About me

I have been working as a music therapist since 2008, with my main focus on attachment and trauma. In my earlier years as a therapist much of my work was within NHS services for adults with complex mental health issues and learning disabilities, primarily within in-patient or secure settings. For the last ten years I have worked in after adoption support with adopted children and their families. 

I combine the psychodynamic and creative approaches of my music therapy training with neurobiological approaches to trauma.

I have had a professional and personal interest in somatic processes since early in my music therapy training, and my own therapeutic process as a client of Dance Movement Psychotherapy and my study of the Discipline of Authentic Movement have deeply informed my practice as a therapist.

This led me to train in Somatic Experiencing and I am currently in my Intermediate year (year two of three) of the course, for which I receive supervision as a student. If clients are happy to, I can include aspects of this work within our sessions.

My professional qualifications include:

MSc Music Therapy (Queen Margaret University, 2008)

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Approaches (University of Edinburgh, 2003)

Human Dynamics in Work Settings (University of Edinburgh Modular Masters Scheme, 2003)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level One (2012)

Cross-Professional Certificate in Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice (IPSRP 2017)

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One (2019)

I am a musician and writer and maintain regular creative practices, personal development and collaborations with artists of different modalities.

I receive regular supervision for my work as a music therapist and as a training Somatic Experiencing Practitioner from qualified professionals. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (reg no. AS13392) and a member of the British Association for Music Therapy.

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