Music and Imagery Association of Australia

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Registered GIM Therapists (RGIMTs) have completed at least two years’ post-graduate training in addition to their initial therapy qualification. RGIMTs are accredited by the Music and Imagery Association of Australia (MIAA) and are bound by MIAA’s Code of Ethical Practice. Therapists are required to undertake regular supervision and complete professional development requirements to stay informed of evidence-based practice.

RGIMTs practice throughout Australia, and internationally.

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Ann Maree Billings

RN, CMHN, Integrative Psychotherapist, RGIMT

Dip. App. Sci. (Nurs), Cert. Palliative Care Nurs., Adv. Dip. Integrative Couns., Cert. Psych. Nurs., Clinical Supervision for Role Development training, Level 3 Adv. Guided Imagery & Music

Lyndhurst VIC

Contact Ann Maree at:

Practice phone: 0408 595 871

Ann Maree is an experienced psychotherapist and credentialled mental health nurse in private practice. Ann Maree often utilises creative modalities in therapeutic work, including a range of music-based methods within Guided Imagery and Music, which are adapted according to individual needs. These include the Bonny Method, for its depth orientation and capacity to facilitate a greater connection between the conscious and unconscious. This can reveal and integrate hidden resources and creativity, leading to more fulfillment. Ann Maree is passionate about supporting those seeking personal/professional development, such as healthcare professionals, offering individual appointments, including clinical supervision, both in-person and online.



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Annette Chauncy

Master of Art Therapy, Graduate Diploma Guided Imagery & Music Therapy, Certificate in Integrated Couples Therapy
Bendigo, VIC
Contact Annette at:
Practice phone: 0476 776 709


Annette has used the arts as a form of therapy since 2000. As a registered arts therapist (psychotherapy) and GIM therapist, Annette works in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol, palliative care, aged care, and disabilities. She is experienced in group work and individual sessions, having facilitated groups within the hospital system and community, as well as individual sessions in private practice. Annette has worked with clients aged from 15 to 95 years and enjoys engaging with a diverse range of people.

​Annette is particularly interested in the effects of trauma on the individual, emotional wellbeing, the aging process, and neuroscience in relation to psychotherapy. She values the power of music and art to enable individuals to express and contain their emotions while facilitating self-awareness.

Annette is available for contracted art therapy, guided imagery and music work. She can deliver workshops on depression, grief, and trauma, as well as experiential workshops.

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Anja Tanhane


Master of Music (Music Therapy), Grad. Cert. Family Therapy,

Registered Music Therapist, RGIMT

Clinical member, AABCAP, Tai Chi instructor, WTQA

Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne

Contact Anja

Phone: 0439 389 554


Anja is an experienced music therapist who uses a strength-based approach in supporting clients to draw on their inner resources for growth and healing. She is a trained and experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and offers regular mindfulness courses, workplace training, workshops, and nature mindfulness retreats. As a registered music therapist, she has worked in a wide range of areas, including acquired brain injury, Aboriginal health, aged care, young families, and carer support, and in private practice. Anja combines the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and music-centred psychotherapy (GIM) to support clients working with issues such as trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and chronic ill health, as well as exploring spiritual growth and inner resilience. Anja’s services include individual and group therapy, GIM, mindfulness, professional training workshops, mindfulness retreats, Tai Chi and Chi Kung training.
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Carolyn van Dort


MA Creative Arts Therapies, Grad. Dip. Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Grad. Dip. Music Therapy, B. Mus.
Registered Music Therapist and member of the PACFA register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Glen Waverley, VIC 
Contact Carolyn at:

Carolyn works with clients experiencing difficulty in understanding and healing childhood trauma. She also works with people facing loss associated with bereavement, suicide, divorce, retrenchment, early retirement, and loneliness. Carolyn is registered with the NDIS and is a clinical member of the PACFA Register. She is available for online sessions.

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Cherie Baxter

Grad. Dip. Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), B. Music, Spec. Cert. in Palliative Care
Cranbourne, VIC
Contact Cherie at:
Phone: 0425 813 309

Cherie is an experienced music therapist who takes a person-centred, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to her clients’ growth and healing. Client safety, care and respect are foundations of her practice. Cherie relishes engagement in the Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) process due to its profound integrative effect, with particular regard for the power of music listening to enable deep support, emotional access, and creativity. Cherie uses the modalities within GIM as therapeutic means with groups and individuals. Her special areas of interest include inner exploration and discovery, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief, loss and bereavement, existential issues, and life fulfillment.
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Dr Denise Grocke



