Lauraine Leigh Klugman Arts Psychotherapist Dramatherapist MA Psychoan.St.
01635292434 / 07710 262 743
With 20 years of experience working with mental health diagnoses and emotional difficulties, I help depressed and anxious clients, and those experiencing consistently failing relationships.
Mums who've experienced a difficult birth can feel traumatised and less attached than they would like with their infant. My skills here have been positively evaluated.
Clients sometimes know something is wrong or very difficult and painful, but they can't necessarily express it in words: this is where dramatherapy is positively helpful, offering access non-verbally as well as verbally to your creativity.
Using aspects of drama, story and metaphor, and most importantly safe, agreed boundaries in the sessions helps clients feel heard, acknowledged. Many children and adolescents come from divorced homes: in these sessions families can be together with parents and say very difficult things in a safe, therapeutic space. "There is a real shift in our feelings about how we can work things out together now" (one family's evaluation).
Average length of treatment: 12 - 20 weeks. Springtime 2017 fees: £50/£35.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy, University of Hertfordshire 1994
Foundation in Psychodrama;
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Tavistock / University East London. 2007
Full member The British Association of Dramatherapists BADth.org.uk
Health and Care Professions Council Registration HCPC . firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Enhanced DBS Sept 2014
International Speaker and trainer (Malta Creative Arts Therapies and Ministry of Education 2012); Workshops on Dramatherapy in Schools; School Exclusion; Teachers' INSET Being Together and working with and through conflict; Conference workshops include The Tavistock, SEBDA, BADth, 3rd International CAMHS Conference at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.
Leading editor: Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools: enabling creativity, sociability, communication and learning. Eds: Lauraine Leigh, Irvine Gersch (Director Child and Educational Psychology UEL), Ann Dix, Deborah Haythorne.
Published Routledge Feb. 2012. (25 chapters from leaders in the fields of Dramatherapy, Educational Psychology, Clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychodrama, academia, teaching, speech therapy, play therapy).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£100 West London (+ expenses). Please contact me.
SUPPORTIVE NEW STARTER GROUP FOR DADS
6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, MARCH AND APRIL 2017
With LAURAINE LEIGH KLUGMAN and SYDNEY KLUGMAN
As Arts Psychotherapists we’ve been working with adults and families in the NHS, in private hospitals, and in schools and privately for many years. Single Dads, married Dads and separated Dads who we work with as clients tell us they’d like the chance of meeting with others, in a professionally boundaried, safe space to think together about being a Dad nowadays.
So this is the result, and it’s for Dads of all interests and ages. We provide the safe, comfortable space in Newbury. You email us initially, telling us a little about yourself.
£25 per session, 1 ½ hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early Bird Monday and Tuesday mornings near Newbury. West London appointments possible. Please enquire.
Types of client