Practitioner Directory

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Address: Holmfirth / Huddersfield / Yorkshire / Greenfield / Oldham / Meltham / Greater Manchester / Cheshire / Derbyshire / Lancashire
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Optometry and eye care
Regions Covered:
North West, Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
FBDO
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01484 907 090
Mobile:
07940 842 854

Understands performers' complex eyesight needs including visual fields and working distances, and reading notation while also focusing on the working environment and fellow performers. Part of the team at Allegro Optical, Meltham, Holmfirth.

Address: London, Fitzrovia
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc (with Distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy, fully accredited UKCP clinical psychotherapist, MBACP counsellor, EMDR level 1-4, Sensorimotor psychotherapy part I
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07931734251

Adam Ficek is a UKCP Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist, MBACP Counsellor and is qualified in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. He has been involved in the music industry for 25 years as a performing artist and DJ and toured extensively at top level (EMI/Parlophone/Rough Trade) as a solo artist, band member and as a DJ. Following his own therapeutic experience within the music industry and witnessing the struggles (and consequences) of many of his peers, he decided to train as a psychotherapist.

Adam is experienced in both the NHS and private mental health settings. Areas of expertise include Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Fame and celebrity, Trauma, Relationships, Burnout, Self esteem, Coaching (psychological and performance), substance abuse, touring and performance strategies.

From my unique perspective as both a professional musician and a psychotherapist I am able to draw upon first hand experience in both therapeutic, and performance practice, towards the implementation and management of mental health strategies in the music industry.

Address: Hornchurch, Havering and Leytonstone, Waltham Forest, Essex
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Paediatrics / children, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, East London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MA Dramatherapy, BadTH, HCPC
Mobile:
07731465665

Amy Willshire is a Dramatherapist experienced working with performance professionals including actors, movement practitioners, playwrights and puppeteers. She has personal experience as a director and writer of plays and lighting and sound technician, and is passionate about using the arts to aid healing.

Amy has expertise helping clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and she can help performers address Roling and Deroling (including the distinction of me and not me). She has worked with adults with addictions and substance dependency, with older adults with dementia and cognitive loss and with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse, trafficking, bereavement, family separation, homelessness, PTSD, and eating disorders.

She works with adults and children, individuals, groups and families, using a range of therapeutic approaches, adapted to meet each client’s needs, with a specific interest in how a deeper understanding of “who am I” can help align thoughts, feelings, actions and sense of purpose. She uses techniques informed by somatic experiencing (how trauma is held in the body) and internal family systems (internal conflicts including self sabotage behaviours).

She is interested in attachment and working with families to strengthen bonds and relationships. This includes families who have suffered a bereavement, families with depression or anxiety, reunited families (e.g. following incarceration or migration), family breakdown, family assessment centres, contact centres, children in care, adopted families

She has experience working affirmingly with LGBT+ clients and with clients from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds.

Address: Belgravia, London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy; BACP membership; The National Counselling Society
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date within the last 12 months

Andrew Kitching is an experienced psychotherapist working from his consulting rooms in Belgravia, London, seeing adult clients from varying backgrounds. He has worked as a musician and promoter, and as a senior executive in newspaper and media organisations, and is familiar working with highly creative individuals and business people alike. This specialist knowledge of the creative and business worlds inform his psychotherapy work as well as his experience helping clients with mid-life/career transition, divorce/separation, drink/drug dependency, boarding school syndrome and the attendant depression, stress and anxiety this can evoke.

The focus of his work is to explore the concerns and issues you may have in a confidential and supportive setting, to help you get a better understanding of what makes you tick, who you want to be and how to express that.

Andrew says: “I have always been interested in the creative process and connection through music. I spent my early life working with musicians, first as a concert promoter and then later as a manager. My career ultimately took a different path into news media but in re-training as a psychotherapist in later life, I find myself working with musicians again, now therapeutically."

Address: London, Hendon / Brentford
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, North London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner

Andrew Steed is an experienced physiotherapist treating musicians referred via the BMI Hendon Hospital Adult Musicians' Upper Limb Clinic. He is also experienced working with actors and dancers. Conditions treated include work related upper limb disorders, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingements, scapula dyskinesia, cervical radiculopathies, lumbar radiculopathies, low back pain, lower limb muscular strains and tears, tendinopathies, postural, biomechanical dysfunction and Bells Palsy. Based at BMI Hendon and Syon Hospitals. Andrew can see patients via NHS Choose and Book at Hendon if they are referred by Mr Mark Phillips from the Hendon Musicians' Clinic. Home and workplace visits also possible. Contact via email or BMI Hospitals.

Address: Cardiff
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Wales, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BA(Hons) Human Movement Studies, MA(Ed), FRSM
Mobile:
07875 381551

Andy McCann is a Performance Coach who works with performers as well as professionals in sports, business and politics, using applied performance psychology and evidence based resilience focused strategies. He is a Professor of Psychology within the Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University and has expertise in helping performance professionals manage conditions including performance-related anxiety, perfectionism, stress, sleep disturbance and bruxism. He advises clients about media and social media, resilience, leadership and working with others, managing change and new challenges, roles and environments, work-life balance and clarifying personal values.

Address: Brighton
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Breathing techniques, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
D.O. MRO
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01273 305 350

As a dancer and clinician, Ann Coxhead has many years experience of the mechanics of the body, working with singers, actors, dancers and musicians. Her services for performance professionals include Osteopathy, laryngeal manipulation to treat muscle tension dysphonia in singers and professional voice users, breathing techniques, and Floor-Barre work.

Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment is available for a wide range of medical conditions including the spine and all peripheral joints. Treatments are tailored to your specific injuries. Observing and accessing anatomical and postural technique. Including hip knee and ankle alignment at the barre for Dancers. Making tissue specific diagnosis. Hypermobility, scoliosis and differences in speed of growth in young dancers can all be managed. Integrating the injury into the dynamics of the whole body and building self confidence. Using deep soft tissue and muscle energy techniques, facial release, articulation and manipulation if required. Rectifying bio-mechanical faults helps to increase circulation, venous supply and lymphatic drainage speeding up healing time.

Ann is a member of the Osteopathic Performing Arts Care Association (OPACA), the British Voice Association and One Dance UK.

Address: Pontypridd
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise
Regions Covered:
Wales
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy 1998, MSc Sports Physiotherapy 2014 , PgCert Strength and Conditioning 2017
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01443 480841

Based at Performance Physiotherapy, Pontypridd, Ben is an experienced physiotherapist providing injury assessment and diagnosis, injury rehabilitation and pain management to sports and creative professionals.

Address: East Molesey / Kingston-Upon-Thames
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, TA Transactional Analysis
Regions Covered:
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
2011 PTLLS City & Guilds, 2011 Level 3 Certificate Counselling Skills, 2015 Level 4 Dip in Therapeutic Counselling, 2016 Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Mobile:
0743 404 6689

Beverley Hills has worked as a therapist with many clients across the arts. A creative with 35 years' experience working freelance, Beverley is also a careers advisor for Equity and BECTU.

"My background is in the creative arena of film, stage and TV, this means I have a wealth of experience to do with anxiety, panic attacks, rejection, fear as well as bereavement, family, relationships, sexual issues, addiction and more. I also counsel couples and troubled teens. My diverse career means I've a wider than average skillset for you to call upon. Trained in many different theories, I believe one type doesn't fit all because isn't every person different? As a counsellor of colour I find Black, Asian and minority ethnic clients relate closely to me. I also work with transitioning and LGBTQ+ clients. A member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework; confidentiality is assured at all times".

Address: Hatton Garden, Central London / Crystal Palace / Forest Hill / Penge / Sydenham
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Paediatrics / children
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
HCPC, BADTH, MA (distinction) Drama and Movement Therapy, Diploma in Creative Approaches to Clinical Supervision
Mobile:
07986084247

Bryn Jones has been practising as a Dramatherapist and mindfulness-based therapist since 2010. His background is as a drama practitioner and theatre director and he has worked as a therapist with many creative professionals including actors, dancers and directors. In his therapy practice he works with individuals, couples and groups, drawing upon his training and experience in dramatherapy, creativity and mindfulness to support people in exploring and working through a wide variety of difficulties and challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Emotional challenges
  • Personal and professional relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Life transitions and purpose

​Bryn lectures in drama and on the Dramatherapy MA at Royal Central School (University of London) and is engaged in research exploring the relationship between dramatherapy, movement and mindfulness. He continues to develop his theatre practice via ongoing projects; performing and directing.

Address: Cardiff
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Wales
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy

Performing arts and sports specialist physiotherapy, acupuncture, specialist vocal physiotherapy. Has experience working at BAPAM and in her own practice with many creative professionals and students.

Address: Thame, Oxfordshire
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
BA(Hons) Dip. LAMDA MSTAT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07989 572712

Cathie first had Alexander Technique lessons whilst studying for a diploma in musical directing at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She found them extremely interesting and beneficial, and after developing R.S.I. through using a computer and playing the piano, she decided to re-train as an A.T. teacher to learn more about what was causing these issues and to eventually help others. She qualified in 2008 from a three year, STAT recognised training course at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London.

Cathie has a music degree, worked as a piano teacher and has played several instruments including the violin, flute and harp. She was Alexander Technique teacher for the European Union Youth Orchestra for five years and she now works with musicians, singers and creative practitioners in schools and colleges and at home.

Address: Stockport / Manchester
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ), Paediatrics / children, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0161 494 2437
Mobile:
07796 547 139

Cathy Gordon is a jaw (temporomandibular joint), head and neck and vestibular specialist with experience in the management of all musculoskeletal upper and lower limb and spinal conditions in adults and children. She is experienced treating musicians and singers from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and performance professionals around the North West. Cathy uses manual therapy, acupuncture, and personal exercise programmes to support injury recovery and prevention. She is a keen violinist and pianist and plays in several orchestras and chamber groups in the Manchester area. She is based at Romiley Physio, Stockport.

Address: London, Acton / Hammersmith
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, DIT Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BACP (Accred), MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Accredited Practitioner Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, BA Hons/MA Music
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Worked in classical music management for 15+ years before training as a therapist. Keen violinist. Also has clients in dance, theatre and film. Can help with problems including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, bullying, career issues, creative block, identity and self-esteem, post-natal depression, physical health problems and life transitions. See clients in Acton and Hammersmith.

Address: Leeds LS1
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Person Centered Therapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Yorkshire and Humberside, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PGCert: Interpersonal & Counselling Skills, MBACP
Mobile:
07505125661

Chris Madden is a counsellor and psychotherapist whose background in the music industry gives him an informed understanding of the sector. His therapeutic experience within the creative community includes supporting many clients from the music, live events and other creative industries such as musicians/vocalists, actors, and production/technical crew. He can help address a broad range of issues including relationship problems/difficulties, anxiety, stress, trauma and depression, problematic alcohol and substance/drug behaviour, crisis intervention. Chris uses an integrative therapeutic approach. He is trained in Person-centred / relational approaches / Solution Focused therapy.

Chris has considerable experience of working with students in university settings and is the lead counsellor/wellbeing officer at a university. He is experienced in working with Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Asperger Syndrome and SEND diagnoses.

He is an accredited Mental Health First Aid (England) Instructor, a therapeutic service provider for the charity Music Support, a member of Help Musicians UK charity’s Health and Welfare Advisory panel and Chair of the Board of Trustees with MAP Charity, a Leeds based charity offering creative programmes for young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.

Prior to retraining as a therapist, Chris worked in the music industries for over 20 years.

Address: London, Chelsea
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
B.Ost
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07966 243 653

Chris Blackburne works with many performing artists including professional dancers and acrobat/trapeze artists treating biomechanical pain and injury. He is based at Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic, London SW3 3DH.

"Over the last 10 years I’ve specialised in pain, injuries and dysfunction in the body’s Musculoskeletal System: bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue.

My passionate continuous research focuses on in-depth understanding of the context and causes of the injury or chronic disease in my field of expertise.

Through my personal 20 years of practicing Martial Arts (Wing Chun Kung Fu) and years of working with popular dance companies, ballets, circus and professional sports people - I understood that physical pain and discomfort is never that simple if the goal is to bring musculoskeletal system back to full working capacity.

Classic medical diagnostics strengthened by a functional medicine approach gives forward thinking osteopaths now great tools to identify both intrinsic causes and factors of the health problem, whether they are physical, environmental, psychological or nutritional.

Only working closely and attentively together with the patient, we may ensure highly tailored treatment programs, its successful implementation and long lasting results."

Address: London, Harley Street
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Integrative Therapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Mobile:
07860 477 191

Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in addiction treatment. Chula worked as a professional musician before becoming a clinical consultant, trainer and psychotherapist with expertise in helping people overcome alcohol and substance misuse. Consults for Music Support, Steps2Recovery and privately.

Address: Greenfield / Oldham / Meltham / Greater Manchester / Cheshire / Derbyshire / Lancashire
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Optometry and eye care
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
Registered Dispensing Optician 2004
Telephone:
01457 353 100

Claire has been in the optical industry for 20 years and reading music since the age of 7. Works with many clients throughout the creative sector. Awareness of how posture and varying focal distances affect the eyesight requirements of arts professionals. Based at Allegro Optical in Greenfield and Meltham.

Address: North London, Harringay, Crouch End, Wood Green, Tottenham
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Breathing techniques, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Paediatrics / children
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
PGDip Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, BAMT, HCPC
Mobile:
07817 167 472

Claire Hope is a Music therapist and musician. She has worked with creative professionals experiencing difficulties including:

Performance anxiety
Trauma
Stress
Depression, including post-natal depression
Relationship difficulties
Communication disorders
Bereavement
Fertility issues/miscarriage
Low self-esteem

She can help performers prepare for auditions, introduce techniques to 'free up' musicians having difficulty improvising, and teach breathing techniques.

Claire is very experienced working with families and children, covering a wide range of needs including autism, adoption, mental health, parent-baby, profound and multiple learning difficulties and behavioural difficulties. She is particularly interested in attachment and draws on psychodynamic and developmental theory.

Address: Dublin
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Republic of Ireland
Qualifications/registration:
MSCP MACP MSc. Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01 818 7430 (Brookwood) / 01 6799685 (Swords)

Musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked with musicians, singers, dancers, teachers and performers in an NHS and private capacity. Claire's interest in the performing arts stems from her own professional background in dance and musical theatre. She has experienced firsthand the physical and mental challenges, with performance experience including touring and intensive scheduling. She is based at Brookwood Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic, and Swords Plaza Physiotherapy, Dublin.

Address: London / Online
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Clinical Speech and Language Studies, MFA Voice Studies, HCPC, RCSLT, BVA
Mobile:
07384 600 406

Clarissa Hardaker is a London-based Speech Therapist, Voice and Accent Coach, highly specialised in voice and vocal rehabilitation with actors, singers and professional voice users.

She offers skilled assessment and treatment for people with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. This includes but is not limited to adults with speech and articulation disorders and voice disorders.

Her MFA in Voice Studies has given Clarissa the skills and qualifications of a voice coach and teacher and she specialises in helping elite voice users with breath, phonation, resonance, and articulation. Online or face-to-face sessions are available, tailored to your needs.

Problems and conditions helped with include:

Vocal nodules, cysts and polyps
Spasmodic dysphonia
Muscle tension dysphonia
Dysarthria and apraxia
Vocal trauma or loss
Lisps and stutters
Poor articulation and clarity
Accent softening and dialect coaching

Clarissa has experience working with trans clients who wish to work on their voice.

Clarissa is a singer and non-professional actor herself and has worked with over 100 clients in the performing arts and has conducted research into the importance of providing voice training for teachers as standard as part of initial teacher training.

