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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 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 developing and delivering universal support across a national Mental Health and Wellbeing programme of work in the UK. This includes developing mental health resources, providing consultation, delivering digital training and CPD webinars/seminars to education staff, as well as online Community of Practice groups for specific roles and settings in Education to encourage connections with like-minded professionals and provide support.

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.

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.

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

Counselling Directory Membership

Welldoing.org Membership

Projects and Publications

Embodied Passage UK ~ www.embodiedpassage.com

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

  • 15th Oct 2022 | Integrating Creativity into Practice

Therapists Community Hub

Nationwide online hub for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners working with children, young people, and families across schools, educational settings and children's services in 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)

  • 22nd Sept 2022 | Sharing group (articles, books, jobs, CPD)

  • 5th Oct 2022 | Working with loss: Death, dying and change

  • 24th Oct 2022 | Creative assessment and mid-therapy reviews

  • 15th Nov 2022 | Gender / Sexuality / Relationship Diversity

  • 30th Nov 2022 | Support for the systems around our CYP

  • 8th Dec 2022 | Adverse Childhood Experiences

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

  • Staff Wellbeing and Approaches

  • ​The Theme of Loss: Death, Dying and Change

  • Reflective Spaces for Self-Care and Support

  • CYP with SEND questioning gender and sexuality

  • Spaces for Wellbeing Programme - Individual Monthly Events (Critical Incident Debriefing; Mindfulness; Autogenic Therapy; Building Safe Spaces; Building a Strengths-Based, Trauma-Informed Environment in Education; Creative Journaling)

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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