WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION
I'VE NEVER PLAYED AN INSTRUMENT,
IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Whether an individual or group session, clients will be encouraged to take part in music making with a variety of instruments, which Alicia will supply. Familiar songs may be used, however for the majority of the session the music will be improvised; clients will be encouraged to express themselves through music, in a safe, supportive, and creative atmosphere.
Absolutely no knowledge or ability to play any instrument is necessary to take part in music therapy. The purpose of music therapy is not to be able to perform, but rather to express yourself through music. Similarly, if clients are already able to play an instrument this is also not a problem; music therapy is for all people, of all musical abilities.
WHERE WOULD IT TAKE PLACE?
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
Alicia will usually visit clients in their home or residence, although she also works in school settings, hospitals, and care homes.
Sessions are usually an hour long, although this may be too long for some clients. This is something that would be discussed and organised upon referral.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DOES A
MUSIC THERAPIST REQUIRE?
A music therapist must have a Masters level qualification in Music Therapy in order to provide their services. Alicia completed MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) at Queen Margaret University in 2012, and is also HCPC registered and certified.
HOW OFTEN DO SESSIONS TAKE
Alicia works with most of her clients once a week, although some see her twice a week. This is down to individual preference and is also something that can be discussed and organised upon referral.
I AM INTERESTED IN MUSIC THERAPY,
HOW DO I ORGANISE A SESSION?
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Sessions range between £20 for a half hour to £40 for an hour, however Alicia will happily do the first session at a discounted rate as a trial. The cost covers all preparation, equipment provided, write up, supervision, as well as report writing. Alicia provides a report once every 12 sessions for each client.
Get in touch with Alicia using the details on the Contact page, or simply click on the link below to make a referral. Once a referral has taken place and you are happy to move forward, Alicia will write up a contract with the client's specific requirements in mind.
British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy