Who does it help?

Difficulties such as those listed below rarely occur in isolation, and music therapists draw on their awareness of the client’s background, and their knowledge of psychological and psychodynamic theories to respond to and work with the client appropriately.

Music therapy is also used by people who are able to communicate freely but are interested in personal growth and self-discovery. Clients can use music and sound to explore their emotions, discover new insights and develop a greater understanding of how they relate to the world.

Communication difficulties, due to:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Learning disability
  • Physical disability
  • Selective mutism
  • Neurological conditions
  • Brain Injury
  • Dementia

Emotional Difficulties due to:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Domestic violence
  • Disability

Other reasons why people have found music therapy to be beneficial are:

  • Behavioural problems
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental health problems
  • Terminal illness
  • Stress and anxiety