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Michaela is an HCPC- and BAMT-registered music therapist with a Masters in Music Therapy from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is DBS-certified and regularly updates her immunisations and relevant trainings, such as safeguarding and emergency life support. Prior to her music therapy training, Michaela spent her professional life as a classical & jazz-trained pianist and jazz & soul singer, performer and recording artist. However, she often employed music to help to soothe unwell relatives, champion causes close to her heart, and as a way of working through tension and difficulties. Her training as a music therapist joined the things she loves the most about music with her desire to use her musical skill and talent to connect and bring people together, but also, and perhaps more pertinently, to connect people with themselves. She truly sees this as her calling and vocation.

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About MdC Music Therapy

MdC Music Therapy believes in each person’s innate musicality (Trevarthen and Malloch 2000) and recognises each person’s musical and creative core. We understand that there are many things which can impact on and impair our vital connection to this core, including trauma and distress, difficult attachment patterns and relationships (including intergenerational trauma), and differences in mental and physical health and abilities. MdC Music Therapy believes strongly in the capacity of music to restore this connection, which can empower those of us who experience it to access our authentic musicality and creativity, leading to a better and more accepting understanding of ourselves and others.

MdC Music Therapy combines humanistic, relational-cultural, and psychodynamic musical and psychotherapeutic approaches to provide a dedicated and devoted space where you can be supported in connecting with your complete self (musical, creative, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, cultural and physical) through active music making and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. We see these as the key ingredients in fostering a stronger connection with yourself and your well-being, and your connection and relationships with others, as well as in facilitating the shifts and changes you may wish to make in your life.

The MdC logo is a symbol of our values. It contains: 1) a crotchet rest (which has been turned on its side to form the M), which represents a short pause in the music, denoting the importance we place on making music therapy a space where you can take time out for a beat and focus on yourself. It also acknowledges that in music therapy, the silence can be just a salient as the music; 2) a fermata (which has been rotated to form the C), which signifies that something should be held or sustained, symbolising our therapeutic approach to providing a holding and containing space for you to feel secure enough to build a sustained relationship with your music therapist. 

About

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Michaela is an HCPC- and BAMT-registered music therapist with a Masters in Music Therapy from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is DBS-certified and regularly updates her immunisations and relevant trainings, such as safeguarding and emergency life support. Prior to her music therapy training, Michaela spent her professional life as a classical & jazz-trained pianist and jazz & soul singer, performer and recording artist. However, she often employed music to help to soothe unwell relatives, champion causes close to her heart, and as a way of working through tension and difficulties. Her training as a music therapist joined the things she loves the most about music with her desire to use her musical skill and talent to connect and bring people together, but also, and perhaps more pertinently, to connect people with themselves. She truly sees this as her calling and vocation.

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