Dramatherapist and Environmental Arts Therapist
Dramatherapist and Environmental Arts Therapist.
HCPC registered and member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists)
It is always my intention to offer work that empowers and supports an individual to find connection and expression, in a way that is personal to them. Believing that empowering a person to find their own answers and choices with in the therapy process supports greater well-being and the potential for change.
I have 19 years of experience working as a Dramatherapist. In the early years, I worked extensively with adults with physical and learning disability whose needs ranged from mild to profound. Working with story, where all sounds and movements made were welcomed and included enabled individuals who were often overlooked and misunderstood the opportunity to express themselves and be witnessed. It was an honour to offer weekly 1 to 1 therapeutic music sessions to profoundly physically disabled young people which generated joy and greater communication.
For the last 15 years, I have worked as a Dramatherapist based in schools supporting vulnerable children, their families and the professionals around the child. I have also worked as a member of a Multi-Agency support Team, in conjunction with other professionals providing timely intervention and support to children and their families. I was a facilitator on the CPD training programme within the multi-agency team, delivering training to both school staff and colleagues.
I currently work as a therapist with in a fostering agency, supporting young people and their carers’ and working closely with other professionals involved in supporting the child. Areas that I have experience of working in are around; bereavement and loss, supporting children and adults affected by attachment disorders and abuse, systemic trauma, and the building of resilience and trust.
I am also an Environmental Art therapist and facilitate work in nature with nature's cycles and metaphors to support the therapy process. I believe that spending time in, and deepening connection to nature, is everyone’s birth right. This work can promote self-regulation, connection to oneself and to nature and support the building of resources. I have experience of working 1 to 1 with adults and children and have co facilitated day group workshops.
Music and singing are important resources for me in my life and I have found them to be invaluable in my work, promoting expression and play. It was a privilege for me to co-facilitate a series of music performances in elderly people's residential homes and an honour to hear the stories and powerful memories evoked in response from the residents.
Mindfulness, visualisation and movement techniques are also invaluable personal resources and when appropriate, are offered in my work.
Dramatherapy Environmental Art Therapy Home
Call 01364 708722 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Friday 9:30 to 17:00