Sophie Merrison

Dance Movement Psychotherapist/Body therapist

**Temporary discounts for Online sessions** I am a dance movement therapist and offer a space for exploring yourself on a more body-focused level. https://blog.complicated.life/meet-the-counsellor-sophie-merrison/

About

I have a Masters in Dance movement psychotherapy with experience working as a dance therapist in both group and individual settings in psychiatric clinics and in my private practice. I have been researching the relationship between the body and the mind for many years through body-based workshops, somatic practices and healing retreats worldwide. I see the body as a transformative tool and am convinced of the importance of looking at both the body and mind equally. I am also a dancer and performer and have therefore also developed techniques that are applicable to artists, actors and creatives.

My Approach

My approach is a creative, resource-focused approach, helping to identify behavioural patterns and unconscious beliefs and information through a combination of verbal communication and specific and improvisational movement techniques based on your personal level of comfort to help you feel more at home in your body and in yourself. I offer individual sessions, group sessions and Online sessions. I am currently also offering Online Guided Movement Meditations for relaxation.

My Qualifications

Education

2019 MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, SRH University Heidelberg, Germany
2016 MA Performing Arts and Visual Arts, Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Spain
2014 BA English Literature and Film Studies, Kings College London, UK and Berkeley University, USA

Experience

2019 - today
Dance Movement Therapist with private practice in Berlin, including international workshops and retreats
2019 - today
Group Dance therapy work with female refugees at refugee centres in collaboration with several Berlin based charities including Diakonie and AWO
2019
work with dance therapy and trauma NGO 'Kolkota Sanved' in Kolkota, India
2018
Moving Cycle I - 5-day Dance therapy training course with Christine Caldwell
2018
internship with children, adolescents and adults in psychiatric department of Potsdam hospital
2017
Work as dance therapist with cancer patients and patients with chronic pain at Kraichgau Klinik, Germany

Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

Insurances

Book a session

Tue May 26
Wed May 27
Thu May 28