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Kimberley Pena

Type of therapist: Dance / Movement Psychotherapy

Location: Gloucestershire


  • Diploma Creative Approaches to Clinical Supervision, London School of Psychodrama. (2019)
  • Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton (2014)
  • National Diploma in Dance and Performing Arts Pass with Distinction, Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts (2007)
  • Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders, James Locke Manual. (2016)
  • Adolescent Focused Mentalisation, Anna Freud Centre (2015)
  • Full Driving License (2009)
  • First Aid Qualification St John’s Ambulance (2013)


  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist within Children and Adolescent Mental Health and adult Eating Disorders service, Berkshire NHS Healthcare Foundation Trust. 2016 – Present
  • Presenter at the Arts in Healthcare Conference in association with CNWL NHS Trust and Pratt Institute New York – 2019
  • Presenter and Host at the Cheltenham Well Being Festival promoting Dance Movement Psychotherapy – 2019
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist within Children and Adolescent Mental Health Community Team Berkshire NHS Healthcare Foundation Trust. 2015 - 2018
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist for PMLD client group Dance Voice Bristol. 2015 - 2017
  • Honorary Dance Movement Psychotherapist NHS Community CAMHS CNWL. 2014- 2015
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapist within residential care, later stages of Dementia NHS. 2014
  • Honorary Dance movement Psychotherapist within Adult Acute inpatient ward Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust NHS. 2013 - 2014
  • Honorary Dance movement Psychotherapist within Addiction recovery CDSSL Wallington working with Carers. 2013-2014
  • Participant Observer Dance Movement Psychotherapist Dance Voice Bristol, with clients with mixed learning and physically disabilities. 2012-2013
  • Volunteer during Dance Voice client Showcase, working with range of client groups, Adult mental health, Adults recovering from alcohol/substance misuse and adults with mixed learning Disabilities . 2013-
  • Activity visitor at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital Brighton Sussex 2011
  • Activity visitor National UK Children’s Hospices 2009-2011
  • Activity visitor at Make-a-Wish Foundation UK 2009

Interesting / fun facts

  • Kimberley is lover of nature and when she's has down time from clinic you will find her by the beach or on a country walk.
  • Kimberley's heritage is a beautiful combination of Spanish and Polish roots and believes this is behind her passion for life, expression and the Arts,
  • Kimberley wants to remind you that dance and movement can be your voice when words are hard to find.
  • The body is the only means in which we have to experience and respond to life, lets not ignore it.