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Children's Music Therapy, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic there is a change to this service.  Further information on the service can be found by visiting the Music Therapy webpage at This page will give you updates and contact details for our service.  The webpage also includes short videos, including simple musical ideas and examples.  Please feel free to use these, and we hope they are helpful for you and your child.

Music therapy uses shared music making as a way of supporting children who may have communication, social, physical or emotional difficulties. Sessions offer children experiences of shared play, interaction, movement and learning, whatever their level of ability. Children are seen initially for assessment to determine, with parents and carers, how music therapy might support them with their specific needs.

Music therapy takes place individually or in groups, and consideration of the parents/carers views and needs is a key part of planning intervention to determine the best ways to support and maximise the benefits to the child. In sessions, shared music making, using improvised or familiar music, allows children to build musical relationships which may contribute to their development across a range of areas.

Music therapists are part of the multi-disciplinary team, and work closely with other professionals to support the child’s development. The service also provides advice and training to parents and professionals to increase awareness of the benefits of music making within child health and education settings, and how music can support wellbeing in everyday life. The service is known internationally for its research and development work.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Flower or Juliet Wood
Contact Position
Joint Team Leads for Music Therapy
 020 3315 6472
 020 7266 8863
More information available on the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital website

Where to go

Music Therapy is offered on 3 different Child Development Service bases
SW10 9NH

Base 1 - Cheyne Child Development Service, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (369 Fulham Rd, London, SW10 9NH)

Base 2 - Cheyne Child Development Service, Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing (56 Bloemfontein Road, White City, London, W12 7FG)

Base 3 - Woodfield Road Medical Centre (7E Woodfield Road, London, W9 3XZ)

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referrals are accepted from birth up to 5 years and 11 months.

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Last Updated 12/08/2021

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