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.

  • Alexandra Lowman

    Alexandra Lowman

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Alexandra qualified as a Music Therapist in 2000 having studied at Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge. She also trained in Neurological Music Therapy in 2017. Alexandra has worked in a variety of settings including special and mainstream schools, on hospital wards, elderly care homes, day centres and in clients own homes. She specialises in running intergenerational music therapy groups, working 1:1 with Looked After Children who have suffered significant trauma, with clients who have a variety of behavioural difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs, developmental delay and dementia.

  • Alice Hardy

    Alice Hardy

    Music Therapist & NMT Fellow

    Alice qualified as a music therapist from Roehampton university in 2016. Since then she has worked with children and their families in hospice care and post-adoption respectively. More recently Alice has begun to specialise in acquired brain injury with adults and currently works in an acute rehabilitation hospital in London. Alice certified as a Neurological Music Therapist and a MATADOC assessor in 2017.

  • 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 Hughes

    Alison Hughes

    Music Therapist

    Alison qualified as a music therapist in 2014 and has clinical experience in a range of diverse settings, including schools, hospitals, day centres, dementia care and neurological rehabilitation. She enjoys working with individuals, groups and families, and with clients of all ages.

    She is based in Southampton and works across Hampshire. Alongside music therapy, Alison teaches clarinet and performs as a chamber and orchestral musician.

     

  • Alison Shaw

    Alison Shaw

    Music Therapist

    Alison qualified in 2015 as a Music Therapist from Anglia Ruskin. She has worked with children with learning and physical disabilities as well as adults with Parkinson’s and more recently adults with Dementia. Alison has presented the Music Therapy model of working with Dementia at conferences and continues to explore further research with this. Alison began working with Adopted children and families in 2017

  • 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 Thorpe

    Amanda Thorpe

    Music Therapist & NMT Fellow

    Amanda has an extensive career as a songwriter, performer, community musician and special needs tutor, using song to facilitate wellbeing and cognitive functioning for over 15 years.

    With a Psychology degree from UCL and an MA in Music Therapy from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she is also a certified Neurologic Music Therapist. Since qualifying, she has been working with both children and adults in the fields of Acquired Brain Injury, Mental Health, adoption/fostering, PTSD and post-natal depression, in a variety of settings including the NHS, child and family centres, and privately.

  • Amber Bartlett

    Amber Bartlett

    Art Psychotherapist

    Amber is a HCPC register Art Psychotherapist. Amber’s experience has involved working with disadvantaged children and families, including SEN, fostered, and adopted children, delivering art therapy in schools and in community settings. Prior to training as a therapist, Amber worked for 10 years for Essex County Council within the Children with Disabilities Team providing various interventions. She has a specialist interest in early attachment trauma and enjoys using a client centred approach where different theories are drawn upon to best support the individual need. Play and creative expression is welcomed through art materials, toys, sand tray and games.

  • Amy Franczak

    Amy Franczak

    Dramatherapist

    Amy qualified as a Dramatherapist from the University of Derby in 2018. Based in Wiltshire, she has experience working in schools with children with social, emotional and behavioural issues including autism. Amy also works with adults in mental health hospitals and has experience working with adults with learning disabilities. Amy is particularly passionate about working with storytelling and puppetry.

  • Amy Gunther

    Amy Gunther

    Dramatherapist

    Amy is a qualified Dramatherapist with 7 years post qualifying experience within clinical and community settings. She currently works within the NHS Devon Partnership Trust and within charitable organisations. Amy’s professional background has provided her with additional experience in supporting individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Amy is passionate about supporting individuals to realise their potential and engage with their lives in ways which are meaningful for them. She works with individuals and groups and specialises in working with children and adults with complex mental health conditions and or learning disabilities/autism. Amy has additional skills in systemic family therapy, which influence her practice. Amy also enjoys facilitating CPD Dramatherapy workshops.

  • Anna Fazzi

    Anna Fazzi

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    After graduating in classical guitar, Anna qualified in Music therapy at the Conservatoire of music ‘Alfredo Casella’ in Italy in 2016. Her final dissertation focused on amusia, a neurological disorder that can impact on the correct processing of music and, therefore, on the process of music therapy.

    Anna moved to Birmingham in 2016 and started working as a freelancer in 2017. She has worked with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, children with severe and profound learning disabilities and children in foster care with emotional and behavioural disorders.

  • Beca Jones

    Beca Jones

    Dramatherapist

    Beca is Welsh and loves to laugh and play. As a dramatherapist and clown Beca loves working with children and families and really enjoys service development as well as therapy. Beca has experience working in Welsh and English within the context of adoption, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, brain injuries and children’s rights. She delivers creative training on trauma, attachment and rights and is also a Therapeutic Life Story Practitioner.

    Beca is so happy to be part of the Chroma team and look forwards to working with you. No biography would be complete without sharing her unconditional love of cats.

  • Becca Wintle

    Becca Wintle

    Music Therapist

    Becca Wintle is a qualified Music Therapist (2008) and Occupational Therapist (2003) bringing a wide range of skills. She works with many different client groups, specialising in attachment and/or trauma-related issues.

    Her work draws from Sensory Integration, neuro-developmental, body-oriented and mindfulness approaches and is informed by attachment and trauma theory.  She has a creative, multi-sensory & collaborative approach, seeking to involve families, carers and other professionals as much as possible in the process of therapy.

