Music Therapy

At the Child and Family Practice, we offer music therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

What is music therapy?

Music therapy uses music to create an experience of being listened to and understood at a non-verbal level. This can involve improvised or semi-structured music-making with a music therapist, who will respond to sounds, rhythms and tones as they occur moment-to-moment. You do not need to have prior experience of music-making to engage in music therapy.

What can it help with?

Those who attend music therapy often see improvements in their relationships, social interactions, self-esteem and quality of life. Some reasons for referral to music therapy might include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, learning difficulties and autism. 

How do I get in touch

To get in touch with a music therapist, please fill out the ‘make an enquiry’ form (see link on the right). You will then be contacted by telephone to arrange a consultation.

How much will it cost

Costs differ between individuals. You will be given a clear idea of fees before any treatment begins.

Make an Enquiry

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible

Our Specialists

Max Ryz


Max Ryz

Categories: *Music Therapy, Music Therapists

Max Ryz is a HCPC registered Music Therapist and a member of the British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT). He has wide ranging experience providing assessment, individual and group music therapy for adults, children and adolescents spanning across NHS, Third Sector, private health care and school settings.

Max completed a clinical music therapy masters at the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre following a degree in composition at Trinity College of Music. He has also undertaken subsequent trainings at the Anna Freud Centre and the International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies, acquiring additional expertise in other psychotherapeutic approaches, including Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Mentalisation- Based Therapy (MBT).

Max currently holds a position at the Central and North West London NHS Trust where he works with adults who have complex mental health conditions, such as depression, personality disorders and psychosis. In his private practice he is also seeing children and adolescents whose needs include developmental, communication and emotional difficulties as well as autism.

Alongside his therapeutic work Max gives clinical supervision within the NHS and is an accredited supervisor with BAMT. He regularly facilitates workshops and seminars for interdisciplinary teams in health care settings and psychotherapy training provides and he is published in the British Journal of Music Therapy.