Address: Manchester
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc MSc
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07538 932 131

Specialises in musicians and dance medicine including pre-hab injury prevention, rehabilitation, vocal problems - Laryngeal Manual Therapy, minimising risks in puppetry. Worked with many artists, including as physio for touring dance companies and West End productions. Now practising in Manchester and sees many RNCM and Northern Ballet School students.

Address: London, Hampstead
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP (Accr) UKCP Reg, MA Psychotherapy, PGDip Integrative Psychology, Psychology Dip BPS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07939 224 115

Counselling and psychotherapy with an integrative approach. Counsellor and specialist psychotherapist at the Royal Academy of Music. Can help with problems relating to bereavement, depression, employment difficulties, health-related worries, women's health, pain management, identity problems, relationships, sexual identity, performance anxiety.

Address: Penzance
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Person Centered Therapy, TA Transactional Analysis
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07855 044 874

Counselling and psychotherapy with an integrative approach using person-centered, gestalt, CBT and transactional analysis models. Works with creative professionals with problems associated with low self esteem and low self worth, personality disorders, drug and alcohol addiction (works as a volunteer counsellor with Addaction, the substance misuse agency. Worked for 30+ years work as recording engineer and record producer. Private consultations in Penzance and Truro.

Address: London, Covent Garden
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
1983 MSTAT, 2010 BSc (Hons), Lic. Ac., BACC.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07702 631 259

Has been practising Alexander Technique for over 30 years. Well aware of performance technique and ergonomic approaches. Works with instrumentalists, singers, dancers and other performers in Leigh-on-Sea, Chelmsford and Brentwood.

Address: Penzance, Cornwall
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hypermobility / EDS management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
MSc DipPhysiotherapy MCSP HPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01736 363 970
Mobile:
07968 346 648

Dominique Royle has built up many years' experience working with musicians and performers at her Penzance Physiotherapy and Pilates Clinic. Her specialist areas include: Musculoskeletal conditions, Musicians' injuries and Performing Arts Injuries, Post-cancer surgery rehabilitation, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Postural dysfunctions, Women's Health, Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy.

Address: London, Muswell Hill
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
MSTAT HonARAM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7433 3870

Director of Alexander Technique and Teacher at the Royal Academy of Music since 1981, who also teaches at various locations around North London, including the Laboratory Spa in Muswell Hill.

Address: Weybridge, Surrey
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Regions Covered:
London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MClinDent
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01932 857 585
Mobile:
07980 291 899

Dr Gulamali's patients include musicians, voiceover artists, actors and models, and a culture is in place that values the significance of their oral and dental health to their careers extending over many years. Dentures, tooth wear, dental implant complications, missing/failing teeth, injury/trauma. Brass and woodwind instrumentalists benefit from the specialist skills available in the practice for advice and treatment of embouchure problems involving the teeth and muscles of the mouth and jaw. Corrections of tooth positions and angulations for improved embouchure formation, fixed bridgework and implant stabilised dentures are all available to improve and extend musical careers. String instrumentalists benefit from the improvement and treatment of face and neck muscle pain and the associated dental discrepancies that may contribute to this condition, easing discomfort and possible over-use injury.

Address: London, Marylebone
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Performance Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons), MA, MClinPsychol, PhD. Chartered Psychologist, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07742 941 202

Dr Alex Willner offers both short and long-term psychological therapy depending on the nature of the problem, individual needs, hopes and expectations, and the approach adopted, providing a responsive service that focuses on unique, individual needs to find a way forward and is dedicated to making a difference. Psychodynamic therapy is typically integrated with a focused, more behavioural approach directed at symptom alleviation.

As a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Dr Willner has practiced for over 20 years, working mainly with adults across a wide spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties.

Expertise and experience to help with a wide range of issues including:

  • Eating disorders including Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa and Binge-eating
  • Obesity
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement, grief, loss or separation
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Low mood or depression
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Coping with adjustments and life transitions
  • Work-related concerns
Address: Birmingham / Crewe
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West, West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
DipARCM, PAAT, BSc (Hons), PhD
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Website:
Telephone:
01270 661 882
Mobile:
07866 987 976

Alexander Technique for performers. Much experience of helping student and professional violinists/viola players with their set up i.e. the interface of the instrument in relation to supporting/playing it. Teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire and privately in both Crewe and Birmingham.

Address: Birmingham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS (2014); MRCGP (2020); BSc (2009); MBBS (2014); MRCGP (2020); BSc (2009);
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Website:

Dr Amal Lad is a GP and musician treating general and performance specific physical and mental health problems. This would include depression, anxiety, musculoskeletal pain and all problems normally assessed and treated in general practice. He is passionate about finding new ways to support people working in the performing arts. He is also musician and he has composed music for a number of projects including film, theatre and released his personal music on streaming platforms which can be found on his website. Currently, Amal is preparing the release of new experimental music, while continuing his work in medicine.

“As a musician, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for mental and physical wellbeing in order to be able to create music. Creativity empowers me and is needed for personal wellbeing.”

Amal is British Indian and a trustee of South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) – a charity addressing health inequalities in the South Asian community, where he is involved in the SAHF fellowship and community engagement working group.

Address: London, St John's Wood / Tottenham Court Road
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Individual therapy, Performance Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relationship Therapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Psychology Conversion Course, MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology, BA (Hons) Psychology with Combined Studies, HCPC, COSRT
Mobile:
07716852910

Dr Amani Zarroug is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. She uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Personal Construct Therapy, providing a therapeutic approach tailored to each client.

She has helped people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, gender and sexuality identity issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), physical health concerns, phobias, psychosexual and relationship therapy, and general life transitions.

As a Relationship and Psychosexual therapist, Amani works with individuals and couples to improve the quality of their relationships, their communication, and their sexual satisfaction.

“I believe that artists may have a specific requirement for therapeutic support which acknowledges their creative flare and I enjoy working with people in the creative industries. I am a Sudanese second generation immigrant. I moved to London at the age of four, and attended an American School. I speak English and Arabic. I work with people from all sexual orientations, and gender identifications. I also work with monogamous and polyamorous couples and individuals. Because of my upbringing I am acutely aware of the complexities of cultural and gender identities. These are aspects which I believe are important to be present in the therapeutic relationship to the degree to which the client would like them to be."

Amani has experience as a singer, attended music school, and has worked with a number of bands.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic
Qualifications/registration:
MBChB BIRM 1997, MRCGP (merit) 2002
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0207 404 8444

BAPAM Assessing Clinician and NHS GP experienced advising performing arts professionals and students about all work/study-related problems. Safeguarding lead for BAPAM.

Address: London, Fitzrovia
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Paediatrics / children, Performance Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, RTT Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc D.Clin.Psy
Mobile:
07476 556 151

Anna is a chartered clinical psychologist, who works with child and adult performers, providing CBT and hypnotherapy, including RTT (rapid transformational hypnotherapy). Experienced supporting cast and crew of West End shows, working with casting directors and supporting child performers and adults. Anna worked as an actor before training as a therapist. Helps clients with performance anxiety, performance coaching, diet, nutrition, eating disorders, self harm, addictions, anxiety, depression, phobias.

She has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents who have a whole range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. After completing her undergraduate degree at Bristol university, she did her clinical training at University College London. Since then Anna has worked in the NHS and the private sector at The Tavistock Clinic, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Vincent Square eating disorders clinic and the Priory Roehampton. She now works exclusively in private practice.

She has trained in many psychological models – cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and systemic therapy. Primarily she now works with CBT as it increases the range of coping strategies available to people, thus equipping them to better manage their emotions and the difficulties that they are having. However, when and where necessary and appropriate she will utilise other psychological models.

In addition to her private practice Anna works on some of the West End stage shows with both the production companies and children who are struggling with a range of issues that are affecting their performance.

Anna has extensive experience of working with psychiatrists, dieticians, family therapists, teachers and other such professionals.

Address: London, Marylebone / BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital, Harrow (NHS Choose & Book + Private)
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Pain management / Chronic pain, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBCHIR (1986), FRCS (1993), FRCS (SN) (2001), BSc Pyschology (1979), PhD Drug Abuse (2003), AoEC accreditation 2017
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
07984027194 (PA Tracy Wyatt)

Dr Anne Mitchener is a highly experienced Spinal Neurosurgeon and executive coach (work performance). She practises privately at the Schoen Clinic, Wigmore Street, London and at the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital where NHS patients can be referred by their NHS GP using the Choose & Book eReferral system.

Dr Mitchener sees performing artists for assessment, advice and conservative treatment measures for back and spinal pain, sciatica, degenerative spinal conditions, pain management, carpal tunnel syndrome. She performs spinal surgery for NHS and private patients offering a complete outpatient and inpatient service. She is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, Society of British Neurological Surgeons with over twenty years’ experience of spinal surgery.

Clinical Interests

  • Cervical Spine microdiscectomy and fusion
  • Cervical Disc replacement
  • Cervical laminectomy/foraminotomy
  • Lumbar Spinal laminectomy/foraminotomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • All spine degenerative conditions - operative and injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
Address: London, St John's Wood / Hampstead
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Pain management / Chronic pain
Regions Covered:
London, North London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, LRCP MRCS, FFARCS (FRCA), FRCP, FFPMRCA
Telephone:
020 8004 6652

Dr Anthony Ordman is a highly experienced Consultant in Pain Medicine, familiar with musicians' medical and pain management needs, and expert in long-term pain and related conditions including spinal or musculoskeletal pain, nerve pain, and the effects of adverse psychological states on pain. He is also a specialist in using cannabis-based medicines. Dr Ordman is the Honorary Medical Adviser to the Royal Society of Musicians and a member of BAPAM's Medical Committee. He is is a keen musician and singer himself.

Address: London, Brixton and Pimlico (NHS), BAPAM
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS MRCEM MRCGP MPH
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (BAPAM)

Dr Sriskantharajah Arun-Castro is a GP with a background in Emergency Medicine and considerable experience of medical provision at major festivals, concerts and sporting events.

He has worked as a doctor in pre-hospital care teams at Glastonbury, Reading and Download Festivals as well as London Stadium.

As a festival doctor he became more aware of the physical and mental strains experienced by performing artists ranging from fatigue to acute pain and stress reactions on tour. This experience piqued his interest in the wellbeing of performers and lead to his involvement with BAPAM.

He has experience in musculoskeletal health and continues to work in elite sport providing medical cover for professional rugby and motor racing at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit .

He is familiar with the assessment and initial management of issues such as repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions, insomnia, anxiety and depression, adjustment reactions, acute and chronic pain management and assessment of fatigue.

During lockdown 2020, Arun contributed as an editor and chapter author to the Music Industry Therapists Collective’s Touring & Mental Health Manual http://musicindustrytherapists.com .

As a hobby he hosts the The Roadie Medic Podcast that takes a look at the merging scenes of live music, festivals, pre-hospital care and public health.

He is British Asian (Sri Lankan) and is interested in diversity, world music & second and third generation migrant experiences. He is an NHS GP for patients registered at Victoria Medical Centre in Pimlico, and a BAPAM Assessing GP.

Address: Solihull / Birmingham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users; NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS MRCP CCT FCCP FRCP
Telephone:
01214242000 (Hospital switch, ask to transfer to mobile)

Vocalists or wind instrument artists with respiratory disorders. Stage artists with worsening lung function. Intractable cough. Vocal cord dysfunction. Hyperventilation syndromes. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Disability arising from chest trauma. Chronic Chest pain. Cardiac Failure. Occupational Lung Disease. Chest Medicine, General Medicine, Occupational Medicine. NHS clinician at Solihull Hospital.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Travel health / medicals / vaccinations / tropical medicine
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, MRCP, MSc Public Health, DOccMed DFPH
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7580 5467
Mobile:
07834 438 479

Travel Health, Health Screens, Vaccines and Occupational Health at Your Excellent Health Service, Harley Street.

Dr Easmon trained at St George's. London. He did his elective in Ghana (his country of birth) and has since worked with, among others, MERLIN, Raleigh International and Save the Children in Rwanda, and ECHO in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. With the Foreign Office he has visited Egypt, Israel, Tunisia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.

His route in to travel medicine and public health was through medical evacuations, working abroad and stints at the Hospital for Tropical Disease's travel clinic. He enjoyed several years on the board of the British Travel Health Association and was one of the first UK medical practitioners to have obtained the International Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Health. In 2008 Charlie became a member of the new Faculty of Travel Medicine - MFTM RCPS (Glasg).

Charlie's interest in mental health in the workplace came through his occupational health work in which he saw the consequences of poor work environments, late referral, lack of mental health support resources or poor management.

Address: Belfast
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
Northern Ireland
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Dr Christine Hunter has considerable experience as a health adviser to musicians, creative professionals and performance students. She is an NHS and BAPAM GP in Belfast and the Medical Adviser to the Ulster Orchestra.

Address: Liverpool
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
North West, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MB ChB
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (BAPAM)

Dr Christine Mimnagh is a GP with extensive experience working with performance professionals. From 1990 - 2018 she was the medical adviser to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She is an NHS GP at Wingate Medical Centre (only patients registered at the practice can be seen here), and a GP for Babylon Health, where she is the Gender Identity Services Clinical Champion.

Address: BAPAM Clinic, Birmingham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, MRCGP, MA (ethics and medical law), Diploma (practical dermatology)

Performing Arts Medicine GP assessments at the BAPAM Clinic at Birmingham Conservatoire. Grade 8 singer, piano player and violinist. Assessments and management advice for mental health and physical problems of students and professionals in the performing arts.

Address: BAPAM, London
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP, MPH, GMC
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (BAPAM)

Dr Fozia Hamid combines her clinical expertise and interest in music and the performing arts in her work at BAPAM, where she advises professional and student performers and creative practitioners about a wide spectrum of physical and mental health concerns relating to their work. She is an NHS GP based in London.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic; NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
London; Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BMedSc 2003, MBChB 2005, DRCOG 2009, MRCGP 2010, MSc 2013
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (BAPAM)

BAPAM Assessing Clinician advising performing arts professionals and students about all work/study-related problems. Also an NHS GP.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn / PhysioEd Belsize Park
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Focal dystonia management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS (1986), Orthopaedic & Surgical Training (1987-1996), MSc Performing Arts Medicine (UCL 2012), Piano Teaching & Performance Diploma (1989)
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Dr Hara Trouli is a highly experienced musculoskeletal doctor who has worked extensively with professionals and student performers. She offers diagnostic assessments and advice for all musculoskeletal performance-related problems. A keen piano player,

In 2011 Hara joined the first Masters degree in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London and graduated with distinction in 2012. Her MSc Research Thesis focused on the Muscular Contraction in the Arms of Pianists. Since 2015 she is appointed by UCL as the Course Lead where she runs and develops the Masters, Diploma and Certificate postgraduate studies. She is involved in multiple academic activities and she also organises the PAM DAY once every year at UCL.

She is a clinician for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine and has developed a Musicians' Clinic in London where she works together with of a multidisciplinary team looking after musicians' injuries.

Address: London
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Performance Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma Performing Arts; PhD Life Course Development (Psychology & Sociology); BSc. (Hons.) Psychology & Dance Studies; HCPC; AFBPS; IADMS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Performing arts specialist Psychologist, Dr Irina Roncaglia’s, work focuses on using positive psychology, particularly in supporting professional elite dancers with wellness and well-being, performance optimisation and career development. She also works with young individuals with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and high functioning Asperger Syndrome (AS).

Her work as a psychologist and researcher is inspired and informed by her longstanding career in the Performing Arts, including over 14 years with English National Ballet (former London Festival Ballet). She aims to improve, empower and promote self-growth, wellness and well-being in professional elite dancers and performers through a collaborative and facilitating consultative holistic model.

Among the methods that she uses to treat patients are: Psychological skills training, CBT, Coaching, Exercise, Dance, Applied Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and ACT.

