Terry Hyde MA MBACP Psychotherapist/counsellor
Terry started dancing aged 6 and won a 5 year scholarship to the RAD aged 10. He attended the Royal Ballet’s Upper School, joining the Royal Ballet at age 18. To expand his character work, he joined London’s Festival Ballet (now ENB) as a soloist. Terry left the ballet world to explore other artistic genres, and performed in musicals in London’s West End, in Film and on TV.
On retiring from performing, Terry set up as a Business Manager for people in show business. On selling the business 15 years later, and inspired by the realization that many of the people he’d worked with also sought his advice on personal issues, he retrained as a psychotherapist attaining a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy & Healing Practice validated by Middlesex University in 2012.
After working with an ex-ballet dancer suffering with bipolar disorder, Terry recognized that there was a very special niche that he could fill within the world of dance. He’s now combined his two passions, dance and psychotherapy bringing his ‘insider knowledge’ about life as a dancer into the realm of counselling. He founded www.counsellingfordancers.com in 2017 and has been working to support the unique needs of dancers in relation to their mental health ever since. In 2021 Terry created the Help4Dancers App and the Help4Dancers Personal Development Series of books, of which this is one.
Terry presents interactive Mental Health Self-Care Workshops for Dancers both in person and virtually. These proactive workshops are to help support dancers’ mental wellbeing, teaching them resilience and how to be mentally fit and emotionally strong.
He now offers one to one therapy sessions available via video-link worldwide.