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About me

Hello, I’m Kathleen, a Drama and Movement Therapist. I practice in London and Norwich, Norfolk. I offer Drama & Movement Therapy, Online Therapy, Walk & Talk Therapy and Support Groups (all listed in detail below). Please feel free to get in touch with any questions and/or enquiries! I will always aim to reply within 2 working days. Please check your junk/ spam folder if you have not received an email.

Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so it is important you feel comfortable working with me. I offer an initial 30 minute videocall (free of charge) to learn more about you and why you are seeking therapy at this time, to answer any questions you might have and to think together about how I can help.

www.kathleenblades.com | dramatherapy@kathleenblades.com | walkandtalktherapy@kathleenblades.com

Drama & Movement Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy. It encourages free expression and self-realisation through story, image, character, movement and play. Often, people find using creative expression helps to reflect on their experiences and relationships, to process their thoughts and feelings, which then supports change. The Arts Therapies provide safe, non-judgemental spaces to explore the self with and without words. No drama experience or skills are necessary to participate.

People might choose Dramatherapy to heal from past trauma, manage anxiety and depression, understand relationships, recover from addiction, find a sense of self, for example. The reasons for referral are endless.

Dramatherapy is an Arts Therapy protected and regulated by the HCPC.

I use rooms at Village Orchard East CIC, Norwich and City Road Therapy, London for my private practice.

Online Therapy ensures we are able to work together even if we are in different locations or unable to travel. Video call sessions combine talking with creative exercises and visualisations.

I host remote sessions from my home office. The sessions will remain confidential as with face-to-face. For online therapy, all you need is a device and a private space.

Walk & Talk Therapy ensures we are able to work together maintaining a social distance and minimising the risks of COVID19. I have a walking route in Norfolk which I have carefully selected and risk assessed.

During Walk & Talk therapy, I might invite clients to think creatively about the ecosystem we are in, by drawing, writing and moving. People might prefer Walk & Talk to traditional therapy spaces, as it offers the client and therapist to connect side by side, rather than eye to eye, and share experience in walking in nature.

Support Groups are a space for people who are feeling isolated, overwhelmed or anxious to come together and find support from a community. Support groups are not therapy groups.

Group runs for 6 weeks online via Zoom, at a time to suit the group, usually weekday evenings (GMT). Each session lasts 1hour 30minutes.

Before the group meets for the first time, I will meet with every group member for an individual video call lasting around 30minutes for an assessment/ introduction.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Drama and Movement Therapy, The Royal School of Speech and Drama
  • HCPC Registered
  • BADth Member
  • Experience working with children, young people and adults in settings including Mainstream and SEN Schools, CAMHS, NHS Specialist Day Centres and Charities.

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.

HCPC

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.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • Initial consultation, free
  • Online Therapy, £50 per session
  • Drama & Movement Therapy (face to face), £50 - £65 per session
  • Walk & Talk Therapy, £50-65 per session 
  • Support Groups, £20 per session

I offer a lower rate for students and low income. Please get in touch to discuss.

Availability

Weekday and evening sessions available

Further information

I use rooms at Village Orchard East CIC, Norwich and City Road Therapy, London for my private practice.

City Road Therapy
335 City Road
The Angel
London
EC1V 1LJ

Village Orchard East CIC
50 Unthank Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 2RF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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Kathleen Blades, MA, Drama & Movement Therapist (Arts Psychotherapy)

Kathleen Blades, MA, Drama & Movement Therapist (Arts Psychotherapy)