Benjamin became withdrawn because his speech was so unclear. Since seeing Sue his speech and confidence have improved markedly. He really looked forward to the sessions - it was a fantastic experience. We also appreciated not being asked to keep attending further appointments which were not necessary. Amazing progress! Thank you!
Since beginning my sessions with Sue the transformation in my speech has been remarkable. Phone calls and ordering food used to cause a great deal of anxiety - now I don't give them a second thought. Considering the profound and positive impact she has had on my life, I am only too happy to recommend her services to others.
You've altered the course of Nicola’s life - she is now happy, confident and bright and has caught up at school after a bad start due to her speech difficulties. We were fortunate to have such a lovely person as our speech therapist which made it all a very nurturing situation in which to learn.
Seeing Sue is one of the best personal and professional decisions I ever made. I had problems with my speech for years and Sue quickly fixed this. I’ve noticed such a big difference and would recommend anyone to see Sue if they aren't completely happy with their speech. It's the best money I've spent all year!
Friends and family have all commented on the change in my voice. Sue was very warm and understanding. Approaching her was of the best things I have ever done - each session was a pleasure to attend. I owe her a great deal and can never thank her enough. Sue has been fantastic.
When my singing voice went, my confidence was so low that I became a bit of a recluse. Thanks to Sue my voice is now back to normal. She is a truly amazing person and I can't say enough great things about her. Not only is she is a great speech therapist, she is also a kind, loving, talented human being.
As a teacher, my voice is my livelihood. Sue has helped me coach my voice back to full strength after a very stressful 6 months considering other career options and being constantly exhausted after a day's work. Thankyou Sue! Jenni Hargreaves
I took my daughter to see Sue because her speech was unclear. She had been discharged from NHS speech therapy, saying they couldn't do any more therapy for her. Whenever we went, Sue was always full of enthusiasm and she made my daughter feel good. Sue is very pragmatic and always made the most of whatever time we had. In summary, my daughter enjoyed the sessions and made great progress. ED
I am a singer in a band, so when I started having problems with hoarseness I looked for a vocal therapist. The most important thing for me and my work is making sure my voice is in good health. After a phone consultation with Sue, I went and had an hour's session. She diagnosed my problem straight away and taught me how to fix it. Within 48 hours I was back to normal! If you're in need of advice, or want to know how you can improve your sound, this woman is the yoda of the voice! HR
Its thanks to Sues patience and sense of humour that I now feel totally at ease with my voice and am able continue in my chosen career . Having struggled most of my adult life with a appearance and voice that didn't match in a few short weeks my life and self confidence have been transformed. I am proud to add my name and whole hearted recommendation to Sues testimonials. JW
Sue has helped me to gain confidence in regular presentations, which has a huge impact on my studies and career. I came to see Sue initially for help with speech and presentation skills. However Sue was immediately able to target and get rid of a problem which I have had a for several years but have been unable to stop. Since seeing Sue, my speech is considerably clearer! It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Sue. I cannot thank her enough! CS
Since beginning my sessions with Sue the transformation in my speech has been remarkable. From the very first session I have noticed marked improvements in my speech and I am now speaking more fluidly than ever before. Things like phone calls and ordering from a menu in a restaurant used to cause me a great deal of anxiety but now I don't even give them a second thought. Sue offers a very flexible service even allowing me to arrange appointments at various locations. She is always keen to keep in touch between sessions and does so via both phone and email. I cannot recommend Sue highly enough. Sam Bryan
Sue assessed our child for communication problems. Sue understood our concerns and was great in organising the assessment, conducting the assessment and promptly letting us know how we could support our child. She is very friendly, approachable and flexible. Sue was really supportive through out and gave us extremely helpful advice. We would strongly recommend Sue! RR
I was referred to Sue for help with my voice and my singing. I am a singing teacher but had been suffering with both my speaking voice and singing voice. It was making my work very difficult. Now I have had therapy with Sue I am so much better. Thanks to Sue so much for her support and expertise in regaining my singing and my voice. Thank you, Sue, for showing me that my voice can still cope with the demands I put on it! HW
I have had a stutter all my life. I recently decided to do something about it and went to see Sue. Sue helped me to understand my stutter and at last I have overcome it completely. I was best man at a wedding and had to give a speech – it went really well and I didn’t stutter! Sue has helped me so much. JL
I met Sue last night at her house and I was nervous to begin with, she soon made me at ease and taught me how to correct me speech, Thanks Sue....... I will be back for more lessons if what you have taught me does not rectify my fault. Adam Bradshaw
I was recommended to see Sue because my voice been getting more and more hoarse. I work on reception in a hospital and need to speak to patients and other members of staff almost all day. I wasn't able to go to work because of my hoarseness and had to take sick leave. Still, my voice didn't get better. I went to see Sue and was amazed that after just 1 appointment my voice started to return! The weekly exercise's really helped. I am now back at work and my voice is doing really well thanks to Sue!
