April 2021 Update

April 2021 Update

Please note that we are not currently taking any new referrals for art or music therapy. We hope to be in a position to re-open waiting lists from September 2021 onwards.

In the meantime please see our resources list for alternative therapies provision. You can also contact our head of therapies, Hugh Anderson, with any questions: hugh@resourcesforautism.org.uk


At RfA we offer person-centred, autism-specialist music and art therapy. This is facilitated by HCPC-registered therapists who work with both individuals and groups. We cater for the full range of ages and are able to provide support for a wide range of needs and challenges.

Music and art therapy aim to use play and creativity to build a positive inter-personal connection between therapist and service user. Through this consistent working relationship the therapy can offer an accessible way of unlocking emotion, dealing with anxiety and can help with communication, imagination and social interaction.

For 1:1 work, there is an initial four-week assessment period, during which the therapist will work with you to establish whether music or art therapy is the right intervention and to suggest aims and recommendations accordingly. If further sessions are recommended following the assessment, a package of support will be set up, including weekly sessions for a maximum of six months.

Group sessions vary between short-term project work and more established, long-term provisions. These are set up according to the needs of service users and the availability of therapists.

All our therapy sessions have a cost and charges vary according to individual circumstances. Subsidised places are available. There is generally a waiting list for therapy services but we aim to give you as accurate a waiting time as possible when you are first referred.

Please note that all in-person music and art therapy takes place at our centre in NW11 6AB. Working environments and guidelines have been adapted to meet the safety needs of our clients and staff. This will be discussed before any work starts. Online sessions for individuals and groups are available as and when suitable.

For more information please telephone on 020 8458 3259 or contact Hugh Anderson at hugh@resourcesforautism.org.uk

Our services

Individual Care Packages
Brothers Sisters2
Parent & Sibling Groups
Music and Art Therapy
Well Done!2
Behaviour Support
Holiday Play Schemes
Play and Youth Clubs
Great session with D today, we went China Town and Covent Garden 1
Reach Out Home Support
Adult Services