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About Us

Music & Mind are an independent and discreet team of highly experienced individuals who are passionate about mental health and wellness within the musician, music industry and other creative communities.
We are not affiliated with any corporate entities which allows us to deliver an objective, discreet and ethical perspective on psychological and emotional health and wellbeing.
Dr Adam Ficek  (Psychotherapist)
BA. PGCE. PG Clin Dip. MA. MSc.(Dist). DPsych. 
Dr Adam Ficek, founder of Music and Mind is a highly sought after consultant, researcher and psychotherapist in the musician, music industry and mental health ecosystem. He is passionate about developing effective resources and strategies within the demanding environments of performers, creatives and music industry personnel. Adam has a background in the music industry as a performer, educator, researcher and clinician and contributes extensively to various media outlets regarding musicians, creatives and mental health (see media page). Adam holds the following qualifications and accreditations;

DPsych Doctor of Psychotherapy

UKCP Accredited, Insured, Clinical Psychotherapist

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (with Distinction)

MSc Psychology (ongoing)

MA Advanced Music Technology

ADDCA accredited ADHD and Life Coach (ongoing)

Post Graduate Diploma. Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Post Graduate Clinical Diploma. Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Education Secondary Music (QTS)

BA Music (Jazz)

EMDR levels 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level I)

Dr Claire Bloxsom  (Psychotherapist)
CertHE.  BSc. Clin Dip. Clin Dip. MSc. PhD. CPsychol. AFBPsS. FHEA. 
Dr. Claire Bloxsom is a highly experienced trainer in psychology and mental health and has been involved in University level teaching and research in psychology and mental health since 2004. Claire runs her own private clinical psychotherapy practice as a UKCP Registered/accredited integrative psychotherapist. Clinically, Claire is passionate about the creative arts and the influence of music on wellbeing and mental health within the occupational environment. This is coupled with vast experience supporting diverse clients within the gay, bisexual, queer and lesbian communities. Claire is a singer and composer and is involved in independently released music projects, she is a PRS member, and she has a personal understanding of the positive effects of musicking for psychological wellbeing. Claire holds the following qualifications and accreditations;

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Psychology
Chartered Academic Psychologist (CPsychol BPS).
UKCP Registered/Accredited and Insured Integrative Psychotherapist
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (with Distinction)
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education 
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling 
EMDR levels 1, 2, 3
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level I)
Dr Mike Akroyd  (Psychiatrist)
Dr Mike Akroyd is a consultant psychiatrist with 19 years of experience in the NHS. Mike has extensive experience of working with a variety of mental health difficulties, and has combined his passion for mental health with a love of teaching, an area in which he has published articles and textbook chapters.  Music is a key part of his life, and he has performed solo and as part of a group. Mike holds the following qualifications:
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Post Graduate Diploma. Philosophy and Psychiatry
Post Graduate Certificate. Medical Education
FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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