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I’m Laura, a Drama and Movement Therapist registered with both the Health and Care Professions Council and The British Association of Dramatherapists.

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I facilitate both individual and group Drama and Movement Therapy sessions in my private therapy space, located in the beautiful and creative City of Bristol, while also setting up and running sessions for organisations within their own premises.

Alongside my many years of experience working both clinically and therapeutically to help people in different settings, such as NHS hospitals, schools, care centres and charitable organisations, I hold a Master’s degree in Drama and Movement Therapy from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London).

Throughout my career as a Drama and Movement Therapist I have been privileged to work with a wide range of children, adolescents, adults and older people, all with very different needs. These include people living with:

  • Emotional, Behavioural, Social and Mental Health Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression, Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Learning Disabilities – ranging from Mild, to Profound and Multiple
  • Dementia – ranging from Early to Later stages
  • Palliative Care
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Self-Harm and Eating Disorders
  • Self Esteem Issues

I also offer Drama and Movement Therapy Training, and am an associate lecturer in my field. I also utilise and draw upon my skills and training to deliver Mental Health Mentoring and workshops focusing on mental health and wellbeing.

If you, your organisation or someone you care about is interested in finding out more about the healing aspects of drama and creativity, please feel free to get in touch.

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[My daughter] came to see Laura for once weekly Dramatherapy sessions over a period of several months. She had problems with confidence, self-esteem, some self-hate issues, friendship deficits, poor hand-writing and co-ordination. [My daughter] was a very unhappy child who felt that she was stupid. I am very happy and proud to say that after working with Laura [my daughter] is much more willing to give things a go, her friendship skills have improved immensely, she doesn’t feel that she has to win at anything i.e. games anymore and that life is not the harsh competition that she thought it was.  Overall [my daughter’s] writing skills have improved and she is now able to deal more efficiently herself with the anxiety around it and the terrible lack of self- confidence. She is better able to self soothe her anxieties and find less destructive ways to manage that. I had no idea at the beginning what Dramatherapy was all about and not at all sure that it would help [my daughter]. I am very pleased to say that with Laura’s calm and caring approach, patience and unrushed time, [my daughter] has literally transformed and for the first time I really feel there is hope for [my daughter] to be far more resilient in the future both personally and academically. I cannot recommend Laura highly enough.

– Angela, Mother of Former Client

Laura cares deeply about those she works with. [During sessions], the sense of safety and acceptance she brought through her facilitation created trust, which meant everyone could be themselves, which opened up important new possibilities for us all. Laura works with an intuition rooted in insight and reflective practice, again drawing on her trust in herself and those she works with. [In sessions] this meant group members could bring all their feelings, knowing these would be safely met and creatively responded to. She brings her love of the magic of theatre to every project she works on, and this is infectious, creating a powerful, playful healing space.

– Laura F, Dramatherapist (Co-facilitated group sessions at a Primary School in Bristol)