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Counselling & Mental Health

Claire Stephensen Music Therapist

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Claire Stephensen Music Therapist

Claire Stephensen (RMT, MMusThy, BMus) is a registered music therapist who specialises in providing quality and evidence based mental health services for those who are at risk of, or experience a mental illness. With experience in individual, group and family interventions in at-risk communities, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient units, Claire works across the age range including infants, toddlers, adolescents and adults. Claire engages her clients through a range of musical and counselling interventions to facilitate personal development, insight and healthy coping strategies. Through the holistic and multi-sensory model of music therapy, Claire is able to address psychological, physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, developmental, social and communication needs.

Claire has experience working with individuals who experience:
Depression and anxiety
Trauma and dissociation
Substance use difficulties
Post-natal depression
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Bipolar disorders
Personality disorders
Adjustment difficulties
Attachment difficulties

And works with the client towards goals of:
Increased self-awareness and insight
Improving mood
Managing and understanding emotions
Increasing self-esteem and social confidence
Improving communication skills
Developing assertive communication
Increasing self-awareness
Strengthening relationship attachments
Developing healthy coping mechanisms
Increased sensory awareness

Influences: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Schema Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Existential
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  • Therapeutic Approach: -Solution-focused Therapy -Strengths and values based frameworks -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy frameworks -Existential frameworks -Dialectical Behaviour Therapy -Circle of Security -Motivational Interviewing -Mindfulness


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