I am a freelance Dance Artist and Dance Movement Psychotherapist. As a professional, I unite my dance training and artistic practice with my studies and expertise in education and psychotherapy. My current professional practice includes a portfolio of work in the areas of art, education and therapy.
With over a decade of professional experience and my unique skill set I am able to offer a wide range of tailored provisions for a variety of populations. I have previously worked with children in primary schools, young people in community settings, adults with learning difficulties and mental health conditions in adult learning settings, students in higher education as well as internationally with young dancers in Cambodia.
I am a registered therapist with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK and fully adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. I have a current enhanced DBS check as well as a public liability insurance covering my work as a teacher and therapist.
My current practice as a dance artist is focused on the development of innovative and original pieces of choreography, predominantly for vulnerable and marginalised populations. With the primary aim of effecting empowerment and transformation, I have collaborated with a number of highly established artists achieving groundbreaking results to high artistic standards.
I engage in a variety of teaching activities, ranging from schools and community settings to higher education institutions. I have extensive experience of working with vulnerable and marginalised populations within the context of my community dance practice. Furthermore, I have lectured at a number of higher education institutions and have mentored young artists and therapists on placement.
My clinical practice as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist is focused on the work with children and young people in educational and community settings providing individual and group sessions. My clients have been referred to the service for a range of reasons, including Special Educational Needs, experience of trauma and abuse as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties. I had the great opportunity of sharing my professional experience and learning with Dance Movement Psychotherapist trainees as a lecturer and as placement manager, .