Waves Music Therapy was founded in 2013 by music therapists Victoria Hartkemeyer and Kirsten Halliday. We are now a registered Community Interest Company (CIC #9320903) with a team of 5 therapists who work across the county of West Sussex with client groups from pre-school children to end of life care. Our aim is to make music therapy services that are delivered by qualified, experienced therapists accessible to all individuals who will benefit from this important intervention.
Evidence supports what we discover daily, that music therapy is a powerful intervention- a non-verbal, non-threatening means of communicating, of playing, of building relationships and processing feelings in a safe, therapeutic environment. It is a means of communication, a way of making connections, of self expression and play and, as we share throughout our site, the research and evidence base in to the efficacy of music therapy is continually growing.
At Waves Music Therapy we offer individual and group music therapy sessions in schools, care homes, hospices, the NHS and through our private practices here in West Sussex and across the UK.
The therapists who work with Waves Music Therapy are all trained to Masters level, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), have full background disclosure checks, are members of the British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT) and have many years of clinical experience.
We offer assessment sessions and consultation. We also run staff training in the principles of music therapy.
Waves are based near to Worthing in West Sussex. We have a studio space near to Littlehampton and work across the county and are the first music therapy service run by experienced therapists in the county.
If you would like to discuss music therapy sessions for yourself, a family member, your school, or day centre or hospice, please get in touch. We would be delighted to talk to you.
The Waves Office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-3pm.
We will endeavour to answer all enquiries as they arrive, but please note that we are only in the office two days per week.