Meet Our Team

Our profesional team are dedicated to tranforming peoples lives through music therapy
All our team are HCPC registered music therapists who have enhanced DBS checks.
Amelia Clapham
CEO

Amelia has grown up with a passion for music. As a young girl she met a young boy with autism and she felt instantly connected to him and felt a calling to work with children who have special needs. She found out about music therapy early on in her secondary school career and decided to do everything she could to fulfil her dream of becoming a music therapist.

Amelia graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in music and German in 2012 and then went on to complete her Masters in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. Since graduating, Amelia has worked in a variety of settings including schools, children’s homes, a children’s hospice and a college.

In her spare time Amelia enjoys playing clarinet in Dunmow Wind Band and cycling. She recently cycled 300 miles across Holland and Belgium to raise money for Jessie's Fund.

Lucy Dindoyal
Music Therapist

Lucy graduated from Roehampton University in 2017 with a Masters degree in Music Therapy. Her deeply held belief in the benefits of using music to connect with children and adults lies at the core of her work, and her approach encompasses an accepting, open and flexible attitude, treating each client according to their individual needs. Her creative use of music, using the piano, flute, her voice and percussion leads to the positive development of relationships, encourages self-expression and enhances wellbeing.

She has experience in a variety of settings, including schools and respite homes, working with non-verbal and verbal children and adults, with ASD and a variety of learning disabilities, including PMLD. She works on a one-to-one basis, as well as with groups.

When not practicing music therapy, she loves spending time with her two children, taking them to art galleries, museums and the cinema – and whenever she can snatch a few quiet moments, loves to read and practice yoga.

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Simone Lincoln
Music Therapist

Simone is a registered Music therapist and a Systemic Psychotherapy Practitioner. She has been working as a therapist for almost twenty years across a range of settings including schools, adoption and fostering, NHS and residential care.

Over the years she has become increasingly interested in working with children/young people in the context of their families and wider networks, driven by the belief that therapeutic change needs to be embedded systemically. Simone has additionally trained in Theraplay and Video Interaction Guidance as a way of helping families and care systems build healthy, strong relationships through play and music. She has developed an eclectic approach at the heart of which is the desire to help children make sense of themselves and who they are in the context of relationships around them.

Alongside her therapeutic work, Simone works as training facilitator for local fostering services, offering courses on therapeutic parenting and the impact of childhood adversity.

In her spare time she loves to play the piano, sing and do yoga. She also enjoys travelling and spending time in her beach hut.

Jessica
Social Media Volunteer

Jessica has grown up with a passion for music, and through watching music therapy’s impact on family members, felt connected to music and its use in special needs and disability. She is just about to study at Anglia Ruskin University to train as a music therapist, and is working as a music teacher in a social emotional mental health school after graduating with a music degree from the University of Hull in 2016.

- R, child. R spelt out this review using his eyes to point to letters.

"Our son had the absolute privilege of having Amelia as his Musical Therapy Teacher. He made so much progress with her and really enjoyed their time together each week. I would highly recommend Amelia & her service to anyone interested in Music therapy for their child. She is so patient, warming & Kind. Thank You Amelia & hopefully will see you very soon. xx😊"

- Parent

"We have known Amelia for one and a half year now. She has done a brilliant work for my son (Abel) who is suffering from brain injury. During the music therapy she is working hard to find any communication or connection to him. Whilst playing on instruments she carefully watches how Abel reacts. I'm sure my son enjoys the music and this sensation helps him recovering. We are happy with Amelia and her work."

- Andrea, parent

"Amelia has worked at Sunflowers Care for over two years, visiting us weekly. Sunflowers care for children and young people with a wide range of complex health needs and Amelia is adaptable to all these needs. She tailors her music therapy sessions accordingly. The music therapy she delivers is always individualised to each child, taking into account their abilities and disabilities. Amelia is flexible in her delivery of her sessions. She will often take the lead from the child and work together with them, holding therapy outside if the weather is nice and allowing the child to make choices about how their sessions develop. Our children that see Amelia regularly have built up trusting and lovely relationships with her and look forward to her visits. We enjoy having Amelia as part of our team, she has excellent communication skills and is open to new ideas and feedback."

- Nurse, Sunflowers Care Ltd