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About me

Hello, my name is Susan. I am a Dramatherapist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I work with children, young people and adults. In Dramatherapy, people are supported to use creative expression to explore their stories, set goals, solve problems, express feelings, achieve improved mental health and make positive changes in their lives. We can work together to help you cope better. I have experience working with a wide range of issues. I can offer you a confidential space where you will be listened to with compassion and helped with some of the difficulties you may be experiencing. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with children, adolescents, families and adults in education and other charitable organisations for over twenty five years. My training in both the creative arts and therapy has enabled me to provide a bespoke service that is confidential, respectful, collaborative and non-judgemental.  My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches which allow us to look at ourselves with acceptance and curiosity and to understand why we experience life in the way that we do. 

I am a Dramatherapist, HCPC registered. I have Masters degrees in both Dramatherapy and Drama. I am also a qualified drama teacher and hold a PGCE from the General Teaching Council, with distinction.  

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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Additional information


Initial meeting (50 minutes) £50

Individual session (50 minutes) £60

Family session (80 minutes) £80

Case consultation (80 minutes) £80

Work team discussion (80 minutes) £80

Group session (variable) 

Initial appointment fees are payable in cash or BACS transfer at the end of the session. 

Ongoing therapy can be paid either by cash or at the end of each session, or by standing order/BACS transfer on a monthly basis. 

Further information

I have experience working in organisations offering psychological services to children, young people and adults. I have worked with people who are experiencing challenges with their mental health, are struggling to self-regulate, facing a bereavement or significant loss, feeling anxious, living with depression, encountering difficulties at school, struggling with communication, feeling isolated, having problems with peers, experiencing family difficulties, trying to overcome trauma, having behavioural problems, enduring low self-esteem and/or engaging in self destructive behaviour. 

27 Huntly Street, 1st Floor, Aberdeen, AB10 1TJ

Type of session

In person