Emma Rasalingam M.A Registered with H.C.P.C

Emma Rasalingam M.A Registered with H.C.P.C



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About me

I provide one-to-one Creative Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children and families. I also run supervision sessions for other therapists and deliver group therapy and counselling to schools. Please note that therapy weekend retreats in the South of France are available for individuals and families. www.storyworksretreats.co.uk

I am based near Chiddingfold, Haslemere and Godalming.

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.


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 and trainer 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 Surrey, Kent ,Sussex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. She also runs a busy private practice and works at the Priory Hospital.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Fees For Private Practice

Initial telephone consultation - free

Individual sessions (One hour) - £65

Family Session/Couple session (One hour) - £90

Maps & Directions

Godalming, GU8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Sessions Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12pm- 8pm. Not Thursdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults