What is Dramatherapy and who is it for?
Do I have to be good at acting?
Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to express emotions, thoughts, anxieties through creative activities not just through words alone.
The very act of being creative is healing.
Working through metaphor with stories, myths, objects, paints, characters, masks, puppets or other creative media can give distance and objectivity for individuals to reflect on the past and to find their way forward.
Dramatherapy sessions can be on an individual basis or in a group.
You do not have to be good at acting to participate in Dramatherapy but rather an openness to change and a desire to challenge yourself to move into the future you want to live.
Dramatherapy helps people with mental illness to manage and gain insight into their conditions.
Dramatherapy can also help people who want to explore themselves, to help reduce anxiety and stress as well as raise self esteem and self confidence.
I work with children and adults.
My areas of work include:
Learning Disabilities including non-verbal clients
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Physical Disabilities and degenarative conditions
Coping with bereavement
Looked After Children/ Children in Care
Teens with challenges