FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions

This list of questions covers those typically asked over the phone or during sessions. Additionally, I’ve included answers to some questions on the resource page. I hope you find it helpful, but if not, feel free to contact me via email.

Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes music and its components to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of individuals. It can be used to address a wide range of issues. Further explanations can be found on my “resources” and “academic music therapy” pages.

No, you don’t need to be a musician to benefit from music therapy sessions. A qualified music therapist will work with you using music in various ways, such as listening, singing, playing instruments, improvisation, etc., depending on your specific needs. No musical skills are required, just openness to the experience and a willingness to engage in the therapeutic process.

In a Higher Education Institution, it takes at least 2 years, but it doesn’t stop at the certificate as practical experience is necessary. In private courses, it can be faster. It all depends on your background and the level you aim to achieve. For a basic training, it usually takes a few months at minimum.

I complement music therapy with Transactional Analysis, which I’ve been using for several years. Sometimes, long-standing issues find resolution through Transactional Analysis. Additionally, I occasionally provide follow-ups at the request of healthcare professionals such as psychiatrists, doctors, etc.

It depends on the type of session. Music therapy, relaxation, psychological follow-up, training, Slash Technique, etc. See my rates on the ‘Rates’ page.

Absolutely, I offer a student rate. I believe it’s important to make care accessible to everyone, including students who may have limited financial resources. I firmly believe that access to quality mental health services should not be restricted by financial constraints. By offering a reduced rate for students, I aim to contribute to supporting their well-being and personal development during this important time in their lives.

Currently, music therapy is not reimbursed by social security, but more and more European countries are recognizing it, so it will come. Some mutual insurance companies already offer partial reimbursement. Check with your mutual insurance company.

Many issues can find a solution in Schultz’s autogenic training. Among others:

Stress and anxiety: by promoting a state of deep relaxation.

Chronic pain: it can help reduce the perception of pain by promoting muscle relaxation and diverting attention from the painful sensation.

Psychosomatic problems: These problems are physical disorders that have a psychological origin, such as headaches, digestive disorders, etc. Schultz’s autogenic training can help reduce these symptoms by promoting relaxation and helping to manage underlying stress.

These tracks are too heavy to download. It’s best to listen to the short excerpts and then contact me directly via email. These tracks are still used at the Interdisciplinary Algology Center of the University Hospital of Liège.

Plenty. Since 2000, there have been 1004 scientific studies published on music therapy. You’ll find a list of over 200 categorized studies on my resources page.

Here are some of the issues that Transactional Analysis can help address:

Interpersonal relationships: TA can help individuals better understand their communication patterns and interactions with others. This can be helpful in improving family, marital, professional, and social relationships.

Emotional management: TA provides tools for recognizing, understanding, and regulating emotions. This can be beneficial for individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, or other difficult emotions.

Personal development: TA encourages personal development by helping individuals become aware of their thinking and behavioral patterns and changing them if necessary. This may include improving self-esteem, decision-making, and social skills.

Treatment of mental disorders: While TA is not a primary treatment method for serious mental disorders, it can be used as a complement to other therapeutic approaches in treating depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other disorders.

Stress and burnout management: TA provides techniques for identifying and managing sources of stress and mental overload. This can help individuals prevent professional burnout and improve their overall well-being.


I strictly adhere to medical confidentiality. As a member of both the French and British associations, I am committed to upholding a rigorous code of ethics that includes confidentiality of information exchanged during therapy sessions.

This means that all personal and sensitive information shared with me during our sessions is treated confidentially and is not disclosed to anyone without your explicit consent, except in cases provided for by law.

Your confidentiality is a top priority, and I strive to maintain a safe and respectful therapeutic environment for you.

Do you have any other questions? Feel free to contact me.

The transformative power of music is a reality. Come explore the transformative potential of music therapy now!

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