Hello, I'm Louise. Welcome to my profile.
I specialise in working with loss, death & dying, bereavement, and wellbeing. I offer creative psychotherapy for adults, children and young people.
During times of loss and change, I offer a safe and confidential therapeutic space, and dedicated time, for you to explore your experience.
To be human is to know loss. We all encounter change, and with all change comes inevitable loss. With loss comes grief. As we move through our lives we can grieve people, relationships, animals, our health, our old lives and identities, security and safety, and what may have been. Sometimes we ride the waves of change and loss without getting drenched. Other times, our loss can feel like a tsunami. Our society is not always comfortable acknowledging and talking about loss, which can lead to isolation, shame and pain. I will listen and walk alongside you through times of loss and change.
I will listen, and use a range of creative interventions to help you explore your experience and tell your stories. I can help you express yourself in ways that might be easier than directly talking about it - sometimes we just can't find the words. Through the use of stories, art, objects, play and imagination a safe distance can be created for you to explore and reflect on difficult and painful life experiences and feelings in a symbolic and indirect way, if that is helpful. But of course, there is plenty of talking too! My approach is compassionate, non-judgemental and person-centred.
As well as specialising in loss and change, I have lots of experience of working with a wide range of issues, both with adults and children.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Dramatherapy
- Currently undertaking Neuro Dramatic Play Diploma
Recent Continuous Professional Development includes:
Attachment Theory and Bereavement, Assessment and Evaluating Outcomes in Bereavement Counselling, Complexity and Complications of Grief, Models and Theories of Grief, Family Systems Approach to Grief.
Attachment Theory and Childhood Bereavement, Communicating with Bereaved Children, Managing Sudden Childhood Bereavement, Traumatic Stress and Childhood Bereavement.
Moving Your Practice Online, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills.
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