Do I need to be good at Drama to participate in Dramatherapy?
You do not need to be artistic to participate in any form of Arts Psychotherapy. As 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, you do not need to be good at drama to reap the benefits.
What happens once someone has contacted you?
If a client is happy that they have no more questions or information they would like me to clarify over email or phone, I will invite them to meet me in my therapy space (or at their premises if working within an organisation) for an initial meeting, where we discuss their initial reasons for seeking therapy, and how the therapy could best suit them. This meeting is usually followed by a short taster session if the client wishes. The client then 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, and a consent form. Once the client is happy, they can contact me again so we may both sign the therapy agreement and consent form, and to set the date of their first therapy session.
Where and when do sessions take place?
In my private practise, individual sessions and small group sessions are held in my therapy space in Downend, Bristol between the hours of 5pm and 8pm. For larger groups and appointments between the hours of 10am and 4pm, I rent a suitable space in the local area which best fits the needs of the client. Sessions held within an organisation are facilitated during at their premises between 10am and 4pm.
How much does therapy cost?
Costs of therapy depend, like everything else, on the needs of the client. Here is a guideline of my fees for therapy services, which is used as starting point when discussing costs and services provided during initial meetings.
I have certain mobility needs, can I still participate Drama and Movement Therapy?
Drama and Movement Therapy is tailored specifically for the client’s needs in all senses, 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. If a client feels they are unable to participate in a certain activity for whatever reason during a session, the activity can be modified to fit the needs of the client, while still exploring the themes, aims and images it holds to remain therapeutically valuable. 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 allocated parking directly outside the door to 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.