Our approach is based on the theory and practice of the arts psychotherapies particularly drawing upon visual and embodied models in creative process and reflective practice. Our methodology is integrative and research informed and combines psychodynamic theory, experiential practice, group process and relational learning. Through the combination of artistic experimentation and verbal processing our programmes aim to: 

  • Enhance self-awareness
  • Promote wellbeing and recovery
  • Support personal development
  • Improve communication and
  • Enhance team building and collaboration. 

 

Selected Publications

Burrell, C. & Cohen, M. (2018). ‘Moving Colour: Combining dance movement psychotherapy and art psychotherapy in a NHS community women’s group’ in Colbert, T. & Bent, C. Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies. Oxon/New York: Routledge.

Papadopoulos, N., Burrell, C., Smith, L. & Rohricht, F. (2017). ‘Therapeutic processes and personalised care in body oriented psychological therapy for patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)’ in European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 5 (4).

Rova, M. (2017). Embodying Kinaesthetic Empathy through interdisciplinary practice-based research. Arts in Psychotherapy Journal. Vol 55, pp. 164-173. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2017.04.008

Rova, M. & Haddow, S.  (2017). Moving Bodies: Dance Movement Psychotherapy Groups for Mothers and Babies in Inpatient and Outpatient Perinatal Mental Health Services. In Celebi, M. Weaving the Cradle. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.