Our Therapists

Chroma therapists are an award-winning team of Allied Health Professionals who work with partner organisations throughout the UK and internationally. The Health & Care Professions Council regulates us and we follow nationally agreed Codes of Ethics. Our profession has “Protected Title” status. You can check our registration status through The Health & Care Professions Council website.

As individuals, many of us have more than a decade’s experience of working with a particular group of people; some of us have a general practice approach and bring a diverse range of experiences to our work with you; and through our Graduate scheme we support new colleagues to begin their professional careers.

Click on the photos for more information on our therapist’s areas of expertise.

  • Abby Williams

    Abby Williams

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Abby graduated as a music therapist from the University of the West of England in 2012. Since qualifying, Abby’s work has primarily been focused on working with young people with PMLD, brain injury and autism in a specialist college setting. In addition, Abby has begun working with adopted children and their families. Abby also teaches piano and facilitates a singing group for young people with learning disabilities. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Aby Vulliamy

    Aby Vulliamy

    Music therapist & NMT Certified.

    Aby Vulliamy graduated as a Music Therapist from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2003. She specialises in working with children, adolescents and their families, in psychiatric, educational, and hospice settings, with a particular focus on creating healthy attachments and addressing childhood trauma. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Aisling Vorster

    Aisling Vorster

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Aisling is a music therapist and clinical supervisor, specialising in work with children and families. She works in a variety of settings, including schools, the NHS, justice services, residential settings and charities. Aisling also has a certificate in family therapy and works with a range of needs including attachment, learning and physical disabilities and autism. She also works in adult mental health and dementia services. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Alice Hardy

    Alice Hardy

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Alice qualified with distinction as a music therapist from Roehampton University in 2016. She has experience in children’s hospice work and is particularly interested in working with families in group music therapy. Alice has experience working in mainstream education with children with emotional and behavioural issues, and with adults with learning disabilities. She also recently qualified as a Neurologic Music Therapist. 

  • Alice Nicholas

    Alice Nicholas

    Dramatherapist

    Alice qualified as a dramatherapist in 2014 from Roehampton University. She has worked primarily with children and young people, currently Alice specialises in working with fostered and adopted children and their families. Alice has also worked extensively within special education. Alice is also a playwright and theatre practitioner.

  • Alison Bickmore

    Alison Bickmore

    Art Therapist

    Alison is an experience Art therapist and qualified in 1986. Her early work was at Guys and St Charles Hospitals, London in Adult Mental Health Services, she ran both groups and individual art therapy in acute and community units. More recently her experience is with children and young people with attachment and trauma issues. Alison has run art therapy groups for adults with learning difficulties and in centres for adults with issues around substance misuse. Alison also works as a trainer for training in children’s counseling.

  • Alison Shaw

    Alison Shaw

    Music Therapist

    Information to follow

  • Amanda Pearce

    Amanda Pearce

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Amanda qualified as a music therapist in 2008. She has worked with both children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and emotional and behavioural disorders in homes, hospitals and schools. Amanda has extensive experience of working with children and families which is a particular area of interest to her. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Amanda Strevett-Smith

    Amanda Strevett-Smith

    Dramatherapist

    Information to follow

  • Amy Shipley

    Amy Shipley

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Information being updated.

  • Anna Menen Sanchez

    Anna Menen Sanchez

    Music therapist & NMT Fellow

    Anna qualified as a music therapist in 2011. Her work has focused  on neuro-rehabilitation of children and adult.  She is a Neurologic Music Therapy with a psychology background. She specialized on neuro-psychological rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation with a Master’s Degree. She qualified as a Neurologic Music Therapy and completed the training course for the use Music Therapy Assessment tool for Awareness of disorders of consciousness (MATADOC). In 2015, Anna joined Chroma working as a clinician in neuro-rehabilitation settings.

  • Annie Henriques

    Annie Henriques

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Annie has worked in education and social work for over 40 years. She trained as a music therapist in her early 60s and bring a wealth of life experience to her therapeutic work. Annie has particular expertise in working with children with autism and those with challenging behaviours. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Belinda Sherlock

    Belinda Sherlock

    Dramatherapist

    Belinda qualified as a dramatherapist in 2014. She works with children, young people and adults with experience of trauma and mental ill health, both in the NHS and freelance in education and social care settings. She is also a practitioner in storytelling, therapeutic theatre, clowning and mindfulness.

