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Christella Antoni

Christella Antoni
BA Hons., MSc, MRCSLT
Consultant Speech &
Language Therapist

I am a consultant Speech & Language Therapist working with a wide variety of adult speech and communication disorders. I am an expert level practitioner in the specialist field of Voice and work with both professional and non-professional voice users who may be experiencing difficulties with either their speaking or singing voices. In addition, I specialise in voice modification techniques and therapy and can work with those who need to develop their voices e.g. to project more powerfully or to sound more confident.
My voice modification work extends to the field of Transgender Voice where I have many years experience as the leading UK clinician in this field.

Experience
I have worked in the NHS since 1996 and currently an a Lead Clinician for two Voice services. From 1998 I also began a private practice specialising in Voice therapy and Voice development. My working locations have been varied and include settings such as hospitals, health clinics, private clinics, clients’ homes and TV studios.
I have been Chairman of the London Voice Special Interest Group (SIG) since 2006.

I am a member of the British Voice Association and have contributed to its study days as a presenter.

From 2004 I have acted as a national advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RSCLT) in the field of Voice and Transgender Voice.

Qualifications:
BA Hons Degree in Humanities (English and Hispanic Studies), University of Hertfordshire, 1989.
MSc in Speech & Language Therapy and Pathology, University College London, 1995.
Registered member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.
Membership number: RC0011573.
Registered Speech & Language Therapist with the Health Professionals Council (HPC).
Registration number: SL00989.

Publications:
I have written a chapter on ‘The Role of the Speech and Language Therapist’ in the text: ‘Transsexual and Other Disorders of Gender Identity’ – Ed J Barrett, 2007, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
I have written feature articles for the British Voice Association’s quarterly magazine.
A regular contributor to the Gender Trust’s biennial magazine, GT News.

Media Work:
August 2010: BBC Radio 4. Fry’s English Delight.
January 2010: BBC Radio 4. The Vox Project.
2008: BBC 4 television documentary, The Voice. Acted as Voice Consultant analysing a variety of professional voices belonging to singers and politicians. Also featured singing impersonations of famous singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Katie Melua and explaining vocal tract configurations in various voices.
2007: Teachers TV, How Stressed is Your School? Featured as voice expert discussing the impact of stress on teachers’ voices.
2006: BBC Radio 2. Featured in two part series, A Voice Like Honey, discussing my voice work with transgender clients and performing and explaining differences in female singing voices including those of Dolly Parton, Cher and Dido.
2005: Discovery Home and Health Channel, Sex Changes series. Featured carrying out voice modification therapy for transsexual clients.
2004: ITV’s This Morning programme. Featured discussing transgender voice therapy in their series on transsexualism.
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