Harriette Piesley

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Music Therapist and Sound Healer BMus MA IPHM BAMT HCPC
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Rainham ME8 & Gillingham ME8
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About me

About Me

Welcome! I'm Harriette, a HCPC registered music psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals uncover the deeper layers of their emotional and psychological experiences. With many years of professional experience with Mental Health, Neurodivergence and PMLD, I am dedicated to providing a compassionate and insightful space for you to explore and understand your inner world.

Currently working with Mind offering school and perinatal coaching with the CYP service and as an associate therapist with Kent Occupational Therapy. I have previously worked in psychiatric and older adult settings with the NHS with clients diagnosed with Dementia and other mental health discorders such as: Schizophrenia, BPD, EUPD and depression. My practice offers both in-person, remote and online therapy. 

My Approach

As a music therapist, my approach is rooted in the understanding that our past experiences, particularly those from early childhood, significantly influence our present thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. By delving into these experiences, we can gain valuable insights into unresolved conflicts and patterns that may be impacting your current life.

I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where you can explore these deep-seated issues. Through open dialogue and introspection either verbal or nonverbal, we work together to uncover unconscious processes and bring them to awareness, facilitating meaningful change and personal growth.

Areas of Expertise

I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship and Attachment Issues
- Childhood Trauma and Abuse
- Self-Esteem and Identity Concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Emotional Regulation and Resilience
- Life Transitions and Personal Development

Professional Background

I hold a Masters in Music Therapy from Roehampton University and I am a licensed Music Therapist and Sound Healer through HCPC, BAMT and IPHM. My training includes advanced studies in psychotherapy often using a more integrative and psychodynamic approach, and I continually seek to deepen my understanding through ongoing professional development and supervision.

My Philosophy

I believe that self-awareness and understanding are the keys to healing and personal growth. My goal is to help you connect the dots between past and present, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. By addressing the root causes of your difficulties, we can work towards lasting change and a more fulfilling life.

What is 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. Music Therapists draw upon the innate qualities of music to support people of all ages and abilities and at all stages of life; from helping new born babies develop healthy bonds with their parents, to offering vital, sensitive and compassionate palliative care at the end of life. 

Central to how Music Therapy works is the therapeutic relationship that is established and developed, through engagement in live musical interaction and play between a therapist and client. A wide range of musical styles and instruments can be used, including the voice, and the music is often improvised. Using music in this way enables clients to create their own unique musical language in which to explore and connect with the world and express themselves.

Source: https://www.bamt.org/ 

Getting Started

Embarking on a journey of self-exploration through psychotherapy can be a transformative experience. If you are ready to delve into the deeper aspects of your psyche and work through the issues that may be holding you back, I am here to support you every step of the way. Please feel free to reach out to schedule an initial consultation, where we can discuss your needs and how we might work together.

Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to the opportunity to assist you on your path to greater self-awareness and emotional well-being.

Warm regards,

Harriette

Training, qualifications & experience

Education 

  • MA Music Therapy (Roehampton University 2023) BAMT, HCPC, DBS Fully Enhanced Update Service
  • BMus(Hons) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019)
  • Sound Therapy Practitioner IPHM (2024)

Experience

Experience with the NHS and Mind in psychiatric settings, schools, SEN/ PMLD with young adults, dementia, and the elderly between 2019-2024 now working in private practice and as an associate therapist with Kent Occupational Therapy. 

  • Perinatal Mental Health Barnados (2024)
  • HEE Safeguarding Children and Adults 1-3 (2022)
  • Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safe Guarding Training (2022)
  • Talking about death and dying (2022)
  • Restraint Reduction NHS (2022)
  • Counselling Diploma (October 2024) as CPD for verbal approaches in Psychotherapy NCFE CACHE

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All first sessions include a free 20-minute phone consultation beforehand to discuss your therapeutic needs and goals. I recommend usually commiting to 6 sessions including your initial assessment to allow space to think about your therapeutic goals and next steps in your therapeutic journey. 

I charge £50.00 per 50-minute clinical session following the initial assessment at £40.00, groups and couples are £75.00 per session. Payment is due 24 hours before the session to ensure your attendance. 

If you would prefer home visits, £20.00 per traveling hour will be added to the fee. 

Mobile: 07810885685 for further information.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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I offer flexible availability between Monday to Friday and predominately work from The Kent Wellbeing Hub in Rainham, Kent.  

Further information

I will not respond to calls regarding arranging appointments during weekend hours. If you feel you need to access support urgently I would advise calling Samaritans: 116 123 or NHS: 111 

Kent Wellbeing Hub, Medway Pavilion, Farthing Corner Motorway Services Area, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8PQ

Gillingham, Kent, ME8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

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Free car parking avaliable on site and near entrance.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
FaceTime
Google Meet
Microsoft Teams

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Harriette Piesley
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