Voice and Communication
I provide voice coaching, dialect work for actors and public speaking coaching for people in corporate business. I provide rehabilitative voice therapy for people with a voice disorder via ENT referral. I am one of the UK’s leading speech and language therapists and trainers in voice and communication therapy for trans and gender-diverse people seeking to explore, create and sustain their expressive authenticity. I provide individual sessions and voice group therapy to clients, as well as training and supervision to Speech and Language Therapists in the NHS and independent practice.
I am co-author with Gillie Stoneham of the groundbreaking practical guide and training textbook 'The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People' which celebrates our clients as collaborators. It is available, along with training videos, from Jessica Kingsley Publishing and Amazon.
“I greatly value Matthew as a sensitive, intuitive and uniquely experienced advisor. In his work as a professional actor he developed a deep, personal understanding of his own voice, which he brings now to his work with the voices of others.
As a teacher and writer, he is always clear and honest. His warmth and intelligence shine through in everything he does.”
Jeannette Nelson, Head of Voice, Royal National Theatre
I am a specialist speech and language therapist in stammering therapy for adults who stammer, and have been a tutor in the City Lit team for several years. I favour a ‘stammer more easily’ approach with mindfulness, self-acceptance and compassion-focused interventions.
“I started seeing Matthew for help with my stammer before my wedding as I had been having difficulty and was concerned about giving my groom’s speech. I saw Matthew on a one-to-one basis and instantly became more relaxed and in control. Matthew was excellent in giving me advice on public speaking to make me feel relaxed and confident on the big day, which turned out to be one of the greatest public speeches the I have ever done."
Peter Ackred, Chief Executive, Disability Sports Coach