Vanessa is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Certified Practising Counsellor in Queensland, Australia. She completed her Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton in London in 2020. Her Masters dissertation explored how autobiographical, relational and socio-political layers construct the embodied management of PTSD. Since qualifying as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Vanessa has worked as a DMP in school settings and online therapy services for adults. Vanessa currently resides on the Gold Coast where she facilitates a private dance and somatic movement psychotherapy practice in a holistic health centre. Vanessa looks forward to teaching the Diploma in Dance Therapy at Dance Therapy Training Aotearoa and guiding the next generation of dance therapists.