Creative therapies

Coram's ground-breaking art and music therapy helps children and young people overcome complex and traumatic backgrounds every day. 

Some may have witnessed violence or experienced neglect and some have physical or psychological conditions that could see them socially isolated.They are often unable to understand or explain their feelings. 

Helping children, young people and their families

The composer Handel and the artist Hogarth were two of Coram's early supporters, and music and art continue to influence our work with children and young people in different ways.

Our art and music therapy sessions are delivered at our Coram Campus in London, in schools and in the community. Our team of art and music therapists, clinical psychologists and systemic family therapists provides holistic support for children, young people and their families. 

Who can refer a child for Coram art or music therapy?

With parental consent, anyone involved with a child’s family may refer them to Coram’s Creative Therapies service for art or music therapy. Parents, adopters and guardians can also make referrals.

The impact of Coram's Creative Therapies

Evaluation has shown that children accessing Coram’s creative therapy show significant improvement in their ability to relate to adults and peers, and in their attention and awareness. 

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Transforming lives through art and music

These gains lead to an increased capacity for learning and for coping in their learning environment.

Children are referred to us for many different reasons, including:

  • behavioural difficulties,
  • trauma,
  • bereavement,
  • communication problems,
  • social interaction difficulties,
  • low self-esteem,
  • autistic spectrum disorders,
  • concentration and learning issues,
  • physical skills problems,
  • attachment disorders.

For any other questions and to find out more, contact our team on 020 7520 0311 or at

He was able to show his angry feelings without anything being broken or anyone being hurt, then he could leave it behind. - Mum of six-year-old boy

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