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Deirdre Cotter

Dee Cotter ISTD, Dip, PGDip, SMET is an Integrative Somatic Therapist and Movement Educator, in practice in the West Cork area.


With an early background in Community Development, Counselling and Group facilitation, Dee has also worked for over thirty years in the fields of, Somatic Education, Dance, Embodied Performance and Body-Mindfulness practices. She was assistant to Joan Davis and associate tutors on the Origins training programme 2012-2015 and assisted Joan Davis on the Foundation Course in Somatic Studies 2007-2009.

Dee offers one to one therapy, integrating nervous system regulation, developmental/attachment trauma repair (including embryological and birth developmental stages) and life tools for resourcing inner and outer relationships, emotional resilience and mindful mental health.


She also offers somatic psychology workshops, courses and classes in embodied integration, engaging the experiential fields of cellular awareness, embryology, body systems, developmental movement patterns, reflexes, guided somatic inquiry and art & creative processing, to develop full bodied awareness of our relational processes.


She is in continuous professional development, engaging with the evolving fields of Trauma Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology,  Somatic attachment and Somatic Psychology approaches.

She is committed to the apprenticeship programme of ‘Original Nature’ , a mentorship in deepening witness practice under Julia Gombos and Joan Davis, that runs in conjuction with the three year course.

Dee engages in clinical supervision and regular personal therapy and abides by the code of ethics of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.


Contact at at 00353 863544389 or Send e-mail

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