Dimpi Hirani (MSc, HCPC Reg)
I have been working as a Drama & Movement Therapist since 2003. I qualified with an MA from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then I have worked in special needs schools across London and Birmingham as a freelance therapist. I currently work at a school in London as a senior drama therapist and Clinical Supervisor.
My work is very much underpinned by Jungian theory and philosophy and Depth Psychology. I cater my sessions according to the needs and comforts of the client, and am highly skilled in using creative and body based approaches to work with pre verbal trauma or trauma that may be difficult to talk about. Sometimes, working with an issue through the metaphor can elicit greater insight and transformation than using words.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy (2021 - Current) (In Training)
PG Diploma in Child, Adolescent & Adult Counselling Supervision (2014)
MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (2003 -04)
MSc in Social Anthropology at London School of Economics (1999-00)
BA Honours in Sociology & Philosophy at University of Essex (1996 - 99)
I have specialised in the following: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Autism & Learning Disabilities, Relationship Issues, Loss & Grief, Existential & Spiritual Crisis, Sexuality & Sexual Orientation Expression.
The talking therapy i provide adults is influenced by Native American Shamanism and Creative Arts approach.
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.
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
Non-heteronormative sexual lifestyle and practices.
Loss & Bereavement.
From £60.00 to £120.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
£60 - £120 per hour session. Sliding scale - depending upon circumstances.
Due to the fact I am currently training at CCPE on couple's therapy course there is a discounted rate between £35 - 60 for couples, for 1.5 hour sessions.
I provide consultations for parents who maybe want to better understand and support with their child's behaviours.
I am currently providing a discounted rate to couple's who may want to have couple's sessions with therapist in training.