Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Crane

Mr Simon Crane Post Graduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy, London City University, BA (Hons) Exeter University
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Speech Therapy
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Voice disorders
Special clinical interests:

Psychogenic Voice disorders
Voice and anxiety
Voice and reflux

Research interests:

Emotional wellbeing and laryngopharyngeal reflux
Solution Focused Brief therapy in treating voice disorders

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Speech and Langauge Therapists
British Voice Association
Health Professions Council
Surrey and Sussex Comprehensive Local Research Network

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Ann Breakwell
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 366661
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

Simon is married to Jane Buckler, the writer and arts worker and they live on the South Downs, near Chichester. Simon and Jane have three children who offer their parents balance through chaos with their own energetic blend of common sense, wisdom and good humour.

His interests include politics, pig keeping and playing the piano and accordion.

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