Therapy sessions with Gwyneth are always purposeful, positive and encouraging.
Gwyneth’s expertise and professionalism makes me feel safe and at ease. Kind and competent, she has been supportive and attentive to the needs of my changing voice. Her explanations are clear and she demonstrates exercises so that I have no problem following through at home.
Gwyneth’s committment shines through as her therapy sessions are always well-planned and enjoyable. She is caring and sensitive, making sessions something to look forward to! With consistent practice and guidance for 2 months, my voice has changed significantly for the better. I am grateful to have her as my therapist.
Denise was 18 years old when she first came for voice therapy. She had an unusual high pitched voice quality with a limited speaking and weaker lower range. Puberphonia, even though more common in males, can occur in females too. It is characterised by a habitual and continuous use of the pre-adolescent, high pitched voice of a child even after puberty. This condition is also known as mutational falsetto or functional falsetto. Denise had weekly sessions for 2 months where we worked on reducing tension sites and finding her lower range while maintaining resonance. Once we found her physiological lower pitch, we worked on vocal stamina and habituating her speaking voice. Denise was very hardworking and consistent with her daily voice practice. Once she found her full range of the speaking voice, Denise expressed an interest in exploring singing. I referred Denise to an experienced singing teacher. It was a pleasure to maintain open communication with her singing teacher to discuss voicing patterns noticed in both Denise’s singing and speaking voice. This overlap between voice therapy and singing lessons had a synergetic effect on stabilising Denise’s modal range for both singing and speaking 🙂