Voice and Ear, Nose & Throat
Clarissa Hardaker is a London-based Speech Therapist, Voice and Accent Coach, highly specialised in voice and vocal rehabilitation with actors, singers and professional voice users.
She offers skilled assessment and treatment for people with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. This includes but is not limited to adults with speech and articulation disorders and voice disorders.
Her MFA in Voice Studies has given Clarissa the skills and qualifications of a voice coach and teacher and she specialises in helping elite voice users with breath, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Online or face-to-face sessions are available, tailored to your needs.
Problems and conditions helped with include:
Vocal nodules, cysts and polyps
Muscle tension dysphonia
Dysarthria and apraxia
Vocal trauma or loss
Lisps and stutters
Poor articulation and clarity
Accent softening and dialect coaching
Clarissa has experience working with trans clients who wish to work on their voice.
Clarissa is a singer and non-professional actor herself and has worked with over 100 clients in the performing arts and has conducted research into the importance of providing voice training for teachers as standard as part of initial teacher training.
Vocal coach and expert in vocal health and vocal rehabilitation for professional voice users. Lecturer for Voice Workshop and the Performing Arts Medicine MSc course at UCL. Teaches singing to adults and children. Experienced working with laryngologists and speech therapists in NHS Voice Clinics and as a private coach. Consultations in London, Guildford and online.
Laryngology – voice assessment, voice surgery. Worked with over 1000 professional voice users of all types. Experience dealing with: Inflammatory: reflux, systemic conditions. Vocal fold lesions: cysts, polyps, nodules, scars, sulci, mucosal bridge, granulomas. Neurological: vocal fold palsy, Parkinson’s. Muscle Tension and Kinetic Chain imbalances affecting the voice. NHS Specialist Voice Clinic at Lewisham Hospital. Private appointments available at Lewisham and London Bridge Hospital. Mr Gibbins treats all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions. He also has an interest in thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery. BAPAM can provide further referral guidance 020 7404 8444 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Swain has over 30 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist and is also a practising musician with a special interest in vocal performance, voice care and preventing health problems for professional voice users and performance students. She is also qualified in Personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and can provide additional advice in this area to support general health and endurance.
Lucy gained her degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester University in 1990, before working in the NHS for 22 years, seeing both adults and children with a variety of speech and language difficulties. Her practice covers assessment of voice problems, referral to ENT, and therapeutic interventions including laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) and Speech and Language Therapy exercises. She is experienced in voice care and vocal cord pathology prevention, and helping patients with vocal cord pathology and those undergoing therapeutic intervention. She provides services in person and online.
Lucy maintains her registration with HCPC, the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, as well as being a member of the British Laryngological Association and a certified member of the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine.
Linda Hutchison is a specialist Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and singing teacher working privately and as part of the pioneering NHS Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic team at Lewisham Hospital. Her coaching work with singers addresses pre and post-operative voice problems, muscle tension imbalance, breathing problems, related emotional and psychological issues. Linda was a professional singer for many years before taking up teaching so she possesses a wealth of practical knowledge of the profession.