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Moving Forth


Body Oriented Psychotherapy, that includes the application of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals, and the Comprehensive Resource Model, offers you safe and effective therapeutic interventions that allows you the possibility of gaining a sense of connection between mind and body. We are committed to safe and effective therapy that acknowledges the importance of non-verbal expression and the sensing body. Moving Forth’s body oriented psychotherapy combines creative embodiment work with body-mind practice informed by neuro-biological research and practice (Pat Ogden, Allan Schore, Dan Siegel) for effective trauma treatment.

Body oriented psychotherapy can help with a range of issues:

- Anxiety
- Depression
- Trauma & PTSD
- Minor/chronic physical ailments; back pain, aching legs, shoulder pain, headaches
- Relationships at home and at work
- Low self-esteem and lack of self confidence
- Communication issues; difficulties in expressing yourself with others, assertiveness, listening.

What we offer

Moving Forth offers group and individual sessions. Our therapeutic service assists you in breaking negative patterns of behaviour, raising awareness of your sensing body and accompanying thought processes. We combine embodied awareness, verbal psychotherapy, creative movement activities, and utilise emerging imagery and metaphors with the aim of promoting sustained healing. Your life’s puzzle will begin to make sense and your mind and body will work more effectively together.

What to expect

The first 2 to 3 sessions with the therapist offer you an initial assessment to consider your therapeutic aims, identify possible areas of central concern, and allow you to get a picture of the body oriented psychotherapy approach. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and decide whether Moving Forth’s creative body oriented psychotherapy is suitable for you.

Every session is tailored to your individual needs. Gentle movement is encouraged, although not obligatory. It is helpful if you wear clothing that enables you to undertake a range of movement activities may include moving to music (but not always), simple integrative movement exercises, a playful use of props (i.e. cloths and objects), stories, songs and symbols.

To gain some lasting benefit it is recommended you attend weekly sessions for a minimum of six weeks. At this point you can choose to continue or not, and identify some clear therapeutic goals.

Contact a therapist

All therapists at Moving Forth are qualified to provide individual and group therapy with children, young people and adults. Each therapist has practice experience with people presenting with a range of mild to complex health issues, including bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and more. Susan, Neil and Eveline have specialist skills in trauma therapy.

Susan Scarth
RDMP (Registered Private Practitioner and Supervisor) CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) SP (Sensorimotor Psychotherapist level 1)
T: 07962 814 630

Neil Howell RDMP
Massage Therapist, SP (level 1), trainee Comprehensive Resource Model practitioner

Eveline Nicolette
RDMP, SP (level 1), trainee Comprehensive Resource Model practitioner

Susana Garcia – Spanish speaking
Body Psychotherapist, Gestalt psychotherapist, Dance Movement Therapist

Maria Astleithner – German speaking
Dance Movement Therapist, Massage Therapist, Teacher of children with special needs

For more information about each therapist, please Meet the Team…


with Susan Scarth, Certificate in Cross-Professional Supervision & Reflective Practice. Susan welcomes you to reflect on professional practice in a safe and creative space.

Take time to think from a different perspective, make sense of work-based issues in an energetic environment using words, images, playfulness, props, movement awareness and role work.

Individual Skype supervision is available if regular travel to Edinburgh is not possible. It is advised to have live supervision at a minimum of 3 monthly intervals.

Please get in touch to arrange a first appointment.
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Drill Hall , 36 Dalmeny Street

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Susan Scarth
Contact Telephone: 07962 814 630
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This record was last modified on: 30 January 2017