Mary Anne offers private 1-1 music therapy sessions and group sessions in the community.
Since 2014 she has been working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, learning disabilities, autism, social, emotional and behavioural problems, brain injury, and with people suffering from dementia.
Her work is tailored to the needs of each person, and sessions may include the following: free-improvisation on a range of musical instruments; singing and working on finding an authentic 'voice'; song-writing; listening to and talking about music together; using music to regulate mood and reduce anxiety. Music therapy can be a powerful way of developing and strengthening the creativity and resilience in a child, particularly if they find themselves struggling in school or with their peers.
Mary Anne also works in schools or privately 1-1 with children and adolescents who may be experiencing performance anxiety relating to singing or instrumental graded exams, school performances, or GCSE and A Level performance exams.
She offers harp performances and music therapy groups in the community, in care homes, hospitals and hospices, and performs regularly for The Warm and Toasty Club.
Please contact Mary Anne for any music therapy referrals.