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Qualifications and Experience

I am a Registered Psychotherapist following completion of the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy in 2017 at the University of Roehampton, London. 

 

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) is a form of psychotherapy under the Arts and Play Therapies umbrella. This approach involves body and movement, and is practiced as both individual and group therapy in a range of settings.

I am on the ADMP UK register of private practitioners and a UKCP trainee psychotherapist working towards full Accreditation.​

I am trained and certified as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) Caregiver and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) Group Model Facilitator. 

 

Recently, I completed a Foundation Course in Psychoanalysis with the British Psychoanalytic Association and Certificate in Supervision with the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

I have worked in academia as a Visiting Lecturer, Dissertation Supervisor and Associate Tutor in universities in London and North West England, UK.

Currently, I am involved in providing universal and targeted mental health support across the UK. We provide a range of resources and training to staff working with children and young people in schools and education settings who experience, or who are at risk of experiencing, poor mental health.

My scope of practice includes working with children, young people and adults in mainstream, SEMH and SEND school provisions, Community Hospice, Residential Care, Supported Accommodations and Lodgings including a mother and baby service, Acquired Brain Injury Charity Community Services, Fostering, Early Intervention, Transition, Preparation and Moving on Services, Youth Justice, and pre-trial therapy work. I also have experience in parent-carer direct work and alongside multi-agency professionals offering training, advice and consultancy.

Professional Bodies and Memberships

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) Full Professional Membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Trainee Professional Membership

Body Psychotherapy Network UK (BPN) Membership

The Relational School (TRS) Membership

International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) Associate Membership

Counselling Directory Membership

Welldoing.org Membership

Projects and Publications

Therapeutic Community Hub

A community hub for clinicians, counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners working with children and young people in schools and education settings across the UK.

 

  • 5th March 2021 | Introductions

  • 7th May 2021 | Creative ways of working with body image

  • 11th June 2021 | Effective brief therapy interventions

  • 13th Aug 2021 | Resources for working with bereavement and loss

  • 9th Sept 2021 | Therapists Community Hub and Education Community collaboration

  • 10th Sept 2021 | Supporting CYP in the LGBTQ+ community

  • 17th Sept 2021 | Intervention ideas for working with anxiety

  • 8th & 25th Nov 2021 | Follow up - Therapists Community Hub and Education Community collaboration

  • 10th Dec 2021 | Review and Reflect on 2021; Learning and Growing for 2022

  • 11th Apr 2022 | Trauma and the body

  • 27th Apr 2022 | Developing resources (need/behaviour specific)

  • 10th May 2022 | Self-harm and self-care

  • 25th May 2022 | Supporting CYP with additional or complex needs

  • 12th July 2022 | Working with CECYP

  • 19th July 2022 | Skill sharing: Techniques, approaches and modalities

  • 3rd Aug 2022 | Low mood and depression

  • 9th Aug 2022 | Developing our 'toolbox' (presentation and training/group work skills)

CPD sessions for Educators (in progress)

Online CPD sessions with a focus on trauma, grief, loss and bereavement for education staff across the UK.

  • Becoming Trauma Informed and Being Trauma Responsive

  • Trauma and the Body (Part 1: Perspectives and Approaches)

  • Trauma and the Body (Part 2: Theory, Practice and Applications)

  • Supporting Young Children (0-5) who have been Bereaved

  • Trauma and Attachment (Part 1: Theory and Reflective Practice)

  • Trauma and Attachment (Part 2: Scenario Examples and Discussion)

  • The Impact of Bereavement on Autistic Children and Young People

  • ​Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Grief and Mourning

  • The Use and Power of Language

  • Developing Awareness of Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviours

  • The Theme of Loss: Death, Dying and Change

  • Staff Wellbeing and Approaches

  • Thematic Reflective Spaces - Supporting distressed CYP to manage in school; Supporting teenagers who express negative thinking patterns

  • Workshops - Supporting CYP with SEND exploring their gender and sexuality; Therapeutic games for relationship building

  • Spaces for Wellbeing Programme 2022 - Individual Monthly Events (Critical Incident Debriefing; Mindfulness; Autogenic Therapy; Building a Strengths-Based, Trauma-Informed Environment in Education; Creative Diary-Keeping; The Power of Relationships Between Colleagues)

Embodied Passage UK

Community organisation for creative arts therapists based in the UK.

 

  • 19th Oct 2019 | Opening Circle

  • 1st Feb 2020 | Networking Event

  • Monthly in 2020 | Zoom Gathering: A Support Space for Creative Arts Therapists

  • 20th June 2020 | The Virtual Relationship: A New Profession

  • 27th June 2020 | With the System in Mind: How Do We Hold onto Creativity Whilst Working with Constraints?

  • 10th Oct 2020 | Research Seminar: Individual and Cross-Modality Discussions and Presentations Within the Creative Arts Therapies

  • 31st Oct 2020 | Qualified: The Beginning of a New Chapter

  • 28th Nov 2020 | Finding the Balance: Caring for Others Whilst Caring for Self

  • 20th Feb 2021 | 2021: Opening Circle

  • 27th March 2021 | The Body: A Collaborative Consideration for Its Layers of Meaning in Therapy

  • 13th Nov 2021 | Practice to Paper: Exploring the Bridge

Online Reading Group (currently on hold)

Exploring psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches to psychotherapy.

MA Research Dissertation paper and short film (2017) – Dance Movement Psychotherapy with People in Vegetative and Comatose States: A Phenomenological Investigation

 
 
 
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