  • Carl Arroyo

    Carl Arroyo

    Art therapist

    Carl qualified in 2008 as an Art Therapist. His work has focused on children and families, and his research studies into the benefits of Art Therapy with Post Natal Depressed mothers and their infants have been published and are presently the subject of a pilot study with Cardiff University. Carl has worked in children’s centres, special and mainstream schools, psychiatric hospitals and prisons. As well as being active member of the British Association of Art Therapists Carl is also an exhibiting artist.

  • Caroline Dalrymple-Smith

    Caroline Dalrymple-Smith

    Music Therapist

    Information to follow

  • Caroline Swinburne

    Caroline Swinburne

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Caroline qualified as a music therapist in 2013; she previously worked for many years as a radio producer and broadcaster. Now Caroline works with adopted children and families, and with clients with acquired brain injuries. She also teaches piano, and plays French Horn in orchestras and chamber groups. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Catherine Fitch

    Catherine Fitch

    Art psychotherapist & NMT qualified

    Catherine is an Art Psychotherapist, working with children, young people and families, specialising in attachment issues. She previously worked in adult mental health, specialising in drug and alcohol dependence, and has also worked extensively within the perinatal field. She also completed the Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2017.

  • Charlie Flint

    Charlie Flint

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Charlie is a music therapist. He completed the Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2017.

  • Charlotte Lawson-Wright

    Charlotte Lawson-Wright

    Art Psychotherapist & NMT certified

    Charlotte is an Art Psychotherapist, working with adults, children, young people and families, specialising in attachment issues.

    Other specialist work includes working with ASD/ high functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD. SEBD, Attachment difficulties, Addiction and Learning Disabilities.

    Charlotte’s previous work was in both primary, secondary and special educational and therapeutic settings since 1998; she has held many roles, including Teacher, SENCo, Manager and Art Therapist.

    She currently works in the private, voluntary and charity sectors with groups and individuals, with both adults and children that experience a wide range of mental health and behavioural difficulties.

    She also completed the Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2017.

    Charlotte’s interests are around addiction, the impact of trauma, brain development, child and family work.

  • Christella Lucas

    Christella Lucas

    Art therapist

    Christella qualified as an art psychotherapist in 2013 and has worked in CAMHS as well as specialist schools for children out of mainstream education. She has a particular interest in attachment, trauma, substance misuse and working dyadically with families. She also works in adult mental health, running groups for individuals with dual diagnosis.

  • Christina Rhys

    Christina Rhys

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Following her first career as a professional harpist, Christina trained as a mature student and qualified as a music therapist in 2001. She has worked with children at Acorns Children’s Hospice, and more recently in many different settings with children and adults on the autistic spectrum.  Her work with looked-after and adopted children has included workshops for the London branch of AfterAdoption. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Chyla Young

    Chyla Young

    Dramatherapist

    Chyla qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2012 from Roehampton University. Since qualifying she has worked mainly with children and young people in a variety of education settings. Chyla has a vast amount of experience of working with young people with PMLD, Autism, physical and complex learning disabilities. She is also a theatre practitioner who regularly facilitates theatre projects in her local community.

  • Cindy-Jo Morison

    Cindy-Jo Morison

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Information to follow

  • Clancy Williams

    Clancy Williams

    Dramatherapist

    Information being updated

  • Elizabeth Medrow

    Elizabeth Medrow

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Information being updated

  • Emma Inman

    Emma Inman

    Art Psychotherapist

    Em qualified as an art psychotherapist in 2016 and has worked in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) inpatient unit and intensive outreach service and within education delivering individual and group therapy in schools. Em currently works with looked after and adopted children and their families. Em also works in specialist adult mental health with adults 18 and over with eating disorders.

    Em has special interest in attachment, trauma, bereavement, working dyadically with families and eating disorders and art therapy across the age spectrum. Em has special interest in group work and has published work in the Goldsmiths Art therapy journal Art Therapy Online (ATOL).

