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.

Nurturing Children  book front cover
Nurturing Natures book back cover

Nurturing Children

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.

“Graham Music has done it again. This is a much needed book and the clinical work is profoundly moving….” – Anne Alvarez, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic, author of Live Company and The Thinking Heart

The Good Life

Are we born selfish or primed to help others?
Does stress make people more antisocial?
Can we ever be genuinely altruistic?

This book explores some dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of fascinating research into an explanation of altruism, cooperation and generosity and shows how we are primed to turn off the ‘better angels of our nature’ in the face of stress, anxiety and fear.

The Good Life

Are we born selfish or primed to help others?
Does stress make people more antisocial?
Can we ever be genuinely altruistic?

This book explores some dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of fascinating research into an explanation of altruism, cooperation and generosity and shows how we are primed to turn off the ‘better angels of our nature’ in the face of stress, anxiety and fear.

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.

October 2, 2021

Attachment, Trauma & The Body | The Therapeutic & Supervisory Process

Event Link

Day event

Organiser: Cambridge Supervision Training
Location: Royston, nr. Cambridge
October 5, 2021

Day training on Long-term effects of trauma, abuse and neglect

Training Day for IATE child MA tudents

Organiser: iate
Location: Islington
October 16, 2021

The Roots of Resilience – How Mismatches & Ruptures are Opportunities for Growth

Event Link

A close look at developing resilience, and how to work with this in the therapy room.

Organiser: Sunflower Project
Location: Online
November 1, 2021

IATE adult training

Thinking about the Impact of Early Relationships and Early Trauma

Organiser: iate
November 4, 2021

Relational approaches to recovery from childhood trauma

Event Link

Panel with Betsy de Thierry, Alex Hasset. This is a free seminar

Organiser: Childhood Trauma Recovery Network UK
Location: Online
November 8, 2021

Understanding and Healing from Childhood Trauma and Adversity

Event Link

CVAA Expert-led training

Organiser: Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA)
Location: Online

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

graham music 23 views 12 January 2021 1:33 pm

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

graham music 74 views 3 December 2017 10:30 pm

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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