As a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist I offer a warm and friendly space here in South Wales for one off sessions, short term therapy or longer term therapy if desired.
In Practice my work encompasses Psychotherapy and the Body in Movement. Another way to explain is ‘attending to heart and soul’.
Karen is the bees knees. I love my time with her. Our sessions have brought me insight, tears, laughter, heartbreak, lightness, connection and revelation. Her beautiful presence has been beside me, holding the space around me all the way. She has enabled and allowed me to connect, feel and embody aspects of my life that I haven't spent time with before. My dance therapy sessions with Karen are central to the transformation taking place in my life.
Meredith Freeman / Life Coach
Dance Movement Psychotherapy is the psycho-therapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the person. It is focused on movement behaviour as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship.
Creative movement improvisations and unconscious free association movement are fundamental to this process. As Winnicott (1971) writes, the goal of the therapeutic procedure is, "to afford an opportunity for formless experience and for creating motor and sensory impulses which are the stuff of playing and on the basis of PLAYING is built the whole of man's existence"
- Focused on movement behaviour as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviours are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
- Practised in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centres, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice.
- Effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
- Used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
“For me ‘Movement Psychotherapy’ with Karen enables me to put words to different areas of my life that I have had trauma in for what seems like forever but, in such a way that shows me how beautiful life can be”
Sally P. from Bristol