Professional Dance / Movement Psychotherapists in South London.
Dance / Movement Psychotherapy is offered by the Owl Centre's specialist in South London
The Dance / Movement Psychotherapist at The Owl Centre in South London 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.
Abigail Jackson BA (Hons), MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMPUK)
Abigail qualified as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist from Roehampton University and is registered with The Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).
Abigail’s therapeutic approach utilises dance, movement and sensory awareness to help individuals to express themselves, explore feelings and connect with others. The therapy is offered in a safe, non-judgmental space and sessions are tailored to the individual’s needs.
Abigail has experience of working with children and adults within the field of mental health and has worked with people with a variety of physical, learning and behavioural needs within community, educational, in-patient NHS and care settings. Abigail adopts an integrative psychotherapeutic approach that interweaves humanistic, psychoanalytic and embodied perspectives and invites the use of music and props.
Currently, Abigail is working in the community providing a Mother-Daughter Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme. Abigail is a visiting lecturer on the Roehampton University BA Dance Studies training, teaching the “Fundamentals of Dance Movement Psychotherapy” module to students. Abigail works for a dance company that provides a range of dance experiences for disabled and non-disabled dancers. Abigail is looking forward to returning to the NHS to join a Mentalization Based Arts Therapies Team working with people with Borderline-Personality Disorder.
Maria Troupkou BSc, ADMP UK reg.
Maria is a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist from Goldsmiths University, with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. She is also registered with The Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK).
Maria has experience working with children and young adults with special needs, intellectual and physical disabilities within community, educational and care settings in and outside of the UK. Other clinical experience includes a mental health and forensic rehabilitation setting with adults. Maria has also worked with children with cancer and their families. Maria works through the psychodynamic approach that is combined with the psychoanalytic and embodied perspectives, and invites the use of props, music, fabrics, and other creative material to offer creative expression.
Currently, Maria is working in a community, providing Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions and therapeutic dance to children and young adults with special needs and disabilities. She works as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in an organization that provides therapy sessions to schools attended by children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and trauma. She also works in a nursery, providing Creative Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions for toddlers and preschoolers. Maria is looking forward to returning to mental health and to work in Children and Adolescents Mental Health (CAMHS).
Maria is based in Putney and is able to provide outreach appointments.
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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