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Psychotherapy

 

Approach

Beatrice Allegranti is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered trauma-informed movement and somatic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. At the heart of Beatrice’s practice is somatic, dance and the creative process as she draws on over two decades of experience as a professional dancer, capoeira practitioner and choreographer.

Having trained in trauma therapy (NAOS), Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMPUK), and with extensive professional development in Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology/Dreambody work (POP), Beatrice integrates a somatic feminist approach – with particular attention to how our unique and intersectional ‘body politics’ influence the therapeutic relationship and our everyday lives. This relational way of working emphasises the imperative of addressing unconscious or ‘implicit’ bias and the impact of racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia and homophobia and trauma therein.

Since 2004, a further contribution to the profession has been Beatrice’s development of a relationship between feminism, movement and cognitive neuroscience. Beatrice’s ongoing workshops and research publications address all these aspects.

 

Experience

Over the past twenty-five years, Beatrice’s clinical experience has involved facilitating therapy groups and one-to-one therapy within a wide range of settings: in outpatient adult mental health within the UK National Health System, for elderly adults with dementia in hospitals and assessment centers, with children who have a wide range of special educational needs as well as those on the autistic spectrum, with adults who have special educational needs, with Palestinian and Israeli adolescents who have experienced trauma as a result of living in conflict zones and across a variety of diverse community contexts in the UK. Beatrice is also an experienced consultant and facilitator for staff development and training as has worked with teachers, nurses, doctors, social workers, occupational therapists, actors, dancers and directors including work with Wellcome, NHS, Dementia Pathfinders, Codarts.

Over the past fifteen years, Beatrice has contributed to the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMPUK-UKCP) by sitting on a variety of committees including the Training and Educational Committee and the Professional Development Committee. During this time Beatrice has co-authored documentation shaping DMP policy in the UK.

 

Pedagogy 

Beatrice holds the first UK position of (interdisciplinary) Reader in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Choreography at the University of Roehampton and her research has won international awards and recognition (Norman Denzin Prize for Qualitative Research 2016; REF 4* Global recognition). 

Between 2005-2017 Beatrice  developed, taught and directed the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, and inaugurated and directed the interdisciplinary Centre for Arts Therapies Research at the University of Roehampton overseeing PhD research across all five arts therapies (Dance, Music, Play, Art, Drama). Beatrice continues to supervise and examine PhD and PsychD research across dance movement psychotherapy and counselling psychology.

UK and international invitations to teach her DMP work include: Sesame at London School of Speech and Drama; Confer, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility UK; The Polish Institute for DMT, Warsaw; Codarts, Rotterdam; The Theatre Academy, Helskinki, The Grieg Academy of Music, Bergen. 

 

Contact

Contact Beatrice Allegranti for individual or group psychotherapy or clinical supervision in London and/or online. 

 

 

Useful Links

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Process Oriented Psychology

Photo: Neil Max Emmanuel