Katy Tozer

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Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14
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About me

I am an experienced Dramatherapist and clinical supervisor registered with the HCPC. I am currently offering online Dramatherapy for individuals as well as clinical supervision for arts therapists and other health/care professionals.

Dramatherapy is a type of psychological therapy that involves aspects of the dramatic art-form to promote healing, self acceptance and understanding. I invite clients to work with stories/myths, metaphors, objects and movements to engage the imagination and provide psychological safety when working with difficult or traumatic experiences.

People do not need to have experience of drama or acting to be able to engage in dramatherapy, although an interest can be helpful.

My approach as a dramatherapist is psychodynamically informed. I work with children and adults.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 2008- BA (Hons) Drama, University of Sussex
  • 2010- MA Dramatherapy, University of Derby 
  • 2015- PG Cert Higher Education, University of Derby
  • 2016- Foundation in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis


  • 2010 - 2014 Primary Mental Health Worker/ Dramatherapist, Leicestershire CAMHS
  • 2010- 2012- Freelance Dramatherapist working in variety of clinical settings
  • 2012- 2014- Family Mediation Practitioner, Loughborough Housing Service
  • 2011 - 2023- Senior Lecturer/ Programme Leader, University of Derby
  • 2023- Present- Senior Lecturer/ Programme Leader, University of South Wales
  • 2019 - Present- Dramatherapy Private Practice 


Bird, D. & Tozer, K. (2016) Towards a drama therapy pedagogy: an a/r/tographic study using dramatic improvisation, Drama Therapy Review, 2 (1)

Bird, D. & Tozer, K. (2018) An a/r/tographic exploration of engagement in theatrical performance: what does this mean for the student/teacher relationship? Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022218787167

Tozer, K. (2020) Re-conceptualising ‘mise en scene’ for online dramatherapy. Dramatherapy, 41 (2) 82-89

Tozer, K. (2018) ‘Re-thinking uncertainty in higher education using Klein’s concepts of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions’ in Clive Holmwood & Judie Taylor (Eds.) Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education. Oxford, Routledge.

Tozer, K. (2023 – In process) A phenomenological study of the use of dramatic subtext to explore the unsayable within clinical supervision

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute online Dramatherapy.

£60 per 50 minute online clinical supervision.

Concessions offered for trainees - please enquire.

When I work

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Please contact to find out about my current availability.

Further information

My approach is informed by psychodynamic theory which holds the therapeutic relationship as being central to the work. I offer a space in which people can explore whatever they need to. I offer various creative methods to deepen this exploration and offer other perspectives but this is at the pace and choice of the person. Sometimes in sessions there may be very little talking involved, in others there may only be talking. Dramatherapy is a very flexible and adaptive therapy that aims to bring our unconscious patterns of behaviour and the roles we take on in our lives to conscious awareness. Dramatherapy can be effective at working with painful material in a distant and manageable way.

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms




I am a registered clinical supervisor and have supervised both qualified and trainee Arts Therapists for over ten years.

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