I am a Dramatherapist working with children and adults with a range of complex challenges. My role as a therapist is to enable the people, I am working with to realise that they are the expert in their own situation, and that using our skills together they are able to develop a way forward.
Dramatherapy offers an alternative route to psychological support. I am able to suggest creative interventions, to support the safe understanding and exploration of a client's needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters in Dramatherapy – Creative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) – with 5 years’ post qualification experience as a Dramatherapist in several diverse clinical settings. I am a registered Dramatherapist with the HCPC and with the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
I maintain a consistent level of CPD and supervision throughout the year to maintain not only these registrations, but also my own high expectations of my professional performance, knowledge and understanding.
I have significant experience of working with both children and adults, within the NHS, schools, NGO and within my own private practice.
I am specifically interested how early trauma can affect child and adult development. In my practice I have conducted research on the effects of abuse in Erikson’s Psychosocial stages of child development on subsequent adult pathologies.
I have recent training on safeguarding, working therapeutically - online, supporting autistic clients and attachment theory.
I am starting an EMDR Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) training course in March 2021. I am looking forward to continuing my professional development and also building on my resources when working with a client who has had traumatic experiences.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am only offering online sessions at the moment.
£40 per session (face to face and online therapy)