Meet The Therapists

Hazel Child

Featured Therapist of the month

After graduating in 1999, Hazel Child qualified in both music teaching and music therapy before spending 8 years working in a secondary school for young people with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

She has since widened her scope to include adult mental health, in particular the challenges arising due to dementia. She now works in a range of settings, including mainstream schools, private and community care facilities, with all ages and abilities.


Victoria established Waves Music Therapy after moving to West Sussex and realising that there was no structured music therapy service in the county, and much need.  Victoria qualified as a therapist in 2003 and went on to lead the music therapy departments in two London schools before working in Denver, Colorado for 4 years.  Since returning she continues to manage a clinical caseload with directing the charity, focusing on building links with the community and helping to gain funding to support projects and enable everyone to access service.

Victoria would be delighted to speak to you about any aspect of music therapy.  Please get in touch via out CONTACT page


James qualified as a music therapist in 2017 from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and has since moved down to Sussex.

James is currently working in a special needs college in West Sussex, where clients include non-verbal adolescents with learning disabilities and autism. His previous experience also includes working on an acute adult psychiatric ward, where clients have a wide range of mental health difficulties.


After a successful career in marketing and in teaching, Gabrielle completed her MA in Music Therapy at Roehampton University.  Gabrielle has experience of working with children and adults with a variety of needs including learning disabilities, PMLD, mental health and life-limiting conditions.   During training Gabrielle worked in a children’s hospice and became particularly interested in the role of music therapy within palliative care, completing a research project in this area.  

Outside of music therapy Gabrielle works as an instrumental teacher in Surrey and enjoys singing in a local choir. 


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Opening Hours

The Waves Office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-3pm.  

We will endeavour to answer all enquiries as they arrive, but please note that we are only in the office two days per week.