Music Therapy 42

403.866.3072

Langdon, AB, Canada

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Welcome

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 hold a master's degree in music therapy and am an accredited 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 consultation throughout your treatment process. 


Utilizing a music-centered framework, I support you through your journey to emotional, physical or mental health. 

 

"Where words fail, music speaks."

Hans Christian Anderson

 

FLEUR HUGHES  

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

My name is Fleur and I completed my 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 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.

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As a advocate for music therapy, 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)

  • 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 into mental health and how music therapy can be used to treat wellbeing from a holistic perspective.


I 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:

  • Improvisation

  • Singing

  • Song-Writing

  • Drumming

  • Lyric-Analysis

  • Instrumental Playing

  • 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

What Services do Music Therapy 42  provide?

  • Child, adolescent and adult services.

  • Individual or small group sessions.

  • Online sessions available.

  • 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, supervision and presentations (corporate wellness, conferences, PD days).

  • Mobile service - willing to travel.

  • Data Based Treatment Model:

    Referral, Assessment, Treatment Plan, Evaluation, Review, Report.                                        

Areas MT can help with:


  • Mental Health:

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Transitions, Dementia, Addiction, Depression, Anger, Self-Injury Behaviors, Bullying and Mood Management.


  • Perinatal Spectrum:

    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.


  • Neurodegenerative Disorders:

    Parkinson's Disease, MS or ALS (Gait, Speech and Motor Skills treatment).

Useful Resources and Information

Voices: A world Forum in Music Therapy:

https://www.voices.no/index.php/voices

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.

To arrange an initial consultation, email, call or complete this enquiry form.  

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

At our initial meeting we will discuss:

  • Developing a bespoke treatment plan, tailor-made to your needs.


  • Your therapeutic goals or objectives. 


  • The therapeutic process as it unfolds during sessions.


  • Which music and counselling based interventions would benefit you most. 


I look forward to hearing from you. 



403.866.3072