  • Erika Lyons

    Erika Lyons

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Information to follow

  • Esme Folley

    Esme Folley

    Music therapist

    Esme qualified as a music therapist in 2014. Experience includes working with children of all ages and their families, supporting those with emotional and behavioural difficulties and supporting attachment, in children’s palliative care with life limiting and threatening conditions and with children on the autistic spectrum. Esme aims to provide a safe, creative, trusting therapeutic environment. Esme also works with adults providing group and 1:1 creative arts therapies – both musical and visual, in palliative care.

  • Evelyn Mason

    Evelyn Mason

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Evelyn qualified with a Music Therapy MA in 2008. Her work began in Northern Ireland, where she worked in a range of adult and children settings. Since then, she worked as a music therapist in India and London, and now works in the South West. She specialises in music therapy with people with dementia, and young people living with emotional and behavioural challenges. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Fiona Taylor

    Fiona Taylor

    Music Therapist

    Following her first career as a professional flautist, Fiona qualified with a Music Therapy MA in 2009 from the University of the West of England. She has worked with children and young people with learning and physical disabilities and autism, and in adult mental health and dementia. She also trains professional orchestral musicians to use their playing therapeutically in residential nursing homes.

  • Flisan Beard

    Flisan Beard

    Art therapist

    Information to follow

  • Freya Cooke

    Freya Cooke

    Music Therapist

    Information to follow

  • Gail Justice

    Gail Justice

    Dramatherapist

    Gail qualified as a drama and movement therapist in 1998. She has experience of working with children in a range of settings, those who are looked after and adopted and adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues.  She has a particular interest in working with attachment, trauma and resilience and has trained in Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Gail has also worked with mothers and babies and is currently studying for an MA in Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy.

  • George Murray

    George Murray

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Information to follow

  • Gillian Carr

    Gillian Carr

    Dramatherapist

    Gill achieved a BA Hons in Creative Arts in 1980.   After volunteering for Islington Social Services she became an actor/teacher; performing in schools and the community in a variety of locations in England and Wales.  Gill graduated as a dramatherapist from Ripon and York St John University in 2001.  Since this time, she has worked consistently in fostering and After Care in South Yorkshire.  She specializes in Dyadic Dramatherapy, working with carers/parents alongside their children and young people, promoting secure attachments.  She offers training to foster carers and staff in schools in attachment and trauma.  Gill has also worked for Sheffield Children’s Hospital (CAMHS); acute, in-patient unit for adolescents, offering intensive, therapeutic support.

  • Hayley Southern

    Hayley Southern

    Dramatherapist

    Information being updated

  • Helen Mottram

    Helen Mottram

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Helen qualified as a music therapist in 2009 and has worked with children and young people with learning disabilities and autism and with adoptive families. She taught on the music therapy training program in Delhi, India, alongside working in India’s first school for children with autism. Helen also works in an inpatient Mother and Baby unit for Mothers experiencing post-partum depression and psychosis. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Helen Short

    Helen Short

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Helen has a broad experience of working with children and adults diagnosed with mental health, developmental and behavioural difficulties in forensic and general psychiatric, educational and community settings.  She also practices with West London Mental Health NHS Trust. She has presented her clinical work at the European music therapy congress (2013) and the World Music Therapy Congress (2014, 2016), and her work has been published in several music therapy journals.  She is clinical supervisor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Hilary Storer

    Hilary Storer

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Following her first career as a professional oboist, Hilary studied for her MA in Music Therapy at UWE, qualifying in 2012. She is qualified in Neurologic Music Therapy and works mainly in the field of acquired brain injury and neurological conditions, with individuals and groups.  She also practices Guided Imagery and Music with cancer patients and their families.

  • Holly Hitchen

    Holly Hitchen

    Music Therapist, NMT Fellow & MATADOC certified

    Holly studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and qualified as a music therapist in 2002.  After qualifying, Holly worked for five years with adults with acquired brain injury, in particular neuro-behavioural disorders, and adults with Huntington’s disease in a leading neuro-rehabilitation hospital.  For the past 11 years Holly has worked with children with acquired brain injury, children with PMLD and complex health needs, and children with special needs including autism.  Holly has co-authored two published articles on the subject of neuro-behavioural disorders within paediatric and adult acquired brain injury.  She is an NMT fellow and is MATADOC certified.

  • Isobel Needham

    Isobel Needham

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Isobel qualified in 2004 from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked in a variety of settings including NHS, charities and schools. Her main client group is children and young people although she has also worked in elderly mental health. Her main area of work includes LD & PMLD, ASD, fostering and adoption, behavioural and emotional issues and children who have suffered abuse. Isobel has a keen interest in early brain development and attachment theory. She joined Chroma in 2016. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Jacqui McKoy-Lewens

    Jacqui McKoy-Lewens

    Art therapist

    Information being updated

  • Jacqueline Marlow

    Jacqueline Marlow

    Art Therapist

    Jacqueline qualified as an Art Therapist in 2016. She has extensive experience working with children and young people with complex trauma. She has worked in a variety of settings in the UK including, forensic psychiatric hospitals for children, Cancer and education services. Jacqueline has worked in the Arts internationally including the USA and Middle East. Jacqueline’s work at Chroma specifically focuses on providing art therapy to children working through the psychological loss and separation of being in Care.

  • Jasmine Dent

    Jasmine Dent

    Dramatherapist

    Jasmine qualified as a Dramatherapist from Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. She has both educational and therapeutic experience with children and adults with a range of learning difficulties and emotional/behavioural issues, and in the past has worked with older adults with a dementia diagnosis.

  • Jeni Gill

    Jeni Gill

    Dramatherapist

    Information to follow

  • Jez Francis

    Jez Francis

    Music Therapist

    Redundancy in a previous career gave me the chance to work in a musical field, which I had long wanted to do. Since graduating from a Nordoff Robbins music therapy course, I have worked in several homes for people with dementia, numerous schools with children aged 7 to 17, a college, and also with young adults with mental health difficulties in a few different settings, including within a prison.

    I am passionate about music and its ability to stimulate, move and support people, and my work allows me to explore this using the unique skills and abilities of the individual.

  • John Crossfield

    John Crossfield

    Art therapist

    With 16 years practice as an art psychotherapist across health, education, social and community sectors. John specialises in the use of multimedia and digital technologies to inform his approach to enabling clients to engage in an interactive, expressive, creative process that supports exploration of the key challenges people are working through.

  • John Harley

    John Harley

    Dramatherapist

    John Harley graduated from Roehampton University with an MA in Dramatherapy in 2011. He is a dramatherapist, teacher and youth worker. He has worked extensively with children both individually and in groups and has many years experience of working with adults therapeutically and in harnessing creativity and the imagination. He has a special interest in leading retreats. He lives in Dorset.

  • Jonathan Hirst

    Jonathan Hirst

    Dramatherapist

    Jonathan worked as a mental health nurse (RMN) in the NHS for 25 years and qualified as a Dramatherapist in 1997. His focus remains in adult mental health including substance misuse and he is also currently working with families in post-adoption.

  • Jonathan Pool

    Jonathan Pool

    Music therapist, APCI Certified & an NMT Fellow

    Jonathan qualified as a music therapist in 2008. In 2013, he was awarded a PhD for his research into music therapy with acquired brain injury. Since qualifying, his has worked with children and adults with acquired brain injury, children with special needs, adults with dementia, and families in a variety of settings. He became an NMT Fellow in 2017.

  • Jules Ellis

    Jules Ellis

    Music therapist

    Jules qualified as a psychodynamic music therapist in 2015.  He lives and works in Oxfordshire, mainly in adult forensic mental health. This has given Jules experience of close MDT working and offering holistic care to clients with trauma and attachment issues. He has also worked in children’s residential care and special needs education.

  • Julie Buxton

    Julie Buxton

    Art Therapist

    Information to follow

  • Kat Weston

    Kat Weston

    Dramatherapist

    With over 10 years’ experience Kat Weston offers participants the space to identify, uncover and explore the gift that is themselves and the hero within. She has experience working with adults, young people, groups and families and utilises her training in Theraplay and Sherborne Movement within the dramatic context.

  • Kate Lawrence

    Kate Lawrence

    Art therapist

    Kate became an Art Therapist in 2010. She first became fascinated about the healing power of art during her Fine Art degree. Her work concentrates upon her clients, their relationships and their place in the world. She focuses on attachment, behavioural difficulties and traumatic stress, with adults and children.

