a town called Newcastle, located in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal. During my community service year, I had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and exposed to cases of varying complexity on a daily basis. Despite being faced with challenges at times, the overall experience was life-changing and the knowledge I acquired invaluable.

Since moving back home after my community service year, I have had the oppurtunity to experience various working environments that further nurtured my adoration for the profession. I am a career-driven, hard-working, passionate and versatile professional who truly values the concept of kindness and perseverance. I take great pride in my profession and thus always strive to do the best that I simply can and aim to make a positive impact in the lives of those I serve.

What I love the most about being a Speech Therapist is how rewarding the profession is. Seeing someone improve or do things that they were never able to do before, fills me with so much joy.



My name is Anam I’m a receptionist at Gillian Adonis Speech Therapy. I graduated for N6 Management Assistant at the College of Cape Town City Campus in 2016. I did my in service training at Gillian Adonis Speech Therapy from October 2020 until March 2022. I achieved my Diploma in May 2023. It’s been 3 years working for the practice going on my fourth. I am a very kind, emphatic person, I love interacting with people. It’s very much easy to communicate with me because I am always at my best mood and I always put the patient’s needs first. I’m a hard worker and a problem solver. 💐

Asanda Mxi

I completed medical secretary course at Northlink College in 2021, thereafter I had an opportunity to join the Gillian Adonis Speech Therapy in 2022 where I did my practical work. I am currently working at the practice as a receptionist. I got exposure to develop and grow my abilities and skills as a receptionist.

I have gained experience and learned a lot including admin duties, customer care, organisation, problem solving etc.. I find pleasure in helping others, I believe in honesty, maintaining confidentiality and reliability is the best policy.

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