About me

Why Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses music as an additional way to express thoughts and feelings and to find alternative communication with others. Active music making and listening to music can help with releasing stress and anxiety. Music Therapy can benefit anyone who would like to explore feelings nonverbally as well as verbally in therapy. No previous experience of music is required.

About Me

I am a qualified Music Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience working in the UK, providing direct music therapy interventions, supervision and training in music therapy. My practice is informed by psychodynamic and systemic approaches as well as person-centred therapy.

I am both working for the NHS and in private practice and have worked across a range of different settings and all age groups. I am also a freelancer for Lily Arts & Wellbeing as well as a MindHug partner. My specialism is in Adult and Older Adult Mental Health, trauma-informed care as well as working with singers, musicians and artists.

I have been a clinical facilitator of major UK Music Therapy trials, including a feasibility study on songwriting, where I have also contributed to the manual, and I am regularly presenting at national and international conferences. In 2017, I have co-published the book 'Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations'.

Who can I help?

I am particularly keen to improve access to music therapy for people who struggle with anxiety and depression or those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Furthermore, I am keen to improve access to Music Therapy for diverse communities as well as improve access to musicians and artists who might struggle with their Mental Health, experience performance anxiety and/or lack of creativity. Moreover, during Covid-19, I have also been working with clients who are recovering from the long-term effects of Covid, e.g. speech and breathing problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Music Therapy, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • BA Music Therapy, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Grade 8: Voice, Piano
  • Certificate in Bereavement Work with Children and their families
  • Full membership: HCPC
  • Full membership: BAMT

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Music therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individual Therapy: £60 (60 Minutes)

Supervision: £50

Fees are negotiable for students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available for individual therapy and supervision sessions mainly on Fridays. However, I am offering supervision on some weekday evenings and during the weekend.

Yeoman Street
London
SE8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

English, German

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been a supervisor for over 10 years and my main specialism is Adult Mental Health (including PTSD and Trauma) and Dementia.

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Cornelia Bent

Cornelia Bent