"NEW: Starting October 2018: Evening therapy group starting (small closed group, 3-4 participants). Please contact me for further details."

February 2018: Currently accepting new referrals, please contact me for further information. I am a Psychotherapist with a small private practice, working mainly in Clifton Village and Cotham, Bristol. I am also able to see clients in alternative locations in the South West (please see www.thepracticerooms.co.uk) for other locations. I have over 5 years of experience practising as a therapist in a range of mental health settings, primarily working in specialist inpatient and day treatment Eating Disorders services.


I offer individual or small group sessions, specialising in Eating Disorders/Body Image recovery work through a combination of verbal psychotherapy, and experiential approaches informed by Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP). Movement and other creative methods, such as drawing or sensory exploration are offered as a bridge to communication when talking about a particular issue or theme may be difficult. For more information about DMP, please see www.admp.org.uk

I have recently completed Intermediate level training in Systemic/Family Therapy, and if desired, would be interested to explore with you how systemic and family influences may be relevant to your recovery. We can also explore the possibility of inviting other family members/carers into the therapy session, if this feels appropriate and useful for you.

In addition, I offer Body Image psychoeducational sessions, encouraging the development of a mindful, accepting connection with the body and recovery from unhelpful behaviours, as well as incorporating strategies for promoting positive self-esteem.

I am currently completing training in Systemic/Family Therapy, and if desired, would be interested to explore with you how systemic and family influences may be relevant to your recovery.

Referral Criteria & Process

Self-referrals/or contact via professionals: please email me at sarahsmithdmp@gmail.com, or call/leave me a message in confidence on:07540 596574

Qualifications

MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy: Goldsmiths, University of London (2010) Intermediate level Systemic Practice, University of Bath (2017) Foundation in Systemic Practice: University of Bath (2016) Ongoing CPD training in specialist area of Eating Disorders/Body Image recovery work Registered Member and Private Practitioner: Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy(ADMP) UK.

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Last Updated: 28/08/2018

The Practice Rooms
Bristol
BS6 6JY

Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

16+

Fees: Yes

£55 (per Individual session), Group Therapy (TBA)

Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Online
Group/peer support
Skype
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Self esteem
Binge eating disorder
Body dismorphia
Body image
Bulimia
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Family Therapy