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Music Therapy

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualised goals within a therapeutic relationship by a music therapist. We are pleased to have music therapists in our team who can work with you or your loved one.


What is music therapy?

Music therapy helps people of all ages and abilities and at all stages of life who may have been affected by injury, illness, or disability. Music therapy supports their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative, and social needs.

How it works

The music therapist will get to know you and will help you to explore and connect with the world and express yourself in your own way through music. A wide range of musical styles and instruments can be used, including the voice.

Who can benefit from music therapy?

Everyone has the ability to connect with music. Music therapy can help develop and facilitate communication skills and improve self-confidence and independence. It can enhance self-awareness and awareness of others and improve concentration and attention skills.

We work with:

  • Children and young people (including mainstream, special educational needs education, and children and young people in care)
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Those with autistic spectrum conditions
  • People in mental health settings
  • Older people
  • People who live with a neurological condition (e.g., stroke, multiple sclerosis)

Our music therapists

We are pleased to have four music therapists who work as part of our team to support the people we work with. Click the images below to view their individual profiles.

Judith Nockolds
Judith Nockolds
Nadia Bailey
Harriette Piesley
Harriette Piesley
Lorraine Ackroyd

Music therapists working with Kent Occupational Therapy

Music therapists working with us are registered with their governing body, British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and are also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This national regulator holds a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards of proficiency and who are bound by their standards of conduct, performance, and ethics.
The title ‘Music Therapist’ is a legally protected title by law and only those registered with the HCPC can use it. Registered music therapists also undertake continuing professional development to ensure that they are aware of new clinical developments and research that can support and enhance their practice.

our team

Accreditations & Qualifications

All Our
Occupational Therapists

Are specialists in their field
Are professional members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
Have degrees in Occupational Therapy
Are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
Are up to date with statutory training and maintain high continued professional development and clinical supervision standards.
Are all DBS checked
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