What is dramatherapy?

Dramatherapy is a unique type of psychotherapy using the art forms of drama and theatre.

Our dramatherapists will work with you using a wide range of techniques from theatre and the performing arts, including storytelling, projective play, purposeful improvisation and role play. Dramatherapy can be used to explore past events, memories or feelings; experiment with future possibilities and desired behaviours; practice being in relationships and rehearse difficult situations and help find greater flexibility between life roles,

Dramatherapy (video) can help you to make positive connections between mind and body processes.  It works in a multisensory way, looking to activate the imagination, emotions and physical self. Building confidence to become more playful and spontaneous is all part of the dramatherapy process. Working symbolically and metaphorically through drama, movement and image-making offers a wide variety of approaches.

People can be referred to dramatherapy (video) (for a range of issues, including relationship problems, loss and bereavement, past traumatic events.

Our dramatherapists hold a professional qualification and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who regulate psychological professions. They are both skilled clinicians and artists.

 

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Dramatherapy really helped me move a step forward in dealing with, and putting my problems in perspective, yet not minimising them.

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