Meet the Team

Meet our Music Therapists

All our music therapists have a master's level qualification in Music Therapy, are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have Level 3 Safeguarding training. Each team member can work with people of any age, and some have additional training and areas of specialism which are named below.

Tina Warnock

Where / when qualified: Anglia Ruskin University, 2000 

Areas of special interest:  voice, mental health, trauma, attachment, autism, learning disabilities

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Mandy Pearce

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2008

Areas of special interest: autism, neurorehabilitation, attachment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, trauma

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Jacqui Attwood

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2006

Areas of special interest: neurorehabilitation, autism and learning disabilities, palliative care, mental health and dementia

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Simi Fyles

Where / when qualified:  Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2015 

Areas of special interest:  learning disabilities, autism, attachment, emotional behavioural difficulties, children, young people and early years/family settings. 

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Ruth Spencer

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 1990

Areas of special interest: early years, autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, attachment, trauma, social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties

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Wendy Halsted

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 1988

Areas of special interest: adult and elderly mental health, dementia, learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury.

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Claire Brook

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2017

Areas of special interest: neurological rehabilitation, vocal psychotherapy

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Linda Malone

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 1998

Areas of special interest: mindfulness, learning disabilities, autism, trauma, voice work

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Chloe Parks

Where / when qualified: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2021

Areas of special interest: child and adolescent mental health, including those with additional social, emotional, and behavioural needs, and those who have experienced trauma

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Georgia Pineacre

Where / when qualified: University of the West of England Bristol, 2021

Areas of special interest: autism, dementia, young people with additional needs, adoption

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James Count

Where / when qualified: Anglia Ruskin University, 2017

Areas of special interest: young people with additional needs and severe illnesses

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Katherine Cooper

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2023

Areas of special interest: Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability (including profound and multiple learning disability), complex needs, challenging behaviour, non-verbal/ selective mutism, children and young people with emotional or social difficulties

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Kerry Evenden

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2023

Areas of special interest: Autism, ADHD, Child and Adolescent mental health, Neurorehabilitation

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Lizzy Coulson

Where / when qualified: Roehampton University, 2023

Areas of special interest: Attachment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, autism, complex needs, trauma, children and young people

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Our Core team are responsible for the day to day running of the service.

Tina Warnock

Founder / Director 

Tina founded Belltree in 2009 in response to the lack of music therapy provision in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. She has extensive clinical experience working in health, education and community settings since 2000 with people of all ages and abilities.

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Lindsay McHale

Director / Service Manager

Lindsay is delighted to have joined Belltree as Director & Service Manager where she can bring her experience and energy to support the wonderful work being delivered by the Music Therapy team.

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Chloe Parks

Deputy Manager / Marketing Executive

Chloe deputises on clinical consultancy for the service and on Belltree’s social media and marketing initiatives. She has a special interest in individual rights and ethics, including training and research around consent, mental capacity act and best interest decisions.

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Fiona Parker

Marketing Director

Fiona is responsible for shaping and implementing our strategic marketing vision, to reach as many people who could benefit from our service as possible, ensuring that our clients remain at the heart of everything we do.

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Meet our Directors and Advisors

Kerry Wilson

Kerry is a Chartered Accountant with over 28 years’ experience in commercial finance positions and accountancy practice roles.

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Caroline Duncombe

Caroline has over 35 years’ experience in the NHS in nursing and midwifery and is currently Maternity Intelligence and Assurance Lead at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Tina Warnock

Founder / Director 

Tina founded Belltree in 2009 in response to the lack of music therapy provision in Brighton & Hove and Sussex. She has extensive clinical experience working in health, education and community settings since 2000 with people of all ages and abilities.

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Jon Byrne

Jon is an established classical performer and Steinway artist, who set up the Jon Byrne Piano School in 2019, in Hove. Music has been of central importance to Jon since he was a teenager, and he has long recognised how it can play a vital role in supporting mental health, emotional resilience and a strong sense of identity. As well as being a classical artist, Jon has a history as a DJ of electronic dance music, playing to crowds of up to 10,000 across Europe.

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Lindsay McHale

Lindsay is delighted to have joined Belltree as Director & Service Manager where she can bring her experience and energy to support the wonderful work being delivered by the Music Therapy team.

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Becky Jenner

Becky Jenner, BA Hons Business Studies. She is the Parent and Carer’s Council (PaCC) Voluntary Sector Champion, Brighton and Hove 2013 and was a finalist in the NatWest Inspirational Woman Award 2013.

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