Pippa Wilson

Voice Coach/Speech & Language Therapist (BA Hons, DipCCS, Cert.MRCSLT, RegHCPC)

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Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Member of the Voice Care Network since October 2007 (Trustee since September 2014)

Member of the British Voice Association since October 2007

 

CURRENT

VOICE WORKSHOPS OFFERED

  • Voice module on Feel Hot Yoga Teacher Training Programme
  • Voice and Emotion workshops
  • Voice Care workshops for Teachers, NQTs and midday supervisors
  • Vocal Training for Teachers
  • Voice Education Groups
  • Using your voice effectively
  • Voice Awareness for Counsellors
  • English accent adjustment

 

VOICE PROJECTS

  • A Voice for Richard (SLT Consultant to Yvonne Morley) (current)
  • Communication Consultant for Paul Mendelson’s Radio 4 play ‘I am I said’ (May 2010)

 

LATEST NEWS

Voice Module (Feel Hot Yoga Teacher Training Programme) – Sunday 8th November 2015

Great session with 16 students; Nina Sebastiane’s trainees always have a good awareness of their own bodies so this group got into breath work very easily. After a vibrant discussion about voices and accents, we went through a thorough warm-up, and then each student took a turn to go through one asana in front of their fellow trainees.  An open-minded group, happy to discuss their strengths and weaknesses with projection, clarity and flow of explanations necessary to relax yogis into their practice in a yoga session. Thanks everyone!

Voice Awareness for Counsellors – Sunday 19th July 2015

I very much enjoyed running this session for 9 students on The Albany Centre’s Diploma in Counselling programme in the beautiful setting of Green Park Activity Centre, Aston Clinton.

We started the day by addressing how your voice works, which involves running through a varied repertoire of vocal exercises and warm ups which went down with enthusiasm. My middle session looked at the voice of both therapist and client; in particular, counsellors need to be acquainted with how emotions physically affect the voice, breathing and speech of clients – how blocks occur in posture, speaking and the flow of breath because of feelings, and how these tensions arising in the throat and along the vocal tract manifest themselves and can be worked through. We also looked at how counsellors can be aware of their own voices, speech and use of language. The final section covered other communication problems (stammering, deafness, aphasia following stroke, speech/voice problems generally and post surgery), finishing with how to look after your voice effectively.

Fantastic to meet such a great group!

 ‘…..Amazing, interesting, (Pippa) oozed energy and passion – I loved every second’.     (Janet)

 

PREVIOUS

SPECIFIC VOICE TRAINING UNDERTAKEN

  • Voice: The Big Three
  • Management of the Young Voice
  • Gender and Voice
  • VCN AGM interview with Cicely Berry
  • Weak, Wobbly or Working? – the ageing voice
  • Rock and Pop day
  • Voice and Podcasting
  • How the Breath Inspires
  • Estill Voice Training System, Levels 1 and 2
  • Making Sense of Accents
  • Fair Exchange – SLTs and Voice Teachers
  • Making Sense of Breath
  • Articulation Workshop
  • Sound Sense for Learning
  • Exploring Voice
  • Surgical Voice Restoration
  • Voice Therapy Techniques
  • Training for Laryngograph/Speech Studio
  • Introduction to the GRBAS Perceptual Analysis
  • Voice Therapy Toolkit
  • Accent Method
  • The Vocal Profile Analysis Scheme

 

RELATED TRAINING UNDERTAKEN

  • Neurogenic voice disorders (February 2001)
  • Palatal lifts and Electropalatography (January 1999)
  • Facial-oral tract therapy (March 1997)
  • Dysphagia: a training course for trainers (May 1995)

 

RELATED NHS EMPLOYMENT

Bedfordshire

  • Voice and Stammering outpatient caseload (October 2001-September 2002 and December 2007-August 2013)
  • Head & Neck cancer caseload, Lead for Oro-Maxillo Facial (December 2007-August 2013)

Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London

  • Outpatient service for adults with hearing and voice problems following acquired profound hearing loss/cochlear implantation (September 2002-May 2007)

Surrey

  • Co-ordinator of videofluoroscopy clinics and dysphagia service

Hampshire

  • Lead therapist for Voice Clinics (June 1992-July 1994)

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Communication Studies, City University (1988 – 1990)
  • BA Hons Linguistics, Hull University (1984-1988)