My Approach to Dramatherapy
My approach as a dramatherapist is client-centred. This means that I work collaboratively with the client to work at their pace in an open and honest way. The aim of Carl Rogers’ client-centred therapy is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. It is through this relationship that change and development can take place. Within my practise I use the necessary therapy and creative skills to meet the individual needs of the client.
Dramatherapy is a process and requires commitment and time. Dramatherapy provides an objective space to reflect, gain insight and work through challenges and difficulties to promote change and transformation.
Dramatherapy is a confidential and non-judgemental space that offers encouragement and unconditional regard to whatever thoughts and feelings the client brings.
I believe dramatherapy is about the presence of a willing and intuitive listener who can guide the client through the creative process to find meaning and to re-create the image of themselves, allowing a more functional self-image to emerge.
Dramatherapists work with the following client groups:
- People with mental health problems (children and adults),
- Adolescents with social and emotional difficulties,
- People with learning disabilities: those who find using words difficult,
- People with autism and developmental delay (children and adults),
- Older people with dementia, and depression,
- Offenders (youths and adults),
- People who are at the end of life,
- Children with life limiting illness,
- Physically disabled and neurologically impaired people