Noémie Cattez

Dance Movement Psychotherapist



I am a Dance Movement Psychotherapist based in South Donegal. Originally from France, I trained in Arts Management, Dance and Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) in London, UK, where I lived for 12 years before moving to Ireland to start a family. I was on the IACAT council between 2019 and 2022 and I have experience working with children with and without disabilities, as well as adults in a mental health setting both in London and in Derry. I currently work as a Trauma Dance Movement Psychotherapist for the Donegal Rape Crisis Centre in Letterkenny. 

I believe in the healing powers of movement, connecting to one's body and reflecting on one's relationship with the world. I consider movement and inter-connectivity essential to our wellbeing and growth. I also believe that much of our present experience of living is affected by the past (psychodynamic psychotherapy), that all clients are unique (humanistic psychotherapy) and that relationships can shape our behaviours (relational psychotherapy). I want to work with people to help them find a sense of alignment (peace, grounding, space for growth) within themselves through their therapeutic relationship with myself, and the use of movement.

You might not think that DMP is for you, but it is! Dance Movement Psychotherapy is one of the Creative Arts Therapies where movement and dance are used to explore and make sense of our thoughts and feelings. DMP is based on the premise that body and mind are intrinsically linked and each will affect the other. Giving ourselves the time to explore our relationship to our bodies with the help of a DMP can help us integrate our physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual self. 

You don't need any dance experience, as the sessions are client-centred to support creative self-expression and not about teaching dance skills; you also don't need to be able bodied, or physically fit to use DMP. It can be the perfect communication medium for those for whom using words is difficult. The benefits are countless, so here are a few you can expect by entering into this relational therapeutic process: fostering relationships, enabling creative expression, working through difficulties, communicating feelings in your own way, developing ways to cope, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence, developing social skills etc

Movement wouldn't be what it is without stillness, just as sound wouldn't be without silence. Every and any state is welcome in the DMP session and I am excited to start working with you soon.


Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client(s) and therapist engage creatively using body movement and dance, as well as verbal and non-verbal reflection.
Dance Movement Psychotherapists offer embodied interventions that take into account the client’s lived experience in the context of the social system they live in, how they experience living in their body and relationship to their body, how they think about themselves and their relationships, as well as emotional responses that may be hard to put into words. At the heart of their work is the intrinsic belief in the inter-relationship between body, mind and spirit.

Private Practice individual sessions

Sessions take place weekly. An amount of sessions will be decided at the start and can be renewed for as long as necessary.

Adults - 50 minutes
Children - 40/45 minutes

Group Dance Movement Therapy Session

Adults - 75/90 minutes
Children - 45/60 minutes


Individuals - 50 minutes
Groups - 60/90 minutes



South Donegal


083 0046 600

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Please note my scope for work reaches the following counties: Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan; as well as Northern Ireland (Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry).

Unfortunately I am unable to take on any private clients in 2023 due to lack of time.

I have a therapy room available in the following towns: Donegal Town (Co. Donegal), Belleek (County Fermanagh) and Sligo (County Sligo).

About Dance Movement Therapy: IACAT DMP VIDEO


Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapies