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About me

I look for creative ways to help clients express the unsayable, unconscious aspects of their lives, to offer deeper insight into difficulties using a mixture of talking and non-verbal methods, dependent on their needs. Because my approach is a little different, I offer a free initial meeting so that people can get to know me and how I work. With over ten years of experience working with adults and children, I have trained extensively in the areas of trauma and attachment.

​When feeling stuck or distressed it can be hard to put things into words. My approach takes into consideration your whole self.   My aim in therapy is for you to feel as comfortable as possible, so that you are free to explore and express without fear of judgement, without feeling you need to please or get it right. My aim is to help you to feel not only relief from your difficulties but to be happy and comfortable in your own skin, more confident in your relationships and your place in the world.

In my sessions you will never be told what to do or what is good for you. I work on the basis that you are the expert and that together we can find what will work well for you to help you feel better. The most important aspect of the process is that you feel safe. I can offer sessions indoors, outdoors or online depending on what you need.

​I qualified with a Masters in Dramatherapy (distinction) in 2011 and I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council which means that I adhere to a strict code of professional conduct and am committed to continuous professional development and working within good practice guidelines. Dramatherapists are trained to a very high standard, it takes 6 years in total to train (3 years degree, one years work experience with a client group and two years to complete Masters). Coming to see a Dramatherapist does not mean that you will have to do drama or roleplay (unless you want to!). My approach is varied and I adapt to the client.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA (distinction) in Dramatherapy, which is my core training.  I have since qualifying trained extensively in trauma and attachment and have over ten years of experience working with adults and children who often come with feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, guilt and shame.  I use a blend of Dramatherapy, Psychotherapy, yoga and mindfulness.  This is in keeping with current research which demonstrates the key to release from distress comes from using the whole body and the imagination.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Ecotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£55 per hour individual

£30 per hour group 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The above represents my working hours, for specific availability please just give me a call or send an email.

Wigton
Cumbria
CA7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I often hire local private spaces for sessions and can sometimes offer sessions outdoors or indoors at my private practice, so I am flexible about where we work as long as you are comfortable and it is safe. I am experienced with holding sessions online.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Phillippa Chapman, MA, HCPC Registered

Phillippa Chapman, MA, HCPC Registered