Address: London, Canary Wharf / Highgate / Golders Green
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection
Regions Covered:
London, East London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS BSc MRCGP FFSEM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone:
0344 7700 800

Dr James Thing is an expert in non-surgical management of hand, wrist and elbow pathology. He has helped many performance professionals with problems including osteoarthritis, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, Trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, capsulitis, impingement syndromes, pain and fracture. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and provides ultrasound guided therapeutic injections and intervention on the NHS and privately.

Private patients requiring ultrasound-guided, musculoskeletal injections can be referred to the rapid-access, consultant-led Joint Injection Clinic at Brook Surgery, in Golders Green. Consultations are also available at Pure Sports Medicine, Canary Wharf, and the Highgate Hospital.

Dr Thing also undertakes a weekly NHS musculoskeletal ultrasound/radiology list at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health).

Address: London / Guildford
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Paediatrics / children, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BAPAM VRC Competencies
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07885 967 474

Vocal coach and expert in vocal health and vocal rehabilitation for professional voice users. Lecturer for Voice Workshop and the Performing Arts Medicine MSc course at UCL. Teaches singing to adults and children. Experienced working with laryngologists and speech therapists in NHS Voice Clinics and as a private coach. Consultations in London, Guildford and online.

Address: Bristol / Cardiff
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hypermobility / EDS management
Regions Covered:
South West, Wales
Qualifications/registration:
Interactive Teaching Method
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0117 966 3394
Mobile:
07979 953 530

Alexander Technique teacher with experience helping people avoid and manage musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Rehabilitation. Hypermobility. Maintaining stable practice regimes. Woodwind instruments. Guitar. Special interest in performance anxiety and pre-performance nerves. Works at the RWCMD, Cardiff and privately in Bristol.

Address: Dublin
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
Republic of Ireland
Qualifications/registration:
MB BCH BAO DCH DObs MPH MSc MICGP LFOM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01 670 7255

Dublin based GP and Occupational Health Physician with a special interest in the performing arts. Has worked with BAPAM as an assessing GP in our clinic. Special interests include women's health and contraception, occupational health, musicians' health and sexual health.

Address: Shenfield / Brentwood / Romford / Chelmsford
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Travel health / medicals / vaccinations / tropical medicine
Regions Covered:
London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) 1995, MBBS 1998, DRCOG 2003, DFSRH 2003, JCPTGP 2003, MRCGP 2003, LoCSDI 2013
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07810 543 766

GP and approved Doctor for Maritime and Coastguard Agency and various Cruise Lines providing occupational medicals for seafarers including performers. Experienced in providing both occupational and general practice services to performance professionals.

Dr Kajan Kanagasabai graduated from St George’s Medical School, London in 1998. He has worked in various hospitals with medical specialities such as General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Women’s medicine and Mental Health. He has been practising as a GP since 2003 and became a partner at Mount Avenue Surgery in Brentwood in 2005.

He has extensive experience in minor surgery having provided this service for his large practice population consisting of 14,000 patients for over 15 years. He regularly updates and audits his service to maintain his high quality of service he provides as the lead Doctor in Minor Surgery.

Address: London, Bloomsbury
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MBchB 1995 MSpMed 2002 MRCSEd 2000 FFSEM 2004 MFSEM (UK)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07796 873 276

Dr Kal Parmar works with dancers, gymnasts and athletes at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, Tottenham Court Road. Has previously held musculoskeletal clinics for performing artists at BAPAM and is an experienced performing arts medicine physician.

Address: London, Marylebone
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, DBT Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Paediatrics / children, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 3488 4850

General Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Lavadino has supported arts clients with problems including anxiety, panic, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, ASD, body image disorders and unhealthy eating habits, sleep problems. When appropriate, she may combine a medication plan with a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. I also provide psychological support and intervention based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy principles. She is a pianist with a special interest in helping people working in performance arts. She is based in central London at 55 Harley Street.

Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne / Whickham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
North East
Qualifications/registration:
MBChB MRCP DCH
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (contact via BAPAM)

NHS GP at Whickham Health Centre, and AMABO Medical Adviser to Northern Sinfonia who has also advised many BAPAM patients in the North East. Experienced in assessing all performing arts vocational-related problems.

Address: London, information on request
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Qualifications/registration:
MA MBBS DRCOG MRCGP DipFSRH
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (via BAPAM)

NHS GP and Medical Adviser to the South Bank Sinfonia.

Address: Portsmouth
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Immunology and Physiology LRCP-MRCS DRCOG FP Cert
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
02392 009 117

NHS GP based in Portsmouth, and BAPAM GP, experienced helping performers including military musicians.

Address: BAPAM Clinic, Liverpool / Manchester / Cheshire
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
MB BCh BAO, MRCGP, DSFRH, ATLS, MSc PAM

Dr McKavanagh is an NHS and BAPAM GP who holds BAPAM clinics in Liverpool and Manchester and helps artists and creative practitioners with a range of physical and mental health concerns. She is a graduate of the UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc programme.

She is an experienced Doctor who has worked in the NHS for 35 years, and also a performing musician who has performed in solo recitals, and worked as an accompanist for ABRSM and LCM music examinations. She holds an LTCL in Piano Performance and has played violin, viola, clarinet, celtic harp and vibraphone in the past. She have also sung soprano in a chamber choir for the past 20 years.

Special interests include disorders affecting instrumental musicians, particularly overuse musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, focal musicians dystonias and cognitive, hearing and other sensory conditions,sexual and reproductive health and travel medicine.

Address: Newcastle upon Tyne
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic; NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Regions Covered:
North East
Qualifications/registration:
BA (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MRCGP

GP working in community psychiatry. Special interest in mental health in the arts, as well as nutrition and lifestyle. Worked as a theatre costume designer before training as a doctor. Keen singer and instrumentalist who works with Jazz North East. Works within the NHS in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and is the BAPAM GP at our clinic at the Sage, Gateshead.

Address: London
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instrument, prop, equipment use
Regions Covered:
London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, MFOM, PGDip Performing Arts Medicine
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (contact via BAPAM)

Dr Naomi Brecker is a practicing Consultant Occupational Physician, with a wide experience and skill set that is relevant to performing arts medicine. She is a graduate of the UCL Performing Arts Medicine programme. She is an accredited Consultant in Public Health Medicine, with training and experience in epidemiology, audit and evaluation of service provision and infectious disease control in the community. She has a special interest in occupational health assessment and management of performing artists. Many of the problems are psychological or musculoskeletal, and she is experienced in assessing and advising about work-related modifications, rehabilitation and signposting to treatment services.

Address: Online only
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Performance Psychology, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Regions Covered:
Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Doctorate (Clinical Psychology), MA (Drama Therapy), PgDip (Neuropsychology)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07788 403 195

Clinical psychology. Neuropsychology. CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (person-centered guiding), Solution Focused Therapy. Also works as actress and understands demands of profession. Has seen musicians, actors and dancers with wide range of problems e.g. bipolar, psychosis, addictions, PTSD, anxiety (general and performance), phobias. Specialist in developing confidence, self esteem, long term mental health management skills. Experienced Dramatherapist. Based in Qatar but available for Skype consultations.

Address: London, Paddington Green
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS DCH DRCOG MRCGP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7887 1600

NHS GP at Paddington Green Health Centre. Many Royal Academy of Music students are registered at the practice and they are approved by HMUK to complete Emerging Musicians Health Scheme forms. Dr Purssell is very experienced helping performing arts professionals and students, and has worked as a GP at BAPAM.

Address: London, Lewisham / London Bridge
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Laryngoscopy / Nasendoscopy / Scope, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Paediatrics / children, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (hons), MBBS, MRCS (Ed), DO-HNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MD
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8183 1111

Laryngology - voice assessment, voice surgery. Worked with over 1000 professional voice users of all types. Experience dealing with: Inflammatory: reflux, systemic conditions. Vocal fold lesions: cysts, polyps, nodules, scars, sulci, mucosal bridge, granulomas. Neurological: vocal fold palsy, Parkinson's. Muscle Tension and Kinetic Chain imbalances affecting the voice. NHS Specialist Voice Clinic at Lewisham Hospital. Private appointments available at Lewisham and London Bridge Hospital. Mr Gibbins treats all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions. He also has an interest in thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery. BAPAM can provide further referral guidance 020 7404 8444 / info@bapam.org.uk

Address: St Helens / Liverpool / Merseyside
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Family Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Teaching, coaching, education
Regions Covered:
Online/Telephone/Remote; North West
Qualifications/registration:
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Masters in Counselling Studies, DProf in Professional Studies- Counselling
Mobile:
07951 692890

Has worked with many performance professionals dealing with confidence, post performance anxiety, creative work related issues, as well as a range of problems including trauma, bereavement, depression, eating disorders and stress. Pamela, works with adults, young people, couples and families. She is also a professional music teacher.

Address: Thetford / Cambridge / Norwich
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic
Regions Covered:
East
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS, MSc PAM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (BAPAM)

BAPAM and NHS GP. Advises all performing arts professionals and students about work-related health problems, and is a graduate of the UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc programme. NHS practice at Grove Surgery, Thetford (only NHS patients registered at the practice can be seen here).

Address: Bourne End
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Qualifications/registration:
BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, JCPTGP, Dip Occ Med
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (contact via BAPAM)

NHS and private GP and Occupational Health Physician who has worked at BAPAM London as an Assessing Clinician advising performing arts professionals and students about all work/study-related problems. AMABO Medical Adviser to the Philharmonia Orchestra. Keen clarinet player who has played and toured with orchestras including the World Doctors Orchestra.

Address: London, details available on request
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
London
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS MRCGP MBChB DDAM DipOccMed
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7237 2180

Medical Adviser to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Address: Edinburgh / Glasgow
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Breathing techniques
Regions Covered:
Scotland, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Hons (Pharmacology), MBChB, DRCOG, MSc Performing Arts Medicine
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Dr Pippa Wheble is an NHS and BAPAM GP, and a graduate of the Performing Arts Medicine MSc programme at UCL. She has special interests in anxiety management and breathing techniques. Her other interests in the context of General Practice include holistic and integrated health care, occupational health, women's health, ophthalmology. She is a keen singer and instrumentalist, playing violin, viola, saxophone and piano, and she has also trained in dance. She is a BAPAM assessing clinician and the lead facilitator for our Community Drop In peer support sessions.

Address: Spire Hospital Bushey / RNOH Stanmore, London
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hypermobility / EDS management, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging
Regions Covered:
London, North London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS BSc MRCS FRCR
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 8909 5639

Dr Rikin Hargunani is a specialist in sports and performing arts injuries and interpreting imaging including MRI, X-ray, CT, ultrasound. Interventional procedures under image guidance e.g. ultrasound-guided joint injections, tendon therapy, CT-guided joint injections for spinal conditions. Has seen many performers including dancers and musicians with problems including joint pain, impingement, clicking, swelling, hypermobility in e.g. shoulder, wrist, back, hip, knee, ankle. NHS at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Private patients can be seen at the Spire Bushey Hospital. Reduced fees are available for BAPAM-registered patients.

Address: Sevenoaks, Kent
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
BA (Hons) 2004 - MChiro (2013)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01732 742 120

Ross trained in music from the age of 8 playing the clarinet, continuing on to degree level before working in commercial radio production. Since training as a chiropractor, he has helped dancers, actors and musicians, including piano players, guitarists, and multi-instrumentalists. They have mostly presented with low back or neck pain from overuse or poor posture.

Address: Cambridge
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Hypermobility / EDS management, Paediatrics / children, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
East, London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MCSP, MA Teaching and Learning, Doctorate of Education
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
01223 279 168
Mobile:
07593 188 450

Sarah is a Performing Arts Medicine Physiotherapist and Educator, working mainly with instrumental musicians. She has extensive clinical experience in assessing & treating playing-related musculoskeletal injuries in instrumental musicians, and she is passionate about injury prevention, and promoting musculoskeletal well-being in musicians.

Sarah is the physiotherapist at The Purcell School for Young Musicians and well-being lead for the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain. She is an assessing clinician and educator for BAPAM and also works in a thriving private practice near Cambridge (montaguclinic.com).

Additionally, she is in high demand as a teacher and speaker, and has contributed her expertise to school INSET sessions for visiting instrument teachers, INSET sessions at County Music Hubs, the Royal College of Music Junior Department, the Royal Northern College of Music undergraduate and post-graduate wellbeing curriculum, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic 'Careers in the Music Industry' Study Day, BAPAM Healthy Practice training sessions, Musicians' Union 'well-being for musicians' activities and the Benedetti Foundation.

She has a Doctorate of Education from the University of Cambridge, and has had her research findings accepted for presentation at National, International and World Conferences (UK National Physiotherapy Conferences (2012, 2017 and 2019), International Society of Music Education World Conference (Baku, Azerbaijan, 2018), Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium (New Orleans, 2020).

Address: London, Holborn / Bloomsbury
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book)
Qualifications/registration:
MBChB (Aug 1998), MRCP (Nov 2002), DCH (Oct 2004), MRCGP (Sept 2006)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (BAPAM)

NHS GP at the Museum Practice, London, where a number of performing arts professionals are among her patients. Only NHS patients registered at the practice can be seen here. Dr Chua has also worked at BAPAM as an Assessing Clinician advising performing arts professionals and students about all work/study-related problems.

Address: London, South Woodford
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Performance Psychology
Regions Covered:
London, East London
Qualifications/registration:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Mobile:
07949 268 017

Sidrah is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is regulated by the HCPC, with 20 years of experience in the NHS and private sector. Her company, Lily Arts & Wellbeing, specialises in incorporating the arts in psychological support. Sidrah has a special interest in including songs/music in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and offers therapy using a range of modalities in an integrative manner. This includes psychodynamic approaches which explore unconscious conflicts and interpersonal issues which may impact on relationships and attachment styles. Sidrah has a keen interest in working with artistes struggling with emotional difficulties including anxiety, low mood, self-image issues and perfectionism. She also provides clinical supervision and is a registered supervisor for the British Psychological Society's Register of Professional Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

Address: London - London Bridge, Crouch End
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT / ACAT), Group therapy, Integrative Therapy, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Paediatrics / children, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT Practitioner), Kings College London (MSc), York University (Music Therapy)
Telephone:
0345 340 4878
Mobile:
07966 528 298

Clinical Psychotherapy and Music Therapy. Integrative, cognitive analytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music and worked as a performer for many years before training as a Music Therapist. Worked in the NHS for 20 years as head of Arts Therapies and Clinical Research Lead. Works with performers from all media. Stella has worked as a therapist with a very wide range of clients including people concerned about eating disorders, sexuality, bereavement, trauma, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, job loss, parents caring for with children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), as well as people with personality disorders and offenders in secure treatment settings. She practises at Guys Hospital, and privately in London Bridge and Crouch End.

Private Consultations: therapy sessions, clinical and research supervision continue to be available nationally and internationally via the zoom app.

Address: BAPAM London / Private appointments at the Sloane Street Surgery
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Hypermobility / EDS management, Teaching / coaching / education, Travel health / medicals / vaccinations / tropical medicine
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
MBChB BSc
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (BAPAM) / 0207 245 9333 (private)

Dr Tamara Cohen is a GP and health coach with a special interest in mental health, functional medicine and the performing arts. She holds a free clinic at BAPAM for professional and student creative practitioners and is a member of the BAPAM Medical Committee. She is also a singer, performer and member of an amateur musical theatre company, therefore has personal experience of the joys and anxieties within the field. She also consults on sexual health, gynaecology, pre-screening for cruise ship work, joint injuries, fatigue, hypermobility.

Address: Poole / Bournemouth
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc, MB ChB, DRCOG, DGM, DFFP and MRCGP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner

NHS GP and Medical Adviser to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Address: Glasgow
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Scotland
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2015
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner

Elodie Gauthier is a senior performing arts specialist physiotherapist based at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also a writer & musician, a yoga teacher and an assistant researcher in psychology.