  • 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.

  • Beth Fouracre

    Beth Fouracre

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Beth is a neurologic music therapist and MATADOC assessor (disorders of consciousness) and currently specialises in working with people who have a brain injury – including people who have had a stroke, who have locked-in syndrome, language difficulties or Parkinson’s disease. She has also worked in the field of adult forensic mental health and with children with autism, developmental delays or life-limiting conditions.

    Beth has worked as a community musician in a wide variety of settings including: youth drop-in sessions; group and one-to-one adult guitar tuition; school band workshops; music and creativity projects for young people in care; song-writing workshops.

     

  • 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.

  • Carl Davies

    Carl Davies

    Music Therapist

    Carl completed his PGdip at the Guildhall, Barbican in 2006, has supervised music therapy trainees since 2009 and is a tutor on the Guildhall course.

    Carl has more than 15 years experience of working with children within educational settings and has clinical experience with children and adults who have complex needs, experienced trauma, learning disabilities, autism, brain injury and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

    Carl is passionate about archetypal psychology, mindfulness and the healing powers of nature and music. Carl is a founding member of the buddhafield village retreat on Dartmoor, an experiment in community living.

     

  • 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.

  • Catherine Kelman

    Catherine Kelman

    Music Therapist

    Catherine qualified as a Music Therapist in 2020 after completing her MA training. Catherine worked in the field of social care before becoming a music therapist, working with children and adolescents within the care system. She has experience working in dementia care, working with children with special educational needs in a mainstream primary school and providing music therapy in an oncology ward in a hospital.

     

  • Caz Hoar

    Caz Hoar

    Dramatherapist

    Caz has over 15 years of experience as a dramatherapist. In this time she has worked with many children, adolescents and families including those who have suffered significant trauma. She has supported young people through difficult transitions in the care system and is currently a therapist in a fostering agency.

    She also has experience of working with clients with complex mental health needs and mild to profound learning disability in day and residential settings.
    Caz has additional training in Environmental Arts Therapy, a therapy that works with natural materials, themes and cycles.

  • Charlie Flint

    Charlie Flint

    Music Therapist & NMT Fellow

    Charlie is a music therapist. He completed the Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2017. Charlie specialises in neurologic in-patient and community rehabilitation and is currently heading a nine-month music therapy project on the acute stroke unit at Charring Cross Hospital. He has experience working in post-adoption and adult mental-health, and is interested in synthesizing Lacanian psychoanalytics with traditional music therapy. He is also a full-time jazz pianist and regularly performs throughout London and Europe.

     

  • 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 Psychotherapist

    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.

  • Claire Quigley

    Claire Quigley

    Dramatherapist

    After qualifying as a Dramatherapist in 2019, Claire went on to work as a mental health mentor. She later joined a private care home organisation, working with young people who had experienced significant abuse and neglect, providing support and therapeutic interventions.

    Claire also works freelance in school settings, specialising in therapeutic support to children and young people who have experienced trauma and abuse.

    Claire is expanding her experience as a clinical practitioner in the area of mental health and has a particular interest in complex difficulties of developmental trauma, attachment difficulties in both body and mind, and the presentation of these complications in relationships and the systems that the children are central to.

  • Clare Maddocks

    Clare Maddocks

    Music Therapist & NMT certified.

    Clare is a neurologic music therapist based in the North West. She completed her Masters in Music Therapy with Distinction at the University of the West of England. During her studies she completed placements in neurorehabilitation and educational settings, and won the ‘Best Dissertation Prize’ for her final year research project, which examined EEG and behavioural responses of neurologic clients to different presentations of familiar music. Since completing her studies Clare has worked as a freelance music therapist with adult and child clients in a variety of community settings.

  • Connie Drinkwater

    Connie Drinkwater

    Music Therapist

    Connie is a HCPC registered music therapist and trained at UWE. Based in Shropshire, Connie has worked in a variety of settings including special schools, care homes, privately and as a freelance music therapist. She has experience supporting children and adults with learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning disabilities, people on the autistic spectrum, child and adult mental health and people living with dementia.

  • Cylena Simonds

    Cylena Simonds

    Art Psychotherapist

    Cylena qualified as an art psychotherapist in 2017. Previously, she worked for over 10 years as a contemporary art curator focusing on politically and socially engaged practices.  She now applies her commitment to the transformation potential of art to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of individuals.

    Cylena has worked with children and adolescents in schools, with young people and adults in community health settings, and within a national health service for adults with complex mental health and learning  disabilities. She has particular interests in PTSD and complex trauma, attachment repair, and emotional regulation.

     

  • Daniel Padilha

    Daniel Padilha

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Daniel is a Music therapist, with a human character, positive and inspiring, focused on helping others achieve their clinical goals as well as finding their balance, peace and motivation through transformative musical experiences.

    He completed his MA in Music therapy at Barcelona University in 2016, where he further became a teacher and a mentor for students and colleagues. He gained further certification in Neurologic Music Therapy at the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy in Toronto, Canada.

    His clinical experience includes working with children and adults with a range of needs, including Cerebral Palsy, ASD, Neuro-rehabilitation and complex medical needs. He also worked in palliative care, schools, hospitals, daycare centres among a variety of settings.

