Music therapy uses sounds and music to engage and connect with a client (adult or child) within a therapeutic relationship supporting development and emotional well-being. Music-making is a fun and creative way to engage with our feelings, and as such can be a great medium for non-verbal clients or people who struggle to access their emotions through words alone. The sounds in the room are usually improvised and thereby mirror the client's mood, behaviour and feelings. I listen very carefully to ways in which the client uses their voice and the instruments in order to form an understanding of who they are and what is being conveyed. All in all, the relationship between the client, the music and therapist becomes a safe space in which identity can be explored.
who can benefit from music therapy?
any child or adult who:
About my music therapy practice
♪ experiences distress, anxiety or depression
♪ suffered a brain injury or cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss
♪ has been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder
♪ has been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD
♪ suffered traumatic experiences
♪ has learning difficulties/disabilities