Practice Style: My main aim is to help people find moments of connection with others, profound emotional expression and healing, through the medium of music. My work as a music therapist has included everything from helping write songs to simply sitting by someone’s bedside, singing them to sleep. Every experience counts, and I’m here to help facilitate those experiences.
Life manta: Seek to feel at peace with your Self and everything else will fall into place.
Inspired by: Really good film music, really good food, and spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti.
Star sign: Cancer
Sleep tips: I use a white noise machine so that noises outside my bedroom don’t wake me up. I mainly just use my room as a little haven for meditation and sleep, and recently bought a weighted blanket which has been one of the best things I ever bought! It’s like being hugged whilst dozing off.
Music therapist and classical musician
Holly is a qualified music therapist and classical musician, having received her BA in music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and her MA in music therapy at Anglia Ruskin University. She started piano at a young age, studied intensely for many years, and has gained a deep understanding of the cathartic and healing properties of music and how it can aid people in expressing themselves, letting go of intense emotions and facilitating relationship building. This intimate relationship with music led her to pursue a masters in music therapy. Since then, she has worked as a music therapist in end-of-life care, child and adult mental health, dementia and special needs settings.
Currently, Holly works in Cambridge as a music therapist online and in person, particularly in using songwriting as a therapeutic technique with clients, and working with visually impaired and autistic children using music to meet their developmental needs. She also loves teaching piano to students of all ages, composing music, walking in nature, cooking and learning foreign languages.