I attended my first course when I was 20 after stuttering for many years. My stutter would hold me back in social situations, at University and stop me from expressing my personality.
I had always planned to attend a course at some point after hearing about the McGuire Programme, but in the summer of 2012 I decided to do something positive about my speech and not let it hold me back anymore, how glad I am that I did.
I found it to be a liberating experience, revealing all the areas of my life my stutter had held me back and I felt excited at all the new speaking opportunities I could now go on to enjoy.
Soon after my first course I started a 12-month placement in France as part of my University degree and enjoyed every moment of the speaking challenges it presented.
I am now a primary coach and I love giving back to the programme that has given me so much.
I compel anyone who has a stutter to give the McGuire Programme a try!