WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY ?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions within a therapeutic relationship. Music Therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy and it can be supportive for a variety of different difficulties.
The overall aim is to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of Music and other materials within the relationship between the therapist and client. Anyone who comes to Music Therapy does not need to have any experience or skill in music. At times, some clients (adults, adolescents and children) prefer music making to talking, others might solely choose to talk and many use a mixture of both.
Music Therapy is able to provide emotional support for individuals who might be unable to communicate verbally and/or might be severely physically limited.
Music Therapists work with many different groups of people and settings including - hospitals, schools, pupil referral units, day centres, hospices, care homes, therapy centres, prisons as well as private practice across the UK