  • Dawn Boulton

    Dawn Boulton

    Art Psychotherapist

    Dawn has worked therapeutically with children, young people and their families within: schools; alternative educational provisions; Child & Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS); and in private practice since qualifying in 2013.

    Dawn is also a qualified secondary school art teacher whose specialist interest is on behaviour and exclusions.

    Her professional experiences range from delivering intensive behaviour outreach programmes in schools, to working sensitively with refugees and trafficked children in Nepal.

    Dawn has trained in the Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment and Dyadic Art Therapy.  Her clinical interests relate to child development, trauma, exclusion and the affects they have on behaviour and relationships.

  • Deborah Aita

    Deborah Aita

    Dramatherapist

    After a career in arts, theatre and education, Deborah retrained as a dramatherapist.  She then worked at a hospice for nine years as their arts psychotherapist, supporting patients, their families, children and carers, and now is freelance, working with a wide range of ages and issues.

  • Ella Cross

    Ella Cross

    Music Therapist

    Ella qualified as a music therapist in 2018 from QMU in Edinburgh. She has worked with adults and children with a range of disabilities and mental health needs in various roles over the past decade, and started her music therapy career working with adults living with dementia. Now based in Leeds Ella works primarily with adopted children and their families supporting positive attachment and addressing developmental trauma. Ella incorporates current understanding from affective neuroscience and neurobiology into a psychodynamic framework with her work with young people. She is interested in systemic ways of thinking to support adoptive families.

  • Emily Tudge

    Emily Tudge

    Art Therapist

    Emily qualified as an art psychotherapist from Roehampton University in 2020. Emily’s experience is with children with learning disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has also worked with adults with mental illness and substance misuse.

     

  • Emma D'Souza

    Emma D'Souza

    Art Psychotherapist

    Emma qualified with an Art Psychotherapy practice MA in 2018. Emma has worked with children in many different settings, as a therapist, a creative lead and an artist in residence. Emma has had many years of working with children whose behavioural needs included autism, emotional regulation issues and attachment disorder. Many of the children she works with have experienced communication challenges, domestic violence, sexual abuse and drug addiction. Emma is based in Leicester and works in and around the East Midlands.

  • 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).

  • Esme Bray

    Esme Bray

    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 Fellow

    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 specialised in music therapy with people with dementia, and currently specialises in working with young people living with emotional and behavioural challenges, and in neuro-rehabilitation. She certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017, and as an NMT Fellow in 2019. Evie carries out Fagus and APCI assessments with young people who may require extra support for their needs.

  • Freya Bryant-Cooke

    Freya Bryant-Cooke

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Freya qualified as a music therapist from Roehampton University in 2016, and presented a case study of her therapeutic work at a conference shortly afterwards. Freya’s primary focus is on therapy with children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural challenges within a residential care setting. She is also currently working within special needs education and with adopted children and their families.

  • 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.

  • Gergo Danka

    Gergo Danka

    Dramatherapist

    Gergo has worked as a creative drama practitioner in a wide variety of settings for the last 20 years. He obtained an MA in Dramatherapy in 2018, since which time he has co-facilitated brief therapeutic interventions for LAC clients, a series of Reflective Practice sessions for segregation unit officers at a high security prison, and currently runs a fortnightly dramatherapy group at a Herefordshire nursing home. Gergo has worked with children in schools, disadvantaged teenagers at an international summer enrichment program, and most recently – as a dramatherapist – with a child on the autistic spectrum.

  • Gillian Cowling

    Gillian Cowling

    Art Psychotherapist

    Gillian qualified as an art psychotherapist in 2011.  She has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including working in schools, with looked after and adopted children and adolescents doing both long and short term work.

    Gillian’s work has also involved therapeutic support for the families of those involved in therapy. A great deal of her work has included working with the long-term effects of early trauma and the impact this can have not only on the children and adolescents but also on those they live with.

  • Hannah Thomson

    Hannah Thomson

    Art Psychotherapist

    Hannah qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2019. Her experiences included working with children and young people within a variety of settings. These include vulnerable children with complex trauma, experience of domestic violence, disrupted relationships, neglect, self-harm, eating disorders and children with a diagnosis of Autism.
    She has also work for several years with bereaved children and their families in hospices and community settings.
    Hannah’s experience within the NHS involved art therapy sessions for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and work with older adults with acute mental health difficulties.

    Hannah is a member of The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

  • Hayley Southern

    Hayley Southern

    Dramatherapist

    Hayley is a qualified dramatherapist who is dedicated to facilitating the growth of people’s health and sense of self. She has experience of working with a variety of client groups across all age groups including adoption, addiction, mental health, forensics, education and people with physical and learning disabilities.

  • 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.

  • Hilary Storer

    Hilary Storer

    Music Therapist & NMT Fellow

    Hilary completed her music therapy training at UWE in 2012 having previously enjoyed a career as an orchestral oboist. She has since worked predominantly in the field of neuro disability and rehabilitation, gaining her NMT Fellowship in 2017.
    She also has experience of working with people with dementia in care settings and has a special interest in music therapy for adults with cancer using the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, having gained her BMGIM Fellowship in 2018.

  • 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.

  • Jackie McVey

    Jackie McVey

    Art Psychotherapist

    Jackie is an Art Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Art Therapists and the Health Care Professionals Council.

