Anna Townend, RDMP

Anna Townend, RDMP

Studio HD1
5 St. Johns Road
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD1 5AY

The Hebden Therapy Centre C I C
9 Wragley House
Valley Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 7BN

07877661674

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About me

Are you looking for something different to the talking therapies approach? I'm an ADMP registered Psychotherapist specialising in the creative arts, dance/movement and the bodymind connection. I work in the Halifax and Hebden area.

Do you want to approach your difficulties creatively, with guidance and holding?

Would you like to work in the present moment, following the wisdom and intuition of the bodymind connection, to move through stress, anxiety or depression?

Do you need to discover ways to express your emotions safely and/or work through any trauma or unexplained somatic symptoms held in your body?

Dance/movement therapy and the creative arts can reinvigorate the way you move through life and open up new possibilities for exploring who you are and the problems you face. As a dance/movement psychotherapist and creative arts specialist, I bring together learning from neuroscience and somatics; attachment theory; Jungian and humanistic perspectives; creative dance, sacred dance and the Arts; process work, yoga and voice work. I also takes a trauma-informed approach to wellbeing and mental/emotional health, recognising and working with the intrinsic connection between body and mind.

I work fluidly, integrating a variety of creative arts and psychotherapeutic approaches. I understand that each person is on an individual journey and will be drawn to various elements and aspects of dance/movement therapy for different reasons and at different times. I will set out a creative, gentle and supportive way of working together that will honour you, your process and the journey you are on.

My specialist areas are: anxiety, depression, trauma, unexplained somatic symptoms, stress, creative expression, feminist approaches, faith and spirituality.

Next steps:

Get in contact by calling me or sending an email. We can have a short chat via phone or email to see what you are wanting to get out of therapy.

After that, I'll invite you in for the half our consultation to get a sense of how I work and whether you'd like to work with me.

Once we've agreed to work together, we'll fix a regular slot, either weekly or fortnightly, and set a date for the first review of our progress together.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (Disctinction) - University of Derby (2017)

A registered therapist with the Association of Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP)

I have worked for the last 3 years as a Dance/Movement Psychotherapist and Mental Health Facilitator on the Women's Mental Health and Creative Arts Therapies team at WomenCentre, Kirklees (a mental health and wellbeing charity). I also line manage and supervise our trainee creative arts therapists.

I attend monthly supervision by a UKCP, ADMP and HCPC registered psychotherapist. I also engage in regular CPD, trainings and workshops to maintain and develop my practice. These include Trauma, Loss and Bereavement Trainings with UKCP and ADMP facilitators; integrative creative arts approaches with the North East Arts Therapies group; somatics and contemporary dance workshops and research; sacred dance and voice work practices; Safeguarding, Child Safeguarding and Domestic Violence.

I hold a BA in Spanish and Russian and am a qualified teacher (PGCE and QTS). I have experience working in education and with refugees and asylum seekers.

Member organisations

ADMP

Fees

£40-£55 sliding scale

I offer a half an hour consultation for £10.

Next steps:

Get in contact by calling me or sending an email. We can have a short chat via phone or email to see what you are wanting to get out of therapy.

After that, I'll invite you in for the half hour consultation to get a sense of how I work and whether you'd like to work with me.

Once we've agreed to work together, we'll fix a regular slot, either weekly or fortnightly, and set a date for the first review of our progress together.

Further information

I can offer dance/movement psychotherapy sessions in English or Portuguese.

Maps & Directions

Huddersfield, HD1 5AY
Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Currently, Monday and Tuesday daytimes and evenings till late.

Types of client

Adults