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About me

I’m Kathleen, a Drama and Movement Therapist trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Drama & Movement Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy. It encourages free expression and self-realisation through story, image, character, movement and play. 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. This practice is non-judgemental, intuitive and healing.

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

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

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.

Please note: I only see adolescents and adults for online therapy.

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.


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.


  • Online Therapy, £50 per session
  • Drama & Movement Therapy, £50 per session
  • Support Groups, £20 per session

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

Concessions offered for

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


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


Morning and evening sessions available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Kathleen Blades

Kathleen Blades