I am a Bristol based HCPC registered Dramatherapist and graduated with an MA Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In addition I hold a joint honours undergraduate degree in Drama, Theatre Studies and Geography from University College Cork in Ireland.
I offer individual and group drama and movement therapy sessions and have varied experiences to date including practice in the following areas:
- Children with behaviour and attachment difficulties
- Older adults with varying diagnosis of psychosis and /or dementia
- Bereavement & Loss
- Eating disorders
- PMLD, LD and autism
As a registered practitioner I work within the codes of professional conduct and guidelines of the following regulatory bodies:
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Association of Dramatherapists (badth)
I hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
Through my practice I endeavor to offer a confidential, interactive and non- judgmental environment for my clients where individuality is accepted. Influenced by the work of C.G Jung and Marie Louise Von Franz I have a particular interest in working with myth, story and dream work, utilizing theses as tools to explore the depths of the unconscious in a safe and contained manner. Following a client led approach I respond flexibly and creatively to varying needs as they arise.
The ‘Sesame’ approach to Dramatherapy in which I trained strives towards unlocking the hidden potential within, much like the classic tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from which it takes its name.
Sesame is influenced by: the psychology of C.G. Jung; Rudolph Laban’s Art of Movement; Peter Slade’s work on Child Play and Child Drama; and Marian Lindkvist’s non-verbal work with movement, touch and sound.
The core of the work revolves around facilitating a space for potential growth and healing, whereby individuals can discover the ability to be creative and playful that lies within.
For further information about the Sesame approach to Dramatherapy please visit their website: http://www.sesame-institute.org/