Marianne is a highly qualified and experienced voice specialist. She is passionate about enabling people to overcome their voice difficulties and to fulfil their voicing potential. With over 10 years’ experience of using various treatment approaches, Marianne can tailor voice therapy to your unique requirements.
Marianne graduated with a first in BA Hons Human Communication Studies (Speech and Language Therapy) in 2001 and completed an MSc in Voice Disorders with distinction from the Medical School at Newcastle University in 2004.
Driven by her enthusiasm and commitment to high quality voice therapy, she successfully combines independent voice therapy practice with her career within the NHS. Marianne works very closely with the Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Consultants at the Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital and Derriford Hospital, and is part of a monthly Multidisciplinary Speech and Language Therapy/ENT Voice Clinic.
Marianne leads the voice teaching at the BSc Speech and Language Therapy degree course at University College Plymouth (MarJon), has presented at national conferences and has published peer reviewed articles. She is a member of the British Voice Association and Voice Care Network. She runs voice workshops for trainee teachers, has close working relationships with singing teachers and advises choirs on vocal health.
Marianne is committed to using up-to-date research and best clinical practice to help you or your child get the best from their voice. Her certified training includes Alison Bagnall’s Voicecraft, Estill Model Voice Training and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Marianne’s areas of special interest are:
If you have any questions or concerns, Marianne is more than happy to chat over the phone and discuss these with you. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can complete our short enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
"Thank you so much, Marianne, for running the voice care sessions with the trainee teachers. They have told me how useful they thought the lecture, especially the tips you gave them on how to ensure they protect their voices"
"Really good to have something to do to improve my voice myself. By doing what you showed me it has really improved. I can now keep my voice going without losing it, use the telephone, and even shout. I can sing again without the sudden tightness in my throat." Denise (Amateur singer), Plymouth
"Thank you for your patience with me. You explained the voice exercises clearly so I can understand them, and it worked."
Amanda (Supply teacher), Launceston
"Marianne, I wanted to say thank you for your help. You supported me through a very difficult period so I never lost hope. I would not be back at work now if it wasn’t for the work we did. Thank you so much."
Kate (professional trainer), Liskeard
"Thank you for the advice about my voice and throat. I have not had any more problems."
Debby (student), Tavistock