Music Therapy

Music therapy from Swindon Music Co-Operative in partnership with Swindon Music Trust

Music Therapy

Therapy is not the only step in helping people, but it is a big step.
Swindon Music Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation offering music therapy sessions for children and young people, specialising in:

  • Special needs (e.g., ASD, learning difficulties)
  • Social difficulties and building social skills.
  • Emotional difficulties, such as trauma and attachment issues
  • Communication issues (e.g. select mutism)
  • Looked-after children and their carers.

Music is a means of non-verbal communication and self-expression. Children are naturally expressive through art forms and through play, making music easily accessible and a non-threatening form of therapy.

Our therapeutic approach uses creative and fun therapies with a hands on, fun approach to working with children and adults.  We undertake attachment-based assessments and attachment theory to inform our practice and believe in engaging not only with our clients, but also their families, schools, and other professionals, so we can come to understand the whole person.

Parents/carers, schools, children’s centres, social workers and GPs as well as other health professionals can all refer into the service.

About the sessions

Sessions are normally 60 minutes in length, weekly, and at a regular time and day. During normal circumstances, the therapist will meet with the client, family, or carer prior to the start of therapy in person – this is now all undertaken remotely.
All music therapy sessions will be delivered by a qualified HCPC registered Music Therapist.

Lesson Costs:
30 mins – £45
45 mins – £60
60 mins – £75

For more information, please email or use the form on our contact page.

Financial assistance

Swindon Music Trust may be able to help meet the needs of classes, criteria dependent. For more information, please check for eligibility on the Swindon Music Trust website or email

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