Having a few issues with public speakng (breathing and projection), I found the session with Sue very helpful to appreicate what was the issue and how to remedy this going forwards. Daniel Stephenson
I have had problems with my voice being hoarse for years which has resulted in surgery and much research to try and fix it. My confidence was at an all time low with both my social and work life being severely affected. I stopped wanting to see friends and family as I was so frustrated. But having therapy with Sue has changed everything and a huge weight has been lifted. I can talk without thinking about how every word is going to sound and whether my voice will actually work. My confidence is growing and it is all because Sue has an ability to understand and fix problems. I can't thank you enough Sue! You have helped me become me again, a happy chatterbox!! I love talking again!! JJ
Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday when you saw Charlie for his speech - we got more in the hour we spent with you than we have in the speech therapy system in 2 years. LB
Our son was only 4 when he started going to Sue for speech therapy so he did not have a did not have a great attention span. Sue dealt with this fantastically and with a lot of patience and creativity too. With Sue’s help, Will has completely overcome his speech problems and is a now a very confident little boy. His speech has come on so much! We were so proud at Christmas when Will was one of the narrators in the school play. He could not have done this before seeing Sue. Will spoke really clearly and a member of the audience even commented on how clearly he spoke, and it is all down to Sue! Sue is a fantastic teacher and I would highly recommend her. She helped Will overcome all his speech problems and was not only fantastic with Will but also with us as parents
I just wanted to thank Sue for her sessions as they have helped me so much. I was at an all time low, yet came away from the first session feeling hopeful for the first time in a long while. The way Sue instantly understood the effect my voice was having not only upon my work but upon me as a person made such a difference, as did her realistic expectations for my recovery. Now, with Sue's techniques, I feel better than I have in a very long time. I am able to do my job well again, using my voice fully at work and then at home with my children. I feel like me again.
My son’s speech was unclear and I took him to see Sue - she was absolutely amazing! She was really good at getting my son at ease and she was able to get him to do various activity pretty quickly. He thoroughly enjoyed the session. I will definitely recommend Sue to anyone - she knows her job very well! AA
I wish I approached Sue a lot sooner than I did. I had problems with my speech for years and with one hour of teaching from Sue these problems were quickly fixed. I now find myself speaking clearly, with confidence and enjoying conversations much more since my visit. I have noticed such a big difference and couldn’t be happier. I'd recommend anyone to see Sue if they aren't completely happy with their speech. It's the best money I've spent all year! PD
Enlisting the help of Sue Addlestone as speech/voice therapist is one of the best personal and professional decisions I have ever made. For most of my adult life, I have suffered with the sometimes debilitating belief that I spoke too quickly and also muttered. This left me unwilling to speak in certain social or work situations for the fear of being misunderstood, of being asked to repeat myself or worst still, of making a fool of myself. Sue helped me understand which of my issues were real and which were simply perceived. She then taught me a number of effective but easy to master techniques which boosted both my clarity of speech and my confidence. Two days after our final session I gave a best man's speech to over 70 people and (pretty much) nailed it! I can't thank Sue enough for her help and advice. Considering the profound and positive impact she has had on my life, I am only too happy to recommend her services to others. Wayne Mohammed
Having developed a problem with my vocal cords through a stress related illness, speaking for long periods of time was placing a real strain on my voice and giving me a really sore throat. Having had only a handful of sessions with Sue my voice has returned back to where it was 7/8 months ago. Her sessions are fun, sometimes unconventional but, always rewarding and you leave each session both with plenty of exercises to rectify your condition but also with a real sense of purpose. Sue is a real inspiration and I can't thank her enough. Stuart N
Not only Sue helped my husband gained back his confidence she helped me understand what was happening to him. She listened with a genuine care and empathy then used her skills to get him overcome his anxiety . Sue you are a great lady and a wonderful professional. ZA
Due to extreme nerve-type pain, I was unable to speak without pain. My neurologist recommended seeing a speech therapist and I went to see Sue. From the first meeting with Sue I had no doubt that she would be able to help, even though I had barely been able to speak to anyone for several months. With Sue, it was a question of 'when' not 'if' which was really important for me - by the time I saw Sue I had begun to lose hope. Sue explained everything and even in the first therapy session she managed to get me to say some sounds without pain . The exercises Sue gave me to do at home were easy to follow and well explained. I was also able to ring Sue between sessions if I needed any help. Sue is a great person to get along with. She puts you at your ease from the outset and gets you to move forward - which I did! - after three sessions my speech went back to normal. PC
A few months ago, I was losing jobs and not earning money because of my voice. I am a translator and do lots of dictation - sometimes speaking into my computer for up to 6 hours at a time. I ended up straining my voice and couldn't dictate any more, so I contacted Sue. Sue's help made a big difference for me, and I am now able to work again. Many thanks Sue for all your help. SE
My son is 25 and had suffered from a stammer, especially in situations where he was uncertain. This could be during a conversation on the telephone, with a client or whilst meeting colleagues. This was having a huge impact on his life. We decided to seek help and contacted Sue. From the moment I spoke to Sue, there was a confidence that a solution would be found for my son’s stammer. As a team, Sue and my son worked hard together for him to master the techniques to control his stammer and she gave him strategies to deal with the situations. My son now has confidence in every situation. He is not avoiding situations any more and feels in control, which he didn’t feel before his speech therapy. I would without hesitation recommend Sue to support anybody in overcoming barriers with their speech.
Sue, what an amazing lady. To say that I had no confidence in myself when I first met Sue would be an understatement. On first meeting Sue I didnt think I would ever get my normal voice back following ENT surgery. With Sue's help and support I have been able to over come this fear. Sue is always on hand pre & post appointment. Nothing is too much trouble. From the mid appointment supportive text through to the actual appointment time itself. The techniques Sue has provided me will also support other areas of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you I really do not where I would be without you Sue. Thanks also for your kindness and compassion and helping me to understand how the voice works, without all the technical jargon and restoring my faith in my voice would return one day. We had tears laughter and dancing ! But you were always there for me. Thanks.
From the minute I spoke to Sue I was reassured we had found someone that understood our position and was able to put it into perspective for me. Sue was available both before the appointment and perhaps more importantly after our initial consultation. This made us feel she was genuinely interested in our daughter and wanted to help. Sue spoke to my husband and I in a manner which, whilst very informative, made the information easy to understand and included lots of practical tips for us to use on a daily basis. We definitely feel we are better equipped to help our daughters speech with great support from Sue. VP
Sue is amazing at finding the positivity in you. She brings it out in a way that makes you forget you can feel any other way. SG
I was really quite nervous about what it would be like to sit and explain how I felt to someone, but Sue put me at ease as soon as I met her - over the next sessions it felt more like talking to a friend than a formal visit. The past couple of years have been very difficult for me, and I thought I might have to just live with my symptoms. However, Sue showed me really good techniques so that I could learn to control the signs of stress by using these techniques, which were easy to learn and made me feel as if I was back in control again. Thank you so much Sue for all your help. SF
My son has had a stammer ever since he started speaking. He was referred to a speech therapist who he saw for 6 months. Although she taught him lots of strategies, he felt defeated by his stammer. He also got bullied in year 7 and his bully targeted his stammer. He became anxious about going to school and this made his stammer worse. When my son began seeing Sue, his confidence was at an all time low and he was stammering constantly. Sue managed to gain his trust with her honesty and determination. She has also helped him deal with a lot of the emotions he had bottled up - not easy for a 14 year old boy. Since seeing Sue my son’s confidence has grown. He is no longer defined by his stammer and he successfully uses the techniques Sue taught him. I would like to thank Sue from the bottom of my heart for everything she has done to help my son. ZA
Sue Addlestone is a wonderful speech therapist. She has all the technical knowledge of the workings of the voice, so she can improve voice problems and help people back to singing. She also has a deep understanding of how non-physical problems can hinder the voice, such as stress and anxiety. Her caring approach improved my voice in all areas. Her care is second to none! PU
For years I delayed seeking expert advice about my stammer and was skeptical about the chances of anyone being able to cure me, but Sue did just that over one summer. Contrary to all my preconceptions, our sessions were enjoyable and not at all threatening, awkward or embarrassing. From the first meeting I felt optimistic: Sue did not treat me as a patient seeking a cure or as a client buying her expertise, she talked to me as a fellow human being. She taught me techniques to improve my speech and made me feel for the first time in my life that I could control my stammer and not be ruled by it. That was the breakthrough that made the difference. I recently took part in a presentation and Q&A session and throughout this, I cannot recall a single hesitation. I was exhilarated afterwards and felt I had cleared a major hurdle. I would not have managed it without Sue’s intervention and expertise. Sue worked with me showing warmth, insight and a high degree of professionalism. I am indebted to Sue and I would recommend her without reservation or hesitation to anyone. I hope her future clients can take real heart from what has happened to me. If they listen to Sue, read her material and practise - transformation can be achieved. She has been a great help to me in so many ways and has made an enormous contribution. I am, and will remain, indebted to her. AM
My son' s speech was very unclear and difficult for people to understand. He started to become withdrawn so we went to see Sue for speech therapy. Benjamin really looked forward to the sessions - it was a fantastic experience. His confidence has improved markedly and he now communicates far better with friends. Not only did we have a brilliant experience, we also appreciated not being asked to keep attending further appointments which were not necessary. Amazing progress! Thank you! BW
Voice therapy following thyroid surgery I was referred to Sue following my thyroid surgery when I realised that I was having problems speaking after my operation and there appeared to be no improvements. I was very low and frustrated and felt like nobody understood my problem. I was very nervous about my first appointment and was desperate for some help. Sue very quickly put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable about the exercises and tasks she encouraged me to do. I cannot thank Sue enough for her kindness, professionalism and understanding of my condition and her encouragement towards my recovery! SA
Having looked into NHS treatment for speech deficiencies for our 4 year old daughter we decided to go private and came across Sue Addlestone. Her professional credentials and personable approach have enabled Isabelle to gain confidence whilst having fun and continually ask when she can go back to see Sue. From our point of view as parents, Sue has exceeded all expectations whilst providing (at no extra cost) extra-curricular activities such as worksheets and reward charts to use at home. The difference Sue has made is immeasurable and something we thank her unreservedly for. CC
Thank you Sue - singing went extremely well and I was able to control my voice well thinking of your techqniues ...your help has been tremendous! JM
My wife was referred to Sue as she had been unable to sing for a long time. She had lots of tests but no one had been able to help get her singing back. She went to Sue for voice therapy and benefited enormously from it. We want to say thank you so much to Sue for her marvellous treatment of my wife – she has given my wife her voice back. She has managed to rekindled my wife's love and joy of singing. She feels alive again! SR
It has felt a long road at times, but with your patience, enthusiasm and determination, I feel so much more confident. I am truly grateful to have both met and worked with you.You are a true professional, showing great warmth and compassion. So "thanks a million"! CL
I approached Sue to help me with my voice as I am transsexual. It was, without doubt, one of the best things I have ever done. She has been a huge help in training my voice to sound more feminine. Sue is a very warm and understanding person and made each session a pleasure to attend. I owe her a great deal and can never thank her enough. It is very hard for me to find the words to express my thanks to Sue for all she has done. She has been fantastic. EF
Sue is a wonderful teacher that really gets the idea's that you have to learn through in a clear way. The techniques that I have learnt from her will help me develop my voice with confidence. If anyone needs a voice therapist I would highly recommend her, I would not hesitate to go back to her in the future if I needed additional help. SM
Jacob my son started speech therapy with sue when he was 2 ½ as he was only saying single words. He was not putting words together and was not using sentences. We are just so glad we started with sue. We have been using her strategies and Jacob has improved allot since starting. We are very grateful for everything.and we really appreciate Sue’s help. Jacob always feels at ease when he sees Sue. We are always greeted with a smile and a friendly manner. Thank you Sue for all the ongoing support we are receiving. RC
I had been unable to speak for a long time. It made me very down and lonely. I didn't want to go out or see anyone. I had given up hope of ever being able to speak again so my daughter contacted Sue. I could not believe how it took her only three weeks to teach me how to speak again! I can't begin to explain how grateful I am to Sue - she has helped me get my life back. AG
I began attending speech therapy with Sue as I had previously had bad experiences doing presentations and did not enjoy speaking on the phone. Since I have been receiving speech therapy, I feel a lot more confident speaking to people and in public situations. Last year I was asked to be best man at a wedding and my speech was a resounding success. Even now I am still getting people complimenting me on the speech. Thank you Sue for all your suppport. I certainly wouldn't have delivered the "best, best man speech ever" without your help! AE
My son Harry is 14 and has a stammer. He had been attending speech therapy on the NHS for almost a year, but his stammer had not got any better. I found Sue through the internet and we made an appointment to see her. Not only was she lovely with Harry, she made him feel very comfortable. Sue began teaching him techniques straight away. Harry learned more in the one hour he spent with Sue than he has learned all year with the NHS therapist. She also taught him how to say his name without stammering which he never thought he could do.........Thank you so much Sue – you are very special! HR
I want to thank you Sue for your your exceptional kindness and sincerity. In a world that gets worse and worse everyday meeting people like you is very refreshing! You helped me very much with my stammer and I really enjoyed your sessions. Keep it up! Dan Smith
Sue was amazing. She taught me how to improve my speech by giving me little exercises to do daily that really took up no time. After 2 sessions I was well on my way to getting better. She gave me support outside of the consultations too, either by calling me or by emailing me. I found her to be kind and sincere, and the empathy she showed made me feel she really wanted to help me. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue. She does great work. JS
I just want to share my positive experience with this company, It is not my personal however but my nephew had some troubles with speaking, but he overcame them with the help of this clinic. Skye Walsh
My name’s Chris Campbell and I am a professional singer Back in July 2011 I started having problems whilst singing. After visiting various ENT Consultants and Doctors, the problem didn’t improve. Eventually, it also began affecting my speech to the point I could barley talk. My confidence was so low that I became a bit of a recluse not wanting to see anyone or go anywhere. I researched the Internet and found Sue and started speech therapy with her. After working together, I learned how to fix my voice. With her support I began to get the confidence to get back on stage. I also started to get my personal and social life back on track. Thanks to Sue my voice is now back to normal. My confidence is growing all the time and I know that thanks to Sue, I'm on the way to a full recovery. . Sue is a truly amazing person and she has become a friend. I can't say enough great things about her. Not only is she is a great speech therapist, she is also a kind, loving, talented human being. Without Sue, I don't know how I would of got through this. Chris Campbell
