Dr Bonnie Meekums

Bonnie Meekums, PhD, UKCP reg. psychotherapist, RDMP, Hon Fellow ADMP UK is one of the pioneers of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK, and is also a UKCP registered verbal psychotherapist. She is an active researcher, trainer and practitioner who has lectured worldwide and has written extensively on the topics of kinaesthetic empathy and movement metaphors, including two books, Creative Group Therapy for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2000, Jessica Kingsley) and Dance Movement Therapy: a Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach (2002, Sage).

Bonnie is program leader for the MA Psychotherapy and counseling at the University of Leeds, where she brings an awareness of the embodied relationship to the training. Her journal work includes the roles of Symposium Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and counseling and Associate Editor for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.


Past and Current Confer Events


Mindfulness, Resilience and Harmony
A 6-Day Summer School-Retreat for Practitioners

Sunday 14 July – Friday 19 July 2013

The Power of Non-verbal Communication in the Talking Cure
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2013


Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle




Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge


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