Emma Rasalingam M.A Registered with H.C.P.C
I provide one-to-one Creative Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children and families at my tranquil and secluded home, overlooking breathtaking views of the rolling countryside. I also run supervision sessions for other therapists and deliver group therapy and counselling to schools.
I am based near Edenbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Lingfield and East Grinstead.
When facing problems it is often difficult to express ourselves in a solely verbal way. Unconscious defences can inhibit real engagement with therapy and therefore can fail to reflect our true feelings. Fortunately, psychotherapy has adapted by integrating techniques that draw on drama, sandtray, art, movement, play, myths, and story that can, with a more playful approach, get straight to the root of the issue. You don't need to have any special ability in such 'Arts' - they are just helpful tools that aid access to the unconscious. Then together we will work on the root of your problem and set about transforming harmful narratives in a safe and facilitating environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame), Central School of Speech and Drama.
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
Works with both children and adults.
Facilitates both one-to-one and group sessions.
Uses drama, painting, puppets, sand-tray, movement and music to enhance creativity and narrative and develop expression of self.
A primary school teacher for many years before training in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and then specialising as a Sesame Dramatherapist.
CHILD, ADOLESCENT, ADULT AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Emma has over twenty years experience of working with children, adults and families. She has used her insights and theoretical knowledge to develop a highly effective and infinitely adaptable programme of therapy for schools. Emma was a teacher prior to training as a therapist and she is passionate about the rapid effects of early intervention.
Emma delivers complete therapy programmes, together with insets for teachers, in schools across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. She also runs a busy private practice and places associate therapists to provide Storyworks Dramatherapy in a growing number of schools across London and the South East.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Fees For Private Practice
Initial telephone consultation - free
Individual sessions (One hour) - £50
Family Session (One hour) - £65
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions Monday to Friday 10am- 8pm.
Types of client