Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you already have.
Discovering I had a passion and an innate musical ability, I began playing the piano when I was about 8 years old. Music was a great way for me to harness my creative mind and express the emotions that were bigger than me during my childhood and adolescence. I came to learn to play the cornet in a local Brass Band shortly after starting the piano. I suppose that is when I developed a good set of lungs and really learnt about working with the breath and the power behind the breath.
Expanding my knowledge and experience of music learning various instruments, composing, playing the Trumpet in Symphony Orchestras, Pit bands, Jazz Bands, Baroque Ensembles & Brass Bands, I went on to study Music Performance and Composition at Leeds University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Hons).
Following my undergrad at Leeds, I achieved a Masters in Music Therapy at Roehampton University.
Since completing my MA, I have been working on contracts with a PMLD school for group & individual sessions for years 7-11 in addition to being a consultant clinician creative therapist working with Barnardos as part of their short term intervention for children at risk.
My clinical work has been strongly influenced by Jungian analysis, Rogers and the Humanistic approach, however my work as a yoga teacher and energy healer has also led me to Perret’s approach of combining the chakras, five elements and related neuro-musical thresholds which does not draw on Jungian theory nor does he make any links to Jung within his work.
Perret ‘There is nothing esoteric to this: nuclear physics teach us, that we are matter and energy at the same time. We are physical and at the same time we do have energy fields in and around us. Just like in the physics of nuclear particles, the phenomena of energy in and around a human being are linked to concrete observations. The effects are very practical and useful as we see them linking up with the way we think, our emotions, feelings and body reactions. We are used to thinking that we can only hear with our ears, yet we can discover that we actually feel sounds at work in and around us.’
“Amazing experience! Charlie is a most talented musician and magician. She took me on a mystical adventure into the depths of my cells and all the way to outer space. Absolutely mind blowing yet super relaxing and recharging. Can’t wait for the next one!”