Address: London, Kings Cross
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma in Osteopathy, GOsC
Telephone:
020 7096 1916

Fabi Waisbort is a highly experienced Osteopath and Pilates instructor whose background as a ballet dancer has led to him working extensively in the performing arts. His clients include people working in musical theatre, classical ballet, vocalists and professional voice users (singers, actors), street dance, tap, circus, puppeteers, stage management, musicians, conductors and actors (stage and film).

Conditions treated include dance injuries, sports injuries, musicians’ injuries and pain, vocal issues, neurological problems (sciatica, migraine, tension headache), chronic injuries.

Fabi provides Osteopathic treatment (structural, vocal and cranial), pre-school screening, pre-contractual screening, rehab exercises, advice during auditions (where he takes part in auditions to advise the creative team), and lectures (anatomy for performers, Healthier Dancer program, stage management physical safety).

Address: London, Kentish Town
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
Cellist, Pilates teacher, Level 5 sports and remedial massage therapist, LSSM, ISRM, CNHC
Telephone:
020-7485-1211

Felicity is an experienced active performing cellist and teacher with a deep understanding of how a player's body might accumulate problems and how these might be solved. She is a massage therapist and Pilates teacher with a particular interest in exercise for cellists and other creative practitioners.

Address: Brighton / Hove / London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Integrative Therapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MSc Therapeutic Counselling
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
7711540531

Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked with hundreds of performers running the counselling service at one of the bigger London Colleges for the Performing Arts for several years, as well as working with many adult performers referred via BAPAM. Experienced in working with panic attacks, performance anxiety, generalised anxiety and low self-esteem but also a range of other psychological issues common to performers including perfectionism, confused identity, repressed emotions, distress due to physical injury and eating disorders. Offers discount to BAPAM referrals. Counselling rooms in Hove, Brighton and London (on request). Also offers online counselling. Please visit www.fionamacbeth.co.uk to see latest blogs.

Address: Manchester M3 / Liverpool L1 / Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire / London Chancery Lane
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Integrative Therapy, TA Transactional Analysis, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North West, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP, UKATA, Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Telephone:
0161 327 2175
Mobile:
01935 228 216

Following graduation from Central School I spent many years working in TiE (Theatre in Education). I also worked in repertory theatre, TV, commercials and extensively as a voice-over artist. I continued to work in the profession until 2011 when I began training as a psychotherapist.

I have been working with actors, dancers, musicians, writers and artists, together with production staff and technical crew, for many years. I enjoy this work immensely and it has become a special interest of mine; identifying the common issues among artists and how I might best use my own experience of the profession and my experience of counselling and psychotherapy to assist them. I have developed this knowledge and experience over the years to include “Know-How” and “Wellbeing” workshops, the most recent of which being “Understanding and Managing Performance and Audition Anxiety”.

Over the years I have been presented with issues including self-confidence, procrastination, self-esteem, perfectionism, unemployment, issues around success and failure, writer’s block, performance and audition anxieties, phobias, criticism, managing injury, issues around ageing, career change and career development. However, in my experience, not all clients present with issues relating to their career.

I have particular experience in working with performance and audition anxiety, and anxiety, depression and panic attacks in general.

More information for clients in London: www.fjmtherapy.co.uk
Clients in Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire: www.fionamackenzie.co.uk

Address: London, Fulham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Hons Physiotherapy, OMT Medical Acupuncture, TOM cupping therapy, APPI level 1 & 2
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
07504111801

Provides physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. Specialist in dance medicine, musicians' musculoskeletal related injuries, and professional voice users with laryngeal tension and voice problems. Part of the team at Complete Physio.

Address: London/Hitchin
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Performance Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MSc, MA, PDCHyp, MBSCH.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01462 618287

Psychotherapist, performance coaching and hypnotherapist.

As well as being a fully trained CBT therapist I am also a professional musician and I understand many of the pressures facing musicians and performers. Having originally trained as a musician I studied a Masters Degree in psychology for musicians and I decided to become a therapist myself. I became a performance coach at Trinity College of Music and regularly treat musicians, singers and actors from many areas of the industry including London Orchestras and West end Musicals.

Address: Birmingham
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
Physiotherapy BSc 2002; Physical education and sports science MSc 2014; Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy Postgraduate Diploma 2021; MCSP; HCPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0121 455 0555

George Tyros is a highly experienced clinical physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal, sports and geriatric physiotherapy. He has been treating performers extensively since 2016, seeing many musicians from the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and performing arts professionals working at venues including Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Utilita Arena Birmingham and Symphony Hall plus touring dancers, strings and brass instrumentalists.

For 10 years George was the lead sports physiotherapist for the Greek Swimming Federation (KOE) and the Greek Olympic team (swimming department) where he overlooked the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries in elite swimmers. He saw that performers share many of the same attributes and benefit from specialised care from informed health care professionals who understands their specific physical and psychosocial support needs.

He has a special interest in Geriatrics particularly the 80+ group and possesses substantial experience with the pre-and post-operative management of orthopaedic procedures such as joint replacements.

He works with Isaac Tyros (also listed in the BAPAM Directory) at Edgbaston Physiotherapy.

Address: London/Surrey/Kingston/New Malden/Wimbledon/Coombe/Norbiton/Richmond/Twickenham/Teddington/Worcester Park
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Individual therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), TA Transactional Analysis, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, South London, West London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Msc/Certified Transactional Analyst, Clinical Diploma in Transactional analysis Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. UKCP, BACP
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Please contact Gill via BAPAM or the use contact form on her website.

Gill Murchie is a psychotherapist and counsellor with a particular interest in attachment, relationships and loss. She uses a therapeutic approach based on Transactional Analysis (TA). She is also a Mental Health First Aid instructor. Her experience with creative professionals includes helping production and television crew, musicians, west end performers, singers, and songwriters with concerns around performance, self-worth, injury at work, and lack of work.

Special interests include managing transitions such as redundancy, retirement, career change and family issues including separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals. She works with clients who have experience of abuse, historic sexual abuse, domestic violence. More broadly, she helps people manage anxiety, depression, illness, bereavement, stress, parenting issues, bullying and physical health problems.

Gills works with adults and young people aged 16 and over. She is a professional advisor to youngminds.org.uk and an online crisis counsellor for giveusashout.org.

She has worked in the NHS, social services and the voluntary sector. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in Higher Education, lecturing in developmental psychology and gaining a broad range of experience of working with students, teachers, tutors and lecturers.

Address: London, Bloomsbury / South West London / Online
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist, BA Psychology, MSc Applied Sport Psychology
Mobile:
07809 108 640

Hannah Stoyel is a performance psychologist working with performers and athletes in London and online around the world. She has specific expertise in performance anxiety, building confidence, body image, self-esteem and disordered eating. She can provide support before auditions and major performances, and make a wide impact on overall mental wellbeing as well as mental preparation for performance.

Hannah uses an integrative approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Hannah has a background as an athlete and coach in competitive gymnastics and swimming and is also currently a PhD candidate at University College London (UCL), researching athletes and eating disorders.

Address: London, Soho, Piccadilly
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, DBT Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Existential Analysis, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP, FRSA, Member SEA, Postgraduate Diploma, UKCP Registered Postgraduate Masters, Intensive DBT Training
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07812 674 741

Helen Brice is an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and skills coach who worked for 17 years in the commercial music industry as a performer, music producer & manager before going on to set up a psychotherapeutic service for performers, Stimmung Therapy. Where appropriate, clients can access the Stimmung Therapy Programme, delivered together with Miranda Jackson, who is also a BAPAM Registered therapist. Initial assessment is followed by a combination of trauma/existential/autogenic work, and skills coaching and behaviour therapy for breaking old habits and creating new ones.

Address: London, Dartmouth Hill Park
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, DIT Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Individual therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling; BPC accredited DIT Practitioner (Dynamic Interpersoanl Therapy); BACP;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0207 097 8678
Mobile:
07773797841

Ian Michie is a BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited therapist with a background in the media industry, offering short term therapy for anxiety and depression or longer Psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Ian worked as an actor for over twenty years in theatre, TV, film and radio. He has personal experience of the stresses and demands of the entertainment industry and can quickly understand the dynamics of the profession and offer insight and solutions to individuals seeking support. He works with individuals and couples and has helped creative professionals including actors, technicians, vocalists and instrumental musicians. He has worked as a therapist in various settings from an addictions unit to a busy GP practice. Whilst training as a therapist he worked for over six years at a busy residential crisis unit, which provided short-term crisis intervention for adults from all backgrounds. He is also a Critical Incident consultant offering on site support after a traumatic event.

"My approach is psychodynamic/analytical. This means gaining understanding from both the conscious and the unconscious. Sometimes we can get involved in unhelpful patterns in relationships which we are unwittingly contributing to. Psychodynamic psychotherapy enables a greater understanding of our subconscious and allows us to bring some of this ‘unknown’ material to the surface so that we can gain greater awareness and make changes. For short term work I mainly focus on the 'here and now' and together we identify the main themes that need to be looked at. Long term work involves looking at both the past and the present and exploring things on a deeper level."

Address: Birmingham
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons), MSc (Adv. Manip. Phy.), MCSP, MMACP, MAACP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0121 455 0555
Mobile:
07752 770 774

Isaak Tyros is a highly trained physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, a researcher and a member of faculty at the University of Birmingham where he teaches full-time in the Physiotherapy department. He is a semi-professional musician (bass guitarist) who treats musicians and dancers regularly.

Address: Liverpool
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
MCSP SRP MMACP OCPPP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0151 494 2680
Mobile:
07788 673662

Janet Wiggins is a senior physiotherapist with considerable experience treating musicians in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and dancers in numerous shows performing at Liverpool Empire.

Address: Liskeard, South Brent and Lostwithiel, Cornwall / Plymouth / Bodmin
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
Certification from CanSTAT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01579 482 536
Mobile:
07538 482 596

Professional performer and ex Director of Music at various schools and colleges around the South West. Alexander Technique lessons and workshops for creative practitioners including musicians and actors. Works in Liskeard, South Brent and Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

Address: Shoreham-by-Sea / Brighton
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Mat Pilates CYQ 3 award, APNT Dip. Sports Massage.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
01273 567 654

Osteopathy, Pilates and Sports Massage practitioner with a particular interest in postural and ergonomic factors that affect the way in which the human spine works, especially in the context of dance and the performance arts. Jenefer has a background in dance and movement, plays piano and sings. She has treated instrumentalists, singers, actors and dancers (ballet, contemporary and musical theatre) and is based at Shoreham Osteopathy Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea. Please ask for Jenefer as this is a group practice.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 3935 5050

Jenny Nash is a performing arts specialist physiotherapist. She has always had an interest in acute musculoskeletal injury management, and also provides specialist vocal physiotherapy and acupuncture. She has extensive experience helping all kinds of performing artists at PhysioEd Medical in Belsize Park.

Jenny also has a background in music and enjoys working with singers and professional voice users in assisting them to achieve optimal vocal health. Outside of work Jenny enjoys singing/songwriting, running and horse riding.

Address: Leeds
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
MCSP 1986
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0113 245 7800

Experienced physiotherapist working with patients including dancers, musical theatre performers, musicians, singers, conductors and theatre technicians. Can help with technical playing glitches, postural asymmetry and instability, nerve mobility problems, hypermobility and instability problems, headaches and musculoskeletal disorders associated with overuse/repetitive movements.

Address: Online
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
NCS Registered, Adv Dip Psychotherapeutic counselling skills, level 4/5 Cert in Hypnotherapy, Cert In EFT ( Emotional freedom Technique), Cert in Mindfulness
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (BAPAM)

John Wild is an integrative psychotherapist who combines different therapeutic tools and approaches such as psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Person centred, Behavioural, Gestalt and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). This helps to deliver a unique and effective form of treatment that is suitable for individual needs. He also draws on the principles of mindfulness and is trained as a Hypnotherapist and can offer this as a complementary therapy.

John trained and worked as an actor in Theatre, TV and film, directed and produced theatre and led workshops and taught throughout Europe. He has trained as a voice coach and taught voice in a number of leading London drama schools for over 10 years.

As a psychotherapist, he helps clients with emotional trauma, disconnection, stage fright, bereavement, Stress and Anxiety, Procrastination, Depression, Self-harming, Suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, Childhood trauma, Relationship issues, Dealing with illness including cancer, Life transitions & changes, Spiritual issues, Motivation, Unblocking creative potential.

Address: Weybridge/Hampton Court/Woking and Online
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) CSP HCPC
Mobile:
07974922882

Physiotherapist, Jonny Grimwade, has worked within the performing arts for the last 10 years. He was the Head Therapist of Performance Medicine at Cirque du Soleil 2017-2020, and has also worked with world touring circus shows such as Briefs, circus training centres such as Aircraft Circus and children circus production companies such as Le Petite Cirque.

Specialities include: All musculoskeletal injuries, sports related injuries, manual therapy, performance technique, taping/splinting, advanced rehabilitation programmes, educating/lecturing within performance optimisation, immediate trauma care/side of stage care, workload management/Injury mitigation, injury prevention strategies, performance optimisation.

Address: Bolton / Horwich
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Integrative Therapy, TA Transactional Analysis
Regions Covered:
Online/Telephone/Remote; North West
Qualifications/registration:
UKCP. MSc Psychotherapy. TRE 2016.
Telephone:
01204 696 395

Provides psychotherapy and TRE Trauma Release Exercises. Complex trauma specialist (PTSD). Amateur pianist. Has helped artists with assertiveness, self-esteem, childhood trauma, trauma body issues, performance anxiety, panic attacks and relationship issues. Based in Horwich, Bolton and also consults via Skype.

Address: London, Finchley
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma in Osteopathy 1994
Telephone:
020 8922 6622
Mobile:
07958 348 306

I am an Osteopath inspired by the voice and experienced helping professional voice users overcome issues related to misuse and injuries. As an Osteopath with nearly thirty years of experience, as well as being a trained opera singer, I have the skill, insight and understanding to help performing artists including singers, actors and dancers. I can help with voice problems including hoarseness, loss of vocal range, vocal fatigue and muscle tension dysphonia. I am experienced with shoulder issues as well as more typical issues such as back and neck pain, knee injuries, foot injuries, ACL injuries, mobility issues that osteopaths are trained to treat. I also have special interests in hypermobility and in hip impingement issues (cam and pincer) and have worked in facilitating diagnosis of labral tears and rehabilitating patients post operatively following hip arthroscopy intervention. Labral tears are often missed, especially in the hypermobile population, who may be more likely to experience impingement due to their increased range of movement, especially if they are dancers or acrobats and routinely flex their hip joints to the extreme.

Address: London, City of London, Aldgate
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
CSP MPAA MACP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7488 4924

Helps performance professionals manage sports and performance injuries at several practice locations in the City of London.

Address: York / Liverpool / Cumbria
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Breathing techniques, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
BSc, MSTAT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07841 712 942

Julie Parker taught Alexander Technique at LIPA and currently teaches at the University of York. Helps with aspects of physical well-being including: Poise, confidence, Awareness of habits that create stresses and strains, Learning to work ergonomically and prevent back pain, neck pain, headaches and repetitive strain injury, Learning to use breath to notice and regulate responses to stress, Managing pregnancy and labour with minimum pain, Getting back to balance and fitness post injury or operation. Julie is also teaches mental health and emotional intelligence skills, including mindfulness and breathing techniques. Face to face, telephone, video conferencing and email coaching. Several practice locations in York and Cumbria.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Qualified in 2009)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07930 747 899

Karolin Krell is a specialist Osteopath and graduate of UCL's Performing Arts Medicine MSc programme with extensive experience working with creative professionals including circus artists, dancers and musicians.

