At the heart of Anam Ceol is our belief in the power of music and it’s potential to improve physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Our goal is to provide high quality, accessible,  professional music therapy services across the Midlands. We work to provide an individualised service to our clients to facilitate in achieving personal goals through the planned and intentional use of music interventions. We also aim to promote and increase awareness of the benefits of Music Therapy among other healthcare, education professionals, and the general public. 

Human beings are innately drawn to music and capable of engaging in musical activities. The ethos at Anam Ceol is that music should be accessible to all, regardless of musical knowledge or experience, skill level, socio-economic background, or ability. We want to show that engaging in music, whether it be listening to music or active music making, is beneficial to all people.

Anam Ceol Music Therapy was founded in 2017 by Bernadette Moran, IACAT Accredited Music Therapist. Since then, Anam Ceol has been providing Music Therapy services across the Midlands and adjacent areas in various healthcare, educational, and private settings.


At Anam Ceol, our therapeutic approach is creative and humanistic. Sessions are client led and consist of interactive music making and music based interventions. With this kind of approach, the client is given the opportunity to express and process difficult emotions or issues through the use of music and with the support of the therapeutic relationship. The techniques used in music therapy are based on each individual client or group's needs and are chosen in line with each client’s therapeutic goals.

We currently provide Music Therapy services in Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and the wider Midlands area in both private and community/healthcare settings.

Individual Music Therapy:

One to one Music Therapy sessions,
lasting from 30minutes to 1 hour depending on client’s needs.

Sessions are highly individualised and the therapist works with the client to identify their own personal therapeutic goals and how best to achieve them. Suitable for anyone who would like to receive music therapy in their own home, or private sessions may also be arranged in residential service, day service, nursing home, care centre or school.

Dyadic Music Therapy:

Two persons engaging in a Music Therapy session lasting
from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on client’s needs.

This approach is often used in supporting parent-child interactions.

Group Music Therapy:

In Group Music Therapy, the therapist facilitates a group in working together to achieve a shared goal, or supporting one another in achieving personal goals. Suitable for day service, residential service, nursing home, care centre, school settings. Private groups may also be arranged.

Remote Music Therapy:

Music Therapy sessions take place online via Zoom and are suitable for individual, dyadic and group sessions. This service is offered for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic or where in-person sessions are not feasible.

Some of our clients:

We work in a broad range of healthcare and community settings to help make therapy accessible to those in need. Some of those service providers and settings include:

St. Hilda’s Services, Nua Healthcare, Disabled People of Longford, H.S.E., Tusla, Esker Rí Nursing Home, Newbrook Nursing Home, Bethany House Nursing Home, & Offaly School of Special Education



Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and the wider Midlands area.



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We are currently taking Individual, Dyadic, and Group referrals.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help you choose the service that suits your needs.