I am registered as an Arts Therapist (Dramatherapist) with the HCPC Registration no. AS14042. I am also a full member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists) as well a Fitness to Practice panel member for the HCPC.
As well as my private practice, I am also a Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts at the University of Derby. Because of this I cannot currently see clients who are training on the MA Dramatherapy programme.
Dramatherapy is a type of psychological therapy that involves the use of the dramatic art-form to promote healing and understanding (BADth). Dramatherapists often work with stories, metaphor, objects and movement 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. Dramatherapists work with both children and adults in all manner of settings. In the UK, they are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with an MA in Dramatherapy in 2010. I also have a PGCert in Higher Education and have completed a Foundation Group Analysis training.
My clinical experience is in working in both adult and child/adolescent mental health settings working with people experiencing difficulties in their lives. I have particular experience in working with stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, family relationship difficulties including working with those supporting a family member with mental health problems and eating disorders.
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
£45 per 50 minute session.