Address: London, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead, St John's Wood, Kilburn, Online
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Individual therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy/EMDR Therapist Mindfulness and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), UKCP/EDMR UK & Ireland
Telephone:
02080514570
Mobile:
07902198759

Kasia Marzyńska is a psychotherapist experienced helping a wide range of performing artists having worked for five years at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Kasia specialises in EDMR and trauma therapy and offers mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

She works with a wide range of psychological problems including: depression, anxiety, Stage fright, low self-esteem & low confidence, sexual identity and diversity, loss & bereavement, stress, bullying, racism, relationship difficulties, abuse, trauma, intergenerational trauma, PTSD and CPTSD, childhood adverse experience and neglect, anger, shame, disordered eating, chronic illness, phobias and OCD, life transitions and isolation.

Kasia offers counselling and psychotherapy short and long term; Gestalt Psychotherapy, EMDR & Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Kasia speaks English, Polish and Italian.

Address: London - Highgate / Archway / Kings Cross
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BACP Accred, PGDip Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip Gestalt Counselling, MA Individual and Group Psychotherapy, PG Cert Couples and Relationships Counselling, Mental Health Life Coaching Certificate for vulnerable adults
Mobile:
07980814645

Therapy for individuals, couples and groups.

I can help artists and performance professionals with concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, identity, relationship difficulties, job loss/redundancy, trauma, loss/bereavement, chronic illness, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorder, many more.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist seeing clients in a GP surgery and private practice. I've also worked previously as a life coach and a specialist mental health mentor supporting students in universities across London.

I see clients in private practice and I also work in a GP surgery and university counselling services. Alongside therapy, I'm a freelance writer and sub-editor for magazines and national press. I am attuned to the issues that creative and journalistic professions can bring up. I previously worked for Samaritans during the Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide – I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area. I was also a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, supporting people with thoughts of suicide. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young adults in care and with ChildLine's schools service delivering assemblies and workshops to primary school children on abuse and neglect.

I routinely combine my counselling and journalistic work raising awareness of mental health in the national press, media, radio and podcasts. I created and host my own music & mental health podcast called Sound Affects, exploring mental health in the music industry.

Therapeutic approach: Gestalt, Humanistic.

Address: Cardiff
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Wales
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy 2014
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
2920099400

Physiotherapist treating performance professionals and students including musicians, actors and dancers at Agile Therapy, Cardiff. Has worked with ballet dancers. Helped musicians with wrist, forearm pain and strains.

Address: Harley Street Specialist Hospital, London / Trinity Laban Health, Creekside, London
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; MSc Dance Science; Cert HE Dance Education / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Health and Care Professionals’ Council;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date

Katy Chambers is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with a holistic approach to working with performing arts professionals. Katy supports clients with a broad range of conditions, working with performers, elite athletes and the general population. Katy's areas of specialism include hypermobility spectrum conditions, temperomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, cervicogenic headaches and biomechanical analysis for dance, physical performance, sporting and day to day activities.

With a focus on pain management, reduction of dysfunction and optimising of performance, physiotherapy treatment may include:

Manual Therapy
Acupuncture
Tailored Exercise Prescription
Postural Re-education

Katy has worked with many performing artists and is a specialist within the field. She works with Trinity Laban Conservatoire - as part of the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science - and is involved in injury screening and support for further industry developments. She is also listed on the One Dance UK directory, is a member of IADMS and presents regularly at performing arts medicine conferences, including IADMS, ISPS and PAMA.

Address: Tutbury, Burton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, Staffordshire
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
East Midlands, West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
07399486623

Performing arts specialist physiotherapy, specialist vocal physiotherapy, acupuncture. Extensive experience helping performing artists of all different disciplines including many West End performers with musculoskeletal problems. Expert in muscular tension in professional voice users, injury prevention and treatment in dancers, posture and musicians' health operating in The Midlands with Franklin Physiotherapy Ltd.

Address: Brighton / Hove / East Sussex
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
STAT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
01273 420259
Mobile:
07855 392552

Korina has taught Alexander Technique to many performing arts clients. Teaches at drama colleges including RADA, and works with musicians including Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. Worked with musicians such as pianists and violinists presenting with aches and pains, tension when using voices, and performance anxiety. Several practice locations in Hove and East Sussex.

Address: Notting Hill, London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Integrative Psychotherapist CCPE, Transpersonal Psychotherapist CCPE, EMDR - EMDR ACADEMY; UKCP, BACP, ICF;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile:
07876564616

Kristina Kennedy is an experienced UKCP MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner. In addition to helping clients through Integrative and Transpersonal psychotherapy and EMDR approaches, Kristina is an ICF PCC Transformative Coach which enables her to combine coaching and psychotherapy for those seeking a more structured Coach-Therapy approach.

I help artists, actors, musicians, dancers, singers and other creative professionals work through and overcome many of the stresses and anxieties that are natural to the industry. I work daily with clients suffering from imposter Syndrome, low self-esteem, insecurities in the industry, stage- and performance anxiety. The nature of the industry can be harsh and unstable and I feel it is incredibly important to help artists stay healthy, confident and on track with their goals. I offer a holding, professional, non-judgemental safe space where encouragement, guidance, motivation and positive mindset is practised and embodied. My work is traditional psychotherapy but also experiential and I offer mindfulness techniques and creative work if appropriate and useful during preparation and prior to performing. I offer a place where it is safe to be authentic, vulnerable and truthful.

I bring together a variety of approaches and techniques that will be specific to my work with you. Areas I frequently work with are:

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Expatriate and Relocation issues, Career coaching, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Cancer, Chronic fatigue, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Men’s issues, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Women’s issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues.

 

Address: Online & Bicester, Oxfordshire (OX26)
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy; MA Ballet & Diploma in Dance Teaching;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07874 627313
Laura is a qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, providing one-to-one sessions online and in Bicester, Oxfordshire. She works with people experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.

As a trained dancer and dance teacher with 15 years’ experience in the performing arts sector, Laura is passionate about working with performers, dancers and students. ​She provides a safe and supportive space where you can speak about and process anything that is bothering you, whether related to your career or other life experiences.

Laura is trained in a variety of different styles and tailors her approach according to each client’s individual needs. Her main training is in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy, but she also draws on CBT, positive psychology and creative therapy tools. She is a member of the National Counselling Society.

Laura offers a free, no-obligation consultation to find out more about counselling and consider whether it's right for you. If you choose to continue with counselling sessions, BAPAM members get a discount.

Address: Thatcham, Reading
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Family Therapy, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Paediatrics / children, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
MA Psychoanalytic Studies, PG Dip Dramatherapy, Foundation Psychodrama, HCPC, BADTH
Telephone:
01635292434
Mobile:
07710262743

Lauraine Leigh Klugman is an experienced Dramatherapist who works with performance professionals, students, theatre staff and dramatherapy groups. She trained in Dramatherapy in 1994 and gained an MA in Psychoanalytical Studies at The Tavistock in 2007. Her Dramatherapy and psychotherapy approach can help with difficulties including confidence, mental health diagnoses, low self esteem, family difficulties, learning difficulties, voice, movement, bullying, relationship difficulties, grief, bereavement, new parenting and isolation. She is very experienced working with children, teenagers and their parents, in schools, private practice and the NHS. She has personal experience as an Artistic Director and Drama teacher.

Address: London West End / Covent Garden
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
DPT, HCPC
Website:
Mobile:
07926 138 432

Logan Lefler is a specialist performing arts physiotherapist and the Clinic Manager at NEUROTOUR London. He is experienced providing physiotherapy support for Broadway, West End and touring productions and performers. He has worked with musical theatre performers, musicians on tour, ballet dancers, orchestral musicians and vocalists. Conditions treated include vocal strain, low back pain, disc herniation, sacroiliac dysfunction, joint impingement, neurological disorders, post-operation rehabilitation, ligament tears, strains, pains and tension. He has provided backstage physiotherapy care and worked on injury prevention measures, considering factors such as raked stages, heavy costumes, props, demanding choreography and vocal demands. He is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Address: London, Kensington and Chelsea
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Regions Covered:
Central London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Avd Diploma Contemporary Psychotherapy, Adv Diploma Addiction Therapy, EMDR 1.2 and 3, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07789 866 922

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR. Expert in trauma and PTSD. Addiction, depression, eating disorders, anxiety. Stage nerves. Works with Music Support. Has worked with many artists and managers in the music industry + actors, DJs and producers. Has helped people with new found fame and being in the public eye. Previously worked in radio - marketing and events. Consults in Kensington and at the Priory, Roehampton, as well as online.

Address: London BAPAM clinic
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Paediatrics / children, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MSc Performing Arts Medicine, APPI Mat & Equipment Pilates Teacher, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc(Hons) Physical Education and Sports Science, MCSP, HCPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7404 8444 (contact via BAPAM)

Lucie Rayner is a physiotherapist specialising in treating performing artists with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. She has extensive experience in managing acute and chronic injuries in dancers, musicians and other performers from amateur to elite level.

Lucie initially completed a Sport Science degree and Post Graduate teaching qualification before gaining a first-class honours degree in Physiotherapy. She worked in the NHS, school and private sector before starting her own Physiotherapy clinic in 2012. She has been practicing the Pilates Method for over 15 years and gained her teaching qualification through The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has a special interest in hypermobility, injury prevention and health education.

In 2020, she completed an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL and carried out research with dancers related to hypermobility, dancer health screening and the assessment of spine range of movement. She currently works freelance in a variety of settings which includes supporting West End musical theatre performers.

Lucie is an assessing clinician for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) providing free performing arts specialist physiotherapy consultations. She also provides private consultations online. Professionals and students in the performing arts can contact BAPAM to book into the BAPAM clinic, and find more information about Lucie's private practice at www.rebalancephysio.com.

Address: East Yorkshire, Anlaby, Hull, Humberside
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Yorkshire and Humberside, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Speech Pathology plus post-graduate CPD in voice; MSc Personalised Nutrition; Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM); Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists; British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07847127488

Lucy Swain has over 30 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist and is also a practising musician with a special interest in vocal performance, voice care and preventing health problems for professional voice users and performance students. She is also qualified in Personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and can provide additional advice in this area to support general health and endurance.

Lucy gained her degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester University in 1990, before working in the NHS for 22 years, seeing both adults and children with a variety of speech and language difficulties. Her practice covers assessment of voice problems, referral to ENT, and therapeutic interventions including laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) and Speech and Language Therapy exercises. She is experienced in voice care and vocal cord pathology prevention, and helping patients with vocal cord pathology and those undergoing therapeutic intervention. She provides services in person and online.

Lucy maintains her registration with HCPC, the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, as well as being a member of the British Laryngological Association and a certified member of the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine.

Address: London, Leytonstone
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
B.Ost, ARD, AISTD
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0208 281 0031

Luke Askew is a specialist Osteopath with a background as a professional dancer.

Movement and biomechanics have been a lifelong interest for me. Prior to graduating as an osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy, I was a professional dancer. I hold two teaching qualifications with Distinction with the I.S.T.D- the world’s leading dance examination society and have many years of teaching experience which is very helpful when teaching Pilates and rehabilitation programs to patients. My osteopathic training involved four years of full time study and included 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice.

My postgraduate training has been driven by the needs of my patients but focused on the benefits of evidence-based therapy. Consequently, I now use a combination of osteopathic techniques along with clinically modified Pilates.

I recognise the benefit strengthening/stretching therapy can have as part of a treatment plan and am able to prescribe exercises to a variety of levels and abilities.

In order to deliver increasingly higher standards of treatment I regularly attend osteopathic courses and also medical lectures, particularly within orthopaedics and neurology to keep in touch with current developments and research.

Address: Loughton, Essex
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - 2002; M.A in Psychoanalytic Studies - 2012; Advanced certificate in trauma focussed CBT - 2006; MBACP- accredited and registered since 2006;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Website:
Mobile:
07752637131

Maria Lawford is a Psychodynamic counsellor with personal experience as an actor and working in theatre. She went on to train in Psychodynamic Counselling, Psychoanalytic Studies and trauma focused CBT, gaining considerable experience in the NHS supporting clients with acute and physical conditions. She now helps clients including professionals and students in the performing arts manage and overcome concerns such as:

Performance anxiety, low self esteem and managing stress, anxiety and panic
Relationship problems - at work and home - living away from home, beginning relationships with new teams, rivalry and power dynamics
Trauma, bullying and intimidation, abuse - historic and current
Financial issues and unemployment - anxiety around finding work
Separation and loss (including support for touring professionals),
Bereavement
Accident and illness
Addictive behaviours

Maria uses a flexible therapeutic approach, tailored to each individual, combining elements of Psychodynamic counselling; CBT/behavioural techniques; trauma focused work; person-centered and relational, solution focused therapy. She can provide long and short term therapy in person or by video and telephone.

Maria has experience in working with and alongside a broad range of people in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, faiths, sexual orientation, disability, education and national origin. She respects and appreciates diversity and the positive value this gives to the places of work and in society.

Address: Cardiff
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Pain management
Regions Covered:
Wales
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Chiropractic 1993, MSc Clinical Chiropractic 2000, MSc Pain management 2010
Telephone:
2920099400

Chiropractor at Agile Therapy, Cardiff. Works with many professional and amateur musicians, dancers, actors presenting with pain and musculoskeletal problems.

Address: Belfast
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
Northern Ireland
Qualifications/registration:
Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Pg Dip Manual Therapy.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
028 90 963 063
Mobile:
07730 684 830

Physiotherapist with experience working with musicians and dancers in Northern Ireland, including string and woodwind artists of the Ulster Orchestra/Youth Orchestra and members of Down and Connor folk group. Sees many touring casts when in Belfast - dancers and musicians.

Address: Manchester
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0171 410 0151
Mobile:
07764 188 257

Martina specialises in treating performing artists, particularly musicians and dancers. Her clientele includes professional drummers, rock guitarists, performing concert pianists, violinists, music teachers, members of modern ballet and dance groups. She has treated performers with a variety of problems e.g. rehab post-fracture, muscular strains, joint dysfunction, restricted movement, muscular imbalance, postural problems. Exercise advice for maintaining optimal health, tailored to individual performer. Experienced with problems of music students and teachers. Worked for BBC Documentaries as Producer and Director 1996-2009. National Evening News Presenter and Foreign Correspondent in Czech Republic for 3 years. Practice locations: Manchester Osteopaths, Neal's Yard Remedies, King St, Manchester / Prestwich Osteopathy, ND Beauty Skin Clinic, Prestwich.

Address: London, Muswell Hill
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma in Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Psychology and Psychotherapy from NCHP College.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 8444 4871
Mobile:
07963 704877

Hypnotherapy, stress management and CBT based psychotherapy provided both face to face and online, for instance for musicians on tour. Martyn is a former professional rock musician with considerable experience working with creative practitioners.

Address: Central and North London / Online / Telephone
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, TA Transactional Analysis
Regions Covered:
London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
DIploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling; MBACP;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
02084580537
Mobile:
07958658573

Matthew Benjamin is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, who worked in the music industry for over thirty years before training to be a therapist. His experience in the creative realm and music world is vast. Matthew has taken the path to work in therapeutic practices, with a deep desire to facilitate helping others to learn more about themselves, to develop, and grow.

