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Music Therapy at The Liberty Centre

What are the aims of music therapy?

Increase communication, interaction and self expression

  • Develop a sense of awareness of self and others
  • Provide emotional support
  • Develop skills such as listening, sharing and turn taking
  • Develop coordination and motor control
  • Increase self confidence

How does music therapy meet these aims?

Music can be a great motivator, and can be used to promote developmental work. For example involvement in creative music making encourages physical awareness, and develops attention and memory.

Individual sessions – referred clients

  • The client is encouraged to use a variety of tuned and untuned instruments to find their own personal ‘voice’, and to develop listening, communicating and relating. The therapist accompanies and supports the client in this development.
  • A shared understanding is built between client and therapist, through spontaneously created music making; this informs the aims and intentions for the therapy
  • Key workers support the client in the sessions: this may involve active participation in the music making, sitting quietly and observing the musical interactions between client and therapist, or a combination of the two