Psychotherapy/Counselling

About Terry Hyde MA MBACP

Terry Hyde Counselling for Dancers I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code for ethical practice. I have been a psychotherapist/counsellor since 2010.

I started ballet classes at the age of 6, at 10 I was awarded a 5 year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance in London, later attending the Royal Ballet senior school. At 18 I joined the Royal Ballet and later moved to London’s Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) as a soloist.  After 5 years, I moved to musical theatre, performing in London’s West End, Film and TV.

Because of my own experiences as a performer I am able to bring a genuine understanding of the unique demands that are placed on dancers into my psychotherapy practice.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • Introduction to Counselling (Open University)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wealden Psychology Institute)
  • BACP-Registered-Member-LogoMA in Psychotherapy & Healing Practice (validated by Middlesex University)
  • Certificate of Proficiency for BACP Register
  • Diploma in Autism Awareness (Centre of Excellence)
  • In addition to my private practice I have counselled students at both Southampton and Portsmouth University’s Counselling Services and also worked part-time counselling adolescents for a youth charity.

As a colleague of Terry’s and a senior practitioner health professional, trainer and Associate Lecturer, I have been incredibly impressed with his commitment and expertise in his chosen area of psychotherapy and in promoting good mental health – especially in this identified area where the client group have unique challenges associated with their profession.

Perhaps it is a natural blend of his past and later careers that has led to his dedication to the cause; being a dancer for 22 years from the age of 6 lends him unique insight both into the unmet needs of dancers and into how the profession ‘works’.

His later career has afforded him great experience of working psychotherapeutically with clients at all levels of need – from general counselling to working with patients in and out of hospital with acute and enduring mental health problems.

I have no doubt that as he becomes involved in more and more vocational dancing schools and dance companies from around the world, and shares his expertise with decision makers and dancers alike, offering therapy, mental health and well being workshops and training and consultancy, he will be in the unique position of providing an informed and professional voice for dancers at a time when mental health and well being is at the forefront of peoples’ thinking.

Tim Branson

BSc (Hons), MSc, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Advanced)

MBACP (Senior Accred) MBABCP MNCS (Accred)

Psychotherapist, Counselling Supervisor and Trainer, Associate Lecturer.

I’m on the Healthcare Practitioners Directory for both One Dance UK and BAPAM

Areas of Counselling I Deal With

For adults and adolescents, individual and couples

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Terry Hyde MA BACP