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KEY CHANGES MUSIC THERAPISTS

We have been providing Music Therapy in Hampshire and its neighbouring counties since 2008.

The range of our work:

  • We work on average with 250 clients throughout Hampshire and bordering areas, ranging from pre-school to older age.
  • We work with clients individually or in groups, as dictated by their emotional needs. 
  • Many clients receive on-going music therapy. The average length of therapy is 1 year.
  • We work long-term with several schools throughout the area, including 3 integrated children's centres for early years, schools providing special education from age 2 – 19, and specialist provision for children who are on the autistic spectrum.
  • We are grateful to Jessie’s Fund, Zurich Insurance, the D'Oyle Carte Charitable Trust, Awards for All, the Henry Smith Charity, St James' Place for providing funds towards our therapy projects.
  • We have provided clinical data over two years towards a Youth at Risk clinical research project, through funds provided by the Music Therapy charity.
  • We work with adult learning disabled people through organisations which provide residential care, day services, and an advocacy project.
  • Adults with mental health needs refer themselves to group or individual music therapy at a community unit.
  • We are invited to run occasional series of sessions for day patients attending a Hospice, as well as separate support sessions for their carers.
  • We are often invited to provide one-off group sessions for Older People in day care centres and other care homes.

 As well as providing regular music therapy, we also undertake assessments and provide workshops for organisations that care for people who could benefit from Music Therapy.

 Please click here to express an interest in music therapy

Gwyneth Herbert, jazz singer-songwriter and Key Changes' patron has said:

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“I strongly believe that the music therapists at Key Changes make a huge difference to the lives of the people they work with. Having had some experience of working with adults and children with severe learning difficulties myself, I’ve seen the power of music to free them from the frustrating binds of conventional communication, and help them to explore and express their thoughts and feelings in rewarding ways.”

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Key Changes is a registered charity.  Charity number 1124102