Sometimes it can be hard to find a way to express ourselves in words. We may struggle to verbalise our thoughts, or it may be too painful to share our feelings directly with another person. For some of us, words may not be an option.
Music therapy can provide an opportunity to explore emotions when words are hard to reach, or are not enough to express the feelings that we have. Through music, we can begin to understand some of the ways in which we experience ourselves in relation to another person, as a stepping stone to understanding the underlying issues that are causing distress.
You don’t have to be able to play an instrument to seek support from a music therapist. I will provide a safe, contained room with a range of instruments that we can use to help us explore the issues that bring you to therapy.
Both client and therapist are equal participants in the music making. This can include moments of musical interaction, moments of talking, and moments of silence. There is no agenda or formula. Music therapy is tailored to the needs of the client though a collaborative process.
I have experience of working with both verbal and nonverbal clients, and I welcome those who may struggle to access talking therapies due to their communication needs.
- I offer individual one to one sessions, and group sessions to adults and children.
- An individual session typically last for 45 minutes for an adult and 30 minutes for children.
- A group will normally last for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the needs of the group.
- Sessions take place at the same time and place each week.