Matthew works online, helping performing arts clients with a wide range of emotional and mental health related issues. These include anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss, relationship, work issues, stress, and low self esteem. He worked in the music industry for over thirty years prior to training to become a psychotherapist. It has given me a wide and varied range of life experiences which I feel enhance my abilities to work in this field, including:

  • a good sensitivity to boundaries
  • a capacity to listen attentively over long periods of time
  • understanding the importance of patience and unconditional positive regard
  • the ability to listen empathically, without passing judgment
  • creating and maintaining positive working relationships

"The demands of my occupation in the music industry affected my well being in many areas of my life, and I sought out therapy over fifteen years ago. The work I have done and continued to do with my therapist has shaped me, guided me, and facilitated my journey in such a positive way. It has led me to study psychotherapy, and working with others, both in the music and entertainment industries and from all walks of life."

Address: Cwmifor, Swansea, Carmarthen & online
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Wales, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BA(Hons), PGCE(FE), PG Dip SEN (dyslexia), PATOSS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07812044431

Megan Longville is an experienced Dyslexia Diagnostician and 1-1 Study Skills Tutor. She supports artists and creative practitioners with skill strategies relating to essays, revision/memory, presentations, research, challenges associated with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and ADD including short term memory, speed of processing issues, spelling, analytical/critical writing, proof reading and editing, presentation and performance.

In her experience of 24 years, Megan has worked with many students and professionals who have been creative artists such as graphic designers, illustrators, textile designers, stage and set designers, musicians and singers.

Course programmes include written studies and dissertations and despite students’ extremely high musical/theatrical abilities, end grades may be severely hampered by specific learning challenges such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ADD. Through her work, Megan aims to help level the playing field in the form of academic study support, enabling more automatous learning. She has taught for many universities in Wales and England and now teaches privately via an agency and independent requests, online and face to face.

Address: London, Guy's Hospital
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Pain management / Chronic pain, Scans / diagnostic imaging, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
BA Contemporary Dance, BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, HCPC, CSP, AACP, MACP
Telephone:
02071885111

Michael Gale is a highly experienced NHS physiotherapist with a special interest in dance, circus and singing performance. He has a background as a contemporary dancer, having trained at The Place and worked with various choreographers over several years. He combines his insight as a performer with clinical expertise, understanding performers’ need for specialist care and rehab.

Michael provides NHS services at Guy's Hospital - referrals can be made by NHS GPs via eRS for the attention of Michael Gale.

Conditions managed include persistent pain, musculoskeletal injury, post-operative rehabilitation, spinal problems, Upper and lower limb problems.

Michael has expertise in manual therapy, exercise therapy including Pilates, acupuncture and aquatic therapy. For patients with a Lambeth or Southwark GP, imaging, diagnostics and onward referral to medical/orthopaedic services is available.

Address: Mere, Wiltshire / London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Existential Analysis, Individual therapy, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
UKPC, ACTO, MA
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
07951629121

Miranda Jackson is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience in the music industry as an artist manager. With her insider knowledge of the music industry, she is an expert in musicians' and other arts professionals' mental health. Where appropriate, clients can access the Stimmung Therapy Programme, delivered together with Helen Brice, who is also a BAPAM Registered therapist. This combines one-to-one trauma therapy with skills in Mindfulness and emotional containment, helping to release difficult thoughts and fears in a safe, supportive space.

Miranda works with creative professionals presenting with, for example, drug addiction and substance misuse associated with gig culture, sexual identity, stage identity, eating disorders, struggles with casting, auditions and bookings, stage fright/performance anxiety, bereavement, physical injury and illness, career and life transitions. Stimmung Therapy is based in Piccadilly, London. Miranda also practises in Wiltshire and provides online therapy.

"As a psychotherapist I specialise in working with musicians, actors, writers and performers who are experiencing overwhelming emotions and need support while keeping the channel of self-expression and communication open. I have counselled people of many nationalities, backgrounds and beliefs and all genders and sexualities. All are welcome. With considerable management experience in both the commercial and charity sectors, I have the experience to deal with workplace issues such as redundancy, unfair dismissal, workplace bullying, career development and career change. I have supported a number of survivors of abuse, both male and female and will work with offenders who show genuine remorse. I have a lot of experience in helping clients manage pain and long-term illness, especially ME and now Long Covid."

Address: London, Parson's Green
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, South West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Physiotherapy
Telephone:
020 7870 0313

Performing arts specialist physiotherapist and specialist vocal physiotherapist. Pilates teacher.

Physio On The Green, Swan Mews, London SW6 4QT.

Address: Manchester
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Person Centered Therapy
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
Bsc (Hons), BABCP (Accred) and BACP (Acrred)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0161 477 2375
Mobile:
07961 596 696

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Person-centered counselling. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) used for trauma work. CBT for depression, Anxiety traps. self harm, suicide prevention. interventions for perfectionism. Phobias, eating disorders and performance anxiety. Works with many RNCM students, musicians, actors and dancers.

Address: Bristol
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Integrative Therapy, Sports and Exercise Psychology
Regions Covered:
South West; Wales
Qualifications/registration:
BA Visual Art (music), BSc Integrative psycho-therapeutic counselling
Mobile:
074545 333 41

Hannah is a psychotherapist specialising in EMDR. She has worked with a variety of creative practitioners working from violinists to singers and DJs, and can help with trauma, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, bereavement etc. She also uses EMDR to support performance optimisation for those working in the arts, sport, business and science.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Focal dystonia management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BAp(Sc)OT AHT (BAHT) AMusA (Flute)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07960 750 888 (appointments)

Specialist treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of musicians' hand and upper limb injuries. Katherine's clinical experience has focused on plastic and orthopaedic surgery patients with hand and upper limb injuries, burns, and rheumatological conditions. She has lectured and published widely, established two hand therapy units, worked as a research therapist and is currently performing doctoral research in the area of Focal Hand Dystonia affecting musicians. Having completed her Associate Music Diploma in Flute performance in 1997, Katherine enjoys combining her love for music and knowledge of the hand and upper limb. She has invaluable insight into life and the related pressures of being a musician.

Address: London, Lewisham / Sidcup
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, South London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BAPAM VRC Competencies met
Telephone:
020 8302 3778
Mobile:
07425 160 031

Linda Hutchison is a specialist Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and singing teacher working privately and as part of the pioneering NHS Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic team at Lewisham Hospital. Her coaching work with singers addresses pre and post-operative voice problems, muscle tension imbalance, breathing problems, related emotional and psychological issues. Linda was a professional singer for many years before taking up teaching so she possesses a wealth of practical knowledge of the profession.

Address: London, Streatham Common
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Performing Arts Medicine, Certified Athletic Trainer, HCPC, CSP, BOC
Telephone:
020 8778 9050

Lisa specialises in treating performing artists such as dancers, choreographers, musicians, circus performers, singers, and actors, and has experience working with a wide variety of patients including elite athletes, youngsters and the elderly. Her expertise includes post-operation rehabilitation, overuse injuries, traumatic injuries, advice regarding posture and overuse, environmental effects on pain - stool type/height, music stands, props etc, adapting practice schedule, return to play/performing rehabilitation specific for dancers, musicians and circus performers.

Lisa has experience working with American Ballet Theatre, and Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York City. She was a dancer for 15 years and has played 7 different instruments throughout her life. She was also the first American to be accepted and to complete the MSc Performing Arts Medicine course at University College London in 2017.

Address: London, London Bridge
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Psychosynthesis
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
PGDip Psychosynthesis Counselling, MBACP
Telephone:
07736 671 160

Psychosynthesis Counsellor with a background as an actor and drama teacher as well as working with the Samaritans. Lois works with clients to address problems including performance/audition anxiety, family issues, drug and alcohol use, sexual abuse, suicidal thinking, bereavement, anxiety, loss, depression, relationship issues, loss of purpose, sexuality, childhood trauma. 'I believe my careers before becoming a psychotherapeutic counsellor give me added insight into the challenges faced by individuals in the performing arts industries. These can often feel overwhelming, leaving people questioning the purpose and meaning of their professional identity given the stresses of rejection and often financial instability'. Consultations at the Psychosynthesis Trust, London SE1, or online.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Performing Arts Medicine MCSP HCPC
Mobile:
07980 448 808

Sophie is a Specialist Performing Arts and Sport Physiotherapist, who has been providing Physio management to film, production and the performing arts since 2013. She has worked with professional performers based in the West End (inc. War Horse, Matilda, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Wicked and Billy Elliot), on Tour with Dirty Dancing and The Lion King, and for Strictly Come Dancing, the TV series. She spent 2 months at the beginning of 2017 in Austria with channel 4's 'The Jump'. Before this she worked alongside Saracens Academy RFC, and set up a Physiotherapy practice up in the 'Portes Du Soleil, Switzerland' where she worked during the winter season, with skiers/snowboarders. In private practice, Sophie can be found working at The Centre of Health and Human Performance on Harley Street, London. She also lectures at University College London (UCL) on the MSc programme in Performing Arts Medicine.

Address: Liverpool
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
Diploma in Sports Massage
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
1515580077

Sport Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pre/post event management, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Relaxation Massage. Postural issues, pain, weakness, RSI, stiffness, physical and mental fatigue, neural issues e.g. nerve impingements. Works onsite with RLPO players providing postural and exercise advice.

Address: London, Hammersmith
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MBPsS (British Psychological Society), MA Performance Health (UWL), Professional Certified Çoach (ICF - The International Coach Federation), Performers Certificate: Bass and Composition (Royal Academy of Music)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
020 7602 2707

Andy Evans is a specialist in performance psychology, coaching and careers work, with over thirty years experience working with performers, particularly musicians. He was a Performance Psychologist at BIMM International Popular Music Academy, and Career Coach to Dancers Career Development for 15 years. Andy has published extensively on performance psychology, his latest book being 'Secrets of Performing Confidence' (2013, Bloomsbury). All the typical issues of performers are covered in sessions - creativity, career enhancement, managing performance anxiety, peak performance, auditioning, practice and rehearsal strategies, motivation, stress, burnout, confidence, perfectionism.

Address: Salisbury
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
ARCM, MSTAT
Telephone:
01722 790 268
Mobile:
07425 175855

An instrumental teacher/Alexander Technique teacher and fitter of adjustable chin rests and collar bone rests. Former professional violinist who played for LSO, Bath Festival Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, BBC and ITV.

Address: London, Holborn
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Qualifications/registration:
MA (Psych.), Qual. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Adv. Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling, UKCP Reg., MBACP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7242 9669

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling. A former professional musician. Has helped actors, dancers and musicians with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships and family problems, sexuality, bereavement.

Address: Salford, Manchester
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
MCSP SRP IPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
0161 745 7551

Lead clinician at Metro Physio in Salford. Works with many performers at the highest level - musicians, dancers, actors and athletes, as well as many Royal Northern College of Music students.

Address: Kenilworth, Warwickshire / Coventry
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
Sports Massage Diploma level 4
Mobile:
07866 262 406

Charles Ward is a former professional session singer who trained as a Massage Therapist who continues to be a keen songwriter, guitarist and singer. He has a special interest in working with voice users including singers, actors and public speakers. He has been treating high profile singers since 2014 and has treated artists on tour at music venues around the UK. Charles provides vocal massage and Laryngeal Manual Therapy (LMT), and has helped many performers with problems including vocal fatigue, muscle tension dysphonia, physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, poor breathing and technique, as well as general maintenance and injury prevention. Charles has published articles for the Voice Council and presented for various Music Colleges and Universities, as well as for The British Voice Association in relation to LMT. He understands the importance of vocal health, how precious and essential the voice is, and the impact that it can have when things go wrong. Charles is also expert at diagnosing and treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries and is a keen cyclist.

Address: Barnard Castle, Country Durham / Newcastle / Middlesbrough
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hearing
Regions Covered:
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Audiology, Cert Cognitive Tinnitus Therapy, Cert Microsuction Earwax Removal, HCPC, RCCP
Telephone:
01833348124

Mr Conor Boland is an experienced audiologist who helps musicians and performers with hearing loss and tinnitus. Conor also runs a record label and plays guitar and has a thorough understanding of performance professionals' hearing needs. Can provide hearing tests, in ear monitors, tinnitus therapy, earwax removal and advice on hearing protection and hearing aids.

Address: London/Manchester
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North West, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BAPAM VRC Competencies
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date

Rehabilitation specialist voice coach with extensive expertise in working with singers and professional voice users - Vocal rehabilitation, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal fold lesions, psychogenic voice disorders. Consultations available in London, Manchester and Online.

Dane Chalfin is one of the West End and British Recording Industry’s leading vocal coaches. He is also a Vocal Rehabilitation Coach (Clinical Singing Voice Specialist) working in Singer-Specialist ENT Clinics. Clients include major recording artists and West End productions. His private practice consists of around 70% vocal rehabilitation for performers with voice trouble and 30% high-profile performers who want regular coaching to stay in peak performance condition. Dane routinely works with pop/rock/theatre singers, radio/tv broadcasters, presenters, transgender performers, and other vocal coaches/singing teachers who want to upskill.

Address: London, Pimlico
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Scans / diagnostic imaging
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Physiology BSc Ost FRSH
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7798 8685/6831
Mobile:
07831 434680

David Propert provides Osteopathy, including Cranial Osteopathy, for athletes, performers and creative professionals. He is based at Calmer Clinics, Dolphin Square, where phlebotomy, X-Ray and imaging facilities are available.

Address: London Marylebone / Slough
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Laryngoscopy / Nasendoscopy / Scope, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MA, MBBS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07591 555 833

Mr Declan Costello is a highly experienced consultant laryngologist with extensive expertise in treating all aspects of voice disorders and hoarseness from vocal cord nodules and cysts to polyps, papilloma, vocal cord paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia. As a singer himself, he has a particular interest in treating voice disorders in performers. He is also one of the leading exponents of local anaesthetic laryngeal procedures, which can be particularly beneficial for patients with vocal fold paralysis. He regularly runs workshops for singers and performers on voice health and anatomy. NHS Voice Clinic in Slough at Wexham Park Hospital. Private appointments at King Edward VII's Hospital, London.

Address: London, Pimlico
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
MOst 2013, ITEC level 3 sports massage 2010, Barral VM1-4, 2015
Mobile:
7880542823

Martial artist, pianist, french horn and guitar player. Works with performers - musicians, actors, dancers, singers - presenting with musculoskeletal pains linked to performance activities. Has a grounding in posture and biomechanics, pain physiology and stress.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc MSc (Physiotherapy) OCPPP
Telephone:
020 3935 5050

Ed Blake is the Director and Lead Physiotherapist at PhysioEd Medical.

Ed founded Physio Ed Medical Ltd in 2004 following a successful stint as a sole clinician in private practice. Prior to this he had completed a BSc in Physiotherapy in Perth Western Australia and an MSc in physiotherapy at University College London. He has pioneered physiotherapy treatments for vocal patients and has vast experience in the management of dance and performance related injuries.

He lectures regularly on the academic circuit on the above topics and has many publications to his name in prestigious medical texts and journals. Ed is also an Honorary UCL lecturer and co-leading MSK module for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine. His primary area of interest is in the management of spinal pain in addition to his vocal work. Outside of work he is a keen skier, runner and swimmer.

Address: Liverpool
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP, Diploma in Counselling - July 2008
Mobile:
07885 88 6185

Gary has been working therapeutically with people in the Performing Arts industry since 2009, providing Person Centred Counselling, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Mental Health Mentoring. He works with a wide range of issues including abuse, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, confidence and self-worth. He has worked closely with performers in developing and delivering workshops on Performance Anxiety and has experience of working within Staff Support roles in the NHS and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Gary works in private counselling rooms in Liverpool city centre. L1 Area.

Address: Brighton / Hove
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
2018 HCPC registration as Practitioner Psychologist 2017 - Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist 2017 - Mental Health First Aid Trained
Mobile:
07801 849 083

Provides psychological support to performers across numerous domains including music, sport, drama, dance and business. Has worked with many professional and student musicians through the Incorporated Society of Musicians as well as Healthy Conservatoires. Expertise in psychology of optimal performance, overcoming performance anxiety, mental health and wellbeing.

