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:


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, £33,072 to £40,736 a year.

With experience this can rise to Band 7, £40,872 to £47,846 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2021.

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


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You should have:


Getting On


Courtesy of UCLA Health


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK)
Tel: 0117 244 3566
Twitter: @ADMPUK_

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