Moving Through Life

Dance Movement Psychotherapy with Kimberley Pena

‘She is a clear and passionate believer in the power of her chosen modality: This is no doubt transmitted to the patient in terms of their ‘felt’ experience of security whilst working with her’

Lead Art Psychotherapist

‘Kimberley uses her movement range to find creative ways of connection and to enable client’s expansion of movement range and space. She has a non possessive warmth towards clients and the team’

Clinical Director

‘Kimberley has an excellent relationship with patients. She is clearly aware of pertinent issues and demonstrates the ability to adjust her style / the sessions to needs of the individuals and the group. The feedback that I have had from patients are that they have found the sessions helpful and stimulating It has been a pleasure to work with her. All in all she is an asset to the team and the organisation as a whole’

NHS Psychiatrist

Welcome

This website is a space to offer insight into the clinical practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy; a practice which focuses on the integration of mind and body to bring awareness to our whole self as we move through life.

Dance Movement Psychotherapy creates space for the body to be recognized and listened to as well as the mind, working with the whole self, not just ‘symptoms’.

About Me

Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner and Dance Artist. Registered with ADMPUK and UKCP.

My practice is a humanistic, integrated approach drawing from Psychodynamic, Gestalt,  Person-Centered  and developmental theories of psychotherapy.

No previous dance experience is required, only a curiosity to explore moving the body into new ways of being. The therapeutic space is a safe confidential space for this exploration to unfold.

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Testimonials

‘I’m feeling much better. It’s like I’ve just had a big cry to exactly the right kind of nurturing friend and been able to voice exactly what I was feeling with eloquence, even though I’ve done nothing of the sort. It’s cathartic. I can’t even imagine how valuable a properly administered course of therapy like this would be to someone in the midst of a seriously dark struggle.’ 

Jess Commons

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‘Kimberley has been the first person who I have had this experience with and it has helped me at a very difficult time’

‘Kimberley has helped me move toward a very positive happy place. I am hugely grateful to her for all her warmth, time and effort.’

‘Through her we grew closer and learned to trust one another. We were more aware of our feelings and how to release them.’