Do I need to be good at Drama to participate in Dramatherapy?
Not at all. You do not need to be artistic to participate in any form of Arts Psychotherapy. Dramatherapy focuses on the individual’s process while working with the mediums that drama and theatre provides, instead of preparing or rehearsing for a performance. Therefore, you do not need to be good at drama to reap the benefits.
What happens once someone has contacted Bristol Dramatherapy?
If a client is happy that they have no further information they would like me to clarify over email, I will invite them to meet me in my therapy space for an initial consultation, where we discuss their initial reasons for seeking therapy, and how the therapy could best suit them. Once we have both decided to work together, the client has the opportunity to leave the space with a copy of the therapy agreement, that will have been discussed and edited (where appropriate) to suit the needs of the therapy; my general policies can be found via this link. Once the client is happy to proceed, the first session can be booked and both parties will sign the therapy agreement and consent form before the first therapy session begins.
Where and when do sessions take place?
In my private practise, individual sessions and small group sessions are held in my private therapy space in The Bromley Building at 73 Quaker’s Road, Downend, Bristol. Our private entrance to building is situated to the back of the building, through a small gated courtyard. For larger groups (over 4 people), I rent a suitable space in the local area. Current availability can be viewed here, however please feel free to contact me if you are yet to find a time that suits you.
How much does therapy cost?
Costs of therapy depend, like everything else, on the needs of the client (as some clients choose to undertake longer sessions). Here is a guideline of my fees for therapy services.
I have different mobility needs, can I still participate Drama and Movement Therapy?
Drama and Movement Therapy is tailored specifically for the client’s needs, i.e psychologically, emotionally and physically. Specific needs can be discussed in our initial meeting before therapy commences, or anytime during the course of the therapy. All activities offered are modified to fit the needs of the client, while still exploring the themes, aims and images it holds to maintain the therapeutic value. As for the location of the therapy, this is dependant on the exact location and the needs of the client, however my therapy space is on the ground floor and has toilet facilities on the same level, with ample accessible parking directly outside the the building. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like me to clarify anything further in relation to this.
What if I have a question not listed here?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me here and I will reply as soon as I can.