Lydia Hart

Clinical Lead


Lydia Hart is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist, working  with people experiencing difficulties with their speaking or singing voice, and other throat symptoms. Lydia is known for being vibrant, caring and sensitive, taking time to hold a holistic space for clients to explore and improve their symptoms.
Alongside her work at Voice Care Centre, Lydia spent 8 years working for the NHS including several years co-leading the Voice and Upper Airway service and Joint Voice Clinic at Wexham Park Hospital, alongside leading laryngologist Declan Costello. Having participated in hundreds of laryngoscopy clinics, her knowledge and experience of vocal pathology is extensive. Like all members of the Voice Care Centre core team, Lydia is a singer and loves working with performers.
Lydia has co-founded the voice skills training course Foundations in Voice Therapy with Tor Spence SLT, an innovative and much needed offering for the voice community which is growing rapidly. One of her proudest achievements to date is co-writing the book Help! I’ve got a Voice Problem with Stephen King, which has already reached  many people around the world.
Lydia is has broadened her training and experience far beyond Speech and Language Therapy, in order to provide truly holistic, biopsychosocial care. She is has a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and trained in Parts Therapy, and has studied manual therapy with Stephen King and Walt Fritz. She is experienced in breathwork, including training in Buteyko Breathing Method, and is a Reiki practitioner.
Lydia incorporates holistic health and wellness into her own life, through natural movement, minimal footwear, spirituality, breathwork and cold water exposure. She lives near the sea in North Devon with her husband and young daughter.

Qualifications / Certificates

  • BSc(hons) Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy (in training)
  • Buteyko Breathing Practitioner
  • Vocal Massage (Vocal Massage Training)
  • Manual Therapy for Voice and Swallowing (Walt Fritz)


“Help! I’ve Got a Voice Problem” by Stephen King and Lydia Hart. (2022) New Voice Publishing

Flock, L. King, S. R. Williams, J. Finlay, E. Smikle, H. Benito, M. Benton-Stace, F. Brown, J. Mann-Daraz, A. J. Hart, L. Mclean, K. Prucnal, Z. Barry, L. Lynes, R. Toy, M. Valentine, K. Slattery, S. Aldridge-Waddon, L. (2023) Working Together to Find a Voice: Recommendations for Voice Healthcare Based on Expert-By-Experience and Practitioner Consensus, Journal of Voice


Lydia offers speech therapy appointments focussing on the whole person, not just their voice disorder. These warm and transformative sessions are available ONLINE.