Preetha Ramasubramanian did her MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and graduated with a distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a member of Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, United Kingdom and American Dance Therapy Association.
Preetha took to dance when she was 6 and is a professionally trained dancer in varied dance forms.
Preetha started her professional career at Vidyasagar – formerly the spastic society of India and went on to head the creative movement department. To gain international exposure she moved to the UK and worked as a special educator at Walton Leigh School, Surrey. During her period with Vidayasagar and Walton leigh, she witnessed how movement and dance helped people think and talk about their feelings. As a professional dance teacher in modern dance, she witnessed an overall change in people’s wellbeing through dance. This inspired her to explore how movement can be used as an expressive tool and led her to higher studies in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and a career in the psychotherapy domain. As a dance movement psychotherapist she gained broad exposure in the UK working in different settings such as forensic psychiatric unit, special and mainstream schools.
On her return to India, Preetha founded Kinesthetics – Dance Movement Psychotherapy and counseling center, where she works with both children and adults. She also works as an independent consultant for various educational institutions, health care setups and in the corporate sector to conduct group and individual sessions.
Preetha is also one of the trainers in the 1 year Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapies course conducted by Women’s Christian College and East West Counseling Center, Chennai. She is also a guest lecturer at various universities while also doing a lot of collaborative therapeutic work with other professionals.
Goldsmiths College: www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-dance-movement-psychotherapy
Association of Dance Movement Therapy UK: www.admt.org.uk
American Dance Therapy Association: www.adta.org