Mindful Music (Whole Step CIC)

Mindful Music - short-term therapy supporting young adults and adults experiencing anxiety/stress/depression/social isolation. Currently offered online. 
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What is Mindful Music? 

Mindful Music is a short-term therapy supporting young adults and adults who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, and social isolation. It can be offered to individuals or small groups, and is currently being offered online

Who can Mindful Music help? 

Mindful Music uses Music & Imagery Therapy, a form of receptive Music Therapy. As well as helping to change the way we react to stressful situations, anxiety, and conflicts, Mindful Music can also help with: 

  • Self-confidence
  • Self-worth
  • Emotional wellbeing/depression
  • Work-life balance
  • Self-expression

How does it work? 

This process uses music-listening and creating images to help us recall positive feelings and moments in our lives. The therapist helps the client(s) to focus on these feelings and bring them in to the present moment.

Most types of music can be used in this therapy – the focus is on pieces that you connect with, and that support you. The music is a metaphorical container which holds us throughout this process, much as mindfulness meditation holds us within a moment of stillness. With support from the therapist, the repeated experience of this process instils these feelings within us; we can then more easily call upon this strength and positivity when we need it most. 

Images can take the form of shapes, blocks of colour, or pictures – no experience of drawing is necessary

Mindful Music sessions are run by an HCPC and BAMT registered Music Therapist/Music & Imagery Therapist through Whole Step CIC (a Music and Creative Therapy service). 


“I’m able to lose myself and relax while drawing and listening to music…it helps me manage my day.”

“It’s about finding joy in life – living in the moment.”

“I really value the therapy…my picture shows…the security I felt and the joy and freedom I gained.”

“I’ve had a much better week that normal…I usually have low level panic all of the time and I’ve not had that…”

“The feelings [of tension/stress] in my neck and head disappeared with the music.”

“I’m looking for positive things to bring to the session – it’s making a difference.”


Training, qualifications and experience:

Music Therapy MA (Roehampton University)

Music & Imagery Therapy (Dip.)

Music BA (Hons) (Southampton University)

VoiceGym Instructor (Level One)

I have extensive experience of supporting a wide range of people to explore and move forward from difficult emotional experiences, and am committed to helping people to reach their fullest potential. I believe that we all have the capacity to transform our emotional selves through exploration of our own unique creativity. 

I understand the need to feel safe when exploring life’s challenges and our emotional worlds, and strive to create a warm, comfortable, and accepting environment tailored to individual needs. 

Trust built in the relationship between Therapist and Client, as well as in the ability of music to soothe and heal, is at the heart of my ethos.

Professional memberships:

Certified by The Health and Care Professions Council: Arts Therapist: AS10625

Enhanced DBS check

Associate member of Association for Music & Imagery

Member of The British Association for Music Therapy


Sessions are for 1 hour and cost £60.

If you feel you would like to find out more about Mindful Music and Music & Imagery Therapy, please contact me to arrange a free, informal 30 minute telephone or Zoom consultation.

Terms and Conditions: To be discussed on initial consultation.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Helen Wallace
Phone Number: 07951622030
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