Marianne Rizkallah

 

Director | Head Music Therapist

Marianne qualified as a music therapist from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013 and received further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Tavistock Centre in 2018.

Marianne has experience working with adults, adolescents and children with a wide range of mental health needs, including

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • eating disorders

  • attachment issues

  • autism

  • social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • early trauma

Marianne is a registered supervisor with the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and was recently appointed as BAMT's Vice Chair of Trustees. She wrote the national guidelines for working as a music therapist during COVID-19, which were adopted worldwide.

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Priya Vithani

Music Therapist

Priya graduated from the University of Sussex in 2014 with a BA(Hons) in Music, and is a newly qualified music therapist recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Priya has experience working in the NHS with adults and children with an array of complex needs, including mental health difficulties, ASD, learning difficulties and disabilities.

Priya also works as a piano and flute teacher, teaches performing arts in a SEN school, as well as working as an aerial fitness instructor.

Nicola Demosthenous

Music Therapist

Nicola completed her training as a music therapist in 2021, graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 

Her clinical experience includes working across a wide range of patient groups including children and young people, and adults with complex needs. These include but are not limited to:

  • autism

  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

  • depression

  • dementia

  • schizophrenia

  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Selective Mutism

Nicola has worked as a music therapist in schools, the NHS and in the community.

Nicola has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults. She is also interested in working with people with autism and other neurodivergent conditions, as well as its relationship to mental health. Nicola has a particular interest in psychodynamic theory and its application to music therapy.

Marina Emmanouil

Music Therapist

Marina qualified as a music therapist from the University of the West of England (UWE) in 2021. 

Marina has experience working with adults and children with complex needs including mental health difficulties, autism, learning difficulties and disabilities.

Marina also works as a SEN teaching assistant in several primary and secondary schools across London.