I am a safe, friendly and non-judgemental therapist.
I am here to help you explore and process any difficult experiences, feelings or emotions.
I have a therapy practice in West Cornwall, where I have been working for the past 5 years. Previously I lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, and before that, London. I work with all ages of people who are requiring the space and time to process anything from current difficulties within life, work, school and relationships through to complex trauma and emotional and mental health and well-being troubles or difficulties. I also work with adults and young people with additional needs from sensory processing disorders to profound and multiple learning disabilities
Therapy sessions will provide the environment to explore any issues you or your child may be experiencing. All sessions are client-led, and I use a range of musical activities, instruments and interventions to encourage emotional understanding and expression as well as cognitive awareness and implementation.
Please do reach out for an initial consultation in which we can decide together what therapy would be most suitable and manageable. This is free of charge and from here we can arrange an assessment, or I can refer you on to another therapist or modality.
Please note, sessions can also be offered via online platforms such as Skype, Zoom and FaceTime.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a HCPC registered, qualified and practising, psychodynamic music therapist. I currently work within the field of mental and emotional health and well-being with adults, children and young people.
I have been working within music, health and education for many years and in doing so have been fortunate to gain a vast wealth of experience in a variety of settings. I have worked with people who have experienced a range of issues including trauma, abusive relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harming. I work with clients from their initial first contact through to assessments, therapy sessions and post-therapy follow-up care.
My practice, both short and long-term work, includes a range of therapeutic interventions which are flexibly chosen to suit the client’s individual therapeutic needs and goals. I follow strict legislation, protocols and guidelines to ensure I can offer the best professional therapeutic service to clients. This also involves a commitment to on-going professional development and current research; both within mental health and that of psychodynamic arts therapies.
MA Music Therapy
Diploma in Supportive Music and Imagery and Re-Educative Music and Imagery Therapy
BA (Hons) Music
I am currently working towards completing a Diploma in Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Saturday with some later evening appointments available.