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Dance Movement Psychotherapist

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Dance movement psychotherapists help people to deal with a range of issues by using movement and dance. These might be physical or emotional problems. They work with a broad range of people of all ages, in individual or group sessions.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary considerably depending on:

If you are a Dance movement psychotherapist working with the NHS, the salary is usually based on the NHS Agenda for Change pay rates. You would start on Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year.

With experience this can rise to Band 7, £46,244 to £53,789 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Outside the NHS your income would vary according to whether you were freelance or employed. This can range from £40 to £60 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
989
3 %
RISE
2029
1019
  United Kingdom
2024
13188
5.1 %
RISE
2029
13867

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of UCLA Health

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK)
Tel: 0117 244 3566
E-mail: admin@admp.org.uk
Website: http://www.admp.org.uk
Twitter: @ADMPUK_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADMPUK/

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