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Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AX
07530 364789 07530 364789 Registered / Accredited
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AX

About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Alyssa and I am an HCPC registered Dramatherapist based in central Cambridge. I am psychodynamically trained and have over seven years of clinical experience in a variety of health and educational settings. I offer help to both children and adults facing a variety of challenges and difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family or relationship issues, life transitions, and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey to find their own story.

My approach to therapy places the relationship between client and therapist at the centre. You can expect a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what has brought you to therapy. This dialogue may be verbal, or may also include exploration through creative media.

Dramatherapy is a unique approach to psychotherapy that offers active, creative, and playful methods to facilitate exploration, insight, growth and healing. It requires no artistic or acting ability. There is no expectation to ‘perform’ or be put on the spot. Feelings that arise during therapy can be daunting, and dramatherapy offers alternative modes of expression when it is difficult to express feelings or experiences with words. The aim is to work with the therapeutic aspects of drama at your own pace and with your own potential. Using drama or art is not essential, though it can aid the therapeutic process and make the most of the experience of psychotherapy.

I am also an advocate for trauma-informed practice. Every person is unique and brings with them a complex set of life experiences which has shaped them; it is my role to support you as a whole individual rather than a collection of problems or pathologies. My aim is to create a safe and collaborative space in which to work toward your goals and realise your potential.

If you think dramatherapy could be a good fit for you, please get in touch for a no-obligation consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

  • MA Dramatherapy (HCPC Registered, Full Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists)
  • MA Intercultural Communication
  • BA History and Theatre

Training courses and CPD workshops I have undertaken include:

  • Intergenerational Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Safe Trauma Therapy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Responding to Students in Mental Distress
  • Strategies for Supporting Autistic Students
  • Storymaking for Assessment
  • Neuro-Dramatic Play

I also carry insurance and hold an up-to-date Enhanced DBS check.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Migration, refugee, and cultural issues
  • Identity
  • School refusal
  • Chronic illness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Personal development

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Dramatherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

  • Initial 30 minute consultation: Free
  • Individual 50 minute session: £50
  • Reduced rates available for student therapists (subject to availability)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am offering online and phone sessions and will continue to see clients remotely throughout the COVID-19 situation. New clients welcome.

Sheraton House
Castle Park
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Currently accepting new client enquiries

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC

Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC