The British society for Music Therapy explains that there are different approaches to the use of music in therapy. Fundamental to all approaches, however, is the development of a relationship between the client and the therapist. Much of the music is improvised and as a general rule both client and therapist take an active part in the sessions by playing, singing and listening. The therapist does not teach the client to sing or play an instrument. Rather, clients are encouraged to use accessible percussion and ethnic instruments and their own voices to explore the world of sound and to create a musical language of their own. By responding musically, the therapist is able to support and encourage this process. The therapist aims to facilitate positive changes in behaviour and emotional well-being (The British society for Music Therapy – https://www.bamt.org).
Therapists in Malta
Currently there are 1 fully qualified music therapist registered with C.A.T.S. (Malta). They qualified in the UK are are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
HCPC registry: Find a therapist
bamt registry: Find a music therapist