As a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist, I work with people of all ages and across a broad spectrum of learning disabilities.
This includes, but is not limited to:
– Aspergers Syndrome
– Cerebral Palsy
– Acquired Brain Injury
Dance Movement Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to tune into the body.
Offering a safe and calm space, enabling people to arrive as they are and connect with their true authentic self.
The knowledge held in the body can be thought about and reflected upon, helping us to understand how we relate to ourselves and others, from personal relationships to the workplace and into our social lives.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) enables us to not be bound by words, causing us to think deeply and reflect on our past, present, and future. This can be challenging, but in a supportive therapeutic environment, it is a necessary aspect in order for us to grow and live to our true potential.
You do not need to be a dancer or have a performance history in order to access DMP. It is a bespoke therapy, putting you at the centre of the movement process, therefore is guided by you.
What to expect:
Once you have completed the New Client Referral Form, found on the contacts page, we will arrange a 50-minute consultation, which allows us both to determine if DMP is right for you. From there, we will establish a convenient weekly meeting time.
The length of your therapy will be established through your process.
If you would like a family member or friend to attend the initial consultation, we can discuss this.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy explained by ADMP UK:
Dance Movement Psychotherapy, as described by the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, 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.