How to become a dance movement psychotherapist
You can get into this job through a university course.
You'll need a postgraduate master's degree (MA) in dance movement psychotherapy recognised by the Association for Dance Movement Pyschotherapy UK.
To do an MA you'll need:
- a degree in a relevant subject like dance, performing arts, psychology, medicine or nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification
- 2 years' background in at least one dance as well as experience of other forms of dance and movement
- the ability to improvise and use movement as a form of expression
Dance movement therapists offering sessions outside the NHS, or who are are self-employed, may charge between £40 and £60 an hour, depending on their experience.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK for professional development and to make industry contacts.
You can get more advice about careers in dance movement psychotherapy from the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK.