Mr Simon Crane runs support groups for people who stammer and in his practice he sees clients who have social communication problems, sometimes linked to language processing difficulties, often manifested as dysfluent speech.
Ha has undergone training as a Solution Focused therapist and is particularly interested in the psycho-emotional factors which have an impact on voice production. Voice and its connection with personal identity is a key interest for Simon who has a 20 year background in performance as an actor and singer with extensive credits in the UK and America in theatre, television, BBC Radio Drama and commercial voice over. He has worked as a voice/speaking coach with individuals and in business (for clients as diverse as the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Unilever).
He is a member of the Surrey and Sussex Comprehensive Local Research Network and currently is developing a proposal for research into links between emotional wellbeing and larygopharyngeal reflux.