Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC-Drama Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Migration, refugee, and cultural issues
- School refusal
- Chronic illness
- Personal development
- Initial 30 minute consultation: Free
- Individual 50 minute session: £50
- Reduced rates available for student therapists (subject to availability)
I also offer therapy sessions online or by phone. This is suitable for people who travel frequently or face difficulties in accessing face-to-face therapy. Please get in touch to discuss any arrangements you may require.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently accepting new client enquiries for February
Types of client