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?

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About our music therapist

Emily Merrett Music Therapist

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)


  • 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.

Music Therapy at Safe Place Therapy


We charge $130 for a 50 minute session of music therapy.

Yes, you can claim sessions through the NDIS package system or we can invoice organisations who are providing funding for individual or group clients. The NDIS rate for music therapy is $213.39 per session.

Call 0411 791 089
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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: