Hugh Anderson

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MA Music Therapy PGDip Therapeutic Communication
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you have barriers to expressing yourself, understanding emotions or feeling creative, Music Therapy could be for you. My primary aim is to get to know you for who you are and, through sensitive verbal and musical interaction, celebrate your personality, creativity and potential. Whatever challenges you experience, I hope to give you a sense of connection, acceptance and understanding. 

I offer an inclusive and welcoming service where sessions are engaging and always tailored to individual needs. Music Therapy offers opportunities for free improvisation, song writing, musical games and reflection. It can be particularly beneficial for those experiencing anxiety, social isolation and difficulties expressing themselves. A way to self-regulate, develop greater self-awareness and build confidence in who you are. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Music Therapy (Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2014-2016) 
  • PGDip Therapeutic Communication with children and young people (Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust 2009-2010) 
  • BA with Hons Music & French (University of Durham 2004-2008)

I have worked as a music therapist in mainstream, SEN and SEMH schools, in NHS dementia and mental health settings and in community outreach centres within the charity sector.

I have been Head of Therapies at Resources for Autism since 2020, during which time I have also taught at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and presented work to the BAMT Autism Network.

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£45.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees depend on the nature of service (1:1 or Group) offered and the length of sessions. My core prices are: 

  • £25 for a 30-minute in-person introductory session (all ages) 
  • £45 for 30-minute ongoing 1:1 sessions (generally younger children)
  • £70 for 50-minute ongoing 1:1 sessions (generally adults and adolescents) 

When I work

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Further information

Free parking available on the premises. 

Wheelchair-friendly ramp available to access ground floor therapy space. 

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

Online or in-person supervision for qualified and trainee Music Therapists, as well as for music teachers and community musicians.

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Hugh Anderson
Hugh Anderson