Creative Therapy Adelaide

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Natalie Music Therapy

Natalie oliveri

Director | Registered Music Therapist

Natalie is a Registered Music Therapist, who works in early childhood intervention with children 0-6 years of age. She is also Director at Creative Therapy Adelaide. Natalie has been a practising music therapist since 2015. She has worked for not-for-profit, Sing&Grow Australia and partnered with organisations to provide private and community music therapy programs. Her passion is working with families of young children to support them to gain confidence in using music at home in ways that support child development and build rich and positive home environments through music engagement. Her approach is strengths-based and family centred and she believes all people should have access to enriching experiences through the creative arts. Natalie’s primary instrument is voice.
Rowan Music Therapy

Rowan Harding

Registered Music Therapist

Rowan is a graduate from the University of Melbourne and University of Adelaide with a Masters of Music Therapy and Bachelor of Music. He has worked in a range of settings including multi-disciplinary private practice, special education centres, early intervention children’s centres and rehabilitation centres for brain injury. Lately, Rowan has been working predominantly with children in early adolescence and young adults, but still loves helping little ones reach their goals. Rowan is a friendly and passionate music therapist who cares deeply about the well being and achievements of those he works with. He believes that all people should have access to music and works towards making music accessible to all. Rowan’s primary instrument is saxophone.
Lucy Music Therapy

Lucy May

Registered Music Therapist

“Lucy May graduated from the Master of Music Therapy at Melbourne University in 2013. She is an experienced Music Therapist, and also a Social Worker currently providing counselling to young adults. Lucy’s experience includes working with refugees and asylum seekers, parenting women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, palliative care, special education and adolescent mental health and disability. She is passionate about the therapy space being inclusive, accessible and welcoming for all.
Lucy’s primary instrument is flute.”

Ri Na Music Therapist

Ri na yu

Registered Music Therapist

Rina completed her Master of Music Therapy at Western Sydney University and a Bachelor of Classical Performance majoring piano at Australian Institute of Music. Rina’s music therapy experience working with children and adolescents who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, ADHD and global developmental delay. She specialises in designing and facilitating music therapy programs for early intervention and is skilled in delivering capacity-building strategies using music to support children and adults. Rina’s passion lies in making meaningful connections with clients, whether that is through playing favourite songs or connecting through improvisation. Rina’s approach in her clinical work is flexible and tailored to the individual with a focus on developing emotional well-being, self-expression and relatedness to others with the aim of using music to support everyday life. Rina speaks English and Korean.
Tara Music Therapy

Tara force

Registered Music Therapist

Tara has been a practising Registered Music Therapist since 2006. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2005, she gained experience working in aged care, special education and early intervention, but discovered her passion was working with children with Autism, developmental delay and behaviors of concern. Over the years she has developed an approach that addresses key developmental challenges associated with Autism using a variety of music therapy and sensory-integration techniques.
Tara’s primary instrument is the trombone.

Mioi Dance Movement Therapy

Mioi Forster-Nakayama

Registered Dance Movement Therapist

Mioi is a registered dance movement psychotherapist. After gaining her Masters qualification in London, Mioi practiced in a mental health hospital, in the community, in schools and NGOs in the U.K. and Japan before moving to Adelaide. She works with children with disabilities, youth experiencing psychosis, trauma and emotional issues and women with depression and anxiety. Her approach is psychodynamic, person-centred and integrative. She is passionate about raising awareness about dance movement therapy and its benefits to wellbeing in Adelaide and nationally.

Amelia music groups

Amelia baker

Educator | Music Groups

Amelia is an Educator who has a Masters of Teaching (Primary). She has worked in primary schools with a diverse range of students in a variety of year levels. She has always had a passion for the creative arts and has played music from a young age. Amelia facilitates the developmental music groups at Creative Therapy Adelaide which allows her to combine her love of music, with her commitment to supporting children’s learning and development. Amelia is passionate about the benefits of music for wellbeing, in addition to supporting the development of fundamental skills in early childhood. Amelia enjoys working with children and their families to engage in meaningful musical experiences that are always a lot of fun! Amelia’s primary instrument is guitar / voice.     
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Brianna monaghan

Front Desk Support

Brianna is an experienced support worker with a strong mental health knowledge and a Bachelor of Psychological Science from University of Adelaide. Brianna is planning on undertaking a honour of psychology in the near future while supporting the CTA team with all things admin.




Matteo NDIS

MATTEO GIORDANO

Business Development Manager

Matteo is a qualified and experienced business manager with several years of experience across multiple industries. At Creative Therapy Adelaide he provides support to the therapy team and ensures the operations of the clinic work harmoniously.
Matteo’s primary instrument is bass guitar.




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Thea maxwell

Allied Health Assistant

Thea is a Masters of Music Therapy student and Therapy Assistant at Creative Therapy Adelaide. She is an experienced musician, private music tutor, mentor and educator. Thea is passionate about providing people with opportunities to thrive in all seasons of life, with experience working in a variety of settings with age groups from birth to aged care. Thea is friendly and caring, working hard to empower individuals and families to engage and build on their own resources. She loves music and sharing it with people in a variety of creative, flexible and fun ways, as informed by research-driven best practice.
Thea’s primary instrument is piano.

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Micheline clark

Allied Health Assistant

Micheline is a qualified educator and soon-to-be Creative Arts Therapist specialising in Drama Therapy(Graduating with a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2021). Micheline has diverse experiences working with young people of different ages and backgrounds. Micheline is passionate about how play can develop fundamental skills, and support mental wellbeing. She believes play has no age limit. Micheline has a keen interest in how the arts can be used to support personal wellbeing and aims to combine the arts in counseling and therapy. As a qualified educator, Micheline understands the challenges that arise when children enter the school system and is developing programs to support young people develop skills to support their success.
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HUW TRENORDEN

Allied Health Assistant

Huw is an Allied Health Therapy Assistant with a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts and a Diploma in Music Production. He plans to undertake his Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Arts Practice. He has a wide skill set specializing in digital arts, electronic music production and guitar. Huw has experience working with all ages as a Disability Support Worker in homes and schools throughout Adelaide. He also has worked as a lighting and sound technician and is well versed with organising live music events. Huw has a passion for helping people and supporting them to achieve their goals.

 

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ENA Auricht-Faulks

Front Desk Support

Ena has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium specialising in Jazz Performance. She is an accomplished Musician playing and singing in local bands around Adelaide. Ena is a devoted Instrumental Music Educator working privately and in schools teaching piano and woodwind. She is enjoys working with children of all ages and diverse learning needs both in groups and individual lessons. Ena is passionate about using music to make a difference and help others achieve their full potential in their own lives and is looking forward to undertaking her Masters of Music Therapy in the near future. She is really excited to provide admin support and assist the team to continue to deliver high quality therapy support. Ena’s primary instrument is Saxophone. 

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