Whatever stage you have reached in your transition or cross-dressing, a common source of frustration, which can impact on how successfully you pass, is your voice. It may even be your biggest handicap. You may have searched online to learn techniques to achieve a passable feminine voice, but so far made limited progress. Through this service, you will learn simple and effective techniques to achieve the best voice which matches the rest of your feminine image.
After therapy, your ability to express yourself as the woman that you are - not just through your appearance, but through your words as well - will have developed to a level significantly higher than that of other transgendered speakers. A positive impact can be achieved in these settings: work, college/university, forming friendships, social settings, introductions to new people, finding a partner, making and receiving phone calls, shopping, talking in public, interviews, gaining promotions and so on.
In her NHS role, Sue is head of the voice service and has extensive experience in treatment of transgendered voice. She works as lead therapist with ENT Consultants in designated voice clinics within a hospital and also has training in counselling. Sue has worked as a lecturer and examiner on the speech therapy graduate course at MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University.
Sue, Thank you so much for helping me find my voice. When I started my transition from male to female, it was a major stumbling block and one I could not over come by my self. With your help and tutelage I found my real voice and it became stronger and then there she was Dawn. I cant even remember what it sounded like before my old voice that is. Thank you so much for helping and turning despair into joy. Dawn Pomfret
Sue was amazing. She taught me how to improve my speech by giving me little exercises to do daily that really took up no time. After 2 sessions I was well on my way to getting better. She gave me support outside of the consultations too, either by calling me or by emailing me. I found her to be kind and sincere, and the empathy she showed made me feel she really wanted to help me. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue. She does great work. JS
I tried everything to change my voice join transition, bought internet programmes, apps, watch endless Youtube successes , I was damaging my voice. Finally, I sought expert help in Sue, it took a handful of sessions and I found my female voice. AC
I went to see Sue for help with my speech, which was really helpful. Sue is a complete professional and a real expert in her field. She also has a fun and exciting personality - I loved the session! RD
Its thanks to Sues patience and sense of humour that I now feel totally at ease with my voice and am able continue in my chosen career . Having struggled most of my adult life with a appearance and voice that didn't match in a few short weeks my life and self confidence have been transformed. I am proud to add my name and whole hearted recommendation to Sues testimonials. JW
I was initially sceptical that speech therapy could help me. The I met Sue and was impressed by her enthusiasm, commitment, expertise and engaging personality. She was able to eventually "tease out" the root causes of my speech problem. I am so grateful that I went to her. I am just a little sad not to be seeing such a sparkling, addictive personality again. JK
Thank you so much Sue for all the help you have given me which has enabled me to turn my ‘inner-voice’ into my only voice, my voice of choice. Thank you also for being patient with me and recognising my nervousness, which was about me and not you. I am honoured to have known you: in many years from now, whenever I recount my life-journey, your name will be one of those mentioned. You are very friendly and welcoming but remain professional at all times. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who may benefit from your assistance. Thank you! BC
I am a male to female transgendered person and was recommended to see Sue to help feminise my voice. I was really quite nervous about what it would be like to sit and explain how I felt to someone, but Sue put me at ease as soon as I met her - over the next sessions it felt more like talking to a friend than a formal visit. Throughout the course, Sue has been lovely and given me exercises and helped me develop techniques to sound more feminine. I am no longer called “Sir” on the telephone. Thank you again Sue, you really are a wonderful and caring person. TS
I could not recommend more highly that other Trans people should get this help and they would, as I do, count themselves very fortunate to come under Sues tutelage. Friends and relatives have remarked on the change in my voice! It is all down to Sue's expert and friendly coaching. Sue is a very special, talented person and I am deeply indebted to her. Roberta Upton
Sue is a wonderful teacher that really gets the idea's that you have to learn through in a clear way. The techniques that I have learnt from her will help me develop my voice with confidence. If anyone needs a voice therapist I would highly recommend her, I would not hesitate to go back to her in the future if I needed additional help. SF
I approached Sue to help me with my voice as I am transsexual. It was, without doubt, one of the best things I have ever done. She has been a huge help in training my voice to sound more feminine. Sue is a very warm and understanding person and made each session a pleasure to attend. I owe her a great deal and can never thank her enough. It is very hard for me to find the words to express my thanks to Sue for all she has done. She has been fantastic. EF
Since beginning my sessions with Sue the transformation in my speech has been remarkable. From the very first session I have noticed marked improvements in my speech and I am now speaking more fluidly than ever before. Things like phone calls and ordering from a menu in a restaurant used to cause me a great deal of anxiety but now I don't even give them a second thought. Sue offers a very flexible service even allowing me to arrange appointments at various locations. She is always keen to keep in touch between sessions and does so via both phone and email. I cannot recommend Sue highly enough. Sam Bryan
It has felt a long road at times, but with your patience, enthusiasm and determination, I feel so much more confident. I am truly grateful to have both met and worked with you.You are a true professional. CL
I have so much enjoyed my meetings with you. You have given me some key techniques and methods for getting my voice into shape which I am immensely grateful for. Thanks again for your support and encouragement - I shall miss seeing you. NK
You are a wonderful person and I've learned so much from you. Thanks for all your help! TT