I am a Speech and Language Therapist offering a dynamic approach to therapy that supports the development and transformation of your voice. My aim is to work with you and support you to realise the voice you with guidance in creative, flexible and healthy exploration. My practice combines proven, effective, therapeutic methods with a variety of other approaches, including established classical singing techniques.
I've had a rather unorthodox journey to becoming a voice specialist Speech and Language Therapist. After finishing my Master's Degree in Voice Performance at Boston University, I worked for 25 years as a professional classical music singer. Along the way, I developed an understanding of singing anatomy and how the entire body supports healthy voice production. I developed my listening skills and found I was able to detect subtle differences in vocal sounds and diagnose how these different sounds were being produced. By employing these highly developed skills and sharing this knowledge, I help other singers overcome problems with their voices.
I began to receive requests for singing lessons by people who had experienced a variety of medical and psychological conditions that had a negative impact on their voices. Speech and language therapists referred non-singers to me to learn how to produce voice in a healthy way. They needed help to develop functional speaking voices that are reliable and can meet the demands of their everyday lives.
I was excited at the prospect of helping a wider range of voice users, so I decided to broaden my knowledge and understanding of organic, psychological and functional causes of voice problems. I returned to university for a MSc in Voice Pathology at UCL and a Post-Graduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy at City University, London.
In my role as a Speech and Language Therapist, I specialise in:
· speaking voice optimisation
· transgender voice
· singing voice rehabilitation
· effective communication
phone: +44 1494 916090
mobile: +44 7966 473625