Music Therapist

Michael is a HCPC registered Arts Therapist. He has a MSc in Music Therapy and is trained in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred practice.

Michael has been playing and sharing music throughout his life as a musician and has trained at the London College of Music. Alongside his musical career, he has supported children, young people and adults with a range of needs and conditions within a 1:1 and group capacity. Michael’s passion for both music and supporting people led him to discover Music Therapy and train as a Music Therapist.

As a Music Therapist, Michael has a breadth of experience supporting individuals with learning disabilities and difficulties as well as mental ill health within the NHS, care homes, secondary schools and an alcohol and substance misuse clinic.

Michael creates a space that supports people to explore and express themselves non-verbally through music. For example, this could be through improvisation, song-writing, singing, playing and/or listening to pre-recorded music as well as any other way someone would like to use music. This can be particularly helpful if someone is unable to or currently finds expressing their thoughts and feelings through words difficult.

Within sessions individuals can play as much or as little as they want and do not need to have any prior musical experience. All musical instruments are provided, however you are more than welcome to bring along your own instruments.

Alongside working for ASC Wellbeing Michael is also a Mental Health Practitioner, working within therapeutic children’s homes to therapeutically support looked after young people within the care system.

If you would like further information regarding Music Therapy, please visit the attached link to the British Association of Music Therapy website: https://www.bamt.org/music-therapy/what-is-music-therapy