Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
I gained a distinction in my MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from University of Roehampton and for my MA thesis (2014) on depression, the body and gender.
I am currently involved in an independent research project which I will present at the European Association of Dance Movement Therapy in Milan 2016.
I lecture in embodied practice in psychotherapy on a course for therapists in the southwest.
I am a registered dance movement psychotherapist and passionate about this approach to psychotherapy, recovery and life.
My childhood was spent running wild, dancing and tumbling around on the hills of Dartmoor or moving with the rhythms of the ocean in Devon, here began my embodying the landscapes and relationships around me. Originally, I trained as a dancer, singer and performer, my speciality being jazz, choreography and improvisation. I have established successful careers in the arts, education and health.
My experience in dance movement psychotherapy includes work in: NHS mental health hospitals, centres for mental health, where I pioneered to set up and facilitate a new group in the intensive care male ward, therapy and education centres, care homes, early years centres and schools.
I am clinically experienced with children/adults, in the following areas: depression and anxiety, NHS/community acute and enduring mental health, family, parent and child issues, trauma, relationships, occupational/life stress, addiction/substance abuse recovery, autistic spectrum/developmental delay, learning disability, dementia, forensic
As a practitioner I have been part of multidisciplinary teams and I am passionate about integrating and raising awareness of dance movement psychotherapy as an intervention of value. I am extremely interested in the power of learning and developing in relationship through movement and language, I believe it holds a panacea to reshape the way we engage with the world. My approach is client centred, integrative and intersubjective.
I have also worked within the following psychotherapeutic models: humanistic/existential, psychoanalytical, psychodynamic, recovery, developmental, systemic, mindfulness based.
Photos by Sarah Boreham,
Beatrice Allegranti 2012