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Music Therapy

Why Music Therapy?

Music evokes different responses in us. We can all relate to the way music can move us, breaking through where words can’t. Music Therapy is a type of psychological therapy in which music making and listening are the main modes of communication.

Who could benefit?

Music therapy can benefit people who due to illness, disability, emotional or physical trauma, find communicating solely with words difficult. We can work with anyone regardless of age or condition.

What are the benefits?

  • Provides an alternative outlet /expression of oneself, helping to reduce frustration
  • Reduces anxiety and increases relaxation
  • Encourages a better awareness of self and others
  • Develops communication, interaction and social skills
  • Feeling part of something
  • Trying out new things/taking risks within a safe environment
  • Confidence and self-esteem building
  • Being able to develop a connection with friends and family
  • Development of intentional communication and interaction
  • Development of receptive and expressive language skills
  • Increased sensory development, awareness and experiences

Mia really enjoys her music therapy as Lynn the therapist ensures the sessions are person-centred and tailored to meet our daughters needs and abilities. I can’t recommend Diversiti UK enough as it’s so lovely to see our daughter engaging in music.

Amy & Gary, Parents

What is a Music Therapist?

A music therapist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. This assures the public that those who are qualified to practise it are competent to do so.

Music Therapists are Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), having gained a postgraduate qualification in music therapy (recognised by the HCPC), and they have a high level of musicianship and skill.

Music therapy sessions are NOT about learning to play instruments, but using music -making as a means of communication to work towards a psychological/emotional goal. The client is not required to have prior knowledge of playing an instrument.

What happens at a Music Therapy session?

The music therapy space has many musical instruments within it. Music Therapists tune into each sound and reaction of the client, responding and helping to create a safe and accepting environment.

Music therapists actively listen to the client’s response and improvisation often occurs making the musical engagement a rewarding experience for all.

Find out about benefits of music therapy

Provision and rates

Music Therapy Assessment

1 single music therapy assessment session plus meeting time with client/client’s family, mandatory clinical notes and clinical assessment report as suitable for EHCP

Rate: £210
Reduced Rate for individuals: £180

Intensive Music Therapy assessment

4 weekly sessions (up to 45 mins) plus meeting time with client/client’s family, mandatory clinical notes and clinical assessment report

Rate: £510
Reduced Rate for individuals: £405

Ongoing Music Therapy Sessions

4 weekly sessions (up to 45 mins) plus meeting time with client/client’s family, mandatory clinical notes and clinical assessment report

Rate: £60
Reduced Rate for individuals: £45

Day rates

Maximum 6 sessions.
Report writing to be charged separately as agreed with the client depending on their requirements.

Rate: £300

Day rate for contracts

Applicable for contracts of 1+ days per week

Rate: £280

Music Therapy training

Music Therapy training workshops/presentations per half day

Rate: £200

Other fees
Travel is charged at £35 per hour (as calculated using google maps) for the round trip. Mileage is charged at 45p per mile.

Meetings, telephone calls/professional liaison/additional reports will be charged at ongoing music therapy session rates (see above), chargeable in 15 minute increments.