I am an experienced dramatherapist, a full member of the British Association of Dramatherapists and state registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I offer a creative approach to help people deal with personal and interpersonal issues, including anxiety,depression, abuse, stress, loss and relationship difficulties.
I also hold a Certificate in Creative Supervision(UKCP) and offer clinical supervision to therapists and counsellors.
Dramatherapy offers safely distanced ways of engaging with difficulties that you may feel are too hot to handle. Using creative action and playful methods, dramatherapy offers opportunities to express and release feelings, and to rehearse changes you want to make in your life. Through dramatherapy you can become more spontaneous, build helpful new awareness, contact inner wisdom and resolve problems. No prior experience of drama is required; simply a willingness to explore.
I am presently offering individual and group therapy for student Dramatherapists and other Arts Therapists. Group therapy to be held in Manchester or close to Derby commencing October 2018, running for 40 sessions concluding by July 2019
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified 2006, Post Graduate Diploma ( Dramatherapy) - Northern Trust for Dramatherapy, (University of Manchester).
Certificate in Creative Supervision(UKCP). (Jenny Biancardi Consultancy, Newcastle).
I have worked with adult,young and child asylum seekers and refugees and, more particularly, also with survivors of torture. I have experience of helping children and young people who are newly arrived from overseas and suffering the after-effects of trauma and displacement. A qualified and experienced teacher I have also offered therapy to children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, meeting with them in school settings as well as at my private practice.
I have substantial experience of offering both individual and group dramatherapy to trainee dramatherapists and have also given therapy to an Art Therapy trainee.
I have offered and currently so offer clinical supervision to Dramatherapists, Arts therapists, psychological therapists and others working in caring capacities in health care and educational settings.
I am a professional writer and have taught and trained both aspiring writers and actors in higher education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have a developed understanding of psychological difficulties which can arise for young actors in training.
I have developed a strong interest in the interplay between creativity and healing and have run groups in the UK and abroad exploring this connection.I am skilled and experienced at helping people unlock and unblock their capacity for creative expression.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client