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MA Music Therapy, BEd Hons, N.P.Q.H.

About me


My name is Joy and I am a HCPC registered Music Therapist.

I have worked in education for nearly 30 years, working as a teacher and a Headteacher before retraining.  I now work through South Wales with groups and individuals, supporting their therapeutic aims and goals.  This can be helping with; anxiety, grief, trauma or developing communication skills. 

What is music therapy?

Music therapy is the use of music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group or individual. It employs a variety of activities, such as listening to melodies, playing an instrument, drumming, writing songs, and guided imagery.

Training, qualifications & experience

BEd Hons in Education

National Professional Qualification of Headship

Masters in Music Therapy (MA

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Additional information

Please contact for further information 

37 Afon Close, New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0QF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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