About Me

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HCPC Registration number: AS15349

My name is Emma and I am a trained Music Therapist, musician and music teacher. I first learnt about music therapy whilst studying music at university, it was the first time I realised music was what feelings sound like and that it could create a place of solace and offered me a way of expressing difficult and challenging thoughts. It was a revelation.

I studied piano and violin mainly, but have also developed skills with many percussion instruments, guitar and bass; playing in bands and groups from various genre’s of music from improvisational rock to folk. I firmly believe that music is for everyone and aim to make it as accessible as possible.

After university I trained as a teacher, but quickly recognised I was more invested in the emotional wellbeing of my students rather than whether they had learned the curriculum and I returned to Cornwall in 2012 to study under Leslie Bunt at UWE in Bristol.

The MA in Music Therapy is an intense course involving academic and experiential study, it covered every eventuality and a number of really interesting ways which music can support better health.

I follow the person centred approach, putting my clients at the centre of everything I do. Sessions cater to their individual needs, building confidence , emotional resilience and helping people to live their best lives.

I am a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and British Association of Music Therapists, attending regular CPD, Supervision and abiding by their ethics and guidelines.


bamt.org – British association of Music Therapists

HCPC.org – Health and Care Professions Council

Mental Health resources in Cornwall

CAHMs – https://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/service.page?id=RRO5CoFs6cg


Other interesting reading

A journalist experiences music therapy and writes about it: https://pitchfork.com/features/overtones/can-music-heal-trauma-exploring-the-therapeutic-powers-of-sound/