I have stuttered all my life, I have tried many different speech therapies throughout my childhood but nothing worked. I gave up on my speech and settled for a life of holding back and living in fear of speaking, I put all my efforts into my soccer career which I did well in.
This is where I learned you have to work hard for your goals in life, which has helped me on my journey.
Having a stutter stopped me from doing lots of things I have wanted to do. At 30 years of age, I heard about the McGuire Programme and thought I had nothing to lose.
The results I had seen from it were amazing and I thought this was my last hope. I attended my first course which changed my life. For the first time in my life, I have the confidence to talk to people I don’t know on the phone and in public.
I have since attended my second course and have become a coach on the program. I am so glad that I found the McGuire Program, it has opened lots of doors for me, and I have met some great new friends.
One of the best things that have come from this is being able to read a bedtime story to my children every night.
I look forward to helping other stutterers through the programme.