Stephen R. King


As a thought leader in the voice health sector, Stephen has created the Voice Care model in the UK, enabling greater access to private voice therapy services from a biopsychosocial perspective. As a Co-Founder of the not-for-profit Vocal Health Education, he has overseen the education of over 3,000 Vocal Health First Aiders and several industry-leading Voice Rehabilitation Specialists. As an author, Stephen has co-written Help! I’ve Got A Voice Problem and Relational Acupuncture For Voice, with further academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

As an educator, Stephen has delivered courses in Vocal Manual Therapy, Vocal Acupuncture  and the Psychology of Voice Disorders across Europe, China and Japan, as well as written and delivered the UK’s only intensive vocal massage training qualification. Stephen currently sits as the Director of London’s award-winning, multidisciplinary Voice Care Centre. Now semi-retired in North Devon, he works online as an integrative body psychotherapist (reg.BACP) through He is also a Registered Practitioner with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. 

Headshot: Stephen Raff Photography, wetplate collodion film on glass

Qualifications / Certificates

  • Integrative Therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • BAPAM, registered practitioner.
  • MSc in Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology (Germany / University of East London, 2026)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Voice Pedagogy (Distinction)
  • Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage
  • Diploma in Naturopathic Massage
  • Diploma in Medical Acupuncture
  • Advanced Diploma in Electroacupuncture
  • Advanced Certificate in Myofascial Release
  • Certificate in Spinal Manipulation
  • Foundation in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology of the Vocal Tract (Level 6)
  • Certificate in Manual Maxillofacial Therapy
  • Certificate Higher Education (ArtsEd)


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (2018)
  • Healthcare Provider of the Year (Industry Minds Awards, 2019)

Invited Papers at International Conferences

Relational Acupuncture for Voice Professionals: Fusing Ancient Tradition with Modern Science” The Performing Arts Medicine Association, (University College London 2024)

“Developing a Vocal Manual Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in Professional Voice Users- A Pilot Study of Two Elite Singers” The Performing Arts Medicine Association, (University College London 2024)

“Including vocal massage into your routines and rituals” The Malta Voice Symposium (Malta, 2023)

“The paradox of the voiceless needing to be heard” LABRC, Centre for Jungian Analysts, (London 2023)

“Working Together to Find a Voice: Recommendations for Voice Healthcare Based on Expert-By-Experience and Practitioner Consensus” VASTA (Mexico, 2023)

“What is a biopsychosocial conference?” Becoming Biopsychosocial: The Vocal Health Conference (London, 2022)

“Laryngeal Disorganisation, a new diagnostic philosophy” The World Voice Teacher’s Expo (4th Edition, 2022)

“Tipping the triangle, evidence based practice to practice based evidence” The Vocal Health Conference (Inaugural, 2021)

“Is Singer’s Acid Reflux (LPR) really what we think it is?” The World Voice teacher’s Expo (3rd Edition, 2020)

“The Neurophysiological Implications of Manual Therapy” (ViP Online Conference, 2020)

“How to Stretch the Vocal Mechanism, an overview of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Active Isolated and Static Stretching” (Voice Geek Online, 2020)

“A Critical Overview of Myofascial Release for the Voice”, (The Voice Geek Conference 2nd edition, 2019)

“Is Singer’s Acid Reflux (LPR) really what we think it is?” (Towards Best Practice: Teaching Singing in Higher Education, London College of Music Poster Presentation, 2018) 

“Practical Myofascial Release for the Singer” (The World Voice teacher’s Expo (2nd Edition 2018) 

“The Positive Affects of Vocal Massage” (Voice Geek Conference, 2017)

“For Better Communication, giving weight to a story” (University College London Hospitals, 2015)


King, S (2024) Grieving a Previous Voice, The Psychological Implications of a Singer with a Functional Voice DisorderVoice Speech Review 

Flock, L and King, S (2023) A Manual Therapy in Need of a Manual: conceptualising and comparing existing Vocal Massage protocols and their use in the treatment of voice problems, Voice Speech Review 

Flock, L and King, S (2023) Developing a Vocal Manual Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in Professional Voice Users: A Pilot Study of Two Elite Singers. Journal of Singing. March 2023 edition

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

Flock, L and King, S (2022) Vocal Manual Therapy: the consent EQUATION (And Why You Should Care About It) Voice Speech Review

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

“Relational Acupuncture for Voice Professionals”, By Caroline Van Looy and Stephen King (2023). New Voice Publishing.

Vocal Massage / Manual Therapy

Stephen offers relational vocal massage from a biopsychosocial perspective with an interest in treating complex and unexplained voice problems in professional performers.


Stephen offers Voice Rehabilitation as well as Vocal Massage from the VOICE CARE CENTRE – DEVON, where he sees private referrals from NHS trusts and singing teachers alike.