The practitioners listed here are all members of the ATP and as such have provided evidence of appropriate training, professional registration and insurance. However, parents are urged to check the credentials of the person they are employing.

ATP is not a regulatory body and does not vouch for the quality of service of any member appearing in the membership directory. A member's inclusion in the directory does not constitute any kind of recommendation. As the ATP does not perform a regulatory function we suggest that if there are concerns about a private practitioner's practice then this should be raised with the practitioner in the first instance.

If the issue isn't adequately resolved or is serious in nature then advice should be sought from the practitioners regulatory body. For example the Nursing and Midwifery Council (www.nmc-uk.org), the General Medical Council (www.gmc-uk.org), General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org) or the General Osteopathic Council (www.osteopathy.org.uk).

Concerns involving NHS staff can be dealt with by contacting the NHS Hospital/Unit employing them. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the practitioner concerned or by contacting their employer/consulting their employer's website.


Please use the links in the drop down menu at the top of the page to find private practitioners who provide a service in your local area.

Ensure the person you choose is a registered nurse, midwife, doctor or dentist and ask to see evidence of registration including their NMC/GMC/GDC number. As many mothers and babies need further help and support after tongue-tie division, the person you choose should either have expertise in breastfeeding or be able to refer you to someone who does.

Most private nurse/midwife tongue-tie practitioners are also International Board Certified Lactation Practitioners (IBCLC). All IBCLCs will be able to provide evidence of their qualification.

Choosing a local tongue-tie practitioner will also make it easier to access follow up and support afterwards.

Tongue-tie practitioners should be able to produce evidence of insurance (usually with the Medical Defence Union) and evidence that they have been trained to perform tongue-tie division. The prices charged and services offered by tongue-tie practitioners can be quite variable so may be worth phoning around if there are several in your area. Talking to other mothers who have used the services of a private tongue-tie practitioner can also be very helpful.


Listed below are Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners who are full ATP members and provide tongue-tie services on a private basis.

For members requiring details to be listed, or amending current detail, please complete this form and email to Deb Wilson at membership@tongue-tie.org.uk
Please refer to this completed example form showing the required information.


Debra Abbas

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bradford, Cheshire, Huddersfield, Leeds, Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and North Yorkshire
Tel: Charlotte 07411 276302 or Debra 07988 491098
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union
Email: bestfeedingsolutions@gmail.com
Website: www.milkmatters.org.uk
Additional information: Clinics every weekend. All sessions include infant feeding support and complimentary wound check. Follow up appointments also available. Breast and bottle fed babies treated.

Louise Armstrong

Qualifications: Registered Midwife (RM), BSc (hons), MSc, PGCEA. BFI University Education Lead
Area covered: York, Harrogate, Leeds, Rippon, Malton, Selby, Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington, Hull, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Bradford, Middlesbough, (All Yorkshire)
Tel: 01904 631815
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Beazley, Medical Malpractice Insurance
Email: enquiries@stonegatemedical.co.uk
Website: www.stonegatemedical.co.uk/
Additional information: Appointments available on request, usually within 3 days of contacting Stonegate Clinic. Free follow-up.

Gerard Kelly

Qualifications: Consultant ENT Surgeon
Area covered: Leeds
Tel: Private Secretary Maureen Maye 0113 388 2094
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)
Email: email@gkelly.co.uk
Website: www.spireleeds.com and www.leedsent.com
Additional information: Appointments at Spire Leeds Hospital, Jackson Avenue, Roundhay Leeds, LS8 1NT Appointments 0113 218 5967 or 0113 218 5977

Tara Kennedy and Fiona Munro-Muotune

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Midwife, Registered Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Yorkshire
Tel: 07907 308287 / 07840 929119
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: Mcrlact81@gmail.com
Website: www.mcrlc.co.uk
Additional Information: Twice weekly clinics at Ollerbarrow House, 209-211 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SQ. All sessions include infant feeding support. Follow up appointments available. Breast and bottle fed babies treated.