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All music therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org). For more information about qualifications and training please visit the British Association for Music Therapy (www.bamt.org)
Tina qualified as a music therapist in 2000, following a degree in Social Psychology from Sussex University in 1992. She has since worked in a wide range of settings, including 7 years for the NHS in CAHMS (Sutton), Child Development (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital) and Adult Learning Disability services (Carshalton), elderly Mental Health and Special Schools. Tina has extensive experience working with clients with autism and learning disabilities of all ages and abilities, frequently combined with mental health issues. Tina set up Belltree in 2008 in response to the lack of music therapy provision in the Brighton and Sussex area and continues to lead the service as a director, alongside her clinical supervision practice and work as a visiting lecturer on the MA Music Therapy course at Roehampton University.
HCPC Registration No: AS 01773
Josie qualified as a music therapist in Roehampton University following a BA Hons degree in Jazz Studies from Leeds College of Music, a music PGCE and many years experience as a secondary school music teacher, performer and instrumental teacher. Her music therapy experience includes work with children who have communication disorders and autism, adults with mental health problems, adults and children with learning disabilities, neurodisability, children with life-limiting conditions and two years in a brain injury rehabilitation unit. Josie currently mentors students on the music therapy course at the University of the West of England and is a co-director of Belltree Music Therapy CIC.
HCPC Registration No: AS08186
Jacqui qualified in 2006 from Roehampton University, London following a BA Honors degree in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University in 1996. Her music therapy experience involves many settings including: a brain injury rehabilitation unit; various community mental health settings for adults; schools for children and young people with autism, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties; care homes for both adults in palliative care and adults/elderly people with dementia. Jacqui has volunteered on a Music Therapy project in Mostar, Bosnia working with orphans, refugees and adults with learning disabilities all impacted by post war trauma; Jacqui also works as a sound therapist.
HCPC Registration No: AS 08046
Linda qualified as a music therapist in 1998 from Roehampton University. Previously Linda worked for many years as a performer (percussion/backing vocals), music teacher and workshop leader in primary schools, pre-school nurseries and community centres. Since qualifying, Linda has worked in the NHS (Haringey Learning Disability Service, South London & Maudesley NHS Trust) and residential settings with adults, children and young people with communication problems, learning difficulties, autism, neurological issues, emotional and behavioural problems, life limiting conditions. She also worked for five years in a secure hospital, specialising in mental health, trauma and personality disorders. Linda currently works in a special school in Surrey, predominantly with children with autism, as well as working for Belltree with children and adults with a wide range of presentations and conditions.
HCPC Registration No: AS14393
Elly qualified from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2004 following a BA Hons degree in Music from Liverpool University and working as a Therapies Assistant in a mental health hospital, alongside teaching piano and playing in various orchestras and ensembles. Her Music therapy experience includes working with Young Onset Dementia, Older adults with dementia, adults with mental health problems (including Forensic), children and adults with learning disabilities, and adults with Brain Injuries. This includes 7 years in the NHS for two different London based Adult Mental Health units. Elly is also a member of the Advisory panel for the charity Music as Therapy and has travelled to Romania on a number of occasions to train staff in using Music therapy techniques.
HCPC Registration No: AS04735
Emily qualified as a music therapist from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008 following a degree in Music from. Her music therapy experience includes work with children and adults with autism, learning and physical difficulties, trauma, emotional and behavioural difficulties, substance misuse and mental health problems, and dementia. Emily currently works part time for Kids Company in London and Guildcare as well as her work for Belltree.
HCPC Registration no: AS 13748