I am a clinically qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist whose approach is humanistic, person-centred, whole person, positive approach alongside a somatic, body based orientation with music being an important element.
My style of working encompasses Laban Movement analysis with dynamic orientated exercises that stimulate expression of one’s inner potentials of vital health, creativity and affection; authentic movement and developmental movements.With over twenty five years of experience in the healing arts I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for the child / adult to explore him/herself in. I practice independently from a space in Risca, South Wales UK.
My experience in therapeutic movement and dance began over twenty years ago, teaching extensively children with disabilities and learning difficulties. A qualified Montessori Teacher since 1993 where my teaching groups were based around movements and dances from the beginning! My work is about the movements that generate life, health and well-being through music, heartfelt emotion and authentic movement.
Within my clinical experience and specialisations in therapeutic movement with children and adults and affective touch education I have also led the four elements, shamanism and the inner angels as workshops for personal development for teachers, dancers and movement practitioners who want to explore and develop themselves
Areas of Speciality:
Movement says something about the child, his mood, his flexibility or rigidity and movement in relationship can enable him to change or at least to have a new experience or sensation. As an example, the child who has difficulties in completing schoolwork may not have a cognitive impairment at all. His /her learning difficulties may be a result of emotional stresses.
Since some children with disabilities remain on the pre-verbal level, non-verbal techniques such as dance therapy are the best as they reach and activate the child. Revitalise them through the body, re-establishing a sense of trust in oneself and others; aid in re-socialisation and provides an outlet for discharge of tension, frustration and hostility.
The idea is to keep alive the movement impulse the root of all development in working with the emotional wellbeing in children as well as replace intellectualized movement which tends to encourage dissociation of mind and body with harmony and wellbeing through breathing, muscular fluctuation and feeling Bartenieff (2002)
MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Biodanza – Dance Therapy
- Children 1998
- Clinical applications Milan June 2003
- Didactic teaching march 2002
- Identity and the four elements South Africa December 2002
- Tutor of school in London, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam
- Archetypes Gran Canaria 2005
Dance of Awareness facilitator
Montessori Early Years Teaching Diploma
ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma
CPD Courses and training:
- Dance for the Disabled
- Laban Movement Analysis
- Body mapping Intensive
- ‘Keeping our children safe’ – Designated Person Training (Children in Wales)
- Deaf-Blind Awareness training
- Attachment (ANW)
- Energy psychology for trauma levels 1&2