I graduated as a dramatherapist from Roehampton University in 2013 with an MA in dramatherapy (distinction). Since then I have worked in a variety of settings and environments, such as supporting clients with mental health issues, adults with complex physical and learning disabilities and also children and young people in primary and secondary schools.
I work with dramatherapy as opposed to other forms of therapy as it is my belief that drama, or creativity, in its purest form is an expression of the inner self. Dramatherapy connects the mind and body to the inner self on both a conscious and unconscious level, enabling an individual to therapeutically explore what is emerging for them in a number of creative forms. This provides clients with the opportunity to move beyond the more traditional approach of talking therapies to explore and understand the parts of themself that are hidden from other people and also from themselves.
My experience includes:
group and individual work
adults with complex physical and learning disabilities
children with autism
looked after children who have experienced sexual exploitation
adult mental health
adults with learning disabilities and severe mental health needs
adolescent mental health
adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or trans (LGBT)
adults with drug and alcohol addiction
gender and sexual identity
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
HCPC Registration Number: AS14715
I am a member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) and subscribe to their code of practice.
I am DBS checked and approved.