Our Team

Olivia Volou BMus, MA, FAMI

Co-director at Creative Note Music Therapy

Olivia completed her MA in Music Therapy at University of West of England. She has engaged in clinical work with children and adolescents in the sphere of autism, children affected by domestic abuse, children with downs syndrome and children with behavioral and social difficulties in a mainstream setting. She has also worked with adults in the sphere of acute brain injury, adults affected by domestic abuse, suffering from bereavement and older adults with dementia facilitating both individual and group sessions. Olivia also specialises in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), which is a more receptive music therapy technique.

Diarmuid Gallagher DipABRSM BMus MSc

Co-director at Creative Note Music Therapy

Diarmuid completed his MSc in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He has engaged in clinical work with children and adolescents in the sphere of autism and with adults in the sphere of acute brain injury and palliative care. He also has experience of crisis counseling and suicide risk assessment and prevention. He has facilitated music therapy groups for adults with dementia and learning difficulties in residential and care home settings and children with profound physical and learning difficulties. He has a firm belief that people who are experiencing distress and despair can sometimes find it difficult to express their feelings in words, therefore music therapy can give them a different outlet to express difficult emotions in a safe and supported environment.