Music Therapy

“Music Therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs”

BAMT 2022


Anyone can be referred for music therapy. You can refer yourself or if your child is in school you can ask the Senco, special needs Lead to do a referral; for children or adults a key worker or family support worker can also help. Please fill in the referral form and one of our team will get back to you or the referrer.

If you would like to refer more than one client or a setting that would like one of our therapists to be based with you for a day, please contact us directly.

We work with a range of need covering complex mental health, physical difficulties, low level anxiety and stress, and with clients across the spectrum of ASD both verbal and non-verbal; as well as working with trauma, dementia and learning difficulties, social isolation and bereavement.

Our work settings include adult residential care homes and day centres, community centres, libraries, client’s homes, primary and secondary mainstream and primary and secondary special schools and outdoor learning environments.

You can view two films about our Music Therapy service. The first introduces you to the Therapy service, some clients and some of our referrers from schools and other settings. The second aims to give you a flavour of what a music therapy session looks like.


Please email us here giving only your name and contact information. Please do not share information about the client at this stage. We will call you back to discuss your individual needs.


Music Therapy is recognised under the umbrella of ‘Arts Therapies'. All our Therapists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council. The HCPC regulate the work of our Music Therapists and you can look up their registration on the HCPC website. We are also members of the British Association for Music Therapy.


There is a charge for our services. Sometimes this is met by parents/carers, or more typically schools or other sources cover the cost through a range of funding sources:

EHCP funding, often attached to children in need; community grants, ASF (adoption support fund), some people self fund and some schools use wellbeing, healthy schools or mental health funding for our wellbeing projects. There are a small number of music therapy charities that can help parent/carers to fund music therapy; we can point you in the direction.

Our charges depend on where you want the session to take place:

At your setting (eg a school, your own home or a care home) within the West of England region (B&NES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos)

An initial assessment fee of £225. This includes referral meetings with the client and referrer, an initial assessment of the clients’ needs, plus 2 therapy sessions.

Following the assessment, the therapist will recommend a programme, which is usually planned in blocks of 10 sessions. The cost of these continuing sessions is:
1 client in 1 setting: £75 per session
2 or more clients in 1 setting: £50 per session

Or, you can come to our Therapy and Wellbeing Centre in Little Stoke (near the M4/M5 junction) for the sessions, which are charged at £50 per session

We offer services outside the West of England region, including Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and further afield. Our charges are the same as above, but we may need to add an additional charge to cover travel costs (mileage and time) depending on your location. We will inform you of these costs before you make any financial commitment.