As a Dramatherapist (Arts Psychotherapist) I set out to integrate your mind, body and feelings into your therapeutic experience. All these elements help you connect to yourself better and find a home from which you can feel comfortable to explore your difficulties.
I work psychodynamically and creatively, with experience working with identity issues, cross cultural difficulties, loss, religious trauma and emotional abuse both with adults and children. I also conduct sessions in both English and Arabic.
Dramatherapy adopts elements of theatre into the psychotherapy practice to help express, integrate and connect you with your unconscious world. You do not have to be interested in drama or acting to attend these session, and at no point will it be required of you to engage in something you are uncomfortable with. The sessions are collaborative, and ultimately there to help you.
I also run Dramatherapy groups (4-8 people) for children and adolescents to help build self-esteem and confidence, and develop resilience. This is based on demand and location depends on the number of people attending. This can be offered as a subsidised package if you are a school seeking support for students.
I offer sessions in Dalston and Islington.
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 refugees and 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.
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
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.
- Free initial phone 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.