How Does it Work?

"Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals (MTA*) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains." 

--Canadian Association of Music Therapists 

There is a vast and growing body of evidence showing the effectiveness of music therapy for a range of client groups.  I offer an interactive, relationship-based and client-centred approach in my sessions, supporting people to express themselves, communicate, and reach their full potential.  

Music therapy sessions can enable people of all ages and abilities to experience themselves in a new light, and to discover what they are capable of.  It has shown to be effective in supporting communication and social skills, reducing anxiety, and increasing self-confidence in a wide range of client groups.

If you are interested in the current evidence for the effectiveness of music therapy, a Research Summary document is available from the British charity Music as Therapy International. 

Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like further information on how music therapy works.