I am a UK-registered music therapist and New York State licensed creative arts therapist. I currently provide music psychotherapy services for adults, 18 and over.
You may come to see me because:
• you are in crisis
• you are facing significant life-changes
• you suffer from anxiety or depression
• you have suffered trauma or loss
• you are dealing with a medical illness
• you are a musician grappling with performance anxiety or burn-out
• you are interested in understanding yourself more fully
• you want to experience Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) (Click link for detailed description).
I recognise that you are your own best expert. The therapy provides a space that, in the words of one client, “allows me to hear my own voice.” Collaboratively, and on an ongoing basis, we will discuss a course of therapy that best suits your changing goals and needs, while taking into account your history, your culture, and your music.
As a white, cis-gendered, woman who is temporarily able-bodied, and doubly-documented, I recognise my many privileges and their affordances. I am committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and work with folks who experience various forms of marginalisation related to gender, sexuality, race, and class.
60-minute music psychotherapy sessions
We usually embark on this work if you would benefit from a long-term process, and a consistent and trusting relationship with a therapist. We will utilise words, as well as music listening methods and active music-making in the sessions.
Please ask about my fees. I try my best to accommodate various financial needs.
7-week Music and Imagery series
This includes one assessment session plus six one-hour Music and Imagery sessions. This short-term process is suitable for people who are dealing with more focused challenges (bereavement, an upcoming exam or performance, increased stress at work, birth of a child, etc.) The short-term goal is to reconnect to positive inner resources for an increased sense of well-being, confidence, and improved coping with daily stress.
Please ask about the one-time fee for all 7 sessions. I try my best to accommodate various financial needs, and this option may suit you best if you do not have resources for long-term therapy.
I live and work out of my home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and provide tele-therapy by Zoom only.
In addition to being a Registered Music Therapist in the United Kingdom, I am a licensed mental health practitioner in New York State, USA., therefore I can work with individuals anywhere in the United Kingdom, as well as anywhere in New York State.
Before our first session, I will ask you to fill out this telehealth consent form.
If you must cancel a session, please call to let Suzannah know at least 24 hours in advance.