Integrative Body and Movement Therapy (IBMT) is an approach which helps you to recognise the innate intelligence in your body – which I call bodymind – that integrates with your thinking and emotional mind to inform your everyday experience. The bodymind is informed by our nervous system, our internal physical conditions and our relationships with external environments and living creatures – humans included of course!
Whatever you are feeling, I aim to support you to be more at ease in your relationship with your bodymind and physical expression. I help you connect to yourself through talking, guided mindful movement exercises and bringing awareness via informed methods of touch. You will discover more subtle awareness in your sensory experience, and learn more caring ways to respond to what your body is telling you.
As your therapist, I can help you recognise how to feel safe enough to become more open to what your body symptoms are saying. I have a clear, negotiable contract for each method of working so you can ask about these and change how we work at each moment. This approach also gets straight to the point with health and physical conditions which stem from stress, repetitive strains, early life trauma, relationship issues, psychological and emotional pain and conflict, injuries, long-term illnesses or chronic conditions.
My approach is sensitive to your current relationship to your body, building on what you already know and feel. The movement practices give structure, safety and clarity for the therapeutic work we do together and will be tailored to your needs and explained and clarified with you at each stage of our work. I aim to let you set the pace to empower you to develop your own connection and relationship to your body, and the work we do together.
I offer sessions from my therapy room (above) in Stroud. Sessions normally last between 60-90 minutes and cost £50-70.
Contact me to find out more and book an initial session. To see my credentials, please visit my one-to-one page. If you are interested in the theory and schools of practice which underpin my approach, follow the link: Integrative Body and Movement Therapy. You’ll find my name on the practitioners list.