Find the meaning in your life.
We all know that life can be overwhelming, you may have hit a rough spot or feel like you are treading water.
Music therapy could help you process some of life's daily challenges or help you reconnect with a part of you that feels lost. Mental, physical and emotional health is about developing resiliency and coping mechanisms.
Trust the process in your journey, as I guide you in reclaiming your well-being. Take the time to focus on the therapeutic experience, rebuild connections and strengthen your relationships.
I am an accredited music therapist (MTA) based in Langdon, AB. I also hold my board certification (MT-BC) and neurologic music therapy (NMT) designations.
My therapeutic approach is person-centered. I encourage your involvement and consultation throughout your treatment process.
Utilizing music-centered framework, I support individuals in meeting their treatment goals and objectives.
"Where words fail, music speaks."
Hans Christian Anderson
Accredited Music Therapist (MMT, MTA, MT-BC, NMT)
My name is Fleur and I completed my Master's degree in Music Therapy, at the University of West England (UWE) in 2015. I have also completed my Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) training.
I am originally from South-Africa and grew up in Johannesburg. I love travelling and that led me to the UK, where I lived for 11 years, before coming to Canada in 2014.
I joined the British Army in 2006, and in 2009-2010 I completed a tour to Aghanistan. While on tour, I noticed some of the effects of PTSD and trauma. It was during this time that I wondered "how might music have therapeutic benefits in managing and treating mental health?". I left the army in 2011 and pursued my new career as a music therapist.
As a advocate for music therapy, I have presented at various conferences and symposiums. These include:
Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) (2017 and 2019)
Regina Improvisation and Mobility Conference (2017)
Parkinson's Association of Alberta "Hope" Conference (2018)
Canadian Mental health Association "We are Stronger" Conference (2018)
ICCER Responsive Behaviour Symposium (2019)
I am passionate about research and am pursuing my PHD in Music. My qualitative study is about "Improvisation and Well-Being among Adults with Mental Health Disorders".
WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) defines Music Therapy as:
"Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals (MTA*) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains."
No prior musical experience or ability to play instruments is required to take part in sessions. I work with your most innate creativity and musicality.
I provide a range of musical instruments: melodic (keyboard, flute, giutar), tuned (xylephone, bells) and un-tuned percussion (rhythm sticks, ocean-drum, bodrahn, shakers). Technology, assistive or communication devices (Eye-Gaze/Switches/IPAD/PECS) can be incorporated into sessions if required.
Receptive and active music based approaches may include:
Music for Self-Care
Music for Pain and Stress
Creating personalized playlists (for sleep, lullabies, relaxation)
Music Technology (App based)
Adapted piano or flute lessons
Neurologic MT Techniques (RAS,VIT,MIT,OMREX etc.)
WHAT SERVICES DO MUSIC THERAPY 42 PROVIDE?
Child, adolescent and adult services.
Individual or small group sessions.
Experience working with for/non profit organisations, educational settings, long-term care settings, mental health settings, community organisations and indigenous communities.
Flexible treatment and payment plans.
Workshops, consultation, and presentations (corporate wellness, PD days).
Some services are available via Skype or Zoom.
Mobile service - willing to travel.
Data Based Treatment Model:
Referral, Assessment, Treatment Plan, Evaluation, Review, Report.
Areas MT can help with:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Transitions, Dementia, Addiction, Depression, Anger, Self-Injury Behaviors, Bullying and Mood Management.
Fertility Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Transitions, Self-Care and Grief/Loss.
Families and Children:
Attachment/ Bonding, Fostering or Adoption Stress, Conflict Resolution, Self-Regulation, Social/Emotional learning, Social Skills,Transitions and Childhood Trauma.
Parkinson's Disease, MS or ALS (Gait, Speech and Motor Skills treatment).
USEFUL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Voices: A world Forum in Music Therapy:
The Association of Counseling Therapy of Alberta:
Canadian Association for Music Therapists:
The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy:
The Certification Board for Music Therapists:
GET IN TOUCH
To arrange a complimentary consultation contact me via this enquiry form, email or give me a call.
I am happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding music therapy or my services.
At our initial meeting we will discuss:
How to develop a bespoke treatment plan, tailor-made to your needs.
What are your therapeutic goals or objectives?.
The therapeutic process that takes place within sessions.
Which music and non-music based interventions we may use.
Currently, Music Therapy is not covered by basic health care plans/insurance. It may be covered by your extended health program or insurance plan. Please contact the your insurance provider or employer see if they cover music therapy.
I look forward to hearing from you. It gives me joy and fulfillment seeing how people thrive and benefit from music therapy.