Music therapy uses the profound ability of music to resonate at  physiological and psychological levels. Our brains are hard wired to respond to music sharing neural circuits with speech. Music helps us to recognise and understand patterns,
enhancing our capacity to learn, stimulating memory and increasing attention.
Our bodies are entrained to music and we respond physiologically; it helps us to recover and maintain a level of physical health and improve co-ordination.
Engaging in music therapy can help work with difficult emotional states building confidence and resilience; it helps to reduce stress, anxious behaviours and sense of isolation.
 
In a music therapy session sharing and playing music together allows the client to develop an honest, trusting relationship with the therapist. The client can access, explore and express feelings, thoughts and sensory or
physical understanding without the need for words. This helps to establish connections with the inner self and others around.
Clients do not need to play an instrument or feel that they are 'musical' to benefit from music therapy. Rather, clients are able to address difficult problems and in the process discover that they can access and express the creative parts of themselves which are often restricted or overshadowed by disability, illness, injury or distress.