Ffion Aynsley Music Psychotherapist London E8Ffion Aynsley:

Music Psychotherapist (HCPC)

Hello, my name is Ffion Aynsley, I am a music psychotherapist working with clients at HQ Therapy Rooms in  Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

Music therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses a combination of improvised music-making and verbal reflection as a vehicle for achieving therapeutic aims.

These can include increasing self-awareness, improving relationships, emotional release, dealing with grief and loss, healing traumas, relieving stress and anxiety, increasing confidence, and un(b)locking creativity.

I use music to facilitate communication and free expression in a non-judgemental space. I work with people of all ages who wish to explore themselves and their relation to others and the world through sound.

The therapy is primarily a non-verbal medium, based on spontaneous dialogue. This dialogue makes use of the elements of sound and music, which can include rhythm, melody, pitch, timbre, and dynamics.

However, there is certainly space for talking, where relevant and useful to the client.

These musical interactions can be a tool for revealing and understanding aspects of the self and the ways in which we relate to others. They also provide a sense of emotional release and a vehicle for expressing things that may be too difficult to put into words.

Clients are not required to have any prior musical training. However, a willingness to explore yourself in a musical context and a desire to co-create a space for (re)connecting with your own sense of musicality is what will make the therapy most fruitful.

The content and structure of a session vary from person to person and from session to session. The music is guided by the client’s emotional state, physical movements, words and sounds, which form the basis of the interactions.

The music can take many forms, from improvisation and songwriting to singing or playing known songs or pieces of music that are pertinent to you. I encourage the use of voice and provide a selection of other instruments to play including guitar, keyboard, small wind instruments, and tuned and untuned percussion.


About me
I am a music psychotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have experience working with people of all ages in a range of contexts, including nurseries, schools, NHS adult mental health teams and palliative care. Prior to training as a music therapist, I worked in arts and educational settings in the UK and Spain in both project management and performer roles for theatre companies.

I have a degree in French and Spanish and an MA in Hispanic Studies, from UCL.

As well as my private practice, I am Co-director of Whale Song music therapy, a Community Interest Company that provides music therapy services in early years settings, schools and mental health services in the borough of Waltham Forest.

I am also a singer, songwriter and musician.

I can conduct sessions in Spanish and Welsh.


How I work
Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week.

I offer a free 30-minute telephone or video consultation during which time you can tell me about your reasons for coming to music psychotherapy and ask me any questions.

From then on sessions are £70


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Clients Ffion Aynsley Works With

Client Issues Ffion Deals With

Therapy Modalities Ffion uses With Clients

Ffion Aynsley – Working Hours

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Tuesday 17:00 – 22:00 Friday N/A
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Contact Details

Ffion Aynsley, music psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English

Spanish & Welsh

Training and Qualifications

MA Music Therapy (University of Roehampton)

MA Hispanic Studies (University College London)

BA French and Spanish (University College London)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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