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Hayley Southern, MA, MDrama

South Norwood, London, SE25
07905 337040 07905 337040 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a qualified and experienced creative arts psychotherapist, which means that I can offer the option for you to talk or work creatively, where you will be supported to express and explore your difficulties in a way in which you find comfortable to do so. I have worked in a large variety of areas, including NHS, support centres, forensic services, mainstream and special education.

Therapy can be useful to help with many common aspects of life, such as depression and anxiety, among many others. It can be an opportunity to find a way to explore difficult experiences that happen to all of us in life, in a non-judgmental setting.

We can explore what your needs are and consider the best options for you. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, we can discuss during a free initial appointment, and you can decide if you would like to access further sessions.

If you are interested in considering therapy the first step is to contact me to arrange a free initial consultation (30 mins online or phone). This gives us the opportunity to meet, and discuss how what your needs are and how I may help. We can then arrange further sessions if you would like to access therapy with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master’s degree in Dramatherapy
  • Master’s degree in Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Level 2 CAAT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Training)
  • Level 3 Adult Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Children & Young People’s Safeguarding

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Therapies offered

  • Dramatherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


In person: £80 per session

Online: £70 per session

I offer a reduced rate for students and people experiencing financial difficulty, which can be discussed during a free initial consultation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Sessions are currently conducted online or by phone.

All sessions follow the government guidelines regarding the safety of COVID-19.

South Norwood

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I work on weekdays (weekends to be negotiated).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Hayley Southern, MA, MDrama

Hayley Southern, MA, MDrama