    Jackie has been working with children and young people since 2010. This has included children who are looked after, children who have experienced sexual, emotional, physical harm and domestic abuse. She has also worked with children with learning difficulties, attachment disorders and eating disorders.

    Jackie has recently trained in Dyadic Art Therapy which informs her practise when working with children and their families and is also a trained Supervisor through the British Association of Art Therapists.

  • Jane Troughton

    Jane Troughton

    Music Therapist

    In 2014 Jane completed a doctorate in music at the University of York. She qualified as a Music Therapist in 2019 and has now worked with a wide range of client populations and settings including family groups and adopted children; people living with dementia; children and adults with special needs; autistic children and adults; children with social, behavioural and mental health difficulties; mental health groups for adults; families and women who are victims of abuse. She mainly adopts a psycho-dynamically informed person-centred model and seeks to use interventions which best suit the client, including a range of both receptive and active music-making approaches.

  • Janina Brady

    Janina Brady

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Janina is a qualified Neurologic Music Therapist and specialises in working with both children and adults with special needs, acquired brain injury, neuro disabilities and prolonged disorders of consciousness.

    Janina set up a private practice in London, which specialises in making music therapy easily accessible for the entire community, providing both individual and group sessions in family homes, community centres, schools, day centres and rehabilitation centres. Janina works in a family-centred way and has a passion for working with people and their families in their homes. Janina is a piano and violin player and loves to incorporate these instruments into her work.

  • Jason Ward

    Jason Ward

    Dramatherapist

    Jason is a Dramatherapist who specialises in Trauma and (Post traumatic stress disorder) PTSD. Jason has worked in the field of adoption fostering as well as working with children with education and physical disabilities and those who have suffered physical and emotional abuse.

    Jason also works with Refugees and Asylum Seekers working with those who have been tortured who suffer complex PTSD.

  • Jayne Sewell

    Jayne Sewell

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    After teaching for many years, Jayne trained to be a Music Therapist at Queen Margaret University qualifying in 2017.  She has extensive experience working with adolescents in SEN and mainstream schools in both a teaching and pastoral role.  As a therapist she has worked with young people who have suffered sexual abuse, domestic abuse and who are experiencing mental health issues.  Also, with adults with Autism and Rett syndrome.

  • Jean Herlihy

    Jean Herlihy

    Music Therapist

    Jean qualified as a music therapist in 2014, after previously completing a B.A. in psychology. Since then, she was worked with a number of client groups and settings, including NHS inpatient and community services, residential services and care homes. Jean has worked with both adults and children experiencing a range of difficulties, including mental health difficulties and trauma, autism, learning disabilities and dementia. She uses music and words to help individuals understand and express difficult emotions, to explore their communication patterns, and to build a more positive self-view.

  • Jeni Gill

    Jeni Gill

    Dramatherapist

    With a background in children and youth work and having always been interested in both Drama and Healing, Jeni became a Dramatherapist in 2005. Since then she has managed an inner city Youth Inclusion Team working with vulnerable children transitioning to Secondary school, worked for CAMHS in a PRU setting, facilitated therapy and managed a team of support workers, working with bereaved families and those facing bereavement.

    Jeni has a specific interest in story work and how the use of the imagination can find resolution in stories both created and those that have been passed down orally through the ages in various cultures. She particularly enjoys the flexibility of using all of the arts to offer client led sessions to client.

  • Jess Butler

    Jess Butler

    Art Psychotherapist

    Jess qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2007. She has worked with children, young people and their families on many issues and has spent several years working with students attending SEMH provision and PRU’s.

    Her experience covers learning disability, school exclusion, trauma, divorce and separation, domestic abuse, complex diagnosis, sensory processing difficulties and ASC, supporting young people in the care system, and emotional regulation difficulties leading to extremes of behaviour.

    She is passionate about the value of creativity as a resource for resilience and recovery.

  • Jess Clarke

    Jess Clarke

    Music Therapist

    Jess qualified as a music therapist in 2019 from the University of the West of England. Since qualifying, Jess has worked as a freelance music therapist with a variety of different client groups in a range of settings including special schools, residential care homes and other various community settings. She draws from person and culture-centred approaches, focusing on the individual needs of each client.

  • Jessica Hickman-Hughes

    Jessica Hickman-Hughes

    Music Therapist

    Jess graduated as a music therapist from the University of South Wales in 2016. Since qualifying Jess has set up Music Therapy Wales, a Music Therapy provision in South Wales. She works across settings supporting young people with mental health and attachment issues; older adults with dementia and; young people with PMLD, autism and complex needs. Additionally, Jess has also been supporting young adults with PMLD, brain injury and autism within a specialist college setting.

  • Jez Hargreaves

    Jez Hargreaves

    Music Therapist

    Jez has experience working in a number of contexts, including youth offending, brain injury, dementia and special educational needs. She follows a client-centred approach, and tailors her work to the needs of each client. She has a particular interest in therapeutic songwriting.

     

  • 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.

  • Jon Martyn

    Jon Martyn

    Art Psychotherapist

    Jon has more than a decade of experience as an art psychotherapist, and six years experience lecturing and providing clinical supervision on the MA art psychotherapy training at Goldsmiths College. His experience is primarily working with adults with complex trauma, migration and political violence, loss, relationship difficulty and damaging behaviours. He has a passionate belief in the transformative potential of art making, creativity and relationships. He now lives and works in Sheffield.

