What is Dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy, using creative methods including; story, myth, play, puppetry, music and art to explore clients’ feelings, needs and personal issues in a safe, confidential space. The art form as a container, enables the client to explore even the most difficult and painful life experiences.The creative distance of the art form and the use of metaphor engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social change.
Where do they work?
Dramatherapists have to complete a Masters level qualification and register with the HCPC. They work with adults, children and adolescents in settings such as NHS mental health services, schools, colleges, private practice and clinics.
Who do they work with?
Dramatherapists work with a wide range of psychological and mental health needs including trauma, addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, emotional, behavioural and social communication difficulties and neuro-developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.