Susannah Dirckze-Taylor BA (Hons), MA (Dance and Movement Psychotherapy)
Lotus Therapy Centre
The Nottingham Road Clinic
195 Nottingham Rd
I am a qualified and ADMP registered Dance and Movement Psychotherapist based in Nottingham. Before entering the world of therapy, I worked in the arts (particularly creative theatre) and I began looking at how I could apply the skills I had developed, to therapy. This is where i discovered Dance and movement Psychotherapy.
Working as a Person-Centered Therapist, I aim to create an open and accepting space where I can build a positive relationship with individuals and support them with looking at the self and moving forward.
I have worked with children, young people and adults who are experiencing a range of thoughts and feelings linked with traumatic events, battling with stress, depression or anxiety, those going through a particular transition or difficult time in life and individuals with learning or specific needs.
After an initial meeting, I hold personal and unique sessions where clients can openly express themselves in a non-judgmental and empathic environment in a space where emotional, social cognitive and physical aspects of the self can be explored. These sessions can include role play where characters are created to explore different issues, the use of craft materials to create something or express a feeling in a certain way, physical movement to project a particular emotion and the use of music, sound and rhythm as a release.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Hons) Dance and Movement Psychotherapy (The University of Derby)
BA (Hons) Physical and Dance Theatre (The University of Salford)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
As people, it can be extremely difficult to simply put into words how we are thinking or feeling. Dance and Movement Psyctherapy offers a creative alternative to those who may find it challenging to talk and allows client and therapist to work in different ways to overcome struggles.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available to offer therapy sessions on weekends and evenings. Also available in school term breaks and summer holidays.
Types of client