Hannah Murdoch

An experienced Body Movement Psychotherapist, Physiotherapist and Gestalt trained Supervisor.

About me

My name is Hannah and I am an experienced Body Movement Psychotherapist, Physiotherapist and Gestalt trained Supervisor. BSc(Hons), MA DMP, Dip.Sup.Gestalt.

I have 27 years of body work experience, initially working as a senior physiotherapist and then qualifying as a Movement Psychotherapist in 2002. This has been within NHS adult, child and adolescent mental health services, education and more recently from my private practice in Bristol, Stroud and the Gloucestershire area. I can offer short and long term relational psychotherapy to adults, young people and children in the south west of England.

My background includes specific research and work with people suffering with medically unexplained symptoms such as IBS, chronic fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, neurological/cardiovascular symptoms, skin conditions, problems conceiving and symptoms of anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with looked after children and their families within CAMHS, and have also worked for many years as supervisor and lecturer on the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University London. I am private practice and supervisor registered with the ADMP UK.

I have a lifelong interest and passion for dance in both a personal and professionally capacity and I continue to explore dance & movement and be inspired by its power to transform.

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What I offer

I offer a safe, consistent and confidential space for people to bring and explore their experiences. My approach is integrative and I bring experience from both medical and psychotherapeutic backgrounds to support my work. I also bring experience from different traditions, ecopsychology perspectives, dance and other creative practice into my work, to help find the best way for people to work with the issues they choose to bring to therapy. I work with the whole person in mind, and am sensitive to people’s personal spiritual beliefs, and many different world views.

Body Movement Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help with both emotional and physical issues. Sometimes words alone cannot fully communicate our feelings and experiences. This type of psychotherapy uses and values the body, movement and creative processes alongside words within therapy to help guide, make meaning and transform personal experiences at a deep level. This is particularly useful in helping those with issues related to traumatic experiences, early life events or physical symptoms that are often hard to understand, talk about or to explain. Related issues include self-confidence, stress, experiences in early life, trauma, abuse, self-image, sexuality, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety & depression, eating disorders, overwhelming feelings, unexplained physical symptoms, life limiting conditions, and the effects of separation and bereavement.

I also offer Professional Supervision, providing individual and group supervision for Arts Psychotherapists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other health care professionals and for those in training. I can supervise those working independently in private practice or for those working within organisations. I am also able to offer supervision to organisations wishing to source external supervisors.

Contact me

Hannah Murdoch

Tel: 07954 403780

Email: hannahmurdochpayne@gmail.com

Website: www.hannahmurdoch.org

Registered member and supervisor – ADMP UK (Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK)

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