Goksin Erdemli Deacon
I am a qualified dramatherapist, I am registered with HCPC and am a Full Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists.
I offer both group and individual psychotherapy and dramatherapy sessions to children, young people and adults in Hastings, including online and telephone sessions. I offer sessions in Turkish as well as English.
I have been working as a dramatherapist/psychotherapist in charities, schools and NHS in London since 2015. I have worked with adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD and experiences of trauma and domestic abuse. I also worked with unaccompanied asylum-seekers and refugees, children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, young adults with mild to severe and profound multiple learning disabilities and developmental disorders, and migrants. Some of the themes I worked with are depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, loss, domestic violence, abuse, family dynamics, identity, belonging, cross-cultural dynamics, psychosis, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
I work with humanistic, existential and creative approaches within the therapeutic space, focusing on tailoring the session to meet my client with what is best for them, while making use of body-focused approaches and mindfulness when appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the MA Dramatherapy course at the University of Roehampton in 2017. I have an MA in Acting/Film and Drama from Kadir Has University (2015), and a BA in Psychology from Koç University (2010).
I am registered with the HCPC as an Arts Therapist and am a full member of the BADth.
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
I charge £45 per session for one to one sessions.