About Terry Hyde MA MBACP

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

I started ballet classes at the age of 6 and at 10 I was awarded a 5 year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and later attending the Royal Ballet senior school. I was 18 when I joined the Royal Ballet and later 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.

​As a psychotherapist, I believe this gives me a unique perspective of what a performer, and in particular a dancer, goes through in addition to all the other stresses of life.

As part of my psychotherapy training I undertook 4 years of weekly personal therapy, which I found very helpful and I know what it is like to be in the client’s chair.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • Introduction to Counselling (Open University)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wealden Psychology Institute)
  • MA 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.

Counselling for Dancers

Areas of Counselling I Deal With

For adults and adolescents, individual and couples

By clicking the items below a fuller description is given.

Therapies offered