About us

The Partnership

In our view the Bonny Method is unique as an advanced form of music therapy able to deliver an exceptionally enriching experience to people with or without diagnosed difficulties, seeking better health.

As fully qualified music therapists Roddy and Matina are registered members of the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC), British Association of Music Therapist (BAMT), European Association of Music and Imagery (EAMI), the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI), and the Music and Imagery Association of UK and Ireland (MAIA).

As advanced Trainees in the Bonny Method of GIM both are able to offer sessions at a reduced rate.

 

Matina Karastatira

 

Matina Karastatira 

I am a qualified music therapist, trained at Anglia Ruskin University.  I have several years of experience working with children with learning and emotional difficulties and adults with mental health problems. My current work includes working in schools and nurseries providing individual and group music therapy sessions.

As an advanced trainee of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) I am currently working  in South London at Newlands Park Natural Heath Centre with individuals who are looking to deepen their understanding of themselves, to enhance their creativity and stimulate self-development. Also individuals who are struggling with emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, grief, stress and personal loss.

During the therapy I create a secure and confidential environment where difficult feelings or memories that may emerge are processed in a secure and safe way.

 

Roddy Skeaping

 

Roddy Skeaping

Following a long career as a professional musician and composer, he trained as a Nordoff-Robbins music therapist, working within the Dementia Care and Neuro-rehabilitation settings.

As a specialist in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), his music therapy work now centres increasingly on helping people with emotional, and life issues.

Over the past two years he has been practicing GIM therapy at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney. Now, as his training nears completion and he looks forward to gaining his Fellowship, he is offering GIM sessions at a reduced rate in New River Studios, Haringey.