Sound Effect Music Therapy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Sound Effect Music Therapy, operated by Sarah Grey, ABN 65 894 092 401. Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

It is the policy of Sound Effect Music Therapy that clients should not identify themselves as therapeutic participants by leaving comments on blogs, social media or review sites, as it will violate their privacy.


Our website does not utiilze a capacity for uploading media. Any media we do post or share is done only with the express permission of the people in the content, which was provided via an opt-in or opt-out during the initial client intake phase. This permission may be changed by the client at any time, in writing. We do not share images, audio, or video of anyone without their consent.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please be aware that by liking, sharing, or commenting on social media you may expose your own interest and association with Sound Effect Music Therapy. In the interest of client confidentiality, it is our policy that clients should not post on these forums.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We keep data private and secure. Client information may be stored in accounting software, medical timetabling software, and any online forms you choose to fill out. It will not be made available to anyone outside Sound Effect Music Therapy without your consent.

We do not host a client login, but if we did, and if you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

In accordance with the AMTA code of ethics, Sound Effect Music Therapy retains records for 7 years.

If you leave a comment, including on one of our social media platforms, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. It is our policy that clients should not leave comments that reveal their identity.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Sound Effect Music Therapy may remove any material posted to the site.

Why are there so few images of clients on your sites?

Here's our philosophy

We have been extremely reluctant to post images of client progress on our socials, because we believe there are many possibilities for how that information could be used in the future. We also don’t believe it is within our remit to decide when someone under 18 should share their therapeutic journey, or even share that they attended music therapy at all. It could lead someone in the future to ask why they attended, which may lead to sharing unwanted personal details, or influence stigmas or opportunities for that person.

In several cases, we are aware that a family has referred a second family to our services – so in that instance it would be immediately recognisable to each other, (even if identities are obscured), and we believe children should be able to keep their privacy until they’re old enough to decide. The image you see to the left is a stock image of an actor.

So if you’re wondering why we have so few action shots compared to some other therapists, that’s the reason: we want you to control the information that’s shared about you, and we think children should make that decision once they’re old enough to know what it means.

Contact us
24 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick, ACT
0414 434 156 (SMS preferred)
Monday - Friday: (by appointment) 9 AM - 5 PM