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Music Therapist - Chier Morris

I’m a Health and Care Profession Council Registered Music Therapist - based in Buxton. Since 2008 I began providing creative and musical interactive psychological service for groups or individuals. I have since worked with people living with dementia, learning disabilities, mental health issues and autistic spectrum. Music therapy sessions may include listening to music, playing music, making up music spontaneously, vocalising or singing. There is no right or wrong way of playing music - through the process of finding your music, your sound, your voice, you will be supported in exploring self-awareness which can lead to health benefits.

Children Playing Bongo Drums

Music Therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs.

Central to how Music Therapy works is the therapeutic relationship that is established and developed, through engagement in live musical interaction and play between a therapist and client. A wide range of musical styles and instruments can be used, including the voice, and the music is often improvised. Using music in this way enables clients to create their own unique musical language in which to explore and connect with the world and express themselves.

From British Association for Music Therapy

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest."





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Group on Drums


Manager of a care home for adults living with learning disabilities

"D used to get so aggressive - throwing instruments when it's time to pack up. Chier worked with her patiently in the group. She is now helping, packing away instruments and carrying them to the car."

Dadia Conti, Independent Advocate for

Derbyshire Participation & Children's Rights Service

Music Therapy in supported living


My friend who lives in Supported housing has been benefiting from weekly individual Music Therapy for over 5 years.


Initially he was unsure and was keen to end the session (by walking out of the room!) but with the therapist's expert gentle attention he quickly understood he could be the person in charge. He is now clearly leading the session with the therapist joining in at his prompts. His pleasure and pride is obvious to see and hear. 

His ability to make choices and be more self-directing in all other aspects of his life have also stemmed from this very special intensive interaction.

Although Music Therapy is not a quick fix it is worth persisting with. The benefits will surprise you!

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