About ReVoice Stoke-on-Trent

Karen holds a breadth of experience across all aspects of Speech and Language Therapy with over 30 years of experience across the field. Clinical care has included work with both children and adults and across a number of care groups including stroke, degenerative conditions, head and neck cancer, dysfluency, swallowing difficulties and speech difficulties. However, a clinical focus on working within voice disorders, offering voice therapy and input to enhance clarity of speech has always been a career-long passion.

Hence the birth of ReVoice: a highly specialist voice therapy service which aims to assess, treat and maximise the potential for easy, effective and efficient voice use, as well as offering techniques to maximise clarity of speech and oral communication, serving Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

Contact Karen today for specialist advice and assessment of your voicing needs.

Karen Tombs, ReVoice About Us

Karen Tombs

Member of the BVA (British Voice Association)
Founder and Lead Therapist at ReVoice Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire

The aim of ReVoice

  • To increase awareness and understanding of voice
  • To identify causal factors of vocal difficulties
  • To offer advice on voice care for the prevention of voice difficulties
  • To promote the best and most efficient use of the voice
  • To offer strategies and techniques to promote easy voice use
  • To enhance clarity of speech
  • To support safe projection of voice
  • To improve the range and quality of the voice
  • To support best management in order to enhance efficient and effective voice use and clarity of speech within the home, work and social situations

How we work

At Revoice Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire, we offer personalised 1-1 contact, work within small groups, and offer advice workshops to large groups within business or industry sectors.

We aim to be as flexible and accommodating as possible and are able to offer various times of day or evening to suit your needs. We will either attend business premises or secure a suitable location convenient to our clients. We, at ReVoice aim to ensure that you receive the correct treatment for the voicing difficulties you experience and that you develop skills to enhance and maintain effective voicing and speech.

Our services include treatment of identified voice problems, advice to prevent voice problems, improvement of vocal ability & effective oral presentation & communication.

Good voice and clear speech make for good communication which equals a good outcome.

A little more about Karen...

Karen qualified from Birmingham School of Speech Therapy in 1980, enjoying practical placements in and around Birmingham, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight. Taking up full time employment in and across North Staffordshire, she worked with both children and adults to treat an extensive range of speech disorders, language difficulties, and voicing problems.

From developing experience across the whole age range of patients/clients, she moved on to develop specialisation within the adult service which lead to promotion to Senior Speech and Language Therapist, right through to Head of Adult Speech and Language Service, serving a population of over half a million people across Staffordshire whilst still retaining clinical work. After taking early retirement from that post in 2012 Karen took up a part time clinical post focusing on voice within the NHS.

Other work, spanning an extensive and exciting career, has included offering advice and Speech and Language Therapy provision to clients young and old working with:

  • St John’s Preparatory School Alton, Staffordshire
  • Local Universities and Higher Education establishments within the Staffordshire area to support undergraduates by offering advice on voice care
  • Regency Hospital Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Offering Advice to Management and Employees with regard to voice and presentation within Business and Industries as part of a Consultant role
  • Running voice clinics across the NHS including joint working with ENT Colleagues
  • Supporting multi-disciplinary work within Severe Asthma and joint work with Physiotherapy colleagues
  • Private sector Voice Therapy within Nuffield Health Hospital, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Work within Early Years and Nursery focus at St John’s School Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

Further Local and Industry voice care involvement includes:

  • Organisation of Voice Conferences across Staffordshire and Cheshire
  • Involvement and input to Specific Interest Groups
  • Liaison and Close Working with Voice Care Network UK
  • Mentoring and Supervision of Students and Junior colleagues
  • Liaison across the West Midlands with Voice specialists
  • Active member of the British Voice Association (BVA)