MUSIC THERAPY 

We offer one to one, group and intergenerational Music Therapy assessments and sessions online, at home and at hospital to people of all ages. Our sessions aim to improve anything that impacts on someone's ability to live independently or their quality of life.
 

To make a referral or self-refer please complete the referral form.

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Due to resources available we are keen to ensure that those adults who would most need IMM music therapy input are seen as soon as possible for assessment and treatment

 

  • Do you consider this referral to be of HIGH, MEDIUM or LOW Priority?  

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IMM Music therapy referrals should centre on the Emotional, Physical, Cognitive Social, Communication and Developmental needs of the adult.  

Meet our Music Therapists 

Sophie Mawhinney

Sophie has worked as a music therapist in a wide range of settings, including adult mental health and dementia care, and both specialist and mainstream education for children. She also runs community intergenerational music projects with IMM, bringing together adults with dementia and children. Sophie is also a yoga and mindfulness teacher, and where appropriate incorporates some of these breathing and movement tools into music therapy sessions to support wellbeing and emotional regulation. 

Marion Barton

Marion's previous roles include working as a Music Therapist for the NHS in elderly mental health and working in palliative care.  She also worked as a mentor to carers through a South London charity.  She joined the team in 2019 as a Senior Music Therapist and a project facilitator for intergenerational musical projects.  She also works for a London charity and privately as a Music Therapist in Surrey, running therapy sessions for individuals and groups.  She is currently volunteering her time as a telephone befriender to those isolated at home during the Covid-19 crisis.

Marion has a particular interest in working with clients with dementia and has led trainings for care staff in the benefits of music to dementia sufferers.  She also works with children and young people to further inform them about dementia, its effects and the value of music-making in care settings.  As well as dementia, Marion’s clinical specialisms include working with older adults with functional mental health conditions, children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and PMLD. 

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