  • Katherine Martin

    Katherine Martin

    Music Therapist

    Katherine qualified as a Music Therapist in 2008. Her work has focused mainly on working in mental health, dementia care and SEND. For six years, she worked in low secure and rehabilitation psychiatric settings having set up music therapy services across two psychiatric hospitals in Yorkshire. Her current work settings are special and mainstream schools and care homes for older adults. Katherine also runs her own private music therapy practice. In July 2017, Katherine completed the first accredited Supervision Training for Music Therapists course in the UK at UWE and she now offers clinical supervision to other arts therapists.

  • Kathy Tappin

    Kathy Tappin

    Dramatherapist

    Kathy qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2013.  She works with children and young people (and their families) who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse, focusing on trauma and recovery, attachment, self efficacy, emotional literacy and resilience. Kathy also co-facilitates drama groups for children in care exploring emotional well-being and mindfulness.

  • Katya Herman

    Katya Herman

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Information to follow

  • Kelly-Marie King

    Kelly-Marie King

    Dramatherapist

    Information to follow

  • Kirsty Daley

    Kirsty Daley

    Dramatherapist

    Kirsty qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2015. Kirsty has experience in working with children and families, supporting both attachment and mental health difficulties. Supporting children and families to learn, develop and build connections and resilience. Kirsty has also worked within schools, probation, prison and addiction settings, supporting a wide range of clients.

  • Laurie Pyper

    Laurie Pyper

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    After gaining a degree in music from Birmingham Conservatoire, Laurie trained to be a music therapist at the University of Edinburgh qualifying in 2005. She has a vast amount of experience working in SEN and mainstream schools with a particular interest in mental health issues. Laurie also has worked with children and families experiencing difficulties post adoption. She is a trained DrumPower practitioner. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Lindsay McHale

    Lindsay McHale

    Music Therapist

    Lindsay read Music at Oxford University and then worked in the Music Industry for 8 years in a range of UK & International Marketing roles. In 2006 she left her marketing career to follow her passions – music and people. Post qualifying as a music therapist in 2008 she was Head of Music Services for Nordoff Robbins South East from 2009 until 2016 where she developed a music therapy practice in Croydon, managed a team of music therapists and over 40 outreach posts.

     After 9 years of working as a music therapist she remains passionate about the range of benefits that music therapy & music-making can bring people. In January 2017, Lindsay joined Music as Therapy International as their UK & International Programme Manager where she managed both their existing music skill-sharing projects and developed new opportunities both in the UK & internationally.

    In February 2018, Lindsay decided to go freelance and focus her work around her passion for working with people using music. She is delighted to be joining the Chroma Team as one of their Music Therapists.

  • Louise Croombs

    Louise Croombs

    Dramatherapist

    Information to follow

  • Lucy Collings Pettit

    Lucy Collings Pettit

    Music therapist

    Lucy qualified as a Music Therapist in 2012. Since qualifying, she has specialised in working with children and adolescents; she has worked in a number of settings, including the NHS; special, mainstream and residential schools; and a child and family centre. She is particularly experienced in addressing the social, emotional and psychological needs of children and adolescents with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. Lucy has further experience in working with Looked After Children and children and adolescents with significant complex social, emotional and mental health needs, including needs arising from experiences of trauma and abuse.

  • Lucy Smith

    Lucy Smith

    Dramatherapist

    Lucy qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2000. She has worked with children and young people in a variety of settings in the UK and Ireland including a secure psychiatric service. Lucy’s work is predominantly focused on the impact of trauma in childhood.

  • Lydia Cleaves

    Lydia Cleaves

    Dramatherapist

    Lydia is a Dramatherapist based in South Wales who specialises in working with children and adults with learning disabilities and autism. Her work consists of working part time for CHROMA and part time for the NHS. Lydia has been a Dramatherapist for three years and within this time has also taken on the role of Welsh Representative for Dramatherapist’s in Wales. Within this role has been part of organising a yearly Dramatherapy Wales Conference, been the link person for Wales and part of the subcommittee for BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists).

  • Lydia Pask

    Lydia Pask

    Art Therapist

    Lydia has been a qualified Art therapist since 2007. The majority of her experience has been working with children and young people in various settings including schools, mental health, youth justice, on the autistic spectrum; in particular Aspergers and ADHD and child protection. Lydia has worked in Auckland, New Zealand for six years, returning to U.K. In 2015.

