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Practitioners working in the South East

Sumi Paik-Maier
Wimbledon, London

MA, MT-BC, FAMI, State Registered by HCPC
Co-Director of the Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) training at Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, South Korea. PhD study at the Tavistock and Portman/University of East London. Private Music Therapy and GIM practice in London.

Arne Richards
07833 593662
I trained as a music therapist at the Guildhall School of Music with Juliette Alvin and I now work as a composer, performer and psychotherapist. I have a private practice in Oxford where I see people for depression and anxiety issues. I am co-founder and director of the Oxford Concert Party ("Europe's only Baroque and Tango Occhestra!") which performs widely and delivers projects in prisons, immigration centres, schools and for people with dementia.
I am able to offer GIM sessions at a reduced rate whilst I complete my training. I was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Musicians for my music work in prisons.

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Matina Karastatira
07943 030036

BMus. MA.
I am a qualified music therapist trained at Anglia Ruskin University registered with the HCPC.  I have eight years experience working with children with learning and emotional difficulties and adults with mental health problems. My current work includes working in schools and nurseries providing individual and group music therapy sessions. 
I have a private practice in London where I am able to offer GIM sessions at a reduced rate whilst I complete my training. 
Roderick Skeaping
Kentish Town, North London
07958 911749
MMT (Nordoff-Robbins); State registered with HCPC
I qualified as a Nordoff-Robbins music therapist in 2009, since which I have worked with a wide range of client groups; current work includes people with dementia and acquired brain injury. I studied at the Royal College of Music, was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, and have had a long career as a violinist, teacher and composer; as an advanced trainee in BMGIM I am able to offer GIM sessions at a reduced fee, working both privately and in partnership at the Centre for Better Health and the Kentish Town Health Centre in North London.

Cathy Rowland
Hove, East Sussex

Cathy is in the advanced stages of her training in Guided Imagery and Music with the Association for Music and Imagery and is able to see clients at reduced cost under supervision.   She is based in Hove, East Sussex from where she currently sees clients from a small health centre.  She brings to her developing practice twenty years of experience as an HCPC-registered Music Therapist, having worked in a variety of health, (NHS), care and educational settings with children and adults.
Carine Ries
07968 983034
BSc Music & Psychology, MA Music Therapy, NMT
I trained at the Guildhall and qualified in 2010. I have been working in a number of SEN settings since and in 2014 I founded Sound Resonance. I continue to work clinically full-time whilst also supervising a small team of therapists. As I am completing my GIM advanced training I am able to offer sessions at a reduced rate. 
Anouska Henderson

BA(Hons) (Music with Spanish), MA (Music Therapy), HCPC Registered Music Therapist, MIT (Music and Imagery Therapist)
I qualified as a Music Therapist from the University of Roehampton in 2013. I set up a post at a special school in Berkshire where I work with children and young adults with learning disabilities, complex medical needs and emotional trauma. I am a contract therapist for the adoption charity PACT. I am the Music Therapist at the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice in Maidenhead. I also have a private practice where I see children for sessions in their mainstream schools. I have recently qualified as a Music and Imagery Therapist with Sumi Paik-Maier and I am on the advanced GIM training with Martin Lawes. I play the accordion in a Reading based band.
As I am completing my GIM advanced training I am able to offer BMGIM sessions at a reduced rate.