Professional Dance / Movement Psychotherapists in Kent.
Dance / Movement Psychotherapy is offered by the Owl Centre's specialist in Kent
The Dance / Movement Psychotherapist at The Owl Centre in Kent combines expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Jessica Urwin BA (Hons), MA, RDMP.
Jessica trained as a Dance / Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) at The University of Derby. She has experience of working with primary school children with social and emotional needs, adults with Multiple Sclerosis and adults with mental health issues. Jessica offers individual therapy as well as group therapy and has a humanistic approach, where the therapy session is client-based and works mostly in the ‘here and now’.
Mindfulness and meditation is an interest of Jessica’s and she introduces aspects of these within her practice. She believes in the power of the body & mind connection and uses movement to help release emotions held within the body, as well as using the body as an extension of self-expression. Using movement to express subconscious emotions can help to build the gap between the body and mind connection, creating overall well-being.
DMP is a non-invasive approach to therapy using verbal and non-verbal communication. Movement expression is encouraged by the use of props, music, play and art. All ages and abilities would benefit from DMP as well as:
- Children or adults who do not have the vocabulary to fully express feelings and emotions
- Children or adults whose moving body is changing due to illness
- Children or adults with mental health issues
- Children or adults who want to learn to manage emotions appropriately
- Children or adults who are disconnected from feelings and emotions
- Children or adults who find it hard to express emotions
- Children or adults needing extra support
Jessica is accredited by ADMPUK and is working towards UKCP registration.
Jessica can offer sessions in the following areas:
- Herne Bay
She would also be willing to discuss visiting Ashford, Gillingham and surrounding areas.
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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