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Movement Therapy

Some of the things I might support you with through movement therapy are:

Reducing anxiety and overwhelm

 Recovering from burn-out, feeling run down and wrung out

Supporting recovery from an eating disorder or exercise dependency

Finding it difficult to move on from a traumatic life event or experience

Reducing panic attacks

Dealing with insomnia

Chronic pain or fatigue

Movement therapy helps you reconnect with your body and regain trust and ownership of your feelings, experiences and needs. We approach our sessions with sensitivity and create a safe, predictable space from which we can enquire compassionately. We keep your personal challenges in mind during our sessions together.

We are not focused on form, technique or style. This is not about what the movements look like, but about how you experience them and how your nervous system responds to movement suggestions. I am guided by you and we go at the pace that you are comfortable with. 

I draw from various practices (yoga, breath, somatics, body awareness therapy, feldenkrais, pilates) but the blend is very much focused towards what your body and nervous system requires. 

What to expect:

Sessions usually begin with a bit of a chat about how you are feeling that day, how you have been since our last session and anything that you want us to explore together. 

 

We will then start with some gentle movement to get you comfortable and help us connect with your body’s needs. From there I will work in partnership with you to explore different ways of moving and being with your body responses with respect for your tolerance to any new experiences. We may speak with each other during this, we might not. Once we have finished our movement practice, we will have a debrief about the session and ways that this might be integrated into your daily life. 

Because these session are so experiential you may decide to have a single session to see how you get on, and then take things from there. 

 

I find that some people like to have regular sessions for a period of time, whereas others prefer to take a less structured approach and contact me as and when they feel they need some more input. I have no expectation of how you choose to use my support. I am always happy to have a chat with you before starting sessions to tell you more or answer your questions.

I work on an open-ended basis - there is no commitment to a set number of sessions. I do suggest however making a 'soft' commitment to at least 6 sessions. This gives us both time to understand the issues that have brought you to therapy, to form our collaborative relationship and to allow change to happen.  

 

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Life is full of experiences and our body is there with us in all of them.

 

Our nervous system experiences our pain, hurts, unmet needs, and trauma, and is imprinted by them. They are held as memories within our tissues which can impact on how feel, behave, move, relate and connect to our body. 

We often try to think or talk our way through the effect of difficult times or traumatic experiences. While talking therapy has its place, working with the body and its language (movement) can reach places that verbal language cannot. 

FEES: 

Pre-session zoom call (30 mins): No charge​

1 hour sessions: £65

Our initial zoom call is a chance for us to meet and see if I'm the right person to support you. You check that you feel comfortable speaking with me, and I can ensure that I can support you within my scope of practice. 

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I work both in-person in Gorebridge, Midlothian (EH23 4LD), online via Zoom or outdoor.

My usual working hours are: 

Monday: 1pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 9am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 4pm - 6:30pm

Thursday: 9am - 4pm 

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