Harriette Piesley
music Therapist

Harriette Piesley

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Area of interest and relevant experience

I have had experience with Mind and NHS working in psychiatric settings, mental health, dementia, palliative, CYP, SEN/ PMLD environments with an interest in nonverbal communication and mental health.

qualifications

BMus(Hons) Viola Performance – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

MA Music Therapy – Roehampton University

IPHM Sound Healing Practitioner

FRSM in Viola Performance (pending)

How long have You worked with Kent occupational therapy?

April 2024

what do you like about being a music therapist?

What I enjoy most about being a music therapist is the profound impact that music has on people’s lives. Working as a therapist is fulfilling when using music as a tool for healing, expression and connection. The ability to witness positive transformations in clients, whether it be emotional wellbeing, enhanced communication or simply moments of joy and relief. The creative aspect of music therapy allows space to tailor clinical interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual which provides a sense of purpose and enthusiasm to work with all.

An example of positive outcomes in Music Therapy sessions has been working in mental health and watching clients grow that have not been previously able to communicate on the ward or create bonds with other patients. After consistent sessions weekly in groups and individually, seeing clients be able to recall memories and begin to talk again has been truly beautiful and magical work through the power of music.

Outside of work

Outside of work I enjoy baking, foraging and yoga. Recent achievements have including working towards my fellowship and becoming a qualified Sound Healing Practitioner. Going to sound baths have always been a big part of my self-care as a therapist and a space for mindfulness and something that I aspire to give back to other like-minded people with gongs in the future.
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