What is music therapy?
Music therapy is the use of music for reaching personal goals.
A music therapist uses music collaboratively with their client to reach their goals (eg: improving social skills, identifying and releasing emotions, maintaining memory and attention span...).
Who can do music therapy?
Anyone who would like to improve an element of their life.
This could be an emotional, social, physical, cognitive or spiritual need. You don’t have to be a musician to do music therapy. Music is a tool for reaching your personal goal.
If you suffer anxiety, depression, experience difficulties with managing emotions, have a physical or learning disability or would like to improve other areas of your life, get in touch.
Sophie Sabri works with adults in individual or group sessions.
Do I need to bring music instruments?
No, you don't have to, unless you have an instrument that you'd like to bring along.
Sophie Sabri provides music instruments for individuals and groups.
How does music therapy work?
There will be an initial assessment to discuss your needs. This will enable you to establish a goal and to discuss your music therapy treatment.
Individual or group music therapy can take place at your house, your facility or at a private music therapy office in central Wellington.
Music therapy works best on a regular basis. Weekly or fortnightly sessions are best. It is easier to work on your goals if you put time into it.
During the sessions, you may experience playing with various music instruments, improvise sounds, use your voice, do songwriting, use body movements, listen to your chosen music, compose your own music, discuss your feelings or life events, you can also decide not to talk if that is what you prefer.
You can review your progress towards your goals with the music therapist as often as you like.
How long does each therapy session take?
Individual therapies are 30min to 45min long.
Group therapies are 45min to 1hour long.
The initial assessment session can take 1 hour.