We provide music therapy for people of all ages at the Hanworth Methodist Church, Churchfields Avenue, Hanworth TW13 5NT and also in schools and Care Homes in the area. Adults with complex needs from Roy Kinnear House are amongst our clients and we provide a group for adults with learning difficulties at the Triangle Resource Centre in Hounslow.
Music Therapy can be used to help children and adults with a wide range of needs including:
- Global Development Delay
- Communication difficulties
- Cerebral palsy
- Downs’ syndrome
- Mental Health problems
- Stress & Depression
- Neurological conditions
- Alzheimer’s Disease
No musical skill or experience is required to benefit from music therapy. Clients are encouraged to use their voice and to experiment with a range of percussion and melodic instruments, to create satisfying and expressive sounds and create a personal musical language.
Music therapy helps to:
- Improve Speech & Communication Skills
- Increase Confidence and Self-esteem
- Improve Social Interaction Skills
- Improve Emotional Well-being
- Focus and Concentration
- Improve Motor Skills
- Express emotions
- Increase Creativity and Choice
Relieve anxiety and tension
Our 7 music therapists are fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT).
For more information on music therapy, please see What is Music Therapy?
Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further on 07435 062212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
D is an 11-year-old with Asperger’s. He was anxious due to moving school and house and showing some aggression. At the beginning, D would pace the room but in time he was able to sit and relax and enjoy song writing and creating music. His mother reported positive changes and she learned to use music herself as a reference for D when he was getting anxious or upset about something.
G is a 9 year old boy who suffers stress and anxiety leading to defiant behaviour due to early traumatic events. At the music therapy sessions, he was able to make connections between music and emotions and gradually became confident to express himself freely. He used song-writing to explore more “scary” feelings and events. He is motivated and proud of what he has written and school staff reported he is in better form on days when he has music therapy.
A 7 year old girl, unable to communicate verbally, would play, tap and wait for a response, and started to make increased eye contact. She then was able to make choices with picture symbols, which progressed from pointing to vocalising or verbalising. She began to interact more with the therapist and repeat back phrases. Her mother reports she is saying words outside of the sessions now
A 6 year old boy with Autism and ADHD, scared of new things, cried when he first came in, but when the therapist played the piano he stopped and listened. He then loved the sessions, running to get in. At first, he would not respond verbally, but gradually began to respond and was able to sing about his feelings. His communication skills progressed massively and his parents are seeking avenues to continue the music therapy sessions.