WELCOME TO ALICIA MUSIC THERAPY
Alicia is a freelance music therapist covering Edinburgh, Fife, & the Borders. Using a holistic, music centred approach, Alicia provides a professional, yet personal, music therapy service, tailored to each individual's specific needs.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Alicia is providing video sessions using Zoom, as per BAMT guidelines.
Please get in touch with any queries.
WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music therapy is an established clinical discipline which is widely used to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability.
Music therapists support the client’s communications with a bespoke combination of improvised or pre-composed instrumental music and voice, either sung or spoken. The therapist’s approach is informed by different theoretical frameworks, depending on their training and the health
needs which are to be met.
- from the British Association of Music Therapy website, please visit it for more information:
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
Alicia works in a variety of settings, working with children and young people with autism, adults with learning disabilities, adults with mental health conditions, as well as elderly with dementia. Music can help everybody!
Check out the podcast & useful videos below.
Alicia has been interviewed by Wellbetter - a Scottish organisation aiming to promote an open dialogue in all things mental health & wellbeing.
They have a series of podcasts on various different therapies which you can find on their website or on Spotify. They're well worth checking out if you find traditional talking therapies aren't working for you.
If you'd like to hear more about Alicia Music Therapy, then you can listen to her interview by clicking on the wellbetter podcast included here.
Music can reach people with autism in a way that nothing else can. It is a non-evasive and universal form of communication. With much experience in working with children and young people with autism, Alicia has seen time and time again the power of music where all other forms of communication have proved less effective.
The effect of taking part in music making on people with dementia is quite profound and truly moving. Working with this client group is something that Alicia cares deeply about, and finds extremely rewarding. Music gives a voice and provides an outet of expression and personalities for these people who have lost so much.