Sophie Rogers MA, BA, Dance Movement Psychotherapist & Trainee supervisor
At the heart of the work of psychotherapy are relationships. How we relate to each other, ourselves and the wider world. I understand how difficult it is to make the first step, to turn up to the process of psychotherapy.
This may be your first or fourth time accessing psychotherapeutic support. You are walking a path that many, myself included walk. Over my life I have accessed different styles of psychotherapy and counselling. When in training as a recognised Dance Movement Psychotherapist and through out our professional life, it is essential to work through our stuff. Suffice to say we know what it feels like to be a client.
I have over ten years experience meeting all kinds of people offering a safe, confidential and creative space for individuals, groups, children, carers and parents to explore in their own time what they are ready to.
I have worked in specialised services such as 5 to 18 year olds who have experienced abuse and trauma. NHS Primary mental health service for 0 – 18 year olds. Online anonymous youth counselling 10 – 26 year olds. Adults in work EAP employee assistance programme, to name a few.
We can meet online, outdoors for a walk and indoors (when it is safe to). I am passionate about our planet, natural habitats and our relationship with our surroundings, self care and compassion for ourselves and each other. I am interested in being present, mindfulness, meditation and somatic – physical sensations, expression through the arts and noticing and working with our energy and emotions.
In our work together I might introduce creative, embodied and nature approaches alongside talking. This might look like, drawing and using colour, telling stories with objects, using gesture and whole body movements, with or without music. However there is no obligation to do anything that does not feel right for you and no experience or skill is necessary. My approach to therapy includes Humanistic (person centred), which means you are the expert of yourself, I will be alongside you on your side.
I follow the ADMPUK code of ethical practice to keep those involved safe. I am experienced in offering single sessions, short term and long term psychotherapy. I can work together with parent/carer and child/young person, groups and individuals. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities, including people with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and dementia; People who identify with mental health issues; People who are are working through transitions and changes.
I continually access professional development courses and engage in deepening my skills and knowledge on important contemporary themes such as race and gender equality. I am interested in identity and that we are all unique and we all experience suffering.
I have regular bi monthly clinical supervision to support good and safe practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2013 Canterbury Christ Church University
- BA Honours Fine Art degree 2004 from Edinburgh College of Art.
- Foundation in Youth Work.
My overall psychotherapy experience spans the human life course, from children with special needs to older people with limited mobility and cognition.
I am currently employed part time as an online youth counsellor - ages 10 to 26. I offer adults in work short term counselling through an employee assisted program.
Previously employed as Primary Mental Health Worker for Highland Council, Abuse and Trauma Recovery Project Worker for Children 1st. I offered psychotherapy sessions to individuals and families as well as consultations to professionals and parents/carers supporting under 18's.
I am Registered for Private Practice with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapists UK (ADMPUK) which is an organisational member of EADMT and of HIPC which is under the umbrella of UKCP.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist freelance in schools and youth centre. I have delivered group Dance Movement Psychotherapy to children with Learning difficulties, adults with addictions, and at training events for example.
Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
ADMP UK is the professional organisation for the profession for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
They aim to support the development of DMP in the UK and internationally; foster communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs); and promote the use of DMP throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to meet with people no matter what the presenting issue may be.
Concessions offered for
Sessions are 50 minutes
rate scale £40 - £70 per session
Due to COVID-19, I am currently offering online sessions and socially distanced sessions, in line with government guidance.
Weekdays and some evenings. Please ask if you are keen to meet but can only meet on the weekend.
I work from Ganton Village hall, there is free parking. I also have access to therapy rooms in Scarborough.
I offer online sessions over zoom.