Our music therapy takes place in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics and community settings:
Treating Personality Disorders
Our music therapist is trained to use a mentalisation based approach (MBT), recognised by the NICE guide lines for the treatment of borderline personlity disorder. The music making process can help facilitate a wide range of intense feeling states whilst providing opportunities to explore attachment issues within individual and group contexts.
Music therapy is recommended by the NICE guidelines for schizophrenia. It can be particularly beneficial for reducing negative symptoms and significantly improving overall global and social functioning.
Improving Hospital Environment
Group music therapy sessions can facilitate interactions, self expression and to re-connect to individuals cultural and social backgrounds. This can help manage the experince of the hospital environment, in which patients are away from home. It also provides opportunities for mental health staff and patients to relate differently to each other.