Greg has worked on developing many top musicians psychological approach to performance and frequently runs workshops with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, across the UK for musicians seeking to enhance their own performance levels and cope with the high demands of a career in music. Greg, in collaboration with his wife (Dr Ally Daubney) also runs numerous workshops for music teachers to help them effectively handle their students' music performance anxiety.

In conjunction with his wife, Greg has published two books centred on effective psychological approaches to performance management. The first is a practical resource for music teachers to provide them with strategies to help their students handle music performance anxiety and is entitled Performance Anxiety: A Practical Guide for Music Teachers. The second is a hands on psychological approach to optimising music performance for developing and professional musicians.

Address: Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire / The New Foscote Hospital, Banbury / The Shelburne Hospital, High Wycombe / The Chiltern Hospital, Great Missenden / Stoke Mandeville Hospital (NHS) / Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust / Wycombe General Hospital (NHS)
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Steroid or other therapeutic injection, Surgery
Regions Covered:
London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
Certificate of Completion of Training in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, including Hand Surgery, Oxford Deanery, UK 2019, Sub-specialist training in Reconstructive Microsurgery including Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan Aug 2018 - Aug 2019;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone:
020 8167 4775 (via BAPAM)

Mr. James Chan is a Consultant Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Outside surgery, Mr. Chan enjoys playing the violin and piano. Clinical interests include hand surgery, trauma and elective conditions including arthritis, nerve compression (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndromes), tendon problems, ganglions, trigger fingers, Dupuytren’s disease, musicians' hands. Reduced fee private appointments are available to BAPAM patients and NHS referrals can be seen at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe General Hospital and the National Spinal Injuries Centre of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Mr. Chan believes in delivering the best evidence-based care tailored to the individual needs of his patients, whether this is surgical or non-surgical, to enable them to get on with their lives.

Following his medical qualification from Cambridge University in 2004 and junior posts in East Anglia and London, Mr. Chan completed his Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery on the Oxford rotation. Subsequently, he was awarded a Travelling Bursary by BAPRAS to undertake further subspecialty training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the foremost plastic surgery centres worldwide. This comprehensive training has provided him with the skillset to deal with common as well as complex surgical problems.

Mr. Chan holds a Clinical Lecturership at Oxford University where he was Senior Scholar and awarded a PhD. He has worked as Fellow at Cochrane UK where he focused on the synthesis and dissemination of Evidence-based Medicine. He has published widely in medical journals as well as the standard plastic surgery textbooks and contributed to national guidance on traumatic limb reconstruction. He has held awards and grants from institutions including the Wellcome Trust, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and BAPRAS.

Dedicated to the next generation of surgeons, Mr. Chan is a GMC-recognised trainer and member of the Education and Training Committee of BSSH, and interviews for National Selection for entry into higher specialty training in Plastic Surgery in the UK. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the top plastic surgery journals, runs a national microsurgery training course for surgical trainees, presents at national and international conferences and hosts ‘Stoke Mandeville Plastics’, a popular international webinar series for plastic surgeons which focuses on cutting edge Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

Address: London, Bloomsbury
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Laryngoscopy / Nasendoscopy / Scope, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MA, MB MCh, MRCS, DOHNS, PhD, FRCS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07881 855 961 (London ENT Group)

Mr Jonathan Fishman is a consultant ENT surgeon working at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, and privately via www.londonvoicedoctor.co.uk. He has worked with many professional voice users e.g. musical theatre and opera singers presenting with hoarseness and voice disorders.

He graduated with a triple first class honours degree in pre-clinical medicine from the University of Cambridge and completed his clinical training at the University of Oxford.

He completed his higher surgical training in both London and Oxford. During his training he was awarded a PhD from University College London.

He has received numerous awards, grants, prizes and research fellowships and has published widely in the field of ENT. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has organised and chaired sessions at National, European and International meetings. He is senior editor for the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, a current leading UK ENT journal, established in 1887.

He has a sub-specialty interest in laryngology. He is an elected member of the Council of the British Laryngological Association, a council member of the British Voice Association and an executive council member and scientific committee member of the European Laryngological Society.

Address: Nottingham
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Laryngoscopy / Nasendoscopy / Scope, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
East Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MBBS FRCS(ORL)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0115 924 9924 X63993

Mr Julian McGlashan is a senior ENT surgeon with a special interest in voice and throat disorders in professional voice users. He runs an annual Nottingham Voice Day/Stroboscopy course and lectures on courses, national and international meetings on voice disorders. He leads the NHS Voice Clinic for singers and professional voice users at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. An expert in voice disorders; laryngeal disorders; throat disorders; head and neck surgery (ENT); thyroid lumps; thyroid surgery; parotid surgery; neck lumps.

Address: Stratford upon Avon / Coventry / Birmingham
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
ND,DO, BSc(Hons) Ost.Med.
Telephone:
01789 267888

Has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2000 and seen many hundreds of performers, helping with injury prevention, safe lifting and handling on stage, raked stages, exercise, warm up, musculoskeletal problems.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn / Shades Clinic, Ealing
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Osteopath. DO. MSc Performing Arts Medicine (UCL 2014)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8752 0569

Lazarus trained as a classical dancer before becoming an Osteopath in 1997, and is very experienced working with dancers and all performance professionals. Can help with dance technique advice from an anatomical point of view to rehabilitation. Discussion and planning on performance optimization strategies. Lecturer at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Completed the UCL Masters in Performing Arts Medicine. Practices at Shades Clinic, Ealing is a BAPAM Assessing Clinician at our London clinic.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn / BMI Hendon and Blackheath / City of London
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
MA MBBChir FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Telephone:
0207 496 3597

Mr Mark Phillips is a Hand and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in musicians and other performing artists. Expert with hand, wrist and upper limb conditions including pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, stiffness of joints, focal dystonia, joint instability, arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture and fractures. Holistic approach and a low conversion rate to surgery. Plays trumpet and guitar. Private and NHS Choose and Book appointments are available. BMI Healthcare at Hendon, where he runs the Adult Musicians Upper Limb Clinic, and Blackheath. London Sports Orthopaedics at 31 Old Broad Street. BAPAM Clinic, London. Free appointments are also available at BAPAM, London.

Address: London, Kensington and Chelsea
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Scans / diagnostic imaging, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
Doctor of Chiropractor - DC, Dip Roentgenology, Performing Arts Medicine MSc, FRCC Ortho, Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
Telephone:
0207 937 8978

Michael Durtnall is an experienced performance-specialist Chiropractor. He is a UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc graduate. Very experienced treating top level singers, instrumentalists and dancers. Aware of the ergonomic and musculoskeletal conditions arising from playing and carrying instruments. Treats dancers from the Royal Academy of Dance, Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet. X-ray facilities are available at the Sayer Clinic. Registered with International Pelvic Pain Society. Specialist listing with coccyx.org.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn / Hermes Health, Barbican
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Dance medicine and healthcare, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ), LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (hons) Osteopathy Pilates Rehabilitation Modules 1-3
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7638 3202

Osteopath and Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor. Clinician at BAPAM and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Very experienced treating singers, musicians, actors and dancers. Expertise includes movement, jaw issues, neck and laryngeal tension affecting singers, exercise, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Private practice at Hermes Health, Chiswell Street, London.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn / BlackBerry Clinics
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
PhD Orthopaedics, MD Orthopaedics, MBBS
Telephone:
01908 604666

Nikos Reissis is an Orthopaedic Consultant who advises on performance-related musculoskeletal problems, particularly upper and lower limb, and spinal problems. He is Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and lectures on the UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc programme. He has worked with artists including dancers, actors, musicians, gymnasts. Holds a free online BAPAM clinic monthly (contact us directly for appointments), and also provides private Musculoskeletal and Performing Arts Medicine assessments at the Blackberry Clinics, both online and face to face. Blackberry Clinics can be contacted at 01908 604666 and reception@blackberryclinic.co.uk.

Address: Glasgow
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Focal dystonia management, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
Scotland
Qualifications/registration:
MMACP MAACP MCSP HPC, Dip Medecine des Arts (France), Member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association USA (PAMA)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
01360 621896
Mobile:
07766 687 578

Patrice is a former professional French horn player with much experience in the field of music, all instrumentalists/instrument groups, and singers with musculoskeletal/posture disorders. Published research into treatment of focal dystonia. Clinics at Scottish Opera Production Studios and Torrance Dental Practice.

Address: London, Marylebone
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hearing
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
MSc Audiology, RHAD, MSHAA
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7486 1053

Expertise in hearing instrument technology and audiological rehabilitation. Registered ear care practitioner and registered hearing aid dispenser. Lead clinician at Musicians Hearing Services/Harley Street Hearing. Very experienced helping musicians, singers and performance professionals with hearing loss and tinnitus.

Address: Bristol
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology
Regions Covered:
South West, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
Chartered Psychology BPS, HCPC Sport & Exercise Psychologist, HCPC Clinical Psychologist, Europsych Practitioner Psychologist
Telephone:
01643 851622
Mobile:
07973 961764

Sport & Performance Psychologist and coach with extensive experience helping creative practitioners with problems including depression, anxiety, performance trauma, addiction, eating disorders, burnout, injury, self-harm, bullying, PTSD, relationship breakdown. Practises in Bristol and also provides online sessions.

Address: London, Covent Garden
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07813 021 858

Royal Opera House Occupational Health Adviser. Works with performers from all fields. Pilates, osteopathy and acupuncture. No appointments are currently available privately.

Address: Powys / Herefordshire / Shropshire
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Couples therapy, Dance medicine and healthcare, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy, Paediatrics / children, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Wales, West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy, Cert Counselling, BACP, UKCP
Telephone:
01547510360

Richard Lewis is a very experienced therapist who has worked with a great many performance professionals including musicians and dancers, and students and professional staff at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he began the counselling service. He is experienced working with people of all ages and can help with a wide range of problems relating to, for example, performance anxiety, drugs, relationships, sexuality, alcohol, trauma, adoption, self-esteem, aging, severe mental health challenges, losing one's performing ability.

Address: Chelsea, London / New Malden
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Pain management / Chronic pain, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, West London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
P2000 Dip Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation & Sport Science, BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Pain, MCSP, HCPC
Telephone:
0203 723 9099
Mobile:
07932 689081 & PA: (Jo) 07518 445493

Richmond Stace is a Specialist Pain Physiotherapist who works with performance professionals and others who are struggling to overcome persistent and chronic pain and movement problems or disorders. He is experienced working with multidisciplinary colleagues to address complex physical and psychological support needs. His approach combines coaching and clinical care to support clients through a pain management programme tailored to their needs. Richmond's practice is most relevant to people who:

  • have had pain and problems for a long time
  • have seen many doctors and therapists
  • can’t live the life that they want - home, work, play
  • have pain that they don’t understand
  • are not getting better
  • have pain that won’t go away
  • are scared of their pain
  • feel stuck and miserable

His aim is to help people:

  • understand their pain
  • know how to get better
  • focus on the ways of overcoming pain
  • learn the skills of well-being
  • perform in life - at home, at work, at play
  • get better and live meaningfully

Richmond is a Chartered Physiotherapist and registered with the HCPC. Originally training as a Registered General Nurse (Brighton University) in the early 90’s, he developed an interest in pain whilst observing the varying responses in recovery after operations. He continued to train as a physiotherapist (Kings College London), and has a further degree in Sport Rehabilitation (University of Surrey) and a Masters Degree in Pain Science (Kings College London).

Address: Glasgow G2 / London Harley Street, Farringdon, Kings Cross
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Integrative Therapy
Regions Covered:
London; Scotland
Qualifications/registration:
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy 2012
Mobile:
07894 087 889

Has worked with a variety of creative practitioners including film directors, painters, musicians and dancers, who have presented with depression, eating disorders, anger issues, relationship issues and performance anxiety. Also works with companies advising on employees' stress. Based in both Glasgow and London.

Address: Liverpool
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
North West
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Applied Psychology, PGDip Counselling, Dip Casework Supervision, Level 5 Dip Professional Management Coaching and Mentoring
Mobile:
0794 148 8550

Works with creative professionals experiencing problems including depression and trauma. Provides Person Centred Counselling, Solution-focused brief therapy, Mindfulness and Life Coaching in Liverpool L7.

Address: London, Marylebone
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
PGCert in Health Ergonomics - 2013, MSc with Distinction - 2011, BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy with distinction from the University of Cape Town, 2000, HCPC PH 61493, CSP 66578, AACP, ACPOHE
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
07543 533 497
Mobile:
07543 533 497

Sudhir Daya has treated thousands of athletes, performing artists and office warriors, enabling them to get back to doing the activities that give meaning to their lives. Sudhir believes in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to health, and his training and practice reflect this belief. After graduating with distinction as a chartered physiotherapist (MCSP), Sudhir turned to acupuncture and ergonomics. Sudhir is a believer in the re-education of healthy movement patterns.

“Clients ask me to fix their bodies – in most cases, their bodies are in fine working order, but they’re not using their bodies correctly. I tell them to think of their body as their car. They don’t need a mechanic, they need driving lessons.” – Sudhir Daya

Sudhir also teaches yoga and Pilates and in his spare time, trains in circus arts (flying trapeze, silks, rope, static trapeze), gymnastics (trampolining, tumbling, handstands) and dance (South Asian dance, ballet, contemporary).

Unlike many health professionals who tell their clients to stop doing the activity that injured them, Sudhir empathises with what his the clients are going through and helps them set goals that are realistic and functional to their activities.

Address: York / Bridlington
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Scans / diagnostic imaging, Steroid or other therapeutic injection
Regions Covered:
Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth) MSc, European Diploma of Hand Surgery
Telephone:
07596 330 082

Sunil Auplish is a shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgeon (trauma and orthopaedics) with a strong interest in treating professional musicians and performance artists. Consults on problems including arthritis, ganglion, Dupuytren's disease, contractures, wrist instability, nerve entrapment, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness and weakness, posture-related muscular problems, fractures, tendonitis, joint and ligament injuries. Can see both NHS and private patients. Sunil's NHS practice is based at the York District and Bridlington Hospitals. He consults privately at the Nuffield Hospital and Clifton Park Hospital in York.

Address: Ascot / Reading / Slough / Farnborough / Woking / Guildford
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
South East
Qualifications/registration:
M.Ost
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone:
01344 625 475

Before training as an Osteopath, Toby was a professional ballet dancer, working with The Israel Ballet for several years, and subsequently completing two world tours with Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. He has had his fair share of injuries and was always interested in treatment and rehab. In 2008, he decided to switch careers, training at the British School of Osteopathy (now the University College of Osteopathy), from where he graduated in 2014 with distinction. He has also completed his sports massage training at the London School of Sports Massage.

He currently works in Ascot, Berkshire, where he treats patients of all ages and from all backgrounds. He happily tackles all injuries from head to toe, and enjoys finding the correct package of management for his patients. Toby has a particular interest in looking after performers and dancers, and has had dance-based research published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. As well as being a registered practitioner with BAPAM, he is listed on OneDance's Directory of Practitioners and is a member of the Osteopathic Performing Arts Care Association (OPACA).

BAPAM Guest Blog: From Dancer to Osteopath by Toby Pollard-Smith

Address: London, Fitzrovia / Tunbridge Wells
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, TA Transactional Analysis, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP, UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice
Mobile:
07970 440441

Psychotherapist with extensive music industry experience as a recording artist, producer and composer, as well as in artist management and A&R. Working with creative practitioners throughout the arts, he has helped people overcome problems including anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, addiction, PTSD, eating disorders, body image, coping with injury, self-harm, relationship difficulties, family issues, sexuality issues. More specifically performance-related problems include those relating to confidence, stage fright, avoidance, career dilemmas, motivation, retirement, self-esteem and writer’s block. Has specific experience working with young people starting their careers, gained as a behavioural therapist at the Brit School and counsellor at Performers College for the Performing Arts. Practises in London and Kent.

