Shirley Brocklehurst – Dance Movement Psychotherapist (Movement In Mind)

Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7GD
From my studio in Cheshire, I work with adults who have long standing or deep rooted emotional difficulties which affect...
My Services:

Let’s look at things a different way.

I work with adults who have long standing or deep rooted emotional difficulties which affect their ability to fully enjoy life.  This may be a reaction to past trauma or bereavement, and can result in anxiety, depression, addiction and sometimes medically unexplained symptoms such as physical pain or discomfort. Perhaps you have landed on this page because things aren’t going well for you and you want to look at things another way.  It could be your body is telling you something is not right. If you are finding that the things that used to work for you no longer do, it seems logical that more of the same is not going to get you somewhere different.  Maybe I can help? As we work together, we will explore the connection between mind and body because what happens in one affects the other,  Over time, we may use movement and perhaps engage in some creative process if that works for you. I work in person centred framework, with a humanistic integrative approach. This means that I consciously draw on different therapeutic models as we work together.  Our sessions will allow you to move, if you wish, and to go with the flow of what you are feeling and experiencing. In today’s world we are encouraged to be mindful and often this is associated with remaining quiet, I will encourage mindfulness, but not necessarily stillness.   You will be encouraged to notice body issues and to process them.  In this way we can address many concepts including, but not limited to, anger, self esteem and depression.  

Training, qualifications and experience:

I taught dance and movement for over 40 years, for the last 10 years I have brought the knowledge and expertise gained in working with movement and the body into my psychotherapy practice. I am one of a team of therapists delivering projects for Edge Hill University’s Health and Wellbeing faculty and I have also worked with Queen Mary University in London. In the community I work with Age UK and Cheshire Dance, as well as delivering sessions for Parkinson’s UK. Qualifications: Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Postural Stability Instructor Exercise Movement & Dance for Adults Dance Teacher Tai Chi Instructor Medical Qi Gong

Professional memberships:

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Exercise (CIMSPA) National Association of Teachers of Dancing (NATD) People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance) Keep Fit Association International Tai Chi Alliance Tai Chi for Health Institute Tai Chi Union of Great Britain


Private clients £45 per hour, free initial consultation No charge for referrals through NHS Social Prescribing Link Workers (Nantwich & Rural)

Terms and Conditions: We will enter a collaborative, therapeutic journey together and you will ultimately decide on the duration of therapy that is right for you. The contents of the therapy session are confidential within the law and the ADMP Code of Ethics. Sessions last up to 60 minutes. cancellation with 48 hours, late attendance or failure to show for an appointment, will incur the full agreed fee. When you are ready to cease therapy, we will find the way that feels comfortable for you to do this.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Shirley Brocklehurst
Phone Number: 07760428554
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