About Me

Kimberley Pena

Kimberley Pena MA RDMP is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with ADMPUK and UKCP, Dance Artist, Choreographer and Public Speaker.

    Specialist areas:

    • Addiction Recovery
    • Adult Mental Health
    • Anxiety
    • Bereavement
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Parent/Child/Family Relating
    • Physical Difficulties
    • Profound and Multiple learning Difficulties

    Kimberley is passionate about the use of dance and movement as a vessel for communication, expression, healing and empowerment for any and every body.

    Kimberley has been a pioneer in moving Dance Movement Psychotherapy into the NHS within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) as well as the Eating Disorder Life Span Service for young people and adults. Kimberley is motivated to continue to raise awareness and accessibility of DMP, due to the power of this modality in today’s current climate where both mind and body are in states of overwhelm.

    As a Dance Movement Psychotherapist Kimberley facilitates the Psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance, through which a person can engage creatively with a process to further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. No previous dance experience is required. The therapeutic space is a safe confidential space for this exploration to unfold.

    Kimberley’s facilitation is a humanistic integrated approach drawing from Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Person-Centered and Developmental theories of practice.

    Alongside her pioneering working in the NHS, Kimberley also runs her own private practice facilitating both individual and group sessions.

    With Dance at her core Kimberley continues to use dance in performance to raise awareness and communicate areas of need to wider audiences.

    Kimberley has appeared on various Podcasts, Journal Publications, BBC Radio and Well-Being events sharing her expertise on Mental Health and Dance Movement Psychotherapy.

    Interested in working with me?

    I'd love to hear from you and talk with you about how dance movement psychotherapy can help you.