Interventions and activities which include musical improvisation, songwriting, mindful music and grounding techniques, drumming and rhythm, playlisting,
lyric analysis, singing, movement and drawing.
Elise specialises in music technology, such as Ableton Live, GarageBand and apps, including live music production, recording and live performance.
Amped Music Therapy's vision is to be a valuable part of the community - supporting people to be their best selves through music and creative play.
Amped believes that strengths-based, person-centred interventions, clear communication and a strong therapeutic relationship are the foundations for self expression and resilience, building self confidence and emotional awareness and regulation.
Amped knows every one has an individual set of needs. Goals are set to meet a whole range of needs such as social inclusion, sensory integration and regulation, shared and joint attention, communication, motor/cognitive function, agency and identity, and building positive relationships.
Elise is currently working with children, young people and their families, and adults with a range of therapeutic goals, adapted for neurodevelopmental needs, learning disabilities and complex trauma.
Elise works with CLEAR who support children and young people who have experienced emotional trauma and abuse. Elise and DBS-I are working on a sound and music concept album at Sowenna, CAMHS unit in Cornwall called 'Sowenna Sounds'.
Elise worked at Giant Steps Sydney in Australia, working with children ages 4-17 with autism spectrum conditions, working alongside the music therapy team.
Elise has had experience at Liverpool Brain Injury unit for traumatic brain injury, Sutherland Hospital adult acute and rehabilitation mental health wards, and in child, adult disability and aged care.
HCPC Registered Music Therapist
Master of Creative Music Therapy
FDA Sound and Music Technology
BA(Hons) Interactive Media Production
Mental Health First Aid
Elise graduated from the Masters in Creative Music Therapy from Western Sydney University with a distinction in April 2020 and completed a FDA in Sound and Music Technology at DBS Music/Plymouth University in 2013.
Post graduate qualifications include Safeguarding L3, Complex PTSD & Disassociation (TF-CBT approach) and Mental Health First Aid. Elise is currently completing training in Mindfulness for CYP and SandStory Therapy.
Elise specialises in improvisation, songwriting, percussion, music technology and strengths based approaches in the areas of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, trauma + attachment, autism spectrum conditions, neurologic brain function + rehabilitation.