Our 4 year old son’s sound pronunciation was not clear so we went to Sue Addlestone. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Sue retrained George on how to produce the correct sounds. This was done calmly, patiently and with the use of toys and games so George was completely unaware he was retraining his mouth to speak correctly. Sue Addlestone is a complete professional and expert in her field in my opinion. She worked at our son’s pace and never once did she encourage us to have unnecessary extra sessions. When George was confidently sounding letters correctly she suggested our sessions end. Speech therapy can be a daunting time for parents and we are at the mercy of the experts and usually have a terrible guilt over doing the best for our children. Sue never once took advantage of our vulnerability over this issue and spent time reassuring us as well as providing a safe environment for our son to learn in. We would recommend Sue to anyone who needed speech therapy in a heart beat. LH
I went to Sue at a time when my speaking voice was hoarse and my singing voice almost non-existent, something that made me extremely sad as singing had been a huge part of who I was. Initially I was sceptical, thinking that there was no hope but through a series of exercises both for the voice and for my thinking, the hoarseness began to disappear and my singing began to improve. Sue, with her enthusiasm and insight, helped me to see that I could regain control of my speaking and develop the range in my singing again which was wonderful. I still do the exercises she has recommended and try to remember her advice at the very beginning when she got me to completely reverse my negative thinking and made me see there would be a day when my singing voice would reappear, under my control.....and she was right! Thanks to Sue for all (her) encouragement and advice. MD
I was straining my voice every time I spoke and it was affecting my confidence. I saw Sue and within 2 sessions I had changed the way I used my voice, and as I was no longer straining, my confidence has grown. Sue offered a very professional service and was really approachable and easy to talk to, and clearly understood the issues I was raising. JL
My stammer was holding me back in regards to my career....I wouldn't apply for any jobs that involved phone work, so I felt stuck because of my stammer. I approached Sue as I had an interview coming up with a huge company that offered real career prospects and better money. From my first session with Sue, I went home with a lot of information and felt like I had turned a corner. The work continued after my first session and I then had an interview, which I would not have been able to do before my first appointment. Before my second appointment (on the day actually), I got a phone call and got offered the job that I had the interview for, and was over the moon. More money, much better prospects, more holidays, no more ungrateful employer and hope for the future! Two weeks into my new job, I have given three group presentations in front of 20+ people, all of which have gone great (and the third one was better than I could have wished for), I have also met lots of new people, all of which is in a totally new environment, which previously would have been terrifying for me. Overall, my four appointments with Sue have taken away a lot of the anxiety and fear that comes from my stammer. I'm really grateful for what (Sue has) done for me and I can see how far I have come. IB
Thanks to Sue's work with me I was able to overcome a troublesome voice issue which had begun to affect my livelihood. Her effective methods quickly resolved my issues and were simple to grasp and utilise. I have now adopted her methods as a matter of course whenever I use my voice and they've already made a significant difference. AM
For 6 years I had continued to speak in a childlike voice with my parents after it had changed, even though I was speaking in my real voice outside the family. Having this double life caused considerable strain on me, and I didn't know where to turn.After all the damage it had caused me, I finally told my parents, and they arranged therapy with Sue. Initially I was scared of being misunderstood, but was astounded how genuinely friendly, and caring Sue was. She gave me the understanding, and advice I had needed so many years ago, but never had the courage to get. Sue, I can't thank you enough for the help you gave me, now I can finally move on with my life. PT
Just to let you know I've passed the telephone interview stage and now it will be an assessment day and presentation etc. I wouldn't have done it without your help. So I wanted to say a big thanks. DL
When I first went to Sue, my voice had been affected for almost a year. I had had various treatments given to me by doctors and nothing had worked so I had lost faith that I would ever get it back. Sue was brilliant; not only did she cure my voice but she gave me the confidence to know that, if ever in the same situation again, I could do it myself. More than anything, our meetings were fun which made the whole process very easy. I couldn't thank her enough! DC
I loved the way you interacted with my son and how quickly you were able to make him feel comfortable whilst still getting him to respond in a way which allowed you to check his speech. JC
You are a wonderful person and I've learned so much from you. Thanks for all your help!. TT
