I am a HCPC registered drama and movement therapist. Drama and movement therapy is a form of creative art psychotherapy. Sometimes it may be difficult to find words to express our inner world or words somehow don’t feel enough to process or make sense of our experience. Drama and movement therapy uses story, enactment, movement, role-play, objects, art materials to give expression to whatever you’d like to explore in the session, the metaphors, symbols and images of your inner landscape.
I am trained in the Sesame Approach to drama and movement therapy. Sesame approach is one of the oldest and most established creative art therapy trainings in the UK and in the world, taught by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. It is an integrative approach underpinned by Jungian psychology, which also includes developmental theories, attachment theory, Laban movement and play theory. Sesame takes its name from the story “Ali Baba and Forty Thieves” where the gates of cave that holds the treasures opens by the words: “Open Sesame!” Like that, through the Sesame approach, we travel to the treasures of our psyches, discover ourselves and our resources. This process allows us to integrate different parts of ourselves which will help us to live as a more wholesome human being.
In my experience, therapy process can help us understand some of the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves stuck in and supports us in having greater awareness about ourselves, building our resilience, and accessing our inner resources. It is a transformative space where we can learn to live and relate from our authentic, creative, free selves- which I am passionate about in every individual.
Drama and Movement Therapy helps you to:
After an initial time to check-in, we’ll explore what you brought to the session (or what emerges spontaneously) through a creative form. Depending on what you need, we may be working with a story, movement, role play, 3D play, or exploring the issue through postcards or objects. I’ll be supporting, guiding and following you in this process.
Afterwards we’ll have time to debrief and share about the experience. It is important to know that we go in your own pace and you choose to do as little or much as you want during the session.
We'll have an initial contact via email or a brief phone call, and then meet for a first session. During this session we’ll talk about what brings you to therapy and decide whether we want to work together in supporting you.
I am available to work with you during weekdays, I also have limited evening availability. I don't work at the weekends.
The length of therapy varies from person to person. I offer both long term/open-ended and short term therapy depending on the needs of the individual. We can discuss this together to find out what works best for you.
Sessions take place weekly, same day and time every week. If needed, we can meet more than once during the week.
Session fee is £60 per 50-minute session. I offer a limited number of low-cost places.