I am a Dramatherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Dramatherapy is a creative arts therapy, and can utilise writing, drawing, art making, meditation, grounding techniques, movement and more. However, I always begin with where you are. Dramatherapists use ideas from psychology, our early roots in human history, as well as the rich history of theatre. Dramatherapy offers a safe space for you to explore you experiences, and bring about healing.
Sessions can offer a space to bring sadness, anger, confusion but also Dramatherapy sessions can be a place to make marks, connections, bring about inspiration and uplift you.
I usually suggest three initial sessions and then a review. This is for you to see if the type of therapy suits you and your needs. During the three sessions I can make and carry out an assessment. We can collaborate on how to proceed.
At this time I am offering 1:1 sessions online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I run a weekly drama workshop in a recovery college for people experiencing mental health and homelessness recovery. I offer Dramatherapy sessions in a complex needs and homelessness service.
My experience includes working alongside people with long term mental health problems as a Support Worker for over 5 years and as a Duty Worker within a specialist domestic violence organisation.
I am passionate about creativity and have professional experience in the arts and theatre sector.
I have a MA in Dramatherapy.
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
£30 for 55 minutes.