First Step is an informal Conversation

An informal conversation has no cost, it’s free to talk to Ruth. If you e mail and give availability then Ruth will call you back. FREE

Clinical Care – Stammering/ Voice Care & Transgender Voice

Initial Consultation – Assessment/Feedback/ Advice & Summary150
Professional Report (additional if required)100

Communication Skills – Style & Impact (non clinical)

Initial Consultation – Feedback/Advice & Summary150

Follow Up/Therapy/Training/Coaching

Clinical & Non Clinical

Individual session (usually 60 minutes)80
3 sessions 225
3 month Communicology Training/Support packageThis involves an Individual Plan and 3 initial coaching sessions ((3 hours) followed by follow up ‘On Call’ Support (approximately 3 hours in total)450

Tele-Therapy Intensive Training Course 

Pre-Program Consult5 sessions 7.5 hours over agreed schedule of days Aftercare/Follow Up 480

Intensive Short Break Courses at Chassignolles en Berry in Central France

These are bespoke and arranged around your travel schedule. 

Individual Intensive Course

2 days (including 1 evening) 3 nights accomodation*840
3 days (including 1 evening) 4 nights accomodation*1100

Specific Training Sessions begin around 10.30 a.m. after collection from your accommodation (between 9.30 and 10.00 a.m.)


Morning: 10.30 – 12.30

Lunch: Light Lunch provided to meet your dietary requirements

Afternoon: 14.00 – !6.30

1 Evening only – Social Meal out in local Pizzeria or similar (19.00 – 22.00)

Accommodation is included (Bed and Breakfast) in the local area or on site. See Below. 

If you would like to extend your stay and training then costing would be agreed individually. 

A bespoke schedule can be arranged around Flight and Train times. 

Dates: By arrangement. 

Group Intensive Course ( 2 or 3 days duration)

The basic cost of the Group Courses are the same. You have the advantage of working with 2 to 5 other people which gives a more dynamic and supportive aspect to learning. You do, of course, have less indivual attention from Ruth. This is a case of ‘swings and roundabouts”. 

Group Intensive Courses are usually arranged the first week in September and the second week in June. Due to world events the schedule is uncertain in 2020. 


You can choose to stay onsite (double bed in Gite Hirondelle with Breakfast included at Ruth’s home). 

If this is not available then local alternatives of a Quality Chambre d’Hote (B & B) or a small Auberge (Hotel) such as  La Grange in Chassignolles or Relais du Priorie in La Magny are utilized. 

For higher cost accommodation such as Chateau de la Lande (as featured in Escape to the Chateau DIY) or the Hotel les Dryades (with Spa) have a £150 supplement to the basic price.  

If you are on a very tight budget the Val Very en Berry offers 3 days in a ‘pod” on their lovely campsite and this has no breakfast but is around E 90 for 3 nights. For this option you would get a E 80 reduction on the course. 

Examples of Accommodation

Small Auberge Hotels (with restaurant)

La Grange, Chassignolles

Relais du Priorie, La Magny

Domaine du Breuil , Chassignolles: 90 Euros supplement

There are always new B and B options appearing and some disappearing. At the moment, for example there are Chambre d”Hote B and B options in local villages within the inclusive pricing. For example Bed and Breakfast Domaine Bel Aire (with a pool) at Crozon Sur Vauvre and Le Gachet at Pouligny Notre Dame. 

At a Supplement:

Hotel les Dryades: 180 Euro supplement

Chateau de la Lande : 180 Euro supplement


Camping Val Vert en Berry: 90 Euro Reduction on 3 night 

  • It is difficult to be precise with accommodation costing due to individual travel arrangements. If you wish to stay additional nights to the 3 or 4 nights booked for you locally by Ruth this can be arranged usually at a cost of approximately Euros 60 a night.