Confident Voices is Express YOUR Gender’s voice and communication group therapy programme. It involves a combination of both individual sessions and group sessions. Voice and communication therapy can benefit many people who wish to become more confident communicators, whether at work, at home, or out and about.
Many trans people find that their voices let them down because of a mis-match between the gender they want to express to the world and the gender associated with their voice or communication style. They often seek help from a Speech and Language Therapist to overcome this. I have been providing this service to trans people since 2011 on an individual basis and started running voice groups in 2015. A group approach has many benefits, including lower costs and motivational support from other participants. It’s good fun!
Our next Confident Voices group programmes will be in Autumn 2017 and it is hoped that masculine oriented and feminine oriented groups will run.
**This group, as with all xYg services, is gender inclusive – you don’t have to be pursuing a certain type of gender transition to attend. It is open to anyone from the transgender community wanting to explore gendered communications, including trans women, trans men, AMAB non-binary people, people who present part-time in female or male role, and people with dual or multiple gender roles.**
Prior to the group sessions commencing we will have our first individual session, where I will carry out an assessment, including a case history and voice assessment, and a discussion of your personal goals for gender expression. I will also provide you with instructions around how to prepare your voice for the programme.
Throughout the 6 group sessions we will check in on how you are progressing and experiencing the programme and see if there is any further support that you need, in order to ensure you are getting the full benefit from the programme and are reaching your goals.
After the final group session you will have your second individual session, to re-assess your voice and other goals and close out.
The group sessions are two hours long.
Participants will be expected to commit to the entire programme, including completing tasks and activities between group sessions.
The cost per person for the Confident Voices programme is €500.00*, including:
*One of the aims of Express YOUR Gender is to provide affordable services to as many people as possible and to this end, I am offering a sliding fee arrangement. You will not be questioned on your ability to pay – simply state what you can afford, from €200 – €500.00, and that will be all you pay.
The next group programme will commence in Autumn 2017 with assessments taking place prior to groups starting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0864125422 to find out more.