Stephen grew up near Venice and currently lives in Bristol, UK. He studied all types of music from an early age, winning the international competition of the International Music Competition “Citta' di Stresa" for young choristers.
Stephen is a fully qualified HCPC registered Music Therapist and certified NMT Neurologic Music Therapist; with an MSc in the psychology of pathological addictions: intervention and prevention strategies; and further training in Counselling, Mental Health First Aid and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Stephen is also a qualified registered nurse (BSc Nursing).
He has a broad range of experience with different client populations, including adults with mental health difficulties, PTSD, anxiety and depression, children and young adults with learning difficulties and autism, elder people with dementia. He's also a passionate flute teacher for beginners of all ages and a member of ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).
Within a holistic person-centred approach, he includes in his practice techniques based on mindfulness and breath-work, offering a combination of talking and non-verbal approaches to creatively help the clients in their life’s difficulties. His approach is non-judgemental and compassionate, supporting his clients on their journey to healing and mind-body-spirit wellbeing. Stephen's experience includes working with a diverse range of clients of different ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs.
Stephen is devoted to sensitising the public opinion on music therapy through workshops and educational seminars, conscious of the importance of music to improve the work environment.
Stephen is a professional Music Therapist, a registered member of HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BAMT (British Association of Music Therapy). He's a NMT certified music therapist. He's a qualified nurse and member of IANLPC (International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching) and a member of ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).