Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language therapists, Dr Anna Miles and Tessa Livingston are registered speech-language therapists with the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association. They work with people with concerns about their voice or swallow.

Dr Anna Miles is the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association Expert Adviser in Adult Swallowing Disorders, an internationally recognised researcher and a swallowing and voice specialist with 20yr+ experience in the field. 

Tessa Livingston is a speech-language therapist and graduate of 'The Actors Program' where she trained in voice for stage and screen.  Tessa has a special interest in professional voice use and performance voice.

Service for adults:

Swallowing Assessment and Therapy

Voice Assessment and Therapy

Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management

Chronic Cough Therapy

Lee Silverman Voice Technique

Service for children:

Voice Assessment and Therapy

Chronic Cough Therapy

Online services:

Dr Anna Miles & Tessa Livingston both offer therapy via videoconferencing / telehealth 

EDUCATIONAL Services for professional voice users, performers and singers:

Professional Voice - protecting and healing your voice

Performance Voice - protecting and healing your voice

Transgender Voice Training:

Advice and voice training for those wanting to modify their voice as part of gender transition - how to create and maintain a voice you are happy with - without risk of voice abuse.

Other Services:

Specialist swallowing assessments - Videofluoroscopic Study of Swallowing & Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing

ACC providers

Second opinions and Expert opinions including ACC and legal expert opinion experience

Swallowing Therapy Head and Neck

Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Caring for your voice

Transgender Voice Therapy

Professional Voice Users

Accent Modification