Dance Movement Therapy is practised as both individual and group therapy in health, education and social service settings, as well as in private practice.

Dance Movement Therapists work with a wide variety of clients including people who are emotionally distressed, who have learning difficulties or who are suffering from physical or mental illness.  It is also useful for those who want to use its techniques and insights for personal growth.

Dance Movement Therapy may be recommended as a primary form of treatment, or as a complement to other forms of treatment, rehabilitation or education. The therapy can be short- or long-term and is suitable for both adults and children. Dance Movement Therapy is especially useful when language cannot convey thoughts and feelings.

Group or individual?

A significant benefit of group therapy is the sense of cohesion it offers. When people join together and share their experiences, any sense of isolation is decreased.  Those taking part have the advantage of learning from each other. Members of the group are asked to maintain confidentiality.

Individual therapy is beneficial when someone has a particular issue they would like to address. During an initial meeting, the client and therapist will agree on a projected number of sessions.  The duration of therapy depends on the needs of the client.