As a qualified Music Therapist, registered as a professional with the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT), Esther-Anna set up Access Music Therapy Cork in 2019. Esther-Anna achieved the Masters in Music Therapy from the University of Roehampton, London in 2016 and the Bachelor of Music from UCC, Cork in 2014. During her studies in UCC, Esther-Anna volunteered with a community music group for adults with learning difficulties. It was during her volunteering that Esther-Anna first explored the positive effect that creative music making can have on an individual’s well-being.
Esther-Anna is passionate about cultivating the right environment so her clients can feel safe enough to grow and build towards living a balanced life. When it comes to our general well-being, as a music therapist, she wants people to flourish psychologically, emotionally, socially and behaviourally. Clients may or may not have a diagnosis and some may have a dual-diagnosis, at present, Esther-Anna is working to help improve her client’s mental health.
Esther-Anna, to date, has had the honour of working with clients of all ages and abilities. Some of which had the following diagnosis; Autism, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Learning Difficulties, Intellectual Difficulties and Down Syndrome, Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. Esther-Anna uses music as a therapeutic tool to help the client better understand, communicate and express their emotions. ‘Where words fail, music speaks!’
While continuing her professional development, Esther-Anna has, thus far, upheld her training with IACAT, completed Module One of Làmh, maintains her Tusla ‘Children First’ eLearning safety training and completed a ‘Digital Music Technology course for Music Therapists’. Esther-Anna is furthering the promotion of music therapy through the Access Music Therapy Cork Blog, as well as the website and social media accounts associated with the name. Esther-Anna believes that our education is never complete and will therefore continue to expand her knowledge in the field of Music Therapy.
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