I offer individual and group sessions for a range of client groups, though I specialise in working with children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.
I also have experience working with children and adolescents facing a range of challenges, including emotional and behavioural difficulties, trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression and mental health issues.
My approach is very much client-centred and I will plan a treatment approach and activities depending on the needs of the client, though I always leave plenty of space for spontaneity within sessions as well. I believe that creativity and the ability to express ourselves and be heard are fundamental to our health and I aim to support and enable this for all my clients.
I also offer online consultancy and support services to parents of children with additional needs. I'll listen to concerns and offer coping strategies as well as simple musical activities you can do at home with your child, tailored to their needs, strengths and challenges.
Sessions and client communications are kept confidential at all times and I adhere to the CAMT Code of Ethics.
Session costs will vary depending on a number of factors, so please get in touch for a quote. As a general guide on costs, the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia recommends fees upwards of $60/hour for private practice, and upwards of $50/hour for contract work.
Individuals and organisations may also be eligible to apply for funding from a number of non-profit organisations. Please get in touch if you'd like advice, support or further information on funding.