Contact/Therapy

 

If you wish to contact me regarding dance movement psychotherapy sessions, clinical supervision, consultation, or workshops please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Further information related to costs, times and location of personal therapy sessions, supervision, consultation or workshops will be negotiated on request.


My private practice days are Monday and Friday.


I am a registered Private Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK.


I have a MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, a PGCE and am a senior lecturer in dance movement psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.   



Dance Movement Psychotherapy Private Practice


I am an integrative dance movement psychotherapist whose practice is informed by considering a range of theoretical concepts to offer safe and effective practice for each individual in my care. In therapy we can be curious about what our body has to say about our interactions with people and places that surround us. 

 

My practice experience includes people impacted by depression, anxiety, self-esteem, loss, bereavement, choice, gender identity, LGBT+ struggles, sexual orientation, abuse, trauma, self-harm, relationship struggles, body confidence, stage/vocal/theatre performance.  These examples are not exclusive so please do contact me for a chat about how I might meet your needs.


I offer sessions online and outdoors, in green spaces, parks and commons in my practice area












Approach 


My practice is informed by a range of theoretical principles (social, systemic, existential, humanistic, gender, environmental and ecological) that best suit therapy and supervisory relationships to offer safe and effective practice for the person in my care. Each person is a unique individual whose life story consists of a range of emotive body experiences incorporating socially constructed and biological formations. While considering socio-political, physiological, and gender identity as ever-changing relationships with self and others, I privilege the on-going and formative relationships between client and therapist, supervisor, supervisee, and the wider context. I view therapy and supervisory relationships as co-creative and reflexive journeys where my continuing curiosity about the moving body in relationship asks questions about our empathy and compassion in relationships. In Dance Movement Psychotherapy we return to and speak from the body to inform our way of being in the world. 


Supervision


You do not need to be a dance movement psychotherapist to see me for supervision.  I view Supervision as a confidential reflective process of participants’ creative, symbolic, cognitive and/or authentic expression of movement and words. This reflective process explores the intricacies of the therapeutic relationship with clients, and systemic relationships in the personal and professional environment. In dance movement psychotherapy we privilege the body as a lived experience through which we share something about ourselves in relationship with self, with others, and with our environment.  Reflexive practice is strengthened by supervision which reveals fresh and diverse perspectives on clinical practice and work concerns. In supervision we can talk, write, draw, play, and move when considering different positions for our clients and ourselves. As a supervisor, my intent is to provide a safe environment in which we make a commitment of time and energy to each other in deciding to work together in the contexts of mutual influence and the co-creation of meaning.




Further information on dance movement psychotherapy can be found at https://admp.org.uk/


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