Dr Paul Ricketts

Position: Associate Lecturer

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Therapeutic Practice

Subject area: Therapeutic Practice

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I am an Associate Lecturer teaching on the MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme and three modules on the Creative Expressive Therapies programme. 

Research interests

  • DMP and partnered dance
  • DMP and Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • DMP and DSP.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Registered Member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP-UK)
  • Private Practice Register of ADMP-UK
  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Triple Fellow of IDTA
  • Friend Member of GPTI
  • Member of AHP-GB
  • Fellow of HEA.


  • PhD, Dance and Cultural Studies, 2012
  • MA Media and Culture, 1998
  • BA Hons Communication Studies, 1996
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, BACP Accredited, 2003
  • Four Year Training in Gestalt Psychotherapy, 2008-12
  • Two Year Training in Developmental and Somatic Psychotherapy, 2009-11
  • CPD in Relational Living Body Psychotherapy, 2014-15.

Recent conferences

  • GPTI, One Day Conference, October 2015
  • Finland, Teaching and Learning Workshop on Creativity, June 2015.

Additional interests and activities

Travelling, dance, photography.

Experience in industry

  • Private practice as a counsellor since 2003
  • Counsellor in the NHS, 2003-2010
  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in the NHS, 2010-14
  • Private Practice as psychotherapeutic counsellor, 2010-present
  • Registered DMP since 2005
  • Private Practice DMP since 2014.

International experience

Finland (as above).

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