- About music therapy
- Meet the Therapists
- Services and costs
- Music Therapy Videos
- Contact / find us
The majority of our clients are assessed before treatment is offered. An assessment typically involves three sessions of 30 – 40 minutes, an interview with the family / carers, liaison with other professionals working with the client and an optional report.
This assessment informs us how much a client could potentially benefit from music therapy and about other issues such as the client’s developmental stage, and their mental health needs. It also allows the client or carer to make an informed decision about whether they want to have music therapy.
A music therapy assessment can provide a valuable contribution to other types of assessment such as for Autistic Spectrum Condition, Developmental Delay or Dementia.
Fee: £165 + £45 for optional report
One-to-one sessions of 30 – 40 minutes,
Group sessions of 40 – 50 minutes,
Fee: £70 – £100
These fees include the therapist’s time for setting up, note keeping and liaising with other professionals.
There may be an additional fee for room hire and/or travel, depending on the location of the work.
The minimum length generally recommended for music therapy treatment after assessment is ten sessions. This can be appropriate if there are no complex mental health issues or the work is focused on a specific area of need.
If a client’s needs are complex and ongoing, it is more appropriate to come to music therapy for a minimum of 20 sessions; it is not uncommon for clients with complex needs to come for several years. This allows the therapeutic relationship to evolve and for long-term changes to take place for the client.
Funding for music therapy can sometimes be supported by local council services and by local and national charities. Please contact us for further information.
Presentations and Training
We are available to give presentations to staff groups to clarify how music therapy can help and reasons for referral.
We offer a range of training formats in all topics related to music therapy or music and wellbeing.
The music therapists have a wide range of experience in many different clinical settings. We are able to offer a consultation service on setting up music therapy posts, and how to integrate it into an existing service.
Clinical supervision for practicing and trainee music therapists
£45 – £50 per hour
Making a referral
Referrals can be made by parents, carers or any professional working with the client such as GP’s, health visitors, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, or teachers. Adults are welcome to self-refer.
Please email info at Belltree.org for a referral form or download it here.
If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion before making a referral, you are welcome to contact us