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My name is Paola, I apply a 'beginner mind' approach to life, studies and therapies. The eyes of my inner child and my higher self help me to look at the world, the knowledge, the people, the experiences with wonder and curiosity. It helps to live fully in the present moment, appreciate life and feel connected with humanity and the planet as a whole.
I offer music and art therapy, counselling and facilitation, in Oxford and London, to individual clients, couples or groups.
Music therapy for toddler and early childhood interventions for children and their families.
Music therapy is an effective early stage intervention
(children 3 months to 5 year old, and older) for visual and auditory impairments and for complex needs.
It aims to support the child development, maintaining intact her/his the potential and the functions (for example movement and voice)
New skills are promoted starting from the child innate and natural response and motivation.
Youth and adults of all ages.
I work with anything you bring. This could include:
Finding your direction in life
Discover your inner talent and energetic source
Unbind blocks of creativity and your artistic expression
Improve your self esteem and self confidence
Improve the quality of family or couple relationships
Night and day time dreams
I see clients in person or via Zoom and have 2 low cost places available, alongside my standard fee clients.
Sessions are offered in Italian, English and French.
Something about my career:
I have been working in mainstream Italian schools for more than two decades, supporting the inclusion of disabled children, in my double role of music therapist and specialised teacher.
Group music therapy for inclusion (MTI) has been one of the most successful tools for integrazione scolastica- inclusion, together with other specific didactic and pedagogical strategies.
As Music therapist I have been researching and teaching, while working with groups and individuals in education and mental heath.
For fifteen years (1998-2013) I have been lecturer and director of the three year training in “Music therapy for inclusion”, approved by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR), and organised by the Italian charity FOrmazione RItirno in FOrmazione (FORIFO- Rome).
In 2015 I became an active member of Deep Democracy Forum group, based in London,and started to integrate in my practice counselling and group facilitation with music and art therapy.
I consider Inclusion to be ‘the royal path to peace’.
For this reason, during my PhD research at Anglia Ruskin University, I have investigated the impact of Group Music therapy for inclusion (MTI) in primary schools in Italy and in the UK to promote inclusion, emotional and social intelligence, to laying the foundation of a culture of peace.
Something about my Education:
Music therapist - Music therapy Diploma, Cittadella Assisi, PG, (four years)
Art therapist -Master in Art Therapy, LUMSA University Rome (one year)
Dr Italian Literature: Department of History of Music, University La Sapienza, Rome (four years)
Specialised Teacher: Teachers training in special education for the inclusion of disabled children in mainstream schools: Suore Francescane dei SS Cuori di Gesù, Rome (two years)
Counsellor: Core Energetics Counselling - four years practitioner training at Istituto Italiano Core Energetics and supervisions at NICE - Netherland Institute of Core Energetics
Group Facilitator - Facilitation for leaders, CFOR Process oriented psychology London (on year)
Energy psychotherapist: Diploma in Practicing Energy Psychotherapy – CONFER, London (one year)
Among other trainings on Music for facilitation and Music in the classroom:
Musician without Borders - training for trainers
World Music in the classroom- SOAS University, London