Dr Elham Kashefi is co-founder of the Tara Centre and is responsible for strategic development and day-to-day management of the Centre. Elham is a sound therapist with over 10 years of supporting people recover from the effects of emotional trauma, and twenty years experience as a social science researcher on the topics of health inequalities, social justice and wellbeing.

Elham has carried out several consultancy and research projects for the NHS, local authorities and government bodies and has also contributed as an expert to the European Forum for Urban Safety. Elham has lectured and spoken on an international level, with various published works on community participation in decision making. She worked for five years as a PBL tutor in Lancaster Medical School and currently teaches sound therapy to students studying at School of Medical Education, Newcastle University.

Elham has a strong working and personal interest in supporting people to recover from trauma. Her natural therapy practice focuses on supporting people to become their authentic self through coming to a place of self-compassion and forgiveness. She offers a limited number of private sessions a month.

Elham runs regular sound sessions on Sunday afternoons and occasional sessions on Fridays and Saturdays. Please check our events pages for details.