Music Therapy in Melbourne

Music Therapy is a research based practice in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health functioning and wellbeing.
Music Therapy at Safe Place Therapy Melbourne

How might Music Therapy be useful to me?

Music can...

  • Affect your mood and help you regulate emotions
  • Increase energy levels and motivation
  • Allow you to creatively express yourself
  • Build social connections and confidence of self
  • Help you to focus on more positive distress strategies
  • Offer alternative ways of communication
  • Give your whole brain a workout

About our music therapist

Music Therapy in Melbourne 1

Emily Merrett

Registered Music Therapist
Member of the Australian Music Therapy Association
NDIS Accredited Provider
Professional development in counselling areas such as ACT, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Informed
Practice, Mental Health First Aid, ASSIST, Guided Imagery Muisc (GIM)

Qualifications:

  • Master of Music Therapy
    Melbourne University (2015-2016)
  • Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz/Contemporary Voice)
  • Box Hill Institute (2009-2011)

Our Music Therapist's Experience

Emily has extensive experience in using music in therapy to connect people with their creative self, explore ways of coping, better understand emotions and processes along with building confidence and ability in using music as expression.

Since graduating from Melbourne University in 2016, Emily has worked both in community and clinical settings as a registered music therapist.

Emily currently works at headspace and The Royal children’s Hospital working with young people with different presenting needs. Emily has previously had experience working with adults in the community mental health and homelessness sectors.

She is able to work with a range of different client groups and is always interested in getting to know and aiming to understand the individual within the context of their lives to build a respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship.

Call 0411 791 089
or email safeplacetherapyspt@gmail.com

What does a music therapy session look like?​

Sessions aim to be as collaborative as possible so they look different for everyone.

Sessions can involve:

  • Writing and recording original songs
  • Sharing and discussing songs
  • Playing and learning songs
  • Building confidence through instrument learning
  • Brainstorming uses of music as a health resource
  • Improvising on instruments
  • Drawing to music and guided meditations
  • Discussing insights grown from these practices

Music Therapy at Safe Place Therapy

Cost

We charge $150 for a 50 minute session of music therapy.

Yes, you can claim sessions through the NDIS package system or we can invoice organisations you are providing funding for individual or group clients.

Call 0411 791 089
or email safeplacetherapyspt@gmail.com