I am a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working in mental health.
DMP is a creative, body based psychotherapy that allows for movement, as well as spoken expression. Sometimes this involves finding big, percussive movements that use lots of space and energy. Sometimes it’s about exploring an experience of stillness, quietness and just ‘being’. Often it involves both- and everything in between.
It is always a process that is individual to each person and their body, and is guided by their unique experience and story.
My particular approach as a therapist is one that blends together the creativity of DMP and the arts, with the body knowledge, and wisdom that I have gained from other somatic interests including yoga and mindfulness. It makes for a truly embodied approach to therapy, and change, using body, mind and brain.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy with Distinction, from Roehampton University 2011
I have worked to provide embodied therapy spaces to both individuals and groups within mental health settings for over ten years. During which time I also gained my formal Psychotherapy training and in 2011 qualified with an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.
Over this time I have worked in a combination of NHS, private and charity settings where I have worked with individuals with a range of different mental health challenges including Eating Disorders, Addictions, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Neuro-psychiatry and ACUTE mental health. And have worked in both adult and CAMHS services.
I have a particular interest in working with women of all ages, and am a registered Embody Love Movement facilitator, providing workshops that promote improved body image and self-worth, based on who we are not who we look like, whilst examining the social context that surrounds often adding to the challenges our bodies face in modern life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Individual sessions are charged between £75 and £100 depending on the location. Small group work can be arranged and fees are dependent on the context of the group.
I work between a couple of different therapy spaces in and around Hampstead, West Hampstead and Queens Park in North London.
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