Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC, BADth

Alyssa Millbrook, MA, HCPC, BADth

Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4

07530 364789

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Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB4

07530 364789

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 six 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, 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. 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:

  • 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

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Fees

  • Initial 30 minute consultation: Free
  • Individual 50 minute session: £45
  • Reduced rates available for student therapists (subject to availability)

Further information

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

Cambridge, CB4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Currently accepting new client enquiries

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme