"Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine."

MACKLEMORE

 

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Hello! My name is Ian, a London based music therapist. I have worked providing therapeutic support predominantly for children over the last ten years. I'm employed as an external therapist in several schools and also work in private practice. I've worked with children:

  • To nurture their resilience and self-esteem; 

  • Struggling with social, emotional and behavioural issues;

  • Who have undergone some sort of trauma, as a result of bereavement, abuse, or other circumstances;

  • To support those with a learning difficulties, such as autism spectrum,and global developmental delay.

I have delivered trainings and workshops to institutions on a variety of mental health related topics, including:

  • Mental health

  • Inclusive practice

  • Resilience

  • Attachment

  • Mindfulness

  • Creative arts therapies 

I've recently completed trainings in Guided Imagery and Music, and music and imagery therapy and have worked with adults to explore their life challenges, nurture their own resilience and positive resources, and process challenging or traumatic past experiences.

I've also taken additional training in resilience, bereavement, child protection, existential psychotherapy, and dramatherapy.

TRAINING & REGISTRATION
  • MA Music Therapy (distinction) Roehampton University

  • Music and Imagery Therapist

  • GIM Therapist

  • Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery

  • HCPC and ICO Registered

  • Enhanced DBS

SPECIALTIES

I have experience in working with adults, children, and adolescents individually and in small groups, within institutions as a visiting therapist and in private practice. I'm particularly experienced in:

  • Culturally aware inclusive practice

 

Working around:

  • Resilience

  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Relational and attachment Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • Stress

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Attention disorders

  • Conduct disorders
EXPERIENCE

I'm currently providing therapeutic support at:

  • The Gipsy Hill Federation

  • Normand Croft Community School

As well as working with children on a one-to-one basis, I also work with parents and carers, and small groups. I have devised several discrete programmes for children around themes of:

  • Transition

  • Mindfulness

  • Resilience and Self-esteem

I also work in private practice offering Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) sessions, and music and imagery therapy predominantly to adults and adolescents.

CONTACT ME

 

Please contact me via this form or the contact information below if you would like me to provide therapy or training at your institution, or are interested in therapy for yourself.

Availability and prices on request.

PHONE

0734 036 2015

E-MAIL

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