Eva Marie Chadwick
Isbourne Holistic Centre
3 Wolseley Terrace
Cotswold Health Centre
8a George Street
I am a dramatherapist and creative arts practitioner, with over twenty years experience of working creatively and therapeutically with adults and young people within the NHS, private healthcare, educational, charitable organisations, and private practice.
I offer a safe and creative environment in which to access and address a wide range of current and/or enduring personal and emotional difficulties, that may be difficult to express in words alone.
Accessing psychological and emotional material through the use of metaphor and creative methods, having fun, and feeling safe are major aspects of the work that may provide a mixture of talking and creative play - enabling a means of engagement, a different perspective, finding inner resources, meaning and therefore hope.
Dramatherapy is an indirect approach that acts as a way of containing and illuminating dynamics enabling growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a dramatherapist with a Masters degree from Roehampton University in 2011. During my training I set up dramatherapy services in a special school for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) and pioneered the first recorded dramatherapy service within the Early Intervention in Psychosis service for people suffering from First Episode Psychosis (FEP).
I continue to work freelance, providing services both within educational and healthcare organisations, as well as through private practice.
I am an associate therapist with Bridge Communities Care Home, Stroud.
Currently a supervisor-in-training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
One-to-one £50-60 ph
Groups £15-20 per session (depending on location and size)
Dramatherapy is form of psychological therapy registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). It offers creative ways with which to access and address a wide range of current and/or enduring personal and emotional difficulties. Emotional and psychological material is accessed through the use of metaphor and creative methods, including storymaking, life narratives, improvisations and roleplay. This indirect approach acts as a way of containing and illuminating dynamics enabling growth and change.
The core processes of dramatherapy are supported by both psychological theories and theatre practices. Psychotherapy and psychological fields of human inquiry, such as; Attachment (Bowlby); transitional space (Winnicott); Object relations (Melanie Klein); Group therapy (Yalom); human development (Errikson); as well as art, music and drama, are actively employed by dramatherapists, while humanistic psychology (Rogers) provides the basis of a client - centered model of practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces available on Friday afternoons
Types of client