Graham Music

Psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, lecturer & author

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I offer psychotherapy to adults, children, young people, families as well as supervision.

I work in private practice and the NHS, and have worked at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics for over 15 years. I teach and lecture on various courses in the UK and abroad, lecture internationally, and have published widely, in academic journals, and edited and sole-authored books.

Publications

Below are a selection of Graham Music’s books.
For more visit the publications page.

Respark – Coming Soon!

Igniting hope and joy after trauma and depression

“This book is absolutely brilliant, beautifully written, with a fantastic central metaphor about sparking and those who have lost spark.”
Dr. Karen Treisman. MBE, TedX speaker, author

How can we respark hope and joy after depression and trauma? Acclaimed psychotherapist and trauma expert, Graham Music, distills decades of experience into a road-map for reigniting zest and optimism in troubled adults and children.

In these challenging times many feel unmotivated, listless and have lost their mojo. Some have retreated after trauma, others are depressed, or succumb to addictive temptations such as screens. Too many have lost both ease and enthusiasm.

Weaving cutting-edge science, therapeutic wisdom, and deep humanity, Music uses fascinating tales from the consulting room and life to outline the steps needed in each case to regenerate confidence and desire.

Whether you are a therapist, professional, parent, or just looking to find inspiration, this book offers a captivating and hope-filled journey, showing how we can rediscover vitality and passion to live richer lives.

Nurturing Children

“Dr Music is certainly one of the best and probably the most deep thinking child psychotherapists in the world. This beautiful book distills decades of neuro-clinical thinking, interpreting children’s and young people’s experience and behavior in terms of the most applicable and scientifically credible models of mind. …I could not recommend a book more strongly.”

Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, UCL;
Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre

Drawing on decades of experience, internationally respected clinician and trainer Graham Music tackles major issues affecting troubled children, including trauma, neglect, depression and violence. Using psychoanalysis alongside modern developmental thinking from neurobiology, attachment and trauma theory and mindfulness, Music creates his own distinctive blend of approaches to help even the most traumatised of children. 

A mix of personal accounts and therapeutic riches, Nurturing Children will appeal to anyone helping children, young people and families to lead fuller lives.

Nurturing Children

“Dr Music is certainly one of the best and probably the most deep thinking child psychotherapists in the world. This beautiful book distills decades of neuro-clinical thinking, interpreting children’s and young people’s experience and behavior in terms of the most applicable and scientifically credible models of mind. …I could not recommend a book more strongly.”

Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, UCL;
Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre

Drawing on decades of experience, internationally respected clinician and trainer Graham Music tackles major issues affecting troubled children, including trauma, neglect, depression and violence. Using psychoanalysis alongside modern developmental thinking from neurobiology, attachment and trauma theory and mindfulness, Music creates his own distinctive blend of approaches to help even the most traumatised of children. 

A mix of personal accounts and therapeutic riches, Nurturing Children will appeal to anyone helping children, young people and families to lead fuller lives.

Nurturing Natures

This new edition of the bestselling text, Nurturing Natures, provides an indispensable synthesis of the latest scientific knowledge about children’s emotional development. Integrating a wealth of both up-to-date and classical research from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience developmental psychology and cross-cultural studies, it weaves these into an accessible enjoyable text which always keeps in mind children recognisable to academics, practitioners and parents.

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of events that Graham Music will be speaking at or which Graham Music will deliver as a trainer.

December 19, 2021

Talk on ‘Does altruism exist?. Attachment, neurobiology and optimal wellbeing

Event Link

Part of a day on human nature

Organiser: Weekend University
Location: online
January 11, 2022

Buzz traps, tech, addiction

Talk about tech, addictive states and how we can understand healthy and unhealthy uses of screens and how all this fits with evolutionary drivers

Organiser: Reading Therapies Group
Location: online
January 15, 2022

Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CaPPP)

Organiser: Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CaPPP)
Location: online
January 22, 2022

Neurobiological ways of understanding the dysregulated mind

Part of Psychopathology Diploma 2021

Organiser: Confer
January 29, 2022

The adolescent brain and contemporary challenges

Event Link

Explore the adolescent brain, and some of the challenges that working with young people can present.

Organiser: Sunflower Project
Location: Online
March 1, 2022

Days training on Pre-natal life, post-natal capacities and the infant in the client and clinician

Training Day for IATE child MA tudents

Organiser: iate
Location: Islington

Videos

Here is a selection of videos where Graham Music discusses areas of counselling and psychotherapy, his books and current topics. 

Launch of MINDinMIND: How to best help deprived and traumatised children

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Deirdre fay interview Graham Music We've all got this potential for goodness

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Psychology research and child development blog

In Graham Music’s blog  he critically introduces, and contextualises, new research findings from developmental research, neuroscience, attachment theory and other areas of psychology that are topical or are likely to whet the appetite of anyone interested.

 

Therapy & Supervision

Follow the links below to learn more about the aspect of Graham Music’s work that interests you. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for or if you would like to discuss any aspect of the services described, then please get in touch.

Work with adults

Graham Music provides a space to explore, to feel understood at one’s own pace, to work through complex issues, to get more in touch with oneself and find ways of overcoming unhelpful patterns.

Work with couples

Graham Music expects to work with a broad range of relationship issues including, anger, parents, splitting up, sexual difficulties, jealousy and more. Graham can work either over short-term or longer terms.

Work with families

Graham Music works directly with new parents and their infants, and indeed with soon-to-be parents, and as much research shows, input at this early stage can be particularly rewarding and effective.

Mindfulness

For some struggling with stress, depression or anxiety, or those unable to relax,
the addition of mindfulness practices with therapy can be helpful.

Supervision

Graham Music provides supervision for experienced psychotherapists and counsellors working with adults or children & parents, as well as trainee therapists.

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What I offer

I have undertaken extensive trainings as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychotherapist. I work with adults and parents in private practice and with children and adolescents primarily in the NHS.  I have worked at the Tavistock Clinic in London for over a decade, an internationally renowned NHS  Foundation Trust which provides clinical services and trains therapists and other professionals.  I teach on the child psychotherapy and other psychological therapy courses at the Tavistock, and supervises therapists there. I also lead on training in child development, neuroscience and attachment theory, and have a particular interest in linking cutting-edge developmental findings with therapeutic practice. My clinical work in the NHS is primarily with issues of trauma and the effect of maltreatment on children as well as on the families and other adults in the lives of such children.

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Get in Contact

Graham Music is located near Tufnell Park underground station, easily accessed from Kentish Town, Islington, Highgate, Archway, Camden, Holloway, Finsbury Park (N1, N7, N19, N5, NW1, NW3, NW5).

Tufnell Park, London, UK

gmusic@nurturingnatures.co.uk

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