  • Jonathan Fever

    Jonathan Fever

    Music Therapist & NMT Fellow

    Jonathan qualified as a music therapist in 2012. Since qualifying, he has worked with children and adults with acquired brain injury, children and adults in palliative care, children with additional needs, adults with dementia, children with emotional and behavioral needs, and families in a variety of settings. He also certified as a Neurologic Music Therapist in 2017.

  • Judith Revers

    Judith Revers

    Art Psychotherapist

    Dr Judith Revers has experience in clinical-, care home-, and school-environments. She specializes in contemporary arts therapy working in multiple genres such as: painting, collage, performance, music and poetry. Judith focuses on work-, as well as family-based stress & burn-out, anxiety or depression, loss, bereavement and grief, working in long term as well as short term therapy with adults, young adults and children. She is fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

  • Justine Fitzgerald

    Justine Fitzgerald

    Art Therapist

    Justine is a HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist specialising in working with Attachment and Trauma wounding.

    Accruing over twenty years’ experience and Accredited with the British Association of Art Therapists she abides by the Professional Bodies non- discriminatory codes of ethics and confidentiality clauses.

    Justine works with children, teenagers and adults and is practised working peripatetically with both individuals and groups. Justine is also proficient working remotely and can offer Art Therapy online.

    Justine’s practice focuses on the development of each individual, offering non-judgemental unconditional positive regard; Her aim is to promote therapeutic growth for each unique person and their needs.

     

  • Kamala Roberts

    Kamala Roberts

    Art Psychotherapist

    Kamala is an Art psychotherapist who completed her training on the MA Art Psychotherapy programme at the University of Roehampton in 2020. Kamala has copious experience working with children within educational settings and has clinical experience with children who have complex needs, experienced trauma, learning disabilities and emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has also worked with vulnerable adults who are homeless and have mental health issues and substance misuse.

    Kamala is very passionate about the intersections of mental health and social justice. She is the founder of a social media initiative that brings together her knowledge and experiences of culture, diversity and mental health.

  • Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson

    Art Psychotherapist

    Karen qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2019. Her experience includes working with children and families impacted by trauma, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She supports
    children with a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses such as: ADHD; anxiety and depression;
    autism; bullying; disordered attachment; emotional regulation; family breakdown; selective mutism and support for adopted and looked after children. Karen likes to create a warm, playful, calm and safe environment for her clients to gain understanding into their difficulties. She is skilled in attuning to her client’s non-verbal communication and building trust and rapport.

  • 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.

  • Katie Lewis

    Katie Lewis

    Dramatherapist

    Katie has delivered individual and group therapy sessions to young people aged 4-18 in schools, local authorities and private organisations. Katie utilises her creative skills and training to offer children and young people a safe space to explore their feelings and experiences. Storytelling, improvisation, role-play, puppetry, music, play and art are just some of the creative methods that Katie uses in her sessions.

     

    Her specialisms include working with adopted children and their families, children on the Autism Spectrum and those experiencing Anxiety. Katie likes to work closely with families, carers, teaching staff and other professionals to form a collaborative support system for each of her clients.

     

  • Katy Weston

    Katy Weston

    Dramatherapist

    Katy trained for her Masters in Dramatherapy at Roehampton University, qualifying in 2010.

    Katy brings drama, play, music, art, body work and mindfulness into her work.  She has completed level one in Theraplay®, level 2 Sherbourne/Laban Movement, is a creative Clinical Supervisor and is currently undertaking Hakomi training and experience.  Trained to level 3 in British Sign Language and Romanian speaking sessions could be in Romanian or signed.

    Her specific interests are working alongside people with disordered eating patterns, attachment and family group work and working with people with disabilities and injuries.

  • Katya Sommer

    Katya Sommer

    Art Psychotherapist

    Katya qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2008 from Goldsmiths and worked in mainstream and specialist schools and PRU’s in London and Yorkshire before working within a CAMHS team. She has a specialist interest in attachment and trauma treatment and is currently training in EMDR and Somatic Stress Release having also trained in CATT (Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment), Dyadic Art Therapy approaches, CBT and Compassionate Focused Therapy. She has worked predominantly with children, adolescents and their families and has experience of working with transgender communities, asylum seekers, within drug and alcohol rehabilitation, learning disabilities, autism and ADHD.

     

  • Kelly-Marie King

    Kelly-Marie King

    Dramatherapist

    Kelly graduated with a degree in English literature in 2006. She then worked in SEN schools and Pru centres and often relied on drama games and exercises to help problem solve and encourage self-reflection. In 2013 she qualified as a Drama and Movement Therapist (Sesame) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Kelly has a vast amount of experience working in SEN and mainstream schools with a particular interest in systemic working. Kelly has also worked with children and families experiencing difficulties post adoption. Kelly has piloted a programme working with prison officers using dramatherapy techniques, and with offenders living in prison.

  • Kelly Taylor

    Kelly Taylor

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Kelly worked in education for 15 years before qualifying as a Music Therapist from the University of South Wales in 2017. She has experience of working in mainstream, therapeutic residential, and special education. Kelly’s therapeutic work has primarily focused on working with children and young people who have experienced early childhood trauma. She also has experience of working with children and adolescents with behavioural, emotional & social difficulties; PMLD; and learning disabilities.

    Kelly’s therapeutic work utilises Orff instruments and music technology. She is also a certified Neurologic Music Therapist.

  • Kenysh Charles

    Kenysh Charles

    Art Therapist

    Kenysh qualified as an Art Therapist from Hertfordshire University in 2018. She has previously worked in a variety of settings including CAMHS, private care, the finance industry, mainstream and SEN schools and charity sector.  She is interested in attachment -based art therapy and worked with clients experiencing loss, identity, self-esteem, cultural issues, relationships, anxiety and depression.

    Currently she works with individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism transitioning from hospital to the community who have experience complex trauma.

    She believes that art making is an essential human skill that has been used for hundreds of years to solve and resolve problems. It is not a diagnostic tool but an initial step in addressing issues which may feel confusing or distressing, something words cant always define.

     

  • Laura Cook

    Laura Cook

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Laura trained in Music Therapy at UWE Bristol, qualifying in 2019, and is a certified Neurologic Music Therapist. She has experience supporting people with neurological conditions including stroke, aphasia, dementia and Parkinson’s and uses an integrated approach to music therapy to support people’s functional and psychological needs through person-centred therapy. Laura has also worked with adoptive families, using music therapy to support attachment and regulation for children who have experienced developmental trauma.

  • Lucilla Spencer-Phillips

    Lucilla Spencer-Phillips

    Art Therapist

    Lucilla is an HCPC registered Arts Therapist. Using a variety of games, art materials and story work encourages expression and exploration of feelings, beliefs and relationships in a supportive and non-judgemental way.  This enables a child/young-person to re-frame their world view, and promotes healing where attachment ruptures have occurred, increases emotional literacy, regulation and resilience and encourages building and sustaining positive relationships. Lucilla is passionate about the value of this work, both for the immediate difference it can make for the children, but also for the long-term benefits it can have for their futures and those of their families.

  • Lucy Collings Pettit

    Lucy Collings Pettit

    Music therapist & NMT Certified

    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.

  • 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.

  • Madeleine Lund

    Madeleine Lund

    Dramatherapist

    Madeleine qualified as a Dramatherapist in 2013 from Roehampton University and as a Therapeutic Life Story Practitioner from The Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education in 2016. Working mainly with adopted children and their families, she has experience of working with children who have suffered trauma, loss, abuse, domestic violence, have attachment disorder, complex life stories and with emotional, social and behavioural challenges.

    Madeleine loves working with stories and she has devised a Therapeutic Theatre project which she intends to develop further to explore the adoption triangle through story and performance.

  • Manda Thompson

    Manda Thompson

    Art Psychotherapist

    Manda qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2001.  Working mainly in school settings with children and families managing the effects of loss/change and exposure to domestic abuse, she has also worked with the judiciary serving as an expert witness in family court proceedings.

    Manda currently works as a senior university lecturer training both art therapists and facilitating Foundation courses.  She is a Clinical Supervisor to several art therapists practising within the education sector and is a member of BAAT, NATE (Northern Art Therapists in Education) and ATCAF (Art Therapists working with Children Adolescents and Families) and is particularly interested in working dyadically/with the family group.

    She enjoys a regular form of jogging (occasional 10k) and coastal sailing, Shetland to Norway in 2018 remains a highlight!

  • Mandy Leonard

    Mandy Leonard

    Art Psychotherapist

    Mandy is an HCPC registered art psychotherapist qualifying from The University of South Wales.  She has worked in multiple clinical settings including residential facilities for people with aspergers and autism; students with challenging behaviour in further education; people who have experienced domestic abuse and modern slavery, including pre-trial therapy; as well as with adults and children who access residential and community NHS mental health facilities.

    Mandy is a Council Member of The British Association of Art Therapy and Dual Experience Advisor on the International Journal of Art Therapy 2020/21.  Mandy is passionate about collaborative working and ensuring that the client voice is central to any intervention. Currently Mandy works with traumatic brain injury and adoption services.

  • Marion Renault

    Marion Renault

    Music Therapist

    Marion qualified as a Music Therapist from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2018. Based in Southwest London, she has experience working in NHS settings in a child development centre and in community centres with children with social, emotional and behavioural issues including autism.

    Marion also works with young adults with complex PMLD in a specialist college in Kent and has experience working with elderly patients in a secure Dementia unit. Marion is particularly passionate about using songs and voice with storytelling to facilitate wellbeing and communication.

  • Mary-Clare Fearn

    Mary-Clare Fearn

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Mary-Clare Fearn is a Music Therapist who has an extensive range of experience working with children and adults who have learning, emotional and physical disabilities, including autism and attachment disorders.  She has worked in a variety of settings including the NHS and Education.

    For many years Mary-Clare has provided lectures at introductory and MA level, and currently provides training for the University of Roehampton. She is a registered supervisor and part of her practice is supervising other music therapists.  She is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

  • Max Ryz

    Max Ryz

    Music Therapist

    Max is an HCPC registered Music Therapist, clinical supervisor and educator. He experienced in facilitating assessments, individual and group sessions in private practice, the third sector and the NHS.

    Max works with children and adults who struggle with a wide range of needs, such as anxiety, depression, autism, learning difficulties and psychosis. He has facilitated music therapy workshops and seminars in a wide range of healthcare and educational organisations and is published in the British Journal of Music Therapy. He set up and developed a music therapy service at the London School for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

     

  • Meg Dowling

    Meg Dowling

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Meg is an HCPC registered music therapist. She works within a person-centred and client-led approach, where active music-making and improvisation are often the predominant therapeutic intervention methods.

    Meg has established her own music therapy services in schools, offering support to children and young people with complex additional support needs, including communication and learning difficulties; autism spectrum conditions; acquired brain injury; social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and life-limiting conditions.

    Meg also has further experience offering individual and group sessions to adults within health and care settings and has also supervised music therapy student placements.

  • 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.

  • Neil Eaves

    Neil Eaves

    Music Therapist

    Neil has worked as a music therapist since 2001 in a variety of settings and with various client groups, primarily in educational settings and also in palliative care, working with individual young people as well as their families.  Neil is the BAMT coordinator for the music therapy and technology interest group.  Outside of music therapy, he plays keyboards in the Queen tribute band, Rhapsody, as well as enjoying time to relax playing competitive golf.

  • Nicola Williams

    Nicola Williams

    Dramatherapist

    Nicola graduated as a dramatherapist from Roehampton University in 2014. Nicola works in primary schools supporting children with emotional, social and behavioural issues. She specialises in using Dramatherapy to support attachment and identity issue and works in a systemic way to support not only the children but their families and the team around the children.

    Nicola is a producer of May Contain Nuts theatre company,  winners of both the Guardian award for innovation in Mental Health services at the  2018 Advancing Healthcare awards and the 2018 Health and Business award for innovation.

  • Nina Tara

    Nina Tara

    Art Psychotherapist

    Nina qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2019. Her experience includes working with children, adults and families impacted by: trauma, emotional and behavioural difficulties; life events such as bereavement; end of life in palliative care; changes in family structure; bullying or abuse; domestic violence; dementia, adoption and psychosocial support for refugees who have been displaced.

    Nina aims to provide a safe, creative, trusting therapeutic environment. She also works with both adults and children providing group and 1:1 art therapy. Nina is also a member of British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

  • 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.

  • Patrick Bartlett

    Patrick Bartlett

    Music Therapist

    Patrick graduated as a Music Therapist from Roehampton University in 2010. Patrick has worked primarily with children who have been through the adoption process, children within SEN school settings, and with children and adults through pre and post bereavement in hospices. Patrick is particularly interested in song writing, musical improvisation and harp relaxation.

  • Peter Cobham

    Peter Cobham

    Dramatherapist

    Peter Cobham is an experienced Dramatherapist practicing since 2006, based in Hertfordshire, offering 1:1, dyadic and group Dramatherapy. He has worked with a range of different clients groups including; children enduring trauma and attachment disorders, adult mental health, children and adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. More recently working supporting families and schools in post adoption support.

  • Rachel Roberts

    Rachel Roberts

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    After completing her degree and post graduate certificate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Rachel went straight on to study at the University of the West of England where she trained as a Music therapist, qualifying in 2020.

    Throughout her training, Rachel gained clinical experience in children with Autism and learning disabilities and adults with acquired brain injuries.

    Her current clinical work is based in children and young people with learning disabilities and Autism.

    Rachel Certified as a Neurological Music Therapist in 2019.

  • Rebekah Keenan

    Rebekah Keenan

    Music therapist & NMT Fellow

    Rebekah qualified as a HCPC registered music therapist in 2003 gaining her postgraduate diploma in music therapy and soon after completed a masters degree. She has promoted and developed music therapy in a multitude of settings and worked with adults and children with a variety of complex needs around Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. In 2017 she became an NMT affiliate after completing her international NMT training.

    Rebekah works for Chroma in a specialist neuro-rehabilitation service using NMT techniques with patients to rehabilitate motor, speech/language and cognitive function. She is integrating NMT into the interdisciplinary context there by working alongside other therapists towards shared goals.

  • Saphia Abou-amer

    Saphia Abou-amer

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Saphia is a qualified Neurologic Music Therapist and a qualified assessor for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness. Prior to her career as a music therapist, Saphia completed an MSc in Psychology and spent several years working in education with children with autistic spectrum conditions. Saphia is a singer, trained in classical and musical theatre singing and she plays the piano. In her clinical work Saphia has worked with adopted children, children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, neuro disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and prolonged disorders of consciousness and older adults with dementia.

  • Sarah Edmonds

    Sarah Edmonds

    Art Psychotherapist

    Sarah is an Art Psychotherapist, who works with adults, children and young people. She is psychodynamically trained and uses subconscious material to witness and enable growth. She specialises in working with loss: reflecting upon how life’s losses may impact the journey of her clients.

    In Sarah’s previous career she was a well-established Art Teacher, working both in secondary schools and for a prominent examination board, delivering and designing examination contention. This enabled Sarah to experience a broad range of educational settings and allowed her to view how children are held within such spaces and institutions.

    Sarah also enjoys designing and delivering psychoeducational workshops to school aged children, focusing on physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

     

  • 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.

  • Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Music Therapist

    Sarah is a freelance music therapist based in the North-West, working primarily in schools with children with additional social, emotional, and mental health needs.

    In 2018 she achieved her master’s degree (with Distinction) in Music Therapy from the University of the West of England. During her training Sarah completed placements in the UK and in Borneo across a variety of settings including SEN schools, a palliative care hospice, a dementia clinic, and paediatric wards. Sarah also has a BA (Hons) in Music and has performed in several bands since the age of 15. She plays drum kit, guitar, percussion, and sings.

