Alicia is a freelance music therapist based in Edinburgh.
Using a holistic, music centred approach, Alicia provides a professional, yet personal, music therapy service, tailored to each individual's specific needs.
WELCOME TO ALICIA MUSIC THERAPY
WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
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.
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:
Alicia works in a variety of settings, specialising in working with children and young people with autism, as well as elderly with dementia.
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.