Drama & Movement
Therapy

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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.

Sesame Approach to
Drama and Movement Therapy

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.

How can I benefit from Drama and Movement Therapy?

Drama and Movement Therapy helps you to:

  • Express feelings and experiences that are difficult to put into words or where you may feel blocked or disconnected
  • Grow a connection or heal your connection with your body
  • Access your movement vocabulary, feel comfortable being in your body and your own authentic movement
  • Find your voice
  • Define your boundaries
  • Connect with your creative expression
  • Try out situations/scenarios before you encounter them in ‘real life’
  • Process painful/traumatic experiences that may feel overwhelming otherwise
  • Reconnect with your inner child and feel more playful and alive

What Happens during a Drama and Movement Therapy Session?

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.

Practicalities

What is the first step?

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.

How long does it take?

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.

How often are the sessions?

Sessions take place weekly, same day and time every week. If needed, we can meet more than once during the week.

How much does it cost?

Session fee is £60 per 50-minute session. I offer a limited number of low-cost places.

Where does it happen?

I practice from 2 beautiful consulting rooms; just a few minutes walk from Manor House & Haggerston stations. 

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Reflections from souls I have journeyed with

  • "Müge is heartfelt facilitator, who gracefully held the group, allowing a deepening and opening, with something wonderfully surprising emerging through the dance and enactment. Highly recommended."

  • "Müge's workshop was facilitated with such grace and skill, that it allowed me to drop into myself. It was a deeply moving experience for me, one that will stay with me for a long time to come."

  • “....the question of 'where / what is home?'...I realised so much from such depth within me and my childhood in that day about what makes me feel safe and how important that is.”

  • "From one of the workshops i attended, I remember the 'unbearable lightness of' being a feather....still to this day...it's probably been 10 years...and I remember it often when I feel particularly stressed."

  • "Beautifully held and accessible for light touch or a deep dive.."

  • “Müge has a wonderfully welcoming and positive presence; her smile puts you at ease and helps you open up to her and others, and to yourself..”

  • "It was a rich and soulful exploration - I loved the way Müge held the space and created the container for this.."

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