Music Therapy is a psychotherapy that harnesses the power of music as a way of communicating and expressing emotions. Music Therapy helps children and adults with disabilities and/or health conditions as well as those who need emotional and psychological support.
Music therapy can support people to process feelings of anxiety, depression, grief and loss. It can develop self-awareness and build self-confidence. Music therapy can also provide alternative ways of communicating for those with little or no speech or those who find it difficult to find the right words.
You don’t need to be 'good at music' to access music therapy. The music therapist will support you in any music making you do as part of the sessions.
Music therapy may include:
- Listening to music
- Talking about music that is meaningful to you
- Exploring instruments and sounds together
- Singing or writing songs
You will be supported by the music therapist in how to do this.