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What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an evidence-based clinical practice where music is used within a therapeutic relationship to help improve a person's overall quality of life.

Through musical interaction and engagement with the therapist, each individual is supported in strengthening their own person abilities. This then transfers into all areas of their lives. 

What is Music Therapy

Is Music Therapy for me?

No previous musical experience is necessary to engage in Music Therapy. It is a suitable intervention for all ages and abilities, from birth to end of life. Regular engagement in Music Therapy has been shown to promote positive changes in individuals living with conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), and in individuals experiencing trauma, bereavement, depression, and other mental health issues.

The main focus is on the musical relationship between the client and the therapist rather than verbal interaction. Therefore Music Therapy is particularly effective for those with limited verbal skills, or for those who may struggle to find the right words to describe the overwhelming emotions they may be experiencing. Music is used as an alternative form of communication, providing a platform for meaningful connection and self-expression.

Is Music Therapy for Me?
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Benefits of Music Therapy

  • Develops confidence in your own capabilities

  • Develops independence and choice making skills

  • Develops self-awareness

  • Facilitates self-expression

  • Improves co-ordination and fine motor skills

  • Improves social skills and interaction with others

  • Helps to manage difficult thoughts and feelings

  • Eases anxiety and facilitates relaxation

Benefits of Music Therapy
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