The Host — Paul Brocklehurst

Prior to opening the Maison d’en Bas, I worked at the University of Edinburgh where I conducted research into stuttering. I have degrees in speech therapy and psycholinguistics (the psychology of language), and a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Edinburgh. 

Although no longer conducting research, I continue to work in a voluntary capacity for the Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme which hosts a free online therapy course for people who stutter, and over the past few years I have been writing a book on stuttering (see details below)

I am also a keen practitioner of mindfulness/ meditation. I was originally trained in Japanese Zen, and over the years have helped set up and run a number of (non-aligned) meditation groups.

In my spare time, more than anything, I love to walk in wild remote environments.


New Book!

The Perfect Stutter

By Paul H Brocklehurst

In this book, Paul discusses his own experiences of stuttering and how they affected his life. He then goes on to explore what is currently known about stuttering, and he describes in detail recent findings of research into the relationship between speech-errors and stuttering — including the research behind the development of the techniques used in our online course.

‘The Perfect Stutter’ is currently available in paperback and e-book formats Click here for further details


Contact Details


Paul Brocklehurst

La Maison d’en Bas

7 Rue d’en Bas,

64490 Etsaut



French Mobile +33 6 32 91 55 23

You can also phone this number via What’sApp      




La Maison d’en Bas

Vegetarian Chambre d’Hôte / Bed and Breakfast

In the village of Etsaut,

In the heart of the French Pyrenees

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