Janice Ward is a graduate of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. After many years of teaching dance and drama she became interested in the use of the arts as a therapeutic medium embodying the concept of the mind/body connection to promote personal health and wellbeing.
In 2008 she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in the Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education at IATE in London where she studied Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis.In 2013 she completed an M.A in Dance and Movement Psychotherapy through Canterbury Christchurch University. Her Research Dissertation explored the efficacy of using Dance Movement Psychotherapy in supporting adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the context of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and gave invaluable insights into the effects of trauma on child development.
Janice tailors interventions to suit an individual’s needs. She has extensive experience of working with diverse populations of clients of all ages and abilities and from different cultural backgrounds. Her work includes projects with Women and Childrens’ Groups. Janice feels passionately about the use of the arts as a therapeutic medium.
She is also a qualified complimentary therapist specializing in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki.
She is a member of the ADMP UK and Arts and Health South West. She has a current DBS and Personal and Civil Liability Insurance cover.