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Elise Livingston

HCPC registered music therapist

MA Creative M
usic Therapy
FDA Sound and Music Technology
BA Interactive Media Technology


South West Co-Ordinator for British Association for Music Therapy
Further training in 
- Trauma and attachment
- Low intensity TF-CBT
- Sandstory Therapy
- Mental Health First Aid
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I am a HCPC registered music therapist who believes music can be transformational in achieving non-musical goals, such as non-verbal communication, exploring emotions, creating connections and building self confidence and esteem. 

 

I take a trauma-informed, person centered, client lead approach and believe in the skills and qualities in every individual, meaning every session is different and goals are completely unique. Music can be a motivating way to express emotions, practice communication skills and build mind-body connections - moving hands, tapping feet, feeling hearts and thinking brains. 

 

I work with individual children who have arange of needs in the areas of complex trauma, attachment, neuro-diversity: autism spectrum conditions and ADHD, communication and learning disabilities, profound and multiple disabilities, mental health conditions, neurologic brain function and rehabilitation. 

 

I have a real passion for working with people who have experienced childhood trauma and believe repairing and re-building relationships and internal/external connections can be integral to positive change - which is why I get everyone in the room involved with the music therapy session! I also love using music technology in the therapy room, integrating sensory-based interventions to meet a range of sensory needs. 

Values

Integrity

'A firm adherance to a code of especially moral or artistic values'

Amped follows the humanistic view that we are all individual, equal and have strengths which are the root of what makes our personalities so unique. By creating musical interactions, integrity lays in both artistic and professional capacities.

Connection

'A place where two or more things are united'

Connection comes in many forms, from the connection between your brain and your arm, the connection between yourself and playing a musical instrument and connection to others. Amped believes that connection is the key to trust and communication, forming foundations for development. 

Progression

'Forward movement in time or place'

Amped believes in progression and not perfection. Progression is achievable and takes as long as it takes, everyone's time line is different depending on the goal they want to achieve. Music therapy is an evidenced based profession and uses research and an eclectic approach to support growth.  

Fun

'Insighting amusement or enjoyment'

What is the world without fun?

Fun and play are important parts of growing up and then growing up even more - into adulthood and beyond! Amped prides itself on taking out the serious and adding in a big portion of fun. 

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