Music therapy offers opportunities to engage in musical experiences tailored to individual needs and abilities. At the heart of this is the acknowledgement of a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, respect and confidentiality. It is not necessary to be able to play an instrument or to read music. Therapy can assist with aspects of communication, expression, interaction and mobility. Sessions might comprise improvising on percussion instruments, songwriting, singing, listening to music and, where appropriate, the development of skills.
Dr James Robertson has worked with a wide range of client groups as a music therapist. This includes children with additional support needs, adults experiencing mental health issues, palliative care and forensic psychiatry. Sessions can be offered on an individual or small-group basis. James was the Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) at Queen Margaret University from 2005-2013 and is currently a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. He is also a composer and a choral conductor. James is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. For further information or details of availability and costs please contact James on: email@example.comCategories: Community News, News
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