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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 was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Musicians for my music work in prisons.
Cathy Rowland
Hove, East Sussex
07939 816089
I am a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery and an HCPC-registered Music Psychotherapist with many years’ experience in education, healthcare and community settings.  I also have completed an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Arts from the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education.  I offer GIM work for individuals and community groups – my special interest being addressing mental-health needs such as anxiety and depression as well as broader issues of self-care and creative exploration.
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.

Advanced GIM Students



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.

Maria Radoje
07941 671816

I am an HCPC registered music therapist with over 20 years of experience, qualifying from Roehampton in 1999, and recently completing my MA with the University of the West of England, where I began studying GIM. I have worked with many different client groups, including in acute mental health, dementia and end of life care, and with people with learning disabilities. I currently manage a team of therapists at One Trust, and work with CNWL older adults arts therapy team. I am an advanced GIM trainee with Leslie Bunt, and can offer sessions in North or South London at a reduced fee while I complete my training.