About me

I have been practising as a dance movement psychotherapist for 18 years, after training at Roehampton University.  I have worked as a freelance practitioner in both the private and social care sector and have maintained a varied practice. Currently I have a private practice for individual and supervision work, I also work in a mental health setting and in learning disabilities setting plus I teach on DMP MA trainings.

I began working with adults with mental health issues and psychiatric conditions.  I was then by chance offered to work with adults with learning disabilities and found that I could make a considerable contribution to those attending sessions, using non-verbal communication and DMP.  In 2017, the book, ‘Dance Movement Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities’ was published, co-edited by myself and two other DMPs.  I had 8 years, working with groups of elderly people with dementia who also responded to the creative and non-verbal ways of working. I set up my private practice in 2008, taking self-referrals and I receive referrals from a psychiatrist and psychologist.

I am a registered clinical supervisor (ADMP) and offer supervision, both on an individual and group basis, to dance movement psychotherapists and other professional healthcare workers. I have taught on three DMP MA University trainings and enjoy working with students.  I also have a special interest in ways of working with teams in a collaborative way, the subject of my chapter in the book which I co-edited.

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP), which are a professional bodies who ensure that all their practitioners are following a strict code of conduct and embarking on regular annual training courses and further practice to keep their clinical skills up-to-date.  I am currently the Chair of the Professional Development Committee of ADMP, having participated for many years on ADMP committees.

I am an AXA and Aviva UK registered therapist, so if you have insurance cover with any of these companies, you can contact your GP to get a referral from them to see me.

About DMP

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client/s and therapist engage in an empathic creative process using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. DMP is practiced as individual and group therapy in settings such as health, education, social services and in private practice. The profession is continually informed by research and by initiatives and projects that open up and extend the field of DMP practice.

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