What is Dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a form of psychotherapy, using creative and performance arts methods including; story, myth, play, music and art to explore clients’ feelings, needs and personal issues in a confidential space. The art form as a container, enables the client to safely explore even the most difficult and painful life experiences. The metaphors and themes that emerge from the work engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social change.
What are the benefits of Dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy builds self esteem, self confidence and resilience, it explores client’s own inner resources, promotes self awareness and helps clients develop their own positive coping strategies. Working always at the client’s own pace.
Where do they work?
Dramatherapists have to complete a Masters level qualification and training and register with the HCPC. They work with adults, children and adolescents in settings such as NHS mental health services, schools, colleges, private practice, forensic settings and clinics.
Who do they work with?
Dramatherapists work with adults, children and adolescents with a wide range of psychological and mental health needs including trauma, addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychosis, emotional-behavioural and social communication difficulties and neuro-developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.