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Music Therapy for Children and Young People

What does this service do?

Music Therapy uses shared music-making to help children have freedom of communication when verbal language is a challenge, this can be due to social, developmental, communication or emotional difficulties. Music therapy sessions offer a child or young person an experience of shared play, interaction, learning and understanding.

Children are seen initially for assessment to determine how music therapy can support their specific needs. Music therapy service in Child Development Centres – is categorised as a specialist service which means it is only available to children who have been individually referred to the service. Direct referrals are accepted from a range of professionals including GP’s and Consultants; Therapists; Health visitors; Social workers; educational psychologist or SENCO; or through the child development service.

Children are eligible if they live in Westminster, Kensington and  Chelsea or Hammersmith and Fulham or have a GP in these boroughs, and are known to the child development service.

Music therapists offer group and individual therapy programmes and are based at child development centres – at Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing (White City), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Woodfield Road Health Centre.

Early Intervention Music Therapy in Children’s Centres - is categorised as a targeted service for children  within children’s centres who have specific additional needs.

All Music Therapists who work in the service are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Who to contact

 020 3315 6472

Where to go

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
SW10 9NH
Last Updated 19/04/2021

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