DR DENISE BORLAND
Performance Psychology Specialist
Dr. Denise Borland is the founder of the Noble Institute, a Performance Psychology training and research centre based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also a Director at Noble House, a Performance Psychology Specialists hub, based on the foundations of her research and book ‘The Singer’s Psyche’.
She holds an MSc (Psychotherapy) and an MA (Vocal Performance). Denise is also a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). She has further training in Somatic Trauma Therapy and Radix bodywork.
Denise has over 30 years of experience as a professional singer and singing teacher. Her international singing career included work in Egypt, Japan and the USA. She has taught in educational settings from primary school to music, dance and theatre further education schools and at university level, where she spent 3 years developing a Popular Music Vocal Performance course for Edinburgh Napier University.
Denise’s delivery of workshops and lectures include British Voice Association, Association of Singing Teachers and the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research.
Denise left the formal education route to focus on working with professional performers and her research, ‘The Singer’s Psyche – A Psychological Approach to Vocal Performance’. She further developed this to offer a Life Performance modality: ‘The Psyche Approach’, which runs as a separate application of the work first developed for vocal performers. This is now available for all performers and those who want to optimise their lives. The Psyche Approach® incorporates Transactional Analysis, Somatic Trauma Therapy, PTSD understanding, Breathwork, Bodywork Psychology, Vocal Performance and Performance Psychology.
She also works as a psychotherapist specialising in body and trauma and is U.K.C.P registered.