  • Lynn Engler

    Lynn Engler

    Dramatherapist

    Lynn is an experienced Dramatherapist, qualified since 2003, who has previously specialised in working with fostered young people with attachment/trauma issues and supporting/training foster carers.  She also has experience working in the NHS with adults and children with learning disabilities, and running dramatherapy groups for MIND.

  • Melissa Elliott

    Melissa Elliott

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Melissa qualified as a music therapist in 2008. Her work has focused on working with people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, and children & family work. She has worked in schools, hospitals and community settings. She has also worked for NHS Wales developing primary care mental health services for adults with a learning disability. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Noelle Adames

    Noelle Adames

    Dramatherapist

    Noelle Adames has worked with families and individuals in a healing capacity for over twenty years. With a wide-ranging background as a Drama and Movement Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Artist Educator, Project Manager and Professional Actress, Noelle combines a systemic approach to working with people with the creativity of storytelling, drama and movement.  She has shared her expertise with such organizations as ~ The United States Veteran’s Administration, The State of California Foster Care Agency, The Will Geer Theatre, George Mason University and Grief Encounter.  She enjoys teaching ways to work from a strengths based approach and combines experiences from her many different lives with theory, in order to expand people’s techniques of working with those in need.

  • Paula Emmett

    Paula Emmett

    Art therapist

    Since qualifying as an Art Therapist in 1997, Paula has worked in the NHS across the Children’s Learning Disability Team, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Adult Mental Health Teams.  She now works in mainstream schools providing Art Therapy.

  • Peter Cobham

    Peter Cobham

    Dramatherapist

    Information to follow

  • Rachel Edwards

    Rachel Edwards

    Art Therapist

    Information being updated

  • Rebekah Keenan

    Rebekah Keenan

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    Information being updated

  • Sally Watson

    Sally Watson

    Music therapist, APCI & NMT Certified

    Sally qualified as a music therapist in 1996 and has worked in many different settings with people of all ages, including schools, hospitals and prisons. She currently specialises in working with children with a range of additional needs, including physical and intellectual disability. Sally also teaches music and runs a community choir and orchestra. She also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Sarah Kokkinos

    Sarah Kokkinos

    Dramatherapist

    Sarah qualified as a dramatherapist in 2008.
    She has co-ordinated a dramatherapy-in-schools service and delivered group and individual therapy in schools. She has worked in the NHS as a CAMHS practitioner for children Looked After and adopted and as a TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health in Schools) practitioner.
    Sarah has worked in PRU’s and for charities delivering group therapy to children that have experienced domestic violence.
    Sarah worked in an NHS adult inpatient unit, delivering group and individual therapy to clients experiencing psychosis and clients diagnosed with schizophrenia. She has also delivered a group dramatherapy programme for adults diagnosed with brain tumours.

  • Sirin Gibson-Enol

    Sirin Gibson-Enol

    Music therapist

    Sirin qualified as a Music Therapist in 2013. Her most recent work focuses on  supporting attachment, bonding and the mother-infant relationship with adopted children and their families. Sirin has worked in special and mainstream education with children and adults with ASD, Mutism and Learning Disabilities. She has also worked as a therapist within the mental health sector of the NHS.

  • Sophie Mawhinney

    Sophie Mawhinney

    Music therapist

    Sophie qualified as a Music Therapist in 2016, after completing her MA training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Sophie currently works with children and families in adoption support, with children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and in adult mental health. She also has experience of working with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Teleri Dyer

    Teleri Dyer

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Teleri qualified as a Music Therapist in 2012 from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has extensive experience working with children and young people with complex needs, including autism, speech, language and communication difficulties and early childhood trauma. She has also worked internationally in Palestine and the USA with Music as Therapy International and the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. In addition to Chroma, she also works with adults with mental health and learning difficulties in the community and adoptive families and young people at risk of being taken into care.

  • Themis Kyriakidou

    Themis Kyriakidou

    Art therapist

    Themis started her professional career as an art therapist working with children and families. At the same time she also worked with adults who experienced mental health and neuro-development difficulties, have suffered brain injuries, learning disabilities, visual impairments as well as substance misuse problems. Themis has also developed further specialism and engaged in further academic training in forensic work and in systemic family therapy. Her clinical interests relate to child development, trauma and attachment and their influence on behaviour and relationships.

  • Tia Terefe

    Tia Terefe

    Art Therapist

    Information being updated