Music Therapy Supervision Practice
Leslie offers both individual and small group supervision to registered music therapists working with a range of client groups. Leslie is on the supervision and consultation register of the British Association for Music Therapy.
Music therapy is the use of sounds and music within an evolving relationship between patient/participant and therapist to support and encourage physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being’
Bunt, L. and Stige, B. 2014 Music Therapy: An Art beyond words, p. 18, London and New York: Routledge
As practiced in the UK music therapy is fundamentally about building a relationship through sound with a child or adult. The music therapist encourages patients/participants to make music, improvising on a wide range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. Songwriting and receptive listening approaches are also used.
Leslie has worked as a music therapist with individuals and groups of children and adults of all ages and with many needs. Currently he is concentrating on work in cancer care.