What can happen in a session?

On referral to Music Therapy, an individual’s needs will be assessed. Therapeutic goals are then set to address these needs. In the treatment sessions which follow, the therapist will design and deliver musical activities in a way that specifically meets the individual’s needs and in a way that facilitates progressive working towards therapeutic goals.

Session activities may include:

Improvising music– free and spontaneous play on a range of instruments, nurturing interaction

Music and movement– fostering development of gross and fine motor skills

Writing songs– encouraging self-reflection and self-expression

Recreating songs– encouraging production of words

Choice making– facilitating self-expression and communication

Action songs– encouraging listening, processing and following musical directions

Relaxing through music– providing a safe and calming space for individuals to feel at ease

The above treatment activities may be explored in 1:1, group or family contexts