Therapeutic Agreement

This is a mutual agreement between therapist and client prior to the commencement of Dance Movement Psychotherapy.  We are both making a commitment of time and energy in deciding to work together, so it is important to understand our respective responsibilities in the therapeutic relationship and what to expect.

I am a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist, registered with the ADMP UK (Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy) for private practice. I abide by the ADMP’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.


This is a very important aspect of the therapeutic relationship.  The contents of the therapy are confidential within the law and the ADMP Code of Ethics.  Everything that happens in the DMP session is kept in the strictest confidence.  Exceptions are where there is a danger of serious harm to you or to others; any disclosure of acts of terrorism; any activity related to money-laundering.  As a Member of the ADMP UK I am required to have regular supervision and may need to discuss our work with my supervisor. However, I will not disclose your name or anything that would enable you to be identified. I keep notes of all therapy sessions, they are anonymised, so that only I am able to identify you from the notes, and securely stored.  In the rare event that I might need to communicate with other professionals, I would first seek your permission and inform you what would need to be discussed.

 One to One Therapy:

Sessions last up to 60 minutes. The whole session time belongs to you, whether you choose to attend or not, if you arrive part way through your allotted time, I will see you for the remainder of the time but it is important for the session to end on time.

Group Therapy:

Sessions last up to 60 minutes. Group members are asked to respect the confidentiality of other participants.  It is important that sessions start and finish on time. 


Cancellation within 24 hours, late attendance or failure to show for an appointment, will incur the full agreed fee.


We will enter a collaborative, therapeutic journey together and you will ultimately decide on the duration of therapy that is right for you.  We will review our work together periodically throughout the course of therapy.


It is wise not to suddenly end therapy but rather to discuss any difficulties or negative feelings.  Usually you will know when you are ready to cease therapy and together we will find the way that feels comfortable for you to do this.

Please check that you understand this agreement and what we have agreed together. These are the boundaries and ground rules that will enable us to work together.  If you wish to discuss or negotiate any changes, I will be happy to do so before we commence working together.