The Harp has been used for thousands of years to comfort and support people.

It is a beautiful, resonant polyphonic instrument used to soothe the human spirit – perfect for improving health and wellbeing.

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The Harp has been used for thousands of years to comfort and support people.

It is a beautiful, resonant polyphonic instrument used to soothe the human spirit – perfect for improving health and wellbeing.

As a Certified Clinical Musician, Registered Counsellor and Creative Arts Therapist with qualifications in mindfulness meditation, art therapy and spiritual care, playing and teaching the harp gives me great joy.

Over the last 15 years playing, composing and teaching the harp, I have created a series of programs to share the calm, enjoyment and uplifting benefits of beautiful harp music.

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The harp has been used to soothe, comfort and support the human spirit since ancient times. Explore my original harp music played live or recorded for your enjoyment.

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HarpCare-for-health

My Therapeutic Harp Program harnesses the intrinsic healing elements of live harp music. In hospitals, the music is personalised at the bedside of patients who may be facing physical, emotional and spiritual challenges.

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Harpcare-for-calm

Tailored sessions for individuals and groups based on mindfulness, stillness meditation and selfcare programs, often integrating creative arts such as journaling.

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HarpCare-for-animals

HarpCare for Animals provides live and recorded harp music to deliver audio and visual enrichment programs in zoos, for companion animals, animal shelters and veterinary clinics.

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I founded HarpCare from a strong focus and passion for harnessing the power of music for self care, nourishment and healing.

A registered counsellor, meditation teacher, clinical musician and author, I also have qualifications in allied health, therapeutic harp, nursing, art therapy, mindfulness meditation, spiritual care and interfaith ministry.

This unique combination of skills and experience has led me to be able to offer a professional, but heart-centred service that can be tailored to each individual or organisation, grounded in the healing art of integrative medicine. As a breast cancer survivor, I have personally experienced the incredible value of music, mindfulness and the creative arts to heal, nurture and support us during difficult times.

The core values of HarpCare include working with compassion, attentive listening, kindness, reflective practice, hospitality, presence and respect. 

Evidence-based research has shown that music as a complementary modality is not only good for our health but can promote feelings of wellbeing. Music can provide a variety of touchstones for social, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological health.