Music therapy is based upon the capacity of music provided by a trained and qualified practitioner to support, integrate, and heal trauma, pain, psychological distress, and to develop and extend the existing capacities of the client (1).
In the UK, it is an established Allied Health Profession and all music therapists are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Music therapy can provide new insights into the way you function and the way you relate to other people. Over time, through the therapeutic relationship, the music therapist works to help you to increase your confidence, interaction and communication, or any other goal that is relevant in your life.
At Crescendo Therapies we provide both individual and group music therapy interventions and workshops in the Bristol area for adults with emotional difficulties and/or for personal development.
These are therapeutic processes for you to find new ways to cope with difficult situations, explore your relationships or enhance your confidence in everyday life.
Instruments, voices, songs, sounds and music technology are used in music therapy to build a trusting relationship where issues can be explored with the support of the therapist, over a series of weekly sessions.
Our HCPC registered music therapists will carefully assess your personal situation, needs and potential, and will design with you an individualised music therapy intervention that can provide the framework for achieving specific goals.
You don’t need to have any musical skills or training to benefit from music therapy.
Get to know more about how it works and what services we provide.
1. Jane Edwards, ‘The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy’ (2016)