North London Music Therapy is proud to offer a self-referral service for music therapy for adolescents and adults without a formal diagnosis.
Music therapy can help with:
confidence and self-esteem
Sessions take place on a weekly basis in a dedicated space at Jackson's Lane, Highgate, London.
We are flexible to your needs. We offer both short-term and open-ended packages of music therapy. Please contact us here for more information.
What happens during your first appointments
In our initial meeting your requirements will be assessed by one of our qualified music therapists. They will check your paperwork is completed and correct.
You will then be invited to complete up to a maximum of three weekly assessment sessions. These will look and feel like a typical music therapy session but will have the following aims:
To find out whether music therapy is the right intervention at this time
To find out whether an individual feels they could improvise using musical instruments, their voice or both
What particular issues might be worked on, and over what time frame
What happens in a music therapy session
Sessions take place at the same time on the same day each week and last for a "therapeutic hour" (50 minutes).
Instruments will be provided, and participants do not need to be able to know how to play any of the instruments in order to use them.
Participants and therapist will improvise pieces of music together using the instruments provided, their voices, or both.
Verbal reflection will enable participants to think about pieces of music created, how they were created and what it shows about the therapeutic relationship taking place in the room.
Playing and reflection should demonstrate links to the issues each individual comes to therapy with, enabling each participant to consider their own situation from multiple perspectives.
If you are interested in receiving music therapy, please complete a referral form here.