About Moving Forth

Susan Scarth founded Moving Forth in September 2012, and became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on November 12th 2013. Moving Forth is committed to ethical practice in all aspects of their therapeutic and educational services.  The charity operates along similar lines to a Social Enterprise and therefore any profits will support further development of therapeutic services with individuals, groups, and collaborating voluntary agencies.

Moving Forth aims to provide a service, not currently available on the NHS, to people surviving complex life experiences. The creative and embodied approach that Moving Forth promotes offers everyone, irrespective of age or ability, a pathway to self-actualisation and sustained growth and change.

Moving Forth’s charitable purposes are ‘the advancement of education and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage’. Moving Forth Constitution 2013

Our charitable objectives are:

  1. To advance health by providing relief for sufferers of a variety of mental, physical and social health problems, through the application of body oriented psychotherapy with individuals and in groups.
  2. To advance education by enhancing the skills and practice of those involved in health and social care, body work and sensorimotor therapies, by providing group and individual supervision, professional development training and mentoring.
  3. To develop an accessible service to the community that meets a variety of needs: people seeking support in their recovery journey from physical or mental ill health to a healthy equilibrium, parents seeking to enhance their relationships with their 0 – 5 year old children and break a cycle of abuse and neglect, young people seeking mental health and well-being support as they transition from childhood to adolescence.


Our trustees are Janet Halton – Chairperson Music Therapist & Executive Director Nordoff Robbins Scotland, Simon Marshall Art Psychotherapist at NHS North Aryshire & The Rivers Centre, NHS Lothian, and Colin Ross, retired IT (IBM) Business Development Project Manager. Meet the Team…

Moving Forth SCIO Governance

(Policies and Procedures)
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