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ABOUT SMT

Southern Music Therapy is a private practice servicing the Canterbury region and beyond.

Our vision is to provide a professional music therapy service to those in need. We aim to be dynamic, creative and developing team. Where our therapists are valued and supported in their work, to therefore provide a high-quality client centred approach that is a sustainable service to our clients.

 

We aim to assist our clients in attaining, maintaining or regaining optimum levels of functioning or adaptation in all areas of development and well-being.

QUALITY

We are dedicated to providing a quality music therapy service by professional registered Music Therapists.

REACHING

We believe that music has a unique way of reaching and connecting with people, it is a powerful and effective tool for achieving health and wellness.

CONTRIBUTION

We believe that everyone has a valuable contribution to offer through their unique personality and abilities.

MEANINGFUL

We believe that every effort should be made to establish significant and meaningful human connections with people rather than allow them to merely exist.

UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

We believe that music is a universal language, and find that clients participate more actively in music therapy sessions. People often have a lifetime of musical experiences that can be activated.

Our Mission

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE, SUPPORTIVE AND EVER GROWING

To work with individual client to achieve meaningful relationships with their families and their community with confidence and independence.

To offer a quality service for people with neurological conditions, to support them and their families to reach their potential

To provide a safe space for clients to express themselves and feel heard, either verbally or non-verbally.

To develop and deliver best practice approaches accordance with the rules and code of ethics set down by Music Therapy New Zealand.

To work collaboratively with clients and the organisations involved with the client including families and other allied health professionals.

To deliver community education/training to family members, caregivers and professionals regarding music therapy.

“Think outside the box to provide new opportunities for people who sometimes feel like they are stuck in a box”

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