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About me

At this difficult time of Coronavirus I am extending my services, offering clients a safe thinking space together.  An initial 10 minute phone chat at an agreed time enables you to tell me a little about yourself, your children, your individual, couple or family difficulties.

On youtube:
Dramatherapy Psychotherapy Lauraine Leigh Klugman My 25 year approach

Clients' difficulties and mental health diagnoses include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Confusion
  • Pathological boredom and high expectations
  • Disappointment (clients can be at a complete standstill/block).
  • Relationship and attachment difficulties
  • Birth trauma and postnatal depression
  • New parents' expectations, disappointments, anxieties, joys
  • Dads or Mums grieving separation from their children
  • Couples' anger and disappointment. This includes the feeling of 'stalemate' when you would actually like to have a think together about getting back together, but you can't see a way forward through all the past historical mess.
  • Loss, Separation, mediation and divorce
  • Bereavement: so much of our pain is traceable to our earlier bereavements.
  • Safe, agreed boundaries in the sessions help clients feel heard, acknowledged and safe enough to say difficult things for instance to family members, helpful where teenagers feel angry and misunderstood in separated families.
  • Both parents and adolescent/child are offered the opportunity to work towards safe sessions altogether in order to help sort out confusing feelings.

"There is a real shift in our feelings about how we can work things out together now" (one family's evaluation).

  • Autumn 2020: £40/£50.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy, University of Hertfordshire 1994
  • Foundation in Psychodrama London Institute of Psychodrama and Sociodrama
  • MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, Tavistock NHS / University East London. 2007
  • Full member The British Association of Dramatherapists     BADth.org.uk
  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration               HCPC . registration@hcpc-uk.org
  • Current Enhanced DBS May 2019
  • 25 years working in schools, privately and with social services and private hospitals.

See Youtube:
Dramatherapy Psychotherapy Lauraine Leigh Klugman My 25 year approach

International Keynote Speaker Malta Creative Arts Therapies and Ministry of Education 2012; Workshops on Dramatherapy in Schools - School Exclusion; Teachers' INSET Being Together and working with and through conflict; Many workshops include The Tavistock, SEBDA, BADth, 3rd International CAMHS Conference at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.

Lead editor: Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools: enabling creativity, sociability, communication and learning. Eds: Lauraine Leigh,  Irvine Gersch (Director Child and Educational Psychology UEL), Ann Dix, Deborah Haythorne. 
Published Routledge Feb. 2012.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

SUPPORTIVE Parent infant psychotherapy for New Parents with their Infant(s).

Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£60 per session

£40 concessionary rate


Availability now.

Ashmore Green

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Lauraine Leigh Klugman, Arts Psychotherapist Dramatherapist MA Psychoan.St.

Lauraine Leigh Klugman, Arts Psychotherapist Dramatherapist MA Psychoan.St.