I can provide Music Therapy for the client in their own home within Neath and Swansea.
As Music Therapy is confidential, it is best if there is a
room with minimum disruption. However, I can also offer Music Therapy
with a carer present if this is thought to be appropriate
to the needs of the client. For example, this may be likely with a young child.
At an initial consultation I would meet with the client (or carer) to discuss reasons for wanting
Music Therapy, what you hope to get out of it and generally find out as much as
possible about the client's difficulties and needs.
Following this consultation, I would evaluate the client's strengths
and needs and arrange to see them for a Music Therapy assessment. This will
be an actual Music Therapy session involving active music-making between myself and
the client. Here the suitability of Music Therapy as a treatment for them
is assessed and clear aims and objectives are created. These aims can be adjusted
as the therapy develops but they offer a baseline from which to start. They can also
help when evaluating the effectiveness of the therapy later on. At this point I would
write an Assessment Report detailing the observations from the assessment.
For children, a session would usually be a maximum of 30 minutes. For adults it would be between
30 and 50 minutes depending on what would be most beneficial for the client.
It is recommended that clients have a minimum of 10 sessions as this is a long-term treatment based
on the development of a non-verbal relationship between the client and Music Therapist. However, the length of therapy
can be discussed with the therapist and the decision to carry on can be reviewed regularly. Some people
have Music Therapy for a short period of time while others have continued to have Music Therapy for many years.
I also can provide group sessions for organisations. For example, I run small group sessions for children through the National Autistic Society.
Please contact me for more information.
Initial consultations are free of charge. Once we begin Music Therapy,
each session (individual or group) will be £45 or you can book a block of 10 sessions for £400. These rates are in accordance with
Session blocks for individuals will include an Assessment Report following the first
two-three sessions and when the therapy comes to an end, a Final Discharge Report will be written.
For groups, each report will be invoiced at £25.
Fees can be paid either in cash or by cheque made payable to Belinda Lydon.