Music Therapy reimagined
I fell in love with the cello when I was 8 years old, and went on to study both cello and piano at Leeds College of Music, The Royal Academy of Music, and the National Centre of Orchestral Studies. As a freelance musician I have worked in a variety of ensembles including the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, English National Opera North, Quatrocelli, and the Covent Garden String Quartet, and recorded with EMI, BBC TV, & Trimmer Music. I have also written and recorded a song cycle with texts by Hafiz and Rumi, giving performances with Spilling Oil and The Orion Ensemble.
I trained as a music therapist at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, and have more than 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of settings. My current roles include running a private music therapy, GIM and supervision practice, leading a team of music therapists at One Trust, working in CNWL's Older Adults Arts Psychotherapies Team, and Module Lead for Music Therapy at the Academy of Contemporary Music.
In 2018 I completed the progress route to an MA in Music Therapeutic Studies at the University of the West of England, and was in the first cohort of students to train in clinical supervision of music therapy in the UK, and also commenced my GIM training with Leslie Bunt. I believe that GIM draws together many of my skills and life experiences, including knowledge of the classical music repertoire, intererest in personal development, a love of depth psychology, training in Jungian clinical concepts, and experience and knowledge of music therapy.
I offer online sessions as well as face to face sessions in a safe, covid secure environment in London. (See map on contact page)
Skype Supervision and the liminal in the ‘journey of two’ published by Approaches Internatioanl Journal, 2020.
Where Were You Born? A Music Therapy Case Study, British Journal of Music Therapy, Volume 28, No. 2, 2014
Integrated Team Working; Chapter: Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities, Music Therapy and Psychology, a Joint Approach. Jessica Kingsley Publishing 2008
Qualifications and training:
Performer’s Degree, Royal Academy of Music
Goldsmith’s Diploma in Orchestral Studies
University of Surrey, Roehampton, Music Therapy
Music Therapeutic Studies, University of the West of England
GIM Levels 1-3 (Advanced) with primary trainer Leslie Bunt
KUF Knowledge Skills Understanding Framework: Personality Disorder - NHS
Jungian Clinical Concepts - Centre for Applied Jung
Qualitative Research Methods - UCL
Basic Mentalization Based Treatment Training - ICAPT & Anna Freud Centres
Basic Dialectical Behaviour Training - NHS
Certificate Programme - Creating Mandalas