This is the way to make your voice heard!
Curious to hear what kind of progress you could make? Listen to these before and after audio fragments of Katrien’s patients right here, and follow this link to soundcloud to hear even more!
Is this your first appointment? Schedule a voice assessment. Are you already following voice therapy with Katrien? Book any voice therapy session you like. For more information, keep reading!
First, we’ll have your voice mapped through a voice assessment. Our speech therapist Katrien monitors your use of the voice, measures your voice and looks what you can and can not do. You immediately get a clear picture of how your voice sounds and what aspects you and Katrien can work on during speech therapy.
The report can also be used to request reimbursement from your health insurance in combination with a prescription from the NKO doctor (Belgian clients).
Consultation Voice Feminization Surgery
If you would like more information about voice surgery or a referral for a voice operation, you can book via “Consultation voice feminization surgery”. We’ll give you a detailed explanation of the procedure, the possibility to answer your questions and make a connection with the voice surgeon. A referral letter from our speech therapist is required for the voice surgeon.
Intensive Voice Therapy
Do you live abroad but would you still like voice therapy from Katrien? Then book the intensive voice therapy program where you work two full days on your voice in blocks of 3 hours. Follow-up is done via Skype which you can book via ‘Skype consultations’.
One session = 25 euro
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Yes, because the voice therapist needs to measure your voice to see what aspects should be worked upon during therapy. The therapy emphasizes the personal and individual needs of the patient.
This is difficult to predict. It depends on the outcome of the voice assessment and how much you practice everyday.
If you live too far away from a suitable Voice Feminization therapist, or from our clinic, we have a solution for you. Katrien Eerdekens, our voice therapist, provides online voice feminization training through Skype! You can find more information over here: https://www.2passclinic.com/voice/online-mtf-voice-feminization-training/
No. Hormones will not affect your voice. Your voice will not become higher through hormones once you’ve gone through male puberty. The effect can not be reversed.
However, with voice feminization training you can learn how to reach a higher pitch as well as work on your resonance, and many other things which you can read more about here: https://www.2passclinic.com/voice/mtf-voice-feminization-training/
A lot of instruction videos on Youtube are good, but keep in mind that these people can only speak from their own experience. It might not work the same for you, and there is a risk you’re going to start using your voice the wrong way
because no one is there to guide you and correct you. This is why many people pinch their voice without realizing, which just makes the voice sound high-pitched in an artificial way. So using your voice wrong would not only be unhealthy for your voice (tension, pain, hoarseness), but the sound you produce will not sound natural.
Aside of that, voice therapy is a lot more than just voice exercises. It’s also about finding your identity, about accepting what your voice can and can’t do, and about learning to gesticulate in a feminine way. 80% Of our communication is body language. Your voice therapist is also your coach.
Find out more about voice feminization training.
You should practice at least 30 minutes every day if you want to get good results. Going to a voice therapist is one thing, but practise is what is going to determine whether you succeed in getting the results you might hope to attain. It’s all up to what you do with the tools you are given! Read more about voice feminization training
That is absolutely no problem.
Yes, it is highly recommended to remove all facial hair on the day of the consultation. Dr Bart van de Ven will take pictures of your face so he can make a simulation
of what your face could look like after Facial Feminization Surgery. This isn’t possible when there is facial hair.
It is no problem to come with light make-up to the consultation. Try not to make it too heavy so Dr Bart van de Ven can make a good assessment of your natural facial features.
Dr Bart van de Ven speaks Dutch, English and German!
You don’t need a Paypal account to be able to pay with Paypal. Just click on the bottom link below the Paypal window saying “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” (see screenshot below).
You still have another question? Feel free to ask! We will answer your question and if generally applicable add it to the FAQ of this page.