Grace Gladston - Music Therapist (HCPC Reg.)
Hello, my name is Grace, I'm an HCPC and BAMT registered music therapist who is committed to changing how we view mental wellbeing. I currently offer 1-1 sessions in South East London from my music therapy practice, 'healing with grace' - a music therapy service supporting young people and adults' mental health.
I work with a wide range of individuals and challenges; anxiety, depression, psychosis, ASD, learning difficulties, highly sensitive individuals, personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness, shame, guilt and loss.
I provide a space that gives you permission to show up as your whole self. With your full range of emotions, with your messy and your tidy parts, your contradictions and your celebrations.
I want to guide you on a deep dive into really seeing yourself as you are right now and that everything that you are is absolutely ok.
I am here to help you to feel confident and grounded, using your creativity to nurture self-acceptance.
how can music therapy help you?
Using sound in a therapy session allows your mind to wander to places that could otherwise be restricted by words. Sessions can be made up of a mixture of playing music, listening to music and speaking - depending on what suits you.
Free improvisation (music made in the moment) is used, as well as listening and songwriting. There is no need for you to have musical experience as I am an expert in supporting your authentic expression through sound and musical instruments are provided. You do not have to be a 'musician' to attend and benefit from music therapy.
I work in a person-centred way which means that you can direct how you want to use the session. I also work psychodynamically helping you to notice and reflect on relational patterns and integrate new ways of thinking that best serve you. I work holistically blending a variety of techniques and approaches from other therapies and theories so that you receive personalised support. I absolutely do not believe in a one size fits all approach to mental health.
In the first few sessions, we discuss in more detail about why and how music therapy might be able to help you and whether you feel satisfied starting the therapeutic process with me.
We look at:
- what particular issues might be focussed on
- a potential time frame for therapy
- explore the instruments/voice together and how music features in your life
Reviews take place regularly to make sure we are working within a time frame that suits you and your needs. We can work together from anywhere between a few months and a few years based on what you need support with.
I pride myself on being incredibly openminded to best help you to explore deeply held thoughts and opinions of yourself using both music and words.
Feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you want to find out more about how music therapy could help you.
"Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient."
— Yehudi Menuhin
Training, qualifications & experience
- HCPC Registered Music Therapist
- BAMT Registered Music Therapist
- MA in Music Therapy (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
- MusB in Music (University of Manchester)
I have worked in the NHS as a music therapist working with children with social, emotional and mental health needs at a mainstream school and with developmental disabilities at a child development centre.
I have also worked in adult mental health (hospital and community settings) with individuals who have chronic mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and personality disorders.
I currently work part-time in older adult mental health services in the NHS alongside my private practice.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £60 - currently offering reduced rates when choosing monthly payment plan, ask me for more info!
We can arrange a free initial consultation phone call to answer any questions and discuss your needs before meeting in person.
We can also meet in person for an introductory 30-minute session for £25.
Feel free to send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Concessions offered for
Therapy space in South London is less than a ten-minute walk from Peckham Rye overground station and various bus routes to Rye Lane, Peckham. Free parking and secure bike racks available here.