Listening to Music

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We all know that life can be overwhelming, you may have hit a rough spot or feel like you are treading water. 


Music based interventions could help you process some of life's daily challenges or help you reconnect with a part of you that may feel lost. We all connect with music at some level and in music therapy I tap into the innate musicality of the people I work with.


I am a certified music therapist (MTA/MT-BC) in good standing with the CAMT/CBMT. 

My therapeutic approach is person-centered and based in a humanistic perspective. I encourage your involvement and participation within a music-centred framework. 


Trust, empathy and positive regard for your needs are the cornerstones of my therapeutic approach. 


You have autonomy in shaping how your wellness journey evolves. I am here to support you in your journey of self discovery and personal growth.

 

FLEUR HUGHES 

Accredited Music Therapist (MMT, MTA, MT-BC)

My name is Fleur and I completed my Master's degree at the University of West England (UWE) in 2015.

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 am passionate how music therapy can be used to improve mental health and maintain physical or emotional wellbeing. 


Perhaps you feel you cannot express yourself verbally,traditional talk therapy is not for you or you require a more creative or interactive method of therapy. 


My favorite thing about being a music therapist is how we all have some relationship or connection to music. 


As an advocate for our profession, I have presented at various conferences and symposiums. These include:

  • The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) conference (2020)

  • Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT) (2017 and 2019)

  • Canadian Mental health Association "We are Stronger" Conference (2018)

I also volunteer as the Ethics Director for the Music Therapy Association of Alberta. 

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Girl Practicing Piano

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.


Technology, assistive or communication devices can also be incorporated into sessions if required.

Receptive and active music based approaches may include:

  • Improvisation

  • Singing

  • Song-Writing

  • Drumming

  • Lyric-Analysis

  • Instrumental Playing

  • Music for Self-Care

  • Music for Pain and Stress

  • Creating Personalized Playlists 

  • Music Technology (App based)

  • Mindfulness 

Acoustic Guitar

What Music Therapy Services does Fleur provide?

  • Child, adolescent and adult services.

  • Individual or small group sessions.

  • Experience with for/non profit

    organizations

    , educational settings, community 

    organizations

     and  indigenous communities.

  • Workshops, consultation or presentations (corporate wellness, conferences, PD days).

  • Clinical supervision for music therapists or interns.

  • In person or online sessions available. 


Music Therapy can be used to support with:

  • Life Transitions

  • Anxiety

  • Self-care

  • Grief or l

    oss

  • Depression

  • Mood management

  • Stress reduction 

  • Attachment or parent/infant bonding

  • Emotional or self regulation

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

  • Mental health

  • Chronic pain or physical tension

Hand Drums

Useful Resources and Information

The Association of Counseling Therapy of Alberta:

https://www.acta-alberta.ca/

Canadian Association for Music Therapists:

https://www.musictherapy.ca/?
  

The Certification Board for Music Therapists:

https://www.cbmt.org/


Take the first step, reach out.


I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.

During our initial consult we will discuss:

  • Developing a treatment plan for you.

  • Therapeutic goals or objectives you may want to achieve. 

  • I will inform you about the therapeutic process in more detail.

  • Which interventions would benefit you most. 


I look forward to hearing from you. 


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