MusAbility Ltd is an independent company providing music therapy services across Merseyside and the North-West of England and North Wales. Co-founded by Rozana Whiteley in Edinburgh in 2011, the company re-located to Merseyside in 2012, and it is now a loved and well-known organisation in the region. MusAbility music therapists work in the full range of healthcare settings as well as community environments such as schools, centres and peoples own homes.
The mission of MusAbility is simple: to provide the best possible client-centred music therapy to settings in the North-West of England and North Wales, with evidence to support our work, and outcomes to prove it's impact.
Music is obviously a core factor in the work that we do. Aside from using music as an engaging and inclusive tool, music therapists work with music as a means of encouraging and establishing a therapeutic relationship to develop; without which there would be no outcomes possible.
Music therapy is centred on promoting and enabling expression. Our music therapists promote and support expression on every level, whether it is singing at the top of their voices to empower a client to join in more freely, or picking up on and responding to the smallest, most subtle change in a client's breathing rate to let them know that we hear them.
There is nothing more important to us than the people that we work with, as without our clients and supporters, we literally would not exist. Not only do MusAbility music therapists work in a client-centred way, meaning that our clients guide and enable the sessions, but they also teach and mould our staff. They are the centre of our universe.
Every client that MusAbility music therapists work with have their own unique abilities and needs. It is these 'abilities' that our staff are trained to focus on, encourage, enhance and support, meaning that each client has their own aims and outcome measures that enable them to meet their highest possible potential.
We are neither looking to ‘fix’ people, nor is music therapy a ‘cure’, but it certainly obtains clinical results which are not only evidence-based and outcome measured, but also guaranteed to improve quality of life and wellbeing.
MusAbility music therapists believe that the client comes first, and will do all in their power to support their clients to reach their maximum potential during and outside of sessions.