Testimonials

If you are thinking about working with us, why not read comments made by some of our past and current partner organisations, collaborators, participants and staff.

EARLY YEARS:

City of Gloucester Council, Adoption Support Team Manager

“We have been working with Chroma for the last few months (2014/15) and have been very impressed with their professionalism and enthusiasm for their work.  I have been impressed by the range of therapies/groups they provide, and how flexible they are to try and provide what we need.”

Parent attending a Sing & Grow group for adoptive families

“This, as a thing to do was probably essential for an early adopter in as much as it was a simultaneous adult support and it was enabling us to focus on the children. So, to sum up in one word: – essential.”

Family support worker, East Lothian Council
“This has been a fantastic programme to be involved in. To hear parents talk about how they have continued to use music, songs and actions at home has been very encouraging.”

Parent attending a Sing & Grow group
“I learned to use songs & games to engage my child, and sometimes distract him from tantrums.”

EDUCATION:

Principal, Priory Sketchley Horizon
“The therapist is punctual, professional and has an outstanding understanding of autism. We have an excellent partnership underpinned by good relationships and a joint understanding of what we are trying to achieve.”

Ofsted Report 2013 about our work with a partner school
“Music therapy enables some students to find a new form of self expression. This has a marked impact on their learning and personal development.”

Andrea Garcha, Deputy Head, Chilwell Croft Academy

“The professionalism from Chroma has been exceptional at every stage of the process and we are delighted to continue with the programme next year. The children have thoroughly enjoyed working with Laurie and they look forward to their music therapy session every week. Laurie builds positive relationships with staff and children in school and she works predominantly with pupils displaying social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. ”

Adine Sullivan, Assistant Head – City of Birmingham School

“Chroma uses a thorough approach in referral process, baselining, preparation for sessions and evaluation techniques. They provide excellent ongoing feedback with mid term and final reviews. Graphs and evaluation paperwork covering responsiveness and social and emotional wellbeing, alongside Literacy and communication skills have been extremely helpful for assessment and measuring impact for pupils.”

Healthcare:

Therapy Services Manager, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children
“Children’s services at The Portland Hospital have grown rapidly over the past few years. Our inpatient programmes were supported by a strong multidisciplinary team however we were looking to extend our services to include Music Therapy and looked to Chroma to support us in this. We have been working with Chroma now for 3 years. They have worked with us every step of the way to establish our service needs, adapt to changes and provide us with music therapists with the necessary skills and experience. As a consequence our service has evolved significantly and is now thriving, dynamic and truly comprehensive. We hope to continue to work with Chroma in what has proved to be a very successful working partnership.”

Priory Hospital Aberdare

We at Priory Hospital Aberdare having been using your service for 18 months and have been very pleased with the input our patients receive.  The results have been very good and the patients engage and enjoys the interactions.  Our MDT values Melissa’s input and feedback into our monthly meetings.  Overall we are pleased with the service that you provide us here at Priory Hospital Aberdare.”

Participant in arts therapy group within a mental health out-patient centre
“It helped with my cognitive process – to think coherently and focus. Helped me think straight. Helped me relax. It improved communication with other people and improved my ability in dealing with groups of people”

Corporate:

Participant in staff development day
“Absolutely superb. Whilst the sessions were fun, at the same time when you stepped back to look at the bigger picture I could see how this related to the way in which we work as individuals and as teams and therefore I found the day most successful.”

Participant in team building event
“Absolutely excellent. An innovative and enjoyable approach to team building. I really gained a lot from this session – including how to relate to colleagues better.” –

Our team:

Chroma staff member
“Facilitating Sing and Grow programmes has been a great experience for me. I feel supported and inspired by other music therapists who have helped me to be confident in delivering an excellent and highly effective music therapy programme.  The work is varied and I have met some very special families through my work.”

Chroma staff member
“I am more than satisfied with the wonderful support I have received. The clear level of communication and understanding is perfect for starting out in this field of work.”