Address: Brixton and Notting Hill, London
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
London, South London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, BA Hons Music
Mobile:
07960 788 581

Will Roberts is an integrative Arts Psychotherapist and musician working with individuals and groups, helping address problems including depression and anxiety (often related to precarious gig-economy work), social anxiety, performance anxiety, loss of confidence and personality disorders. He is also experienced working with recovering alcoholics, addicts and vulnerable patients.

'My background as a professional musician working in many areas has helped me to develop a particular affinity for and understanding of the mental health issues that are common in the field. I am aware of the strain and pressure that working in the arts can have on individual's mental health'.

Address: London - Monument / Rotherhithe / Canada Water / Clapham
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, East London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
BTEC Level 5 Diploma Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy, Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07764 882 743

Zoltan Zavody is a musician and martial artist who understands the range of injuries, impediments to joyful play(ing), and pain that can result from soft tissue conditions and muscular imbalances. He specialises in helping performers with pain and tension release, injury rehabilitation, pre- and post-performance MOT, and structural alignment. Zoltan sees clients in Central and South-East London – Monument, Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Clapham.

"I'm a fully qualified, professional Clinical Massage Therapist. I am a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).

I treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the connective tissue that binds these all together. Treatment may be to address a specific pain or injury; an area of tightness or inflexibility; or a more structural issue of constriction or misalignment. It may also be in preparation for an event or performance, for example to ensure that muscles are all working smoothly; or after such an event, quickly to flush out waste products and relax stressed muscles, for rapid recovery.

Through an understanding of the daily reality of trying to train and perform with pain or injury, I can support you with a realistic rehabilitation programme to return you to performing at your best.

I believe in continuity of professional healthcare. So we will not just give you a massage and send you on your way "hoping it worked". First we will look at the cause of any muscular or structural imbalance, and afterwards we will develop a potential rehabilitation programme that may involve exercises, stretching, or just subtly different ways of moving. I will support you with any rehabilitation work in between sessions. And where massage alone is not enough, we will discuss other treatments you might usefully explore."

Address: Holmfirth / Meltham / Huddersfield / Yorkshire
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Optometry and eye care
Regions Covered:
North West, Yorkshire and Humberside
Qualifications/registration:
BSc Optometry
Telephone:
01484 907 090

Amy has an avid interest in how presbyopia (the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age) affects a musician's ability to play and perform. Musicians have a wide range of eyesight needs e.g. they may need to see the top of the guitar neck to the sound hole, their set list, fellow players, a conductor, audience. Different focal lengths are assessed and a suitable prescription provided. Amy also advises clients with contrast Sensitivity, macula degeneration and has a special interest in the perceptual processing disorder, Meares-Irlen Syndrome.

Address: Stourport-Upon-Severn / Manchester / Birmingham / Kidderminster
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
West Midlands, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
BA(Hons) Music, PGCE Music, BSc(Hons) SLT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07811 515 954

Vocal Rehabilitation Coach, Speech and Language Therapist and singing teacher with expertise in clinical voice disorders, singing voice rehabilitation, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal fold nodules, cysts, singing rehabilitation post-head and neck cancer, anxiety and stress-related problems. Has worked with performers as teacher, VRC and SLT for whole career,both in NHS and her own practice. VRC at South Manchester NHS Voice Clinic.

Address: London, Muswell Hill
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Individual therapy, Person Centered Therapy
Regions Covered:
Online/Telephone/Remote; London; North London
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP Humanistic Person Centred Counsellor
Mobile:
07729 742 037

Professional experience singing and working in the arts for over 10 years. Clinical experience in the NHS and working with performing artists working with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, Performance anxiety, Addiction, Fame and celebrity, Body image, Trauma, Relationships, Burnout, Self esteem, Creative blocks, Worthlessness, Isolation, Rejection, Anger, Loss and grief, Control issues, Abuse, Trust issues, Pregnancy, Family problems, Sexuality, Existential issues. Works from a therapeutic space in Muswell Hill, London N10, and offers telephone and Skype counselling.

Address: London, Marylebone
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Hearing, Laryngoscopy / Nasendoscopy / Scope, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
BSc MD FRCS ORL-HNS
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Telephone:
0207 224 6249

Mrs Jaan Panesar is a specialist in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Services include laryngoscopy examination of vocal cords and hearing tests. Sees many professional voice users at the Harley Street Clinic and is an NHS Consultant at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Performers please contact via BAPAM.

Address: London, Wimbledon / Greenwich
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, South London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) MCSP Reg HPC
Telephone:
020 8545 0965
Mobile:
07985 408046

Worked with dancers since 2002. Works at Trinity LABAN as head physiotherapist. Core stability, muscle imbalance, spine, sacroiliac joint, knees. Private Practice in Wimbledon.

Address: Cuffley, Hertfordshire / Enfield / Cheshunt
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Focal dystonia management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
Physiotherapy Grad Dip. Phys 1991
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
01707 874501

Deep tissue massage, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release, relaxation. Stretching, body maintenance, posture. Pre and post-performance massage and stretching. Musculoskeletal dysfunction, muscle imbalance, tension, weakness or tightness. Rehabilitating tendinopathies and repetitive strain injuries, assessing the ergonomics of playing a musical instrument. Graded Motor Imagery, Mirror therapy for Focal Dystonia. Plays clarinet and bassoon. Based in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

Address: South London / Online
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Neurodiversity / learning difference or disability
Regions Covered:
London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Qualifications/registration:
MA Music therapeutic studies 2018, Postgraduate Music Therapy Diploma 1999, Performers Degree 1986
Mobile:
07941 671 816

Maria Radoje is an experienced Music therapist with a special interest in Guided Imagery and Music, a type of music psychotherapy that uncovers unconscious processes, which she uses in working with performers by exploring the person's relationship with their instrument or chosen medium of expression, encouraging relaxation skills, and challenging unhealthy thought processes. Maria has experience working with trauma, depression and anxiety, and people experiencing acute phases of mental illness, as well as in the recovery phase. She also has expertise in working with people with dementia and those with physical disabilities, and has helped clients manage alcohol misuse, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. She trained in music performance at the Royal Academy of Music (cello) and has worked as a freelance musician, teacher (currently at The Academy of Contemporary Music) and composer. She has more than 20 years' experience as a professional music therapist working in mental health settings and with people with learning disabilities and dementia. Sessions are available in London and online.

Address: Sedgefield / County Durham / Newcastle / Middlesbrough / Gateshead
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
North East
Qualifications/registration:
BAPAM VRC Competencies
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
Mobile:
07825301 873

Freelance Voice Coach and Singing Teacher with specialist skills in Vocal Health, Vocal Rehabilitation and Performance Anxiety. Pippa is the Vocal Rehabilitation Coach at the NHS Freeman Hospital Voice Clinic in Newcastle.

Address: Pembrokeshire
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Performance Psychology, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered:
Wales
Qualifications/registration:
HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist; BA (Hons); M.Sc; MBPsS; HG. Dip Psychotherapy; Associate HGI; L.R.W.C.M.D. Music Performance
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
07881 622747

Sarah is an Occupational Psychologist with twenty years of experience in Occupational Health, providing psychological support for staff and teams in the NHS, Social Care, Local Government, Education, Industry, and the Performing Arts. Sarah’s earlier career as a Professional Musician enabled her to develop experience and insight into the challenges, pressures and demands facing the musician from training to professional life in music performance.

Sarah is a BAPAM assessing clinician in Cardiff and has a private practice in West Wales. She combines her experience and expertise across her two careers to provide a specialist service for musicians and performers. As a practitioner she uses a Cognitive-Behavioural and integrative approach, drawn from a psychological-biological-social understanding of human behaviour and emotional needs. Focusing on the unique needs and resources of the individual, Sarah works collaboratively with clients to develop understanding, guide skill acquisition, strengthen coping abilities, and nurture resilience. Sarah’s areas of expertise include:

 

  • Performance Anxiety Management
  • Performance Coaching
  • Perfectionism and OCD
  • Occupational and workplace Stress
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Self Identity and Loss
  • Self-Belief, Self Esteem and Confidence
  • Relationship trauma, and bullying
  • Career change, transition and retirement
  • Burnout, Rehabilitation and return to work
  • Organisational Stress Risk Assessment
Address: London, Streatham Park
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Singers and professional voice users
Qualifications/registration:
Interactive Counselling BSc (Hons) 2012;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8835 0624
Mobile:
07730 927 672

Former professional opera singer providing individuals and couples therapy using integrative, person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT and mindfulness approaches. Helps creative practitioners overcome anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, grief, bereavement, depression, self-esteem problems. Special interest in voice trauma. She is an Accredited Counsellor for The Foundation for Infant Loss.

Address: London, Hammersmith / Brighton
Broad Category:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Paediatrics / children, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, West London, South East
Qualifications/registration:
DO, DPO,BSc(Ost) DP.O
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 3893 8009

Alison Judah is a consultant osteopath who practices in Hammersmith, West London and in Hove East Sussex. She qualified in 1992 from the London School of Osteopathy with a Diploma in Osteopathic Medicine and then from Kingston University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Osteopathy. She undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopath at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. Alison has undertaken further training in the specialist area of caring for performing artists including the voice.

SPECIALIST OSTEOPATH TO THE PERFORMING ARTS

MUSICIANS
Alison helps many musicians by diagnosing the cause of their injuries, assessing them with their instrument rehabilitating them back to fitness and advising on furture injury prevention. Where it is possible musicians should bring their instrument with them to the appointment. Ergonomic assessments can also be carried out in a performance space. Musicians have busy schedules and she can arrange private MRI scans and xrays where necessary so as to get a diagnosis quickly and get them back to performing as soon as possible.

OSTEOPATHY FOR THE VOICE

Singers, Actors, Teachers and other Professional Voice Users
Performers need their voice to be agile, the delicate muscles surrounding the vocal cords need to be balanced as do the muscles of breathing. The voice can also be affected by other mechanical strains in the body. Alison will do a full assessment to establish the cause. If it is due to a mechanical strain then osteopathic treatment can help or osteopathy can help with rehabilitation back to fitness after other treatment is necessary such as surgery. Alison works with both Professional and Amateur Singers and Actors to help them carry on working without injury. She has undertaken specialist training in Laryngeal Manipulation and Performing Arts Medicine. With a busy schedule and often a stressful environment teachers and public speakers often aren't aware that they are straining the voice and body and teachers in particular often end up damaging the voice.

Symptoms of Voice Problems May Include:
Tightness in throat
Voice cutting out at points
Restriction in chest
Back or neck pain
Alteration in quality of voice
Breathing Problems

It is of course always important to check that voice problems are not due to a more pathological cause for which further medical investigations may be necessary. Alison always carries out a full examination and will assess your condition if you need further examinations or medical tests she will refer you to the most appropriate specialist.

ACTORS
Actors often have to wear heavy costumes, work in awkward poses and carry heavy props all this can cause strain. Alison can help with treating the cause of the injury and with advising on injury prevention.

CAMERA OPERATORS AND OTHER PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS
The use of cameras can cause strain to the neck and back leading to nerve impingement, pain and tingling in the shoulders, arms and hands. Any symptoms experienced should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent long term damage.

CLINICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL
Alison has been working in private practice for over 25 years. She has also worked with GPs in Sussex and London and worked as a Paediatric Osteopath at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London seeing very complex cases. The experience she has gained allows her to diagnose and treat extremely complex problems and Alison is often referred cases where people have previously seen many health professionals. She has clinical experience in treating the specific needs of performing artists and the specialist area of voice problems. Alison also advises companies and organisations on injury prevention and carries out clinical ergonomic assessments in many different environments.

ALISON OFFERS:
Consultations for Advice on Posture and Injury Prevention
Understanding of the needs of Performing Artists
Advice/ Treatment for professional and Amateur Performers
Treatment for singers with muscular / joint strain affecting the voice
Specialist Laryngeal Manipulation for voice problems
Speedy referrals for MRI scans and xrays where necessary

Address: Bath / Bristol
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Couples therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Regions Covered:
South West
Qualifications/registration:
(BA Hons) MBACPAccred Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
01225 315 935

Integrative Therapist using perspectives from Psychodynamic, Person Centered, Gestalt, Existential and CBT. Adapts aspects of each to suit individuals, sometimes working almost exclusively with one approach. Former professional classical/opera singer. Works with individuals and couples, helping with problems including those related to sexuality, childhood abuse and trauma, complex PTSD, disordered eating, addictive, dependent or compulsive behaviour (including clients working the Twelve-Step Programme), insomnia, work and performance-related anxiety, gender identity. Her practice covers Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas. She also works with Couples.

Address: London, Streatham
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, South London
Qualifications/registration:
MSTAT 2009, LRAM 1968, ARAM 1994
Telephone:
020 8769 4158
Mobile:
07970 387 252

Alexander Technique and cello teacher, former professional cellist.

Address: BAPAM London, Holborn
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Dance medicine and healthcare, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London
Qualifications/registration:
MCSP
Telephone:
07739 896 223

Trained as a professional dancer. Student Health Adviser and Physiotherapist for Guildhall School of Music and Drama. BAPAM physiotherapy clinic in London.

Address: London, Covent Garden
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
BSc (Hons) Ost, Level 4 Cranial Osteopathy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7379 7662

Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy experienced working with performers and creative practitioners.

Address: London, London Bridge / Central London / Golders Green
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Qualifications/registration:
MBACP (Accred), FPC, BPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile:
0759 4800 399

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy as well as Jungian analysis. Erika is also a professional violinist with many years experience as a solo performer, orchestral player and teacher. She sees clients in London Bridge, Central London and Golders Green.

Address: London, Pimlico / Crouch End / Holloway
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, Central London, North London, West London
Qualifications/registration:
BA (Hons): Piano, Singing and Harpsichord. MSTAT: Alexander Technique Teacher.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Website:
Telephone:
020 8340 1518
Mobile:
07905 301 645

Hidemi is a professional soprano singer and harpsichord player and experienced Alexander Technique teacher working with instrumentalists, singers, actors and dancers. Since 1996 has taught professional and student performers, privately and at institutions in both the UK and Japan. Teaches at various locations including Pimlico Centre for the Alexander Technique, and the Haelan Centre in Crouch End. She also practices in London N4.

Address: London, Harringay
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
BA (Hons), RBS, PGDip Psych, MSTAT, CNHC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 7254 9206

Online and in person Alexander Technique lessons, for performers and instrumentalists. Trained at Royal Ballet School; professional dancer 10 years. BA Psychology. Qualified as Alexander teacher in 1982. Has taught musicians and performers both privately and in colleges. Visiting teacher at LCATT, Alexander Technique teacher training course.

Address: London, Muswell Hill
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered:
London, North London
Qualifications/registration:
MTI Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage, A,P&P 2009
Registration, insurance and DBS checks:
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Telephone:
020 8444 7570
Mobile:
07831 164430

Holistic Massage Therapist with professional experience as a stage manager and arts administrator. Has worked with actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, singers, stage managers, props makers and wardrobe personnel. Helps with conditions including carpal tunnel, RSI, muscle fatigue, frozen shoulder, arthritis, postural issues, back pain, sciatica, joint problems, knee & hip issues, stress, anxiety, insomnia, pregnancy. Jennie is also a meditation practitioner and works holistically to 'help reduce stress levels, generate both physical and mental balance – and enable you to lead a relaxed and more productive life'.

Address: Kenilworth / Birmingham
Broad Category:
Specialisms:
Services, therapies, and modalities:
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, Paediatrics / children, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered:
West Midlands
Qualifications/registration:
MSc (Performing Arts Medicine) BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Mobile:
07717 11 88 70

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