Black Rock, VIC

Practice: 03 9589 4284

Mobile: 0402 579 819

Denise offers training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), including introductory courses and advanced training, through Avalon GIM Training (Australia). She also offers supervision for GIM trainees and Registered GIM therapists, as well as professionals of other disciplines who would benefit from GIM as a form of reflection on practice. Denise is also the editor / co-editor of two GIM texts: • Grocke, D & Moe, T (2015). Guided Imagery and Music and Music Imagery Methods for Individual and Group Therapy. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, UK • Grocke, D (2019). Guided Imagery and Music: The Bonny Method and Beyond, 2nd edition. Barcelona Publishers, Dallas, TX
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Greg Stebbing

Grad Dip Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Registered Music

Therapist, Certificate in Sandplay and Symbolwork

Balliang, VIC

Contact Greg at:

Practice phone: 0448 908 523

Greg has been using music in therapy with individuals and groups for over 30 years. His focus is to support clients to enhance their relationship with themselves and their strengths, symptoms, struggles, and concerns.

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Kay Kilham


Registered Music and Imagery Therapist, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, MSW, BA, Grad. Dip. Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Grad. Dip. Arts (Social Welfare), Advanced Dip. Gestalt Therapy

Camberwell and Ballarat, VIC

Contact Kay at:

Practice phone: 0400 910 989

Kay has a particular interest in supporting people who are struggling with the effects of invalidating and traumatic relational and early life experiences. Kay draws on the relational principles of Gestalt therapy, alongside music-centred psychotherapy (GIM) and other relevant evidence-based psychological methods. As an accredited mental health social worker, Kay is eligible to provide Medicare rebated services for clients with a referral from a general practitioner. Kay’s services include individual therapy, group therapy, supervision, and workshop facilitation, including online sessions.
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Liz Ely

Master of Leadership and Management, Grad. Dip. Guided

Imagery and Music (GIM), Bachelor of Music Therapy,


East Kew, VIC

Contact Liz at:

Liz specialises in working with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, wellness and wellbeing.

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Melissa Murphy


PhD, Registered Guided Imagery and Music Therapist, RMT

Geelong region and telehealth
Contact: 0448313462

Melissa is music therapy practitioner, supervisor, educator and researcher. She has worked in mental health, aged and palliative care, and in the disability sector. Melissa currently works with both adolescents and adults in the education system, community settings as well as private practice drawing on her skills as a clinical music therapist, GIM practitioner and community music therapist.

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Meredith Drinkell

Master of Music Therapy, Grad. Dip. Guided Imagery and

Music (GIM), Bachelor of Music

Melbourne, VIC



Meredith is a musician, vocalist, music therapist, psychotherapist, and facilitator who works within her private practice, Inner Sound Therapy.  She uses a holistic approach to address the needs of her clients, and her special interests include LGBTQI+ issues, relationships, psychedelic integration, spirituality, and transpersonal work. She has also worked within the early childhood, community, mental health, gender equity, and disability sectors. Meredith holds a Master of Music Therapy and Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Adelaide.

Meredith works with people of all ages and is available for individual consultation and workshops.

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Rachael Martin

Master of Music (Music Therapy), Grad. Dip. Guided Imagery

and Music (GIM), Grad. Dip. Music Therapy (Hons),

Bachelor of Music (Hons)

Kew East, VIC Contact

Rachael at:

Practice phone: 0425 767 241


Rachael is a Registered GIM Therapist. In her private practice, she specialises in working with health professionals and carers for their own self-care. Rachael works with people experiencing a range of life challenges including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, and transitional periods, and welcomes those identifying with the LGBTQI+ community. She enjoys accompanying people on a personal and spiritual growth journey and supports those seeking greater health through understanding the mind-body connection. She is passionate about the power of music to enhance relaxation and accessing creative insights through working with imagery. Rachael has been a Registered Music Therapist for 18 years and has worked in residential and community settings in aged/palliative care. She also has a special interest in assisting performing artists to cope with the demands of performing. Her services include personal therapy sessions (in-person or online), and small group workshops (therapy or education).
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Vannie Ip-Winfield

RGIMT, RMT, M. Mus (Music Therapy), Grad. Dip. Mental

Health Science (Community), NMT

Eltham, Vic


Mobile: 0425 733 311

Vannie Ip-Winfield is an experienced registered music therapist, who works primarily in mental health, aged care, and community health. She has an academic background in music therapy and mental health science from the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications have focused on cross cultural music therapy practice, day programs for community-dwelling elderly Chinese clients and virtual group Music and Imagery with hospital staff. Guided Imagery and Music combines Vannie’s love of classical music and her strong interest in psychotherapy.

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