About me

You might be struggling due to painful experiences and difficulties impacting your life, such as stress, family relationships, illness or bereavement, loss of culture and language, or identity issues. Arts therapies can help you connect to yourself in a creative, empathic and non judgemental way, and help you find a home from which you can feel comfortable to explore your difficulties, and learn more about yourself.


I have experience working with identity issues & cross-cultural difficulties, stress, grief & loss, religious trauma & emotional abuse both with adults and children. You do not have to be interested in drama or acting to attend these sessions.


I hope to support you as you navigate between your physical, cognitive and emotional experience of yourself. I integrate an arts therapy approach, alongside an attachment based psychotherapy, which means I adapt to your specific needs in therapy and style of expression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an HCPC registered Dramatherapist and a member of BADth. I integrate a psychodynamic practice with a humanistic and creative therapy approach, with a deep understanding of cross-cultural experiences and relationships and identity issues.

I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents in schools, through organisations and in private practice, running themed groups, 1-1 therapy sessions, and workshops. I have had experience working with immigrants from different backgrounds both adolescents and adults in English and in Arabic.

I also have experience running cross cultural mediation and conflict resolution groups, and workshops.

MA Dramatherapy, BA Sociology, Anthropology and English Literature

HCPC - registered member of the Health Care Professionals Council

BADTh - Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists

DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service checked for children and vulnerable adults.

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.

HCPC

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

Focus groups - If your organisation is looking to run focus groups involving vulnerable adults or children, you might consider the importance of providing a safe space for them to share and contribute to your project. As a dramatherapist with experience managing cross cultural group facilitation and mediation I am able to run focus groups in a way that supports the members present to feel respected, listened to and safe.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free initial phone/video assessment.
  • Sessions are on a sliding scale between £50-£65.
  • Group session £40 p/p for 90 minutes.
  • Focus group fees dependant on project. Please get in touch for further details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 18.00-21.00

Tuesday 2.00-21.00

Wednesday 18.00-21.00

Thursday 9.00 - 21.00

City Road Therapy
335 City Road
London
EC1V 1LJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Arabic

English

Online platforms

Zoom
Nardine Khalil

Nardine Khalil