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About me

I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is a professionally trained to use embodied practice, body movement intervention and analysis to support creative process in Psychotherapy. I integrate a range of creative techniques and exercises which stem from psychodynamic theory and practice and experiential learning.

 

Professional Registration

My professional registration is held with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) which is HIPC and UKCP Registered.

I've been Registered since 2009 studying at Dance Voice Therapy Centre and graduating with an MA in 2013 and gaining my Registered Private Practitioner Licence in 2020. 

I abide by the ADMP UK Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and follow the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for the UKCP, BACP and HCPC.

 

My Experience

Private Practice

Personal Therapy

I've provided individual Psychotherapy sessions from a central Bristol location since 2020 to adults and young adults. During the pandemic I provided Therapeutic Walk and Talk sessions to individuals and offer therapy via Zoom.

Clinical Experience

Hospitals

AWP NHS hospital placements and voluntary work within a multi-disciplinary team and providing individual and group Body Movement Psychotherapy sessions.

Dance Movement Psychotherapist at the Royal Hospital Chelsea providing individual psychotherapy sessions to the older population facing end of life care, in recovery of PTSD and experiencing mental health symptoms or sensory impairments. I worked with the Healthcare team and the Activities Team in support of Group Therapy work.

Dance Voice Therapy Centre - Placements and co-therapist work providing Dance Movement Psychotherapy to support groups in Addiction Recovery, Mental Health in Women, Learning Difficulties. Performance support in the community with this.

Community Experience

Older Population
Autism
Support in Schools
Social and emotional development

I have worked in many residential care homes providing Dance Movement Therapy Groups and sensory sessions with the older population and in particular to help with Dementia and Parkinson’s and with the aims of creating opportunities for social engagement and to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

I co-founded the Hub of Creative Arts Therapists who are a team of Dramatherapists and Dance Movement Psychotherapists working on various projects together including providing Interactive Performances in residential settings and Group Therapy Creative Workshops.

National Autistic Society – Groups and individual Dance Movement Therapy with children and teenagers on the Autistic Spectrum.

Fosseway Special School – M.A. placement in school team working with children with Autism and severe learning difficulties. 

I’m currently interested in establishing links with special schools and also mainstream secondary schools.

Collaborative Work

Group Therapy Creative Workshops

I have experience of designing and running Group Therapy Creative Workshops to support Mental Health, particularly Anxiety, Depression and Addiction Recovery. Workshops are in collaboration with other Psychotherapists and Creative Arts Therapists and incorporate a range of techniques and practices.

 

Continuing Professional Development

In support my Clinical Licence to Practice I am in regular Supervision and take part in Continuing Professional Development and training. 

Recent CPD focus includes: 

Authentic Movement Discipline

Integrative Assessment Methods

Introduction to Clinical Supervision

Trauma and Bereavement

Adversity and Trauma in the Body

Diversity

Refugees and Migrants

Facilitating Parent-Baby Groups

Use of Sandtray

Art Psychotherapy – the use of image

Makaton Training

Health and Safety – Covid-19

First Aid – including Mental Health

Medically Unexplained Symptoms in the NHS

Awareness of Body Psychotherapy

Writing Funding Applications

I’m in the final stages of gaining registration with UKCP, and beginning Clinical Supervision training this year and am currently completing a course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the APT.

Supporting Research