Mrs Addlestone provide me a solution for my stammering which I have been trying to solve for awhile, as I am a PhD student I have to deliver many presentations and attending seminars, before seeing Sue was very difficult for me to stand up in front of audience and speak confidentially. However, now I am the best in my group. She was very understanding, helpful and always a smile and natural friendly manner. I would like to say thank you very much Sue for your support. Sue is the best!! SH
I found the speech therapy sessions incredibly useful. They were tailored based on careful discussion and a deep look into what could be the underlying causes of my speech issue. Once this was found, we worked together with very well-prepared material to solve the problems. Sue's friendly demeanour and patient approach makes for a very stress-free time and after just 5 sessions, everything has been sorted. I am now more confident when I speak to people and have no problems with public speaking and being understood. Both psychology and physical mechanics are dealt with in a way that has allowed me to be more aware of what I am doing when I speak. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience!! Many thanks! BK
Thank you for being so kind. My son had such a positive experience and it is a relief to know that he is able to work on some of the techniques that you have shown him. He came out with a spring in his step and he has got so much from just that one session already. JK
I have so much enjoyed my meetings with you. You have given me some key techniques and methods for getting my voice into shape which I am immensely grateful for. Thanks again for your support and encouragement - I shall miss seeing you. NK
Sue's help has enabled me to overcome issues with self-confidence, manifested in a lack of communication ability, that I have had for some time. Her understanding throughout therapy of my predicament and high level of competency in diagnosing and finding a solution to my problem is greatly appreciated - highly recommended. Tom T
Sue treated my son just over 12 months ago when he lost his voice. When it returned, she went on to treat him for a stammer. Tom has never looked back since he finished his sessions with Sue last year. He was chosen to attend a 3 day course on radio presenting and at the end of the project he told me he was going to be the one of the presenters for an final show. I have to say I was quite concerned and I sat with my heart almost in my mouth waiting for him to set foot on the stage, but he came out and said his lines as clear as a bell. I was not only proud for what he was doing, but doubly so because of the problem he has had with this speech and him never wanting to be involved with anything because of it. If it wasn't for Sue, I don't think Tom would have got involved with any of the above. I have asked him more than once if he ever thought he would be involved in any of the above this time last year. His answer is always 'no'. I want to say a very big THANK YOU for the treatment and advice Sue gave to Tom on how to deal with his problem. I'm sure he would not be doing any of the above had we not been so lucky to be introduced to Sue. p.s. Tom's latest career desire is to be a TV presenter. Susan S
Recently Sue helped my son and our family through some difficult issues. She was very sympathetic and caring whilst adopting a very professional approach. I feel she made a difference to my son's life in a positive way and at the same time supported me as his Mum. Many thanks Sue. Helen Roland
I am extremely grateful to God Almighty Who has led me to such a dedicated professional as Sue. I was completely mute following a tragedy nearly three years ago. The quality of the therapy that I received from Sue has resulted in me speaking once again. I travelled all the way from Pakistan to receive treatment in the UK and can confidently say that anyone who has a speech impediment or has ever suffered trauma to their speaking ability should seek assistance from Sue Addlestone. May family and friends are all indebted to Sue for the time and effort that she has expended on me and helped me to communicate verbally. On a personal note Sue, I am deeply honoured to have met such a lovely professional as yourself. Your humbleness coupled with the determination and patience that you offer to your patients is surely the key their achieving what they either never had or as in my case regaining that which was lost following an unfortunate incident. My prayers go out for you and your family. Ishtiaq Ahmed
Just a quick note to thank you once again for your help. My everyday quality of life has massively changed since you explained the cause and reason for my speech blocking. Now that I understand what the problem is or should I say was, I find it easy to take a breath, relax and rectify the situation. With this in mind my self asteem and confidence has improved dramatically, especially in meetings were I now feel relaxed instead of anxious and being concerned that my speech wasn't going to be fluent. Its great to be able to focus more on the purpose of my meeting and not on the fact that I might stuggle with my next sentence. It was a pleasure to both meet and work with you. Mark Stephenson
My son has seen Sue for a lisp for a few sessions and his progress has been amazing. Sue is warm and friendly and she has made the sessions fun for him. He sounds so much better and his confidence and self esteem have improved imeasurably. I am so pleased. Joanne Lewis