Rich Whincup

Rich Whincup England

I have had my stammer for as long as I can remember. My Mum says I used to stammer in my car seat… I have had my stammer for as long as I can remember. My Mum says I used to stammer in my car seat… I first heard of the programme when an Aunty of […]

Michael Joyes

Michael Joyes Bath, UK

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 […]

Maria McGrath

My name is Maria McGrath. My earliest memory of stuttering was at school when I was approximately 5 years old. My earliest memory of stuttering was when I was about age 6, standing in front of the class struggling to say something and all the grown-up kids were laughing at me.  My stutter held me back […]

Alfredo González 

Fear. Permanent, unstoppable fear of any speaking situation. Having the nasty voice inside my head saying “you will stammer”, “you embarrass yourself”, “how stupid do you look”, “see everyone noticing and laughing because of your stutter”.. And so many other negative self-destroying thoughts. My stammer began when I was little, my native language is Spanish […]

Bridget Ryan

In 2005, having been in a new job for a few months I decided it was finally to put this stammering problem of mine to bed. My friend referred me to my job and had explained to her boss that I had a stammer but I was a great worker. I hated the fact that […]

Mary Moorehead

In November 2009 I joined the McGuire Programme having decided that I had to do something about my stammer which had overtaken how I lived my life since primary school.    Stammering controlled me and the fear and panic of not being able to say what I wanted made me feel frustrated and angry. Every speaking […]

Sharon Gavillet

I was always considered a quiet and shy person. That’s how I was perceived by others and that’s what I convinced myself I was. I never wanted to take part in social events and the thoughts of meeting new people was a nightmare. How could I introduce myself? What would they think of me when […]

Brian Dempsey

A massive weight has finally been lifted off my shoulders and I can finally do things that I was never able to do before. I joined the McGuire Programme in November 2011 when I was 19. Before the Programme I was a very shy and quiet guy with no confidence in myself at all. I […]

Kaushik Valluri

Kaushik Valluri

My name is Kaushik Valluri. I took my first course in March of 2008 in Washington DC, USA. I am happy to say that I am now past the slippery slope and well on my way to eloquence. Prior to The McGuire Programme, I attended numerous speech therapy courses for a period of over 15 […]