Qualified Music Therapist in Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire
Amy Ellice qualified with her masters in Music Therapy in 2009 and has worked in a variety of settings in the local area ever since.
She has extensive experience working in both SEN and mainstream schools; using music therapy to engage with and enable children and young people who have an array of challenges, difficulties and needs.
This includes (but is in no way exhaustive)
- Global Developmental Delay
- Bereavement and family work
- Mental health needs
Amy is keen to see all of her clients access the power of creating music; helping them to communicate and express themselves in an empowering and cathartic way.
What is music therapy?
Music plays an important role in our everyday lives. It can be exciting or calming, joyful or poignant, can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings, helping us to express them and to communicate with others.
Music therapy uses these qualities and the musical components of rhythm, melody and tonality to provide a means of relating within a therapeutic relationship. In music therapy, people work with a wide range of accessible instruments and their voices to create a musical language which reflects their emotional and physical condition; this enables them to build connections with their inner selves and with others around them.
Music therapists support the client’s communications with a bespoke combination of improvised or pre-composed instrumental music and voice, either sung or spoken. Individual and group sessions are provided in many settings such as hospitals, schools, hospices and care homes, and the therapist’s approach is informed by different theoretical frameworks, depending on their training and the health needs which are to be met.
As cited on the British Association of Music Therapy website. www.bamt.org