Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice

York Dance Movement Psychotherapy Centre offers Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice to Arts Therapists, Arts in Health Professionals, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Educational Professionals, Medical Professionals and Trainees.

Supervision gives you the opportunity to look at your work with others from a variety of perspectives. Through this process you can gain insight into the complexities and dynamics of this work. This enables best possible practice.

A creative approach to supervision integrates the creative arts and the body and movement alongside talking as tools for reflection and understanding. It invites you as a professional to reflect on your work with others and your relationship to this work.


“Supervision is always an uplifting experience, no matter how I feel when I arrive I always go home feeling positive and renewed. I find it a really creative experience, being able to articulate myself through movement, dance, and other creative media such as clay and art. The focus being on the process rather than the finished product enables me to gain a more in-depth bodily understanding of my clinical work.”

– Julie

“Allison provided me with excellent supervision as I set up and ran a storytelling group for asylum seeking survivors of torture. She has a great combination of skills and relevant areas of experience to draw on. She was insightful, sensitive and knew exactly how and when to encourage me away from words and take sessions into dance, movement or somatic exploration and expression. I regularly gained insight into both my and the group’s ongoing creative expressive processes, got valuable support in resolving occasional complications, and always felt I was being held by Allison with care and respect.”

– Charlie

“I always leave Allison’s sessions feeling invigorated, full of fresh insights and ready to try out new ways of meeting my clients in the therapy space. Allison understands that supervision has to be creative and experiential to fully support my work. This complements the verbal analysis and discussion that takes place. Allison brings a wealth of experience and deep understanding of dance, drama, art and voice work. She strengthens my general skills and therapist tool kit whilst also supporting my exploration of specific client issues and offering her own reflections and suggestions.”

– Anna