     

  • Sarah Payne

    Sarah Payne

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Sarah worked in education before qualifying as a Music Therapist from Anglia Ruskin University in 2017.

    Sarah has previously worked with a wide range of clients, including children with life-limiting illnesses, and adults with dementia. She also has experience working within a neuro-rehabilitation setting, working through aspects of loss and identity, as well as functional aims.

    Sarah’s interests are around attachment, trauma, PTSD, neuro-development and young people with ASD and LD. She is also currently studying a PG-Dip in CYP-IAPT (ASD and LD) at UCL.

  • Shalini Mehta

    Shalini Mehta

    Art Psychotherapist

    Shalini qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2020 from Art Therapy Northern Programme in Sheffield. She started her professional career working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and adolescents. Her work mainly involves Trauma-informed care and also to provide psychoeducational workshops engaging the young people creatively through Art Therapy interventions.

    Shalini has worked in multiple community care and charity organisations, introducing and setting up Art Therapy groups for children and adults. Shalini has also worked with young children with ASD and a range of other learning disabilities/difficulties, complex needs and challenging behaviour.  She has also worked with adult asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced depression, PTSD as well as people with learning and physical disabilities.

     

  • Shirley Hooper

    Shirley Hooper

    Art Psychotherapist

    Shirley graduated with a Masters degree in Art Therapy in 2009 from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in this country since graduating, with a variety of different clients: in schools, charities and as an Independent Practitioner. Her experience is with children, young people and families suffering from trauma, bereavement and domestic abuse.

  • Siobhan Hesketh

    Siobhan Hesketh

    Dramatherapist

    Siobhan offers an holistic, embodied experience, through the use of storytelling, role play, improvisation, re-enactment, playback theatre and poetry, which is all underpinned by analytical and developmental psychology.

    Siobhan is skilled in the use of Laban dance in accessing unconscious processes and movement with touch and sound in communicating with non-verbal clients.

    Siobhan is also empathetic and passionate about supporting not only young people who may be having difficulties with their mental health, but also supporting the whole family. I have firsthand experience of how attachment bonds can affect a young person’s social and emotional development and appreciate the nuances of being a caregiver as well as an individual with our own needs.

  • Sophie Soar

    Sophie Soar

    Music Therapist

    Sophie qualified as a music therapist in 2007, after which she worked in adult and older people’s mental health services for 12 years, delivering group and individual therapy in in-patient and community settings.  Sophie now specialises in working with children and young adults and their families, both as a music therapist and as a CYP counsellor. She has a particular interest in trauma and attachment.

  • Sue Ellis

    Sue Ellis

    Art Psychotherapist

    For over 25 years Sue has used photography as a tool to aid communication (Therapeutic Photography, Social Action Photography, Creative Alternative Education) a journey that brought her through Social Pedagogical understanding, training as an Art Psychotherapist and extending her present learning to eco therapy, therapeutic photography and understanding the bodies response to trauma.

    As an Art Therapist, Sue works with children, young people, adults, and the elderly with a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural, not wanting to go to school, or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.

     

  • 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 Psychotherapist

    Tia qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2013 from Roehampton University. Since qualifying she has worked with children, young people and adults in different settings across London. Tia has a special interest in complex trauma, attachment and transracial/transnational adoption. She is currently training to become a certified IFS practitioner.

  • Tracey Wills

    Tracey Wills

    Dramatherapist

    Tracey qualified in 2010 and  has since worked in a variety of settings. Most recently she has been working in schools with disadvantaged children.  She also has considerable experience working with adults with a learning disability and with older people with (and without) a diagnosed dementia.

    She offers a playful, embodied approach and adapts her style to suit the needs of the client. In her ‘tool-box’, among other things, are games, story-making, role-play, improvisation, projection methods and some materials for drawing.  She is careful to provide a nourishing and empowering environment which promotes healing, increased resilience, empathy, and a vitality for life.

    Since qualifying Tracey has taken further training in Developmental Transformations (DvT) and has also trained as an Internal Family Systems therapist (IFS).

  • Vicky Guise

    Vicky Guise

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Vicky graduated in 2019 from the University of South Wales. She has experience working in schools and colleges, hospital settings and care homes. She has worked alongside young children in mainstream education, children with autistic spectrum condition and people living with neurological conditions, including dementia and brain injury.

    Vicky also runs an aphasia friendly choir on an inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Ward. She became NMT qualified in 2020.

  • Wendy de St Paer

    Wendy de St Paer

    Music Therapist & NMT Certified

    Wendy de St Paer qualified as a music therapist in 2016. Since then she has worked with children and young people in a variety of settings. These have included a neonatal surgical unit as well as educational and hospice settings. She has also worked as a musician in residence in adult forensic psychiatric units.

    Wendy completed the Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2017.

  • Zara Cain

    Zara Cain

    Dramatherapist

    Zara is a Dramatherapist who works with children and adults, providing both individual and group therapy sessions depending on the need of those involved. Drawing from her experience of caring for children in therapeutic care settings, Zara specialises in working with developmental trauma and attachment disorders. Zara has experience of working with children who have complex needs and emotional behavioural difficulties. Also with adults experiencing emotional and mental health problems including clients with psychotic depression, schizophrenia and psychosis.