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Drama & Movement Therapy

Therapy Services Fees

Here is a guideline list of the prices I charge for Drama and Movement Therapy Sessions. If you have any questions relating to funding or services I can provide to meet your needs, feel free to get in touch.

Private Practise

Individual Therapy SessionOne-to-One Drama and Movement Therapy Session.50mins – 1 hour£45
Group Therapy Session (based on 3-4 persons per group)Drama and Movement Therapy Group Session (Price per Person)1 hour – 90 mins£35
 Life Mentoring One-to-One Mentoring Session. 50mins -1 hour£35

Working within Organisations

Individual Session (within Organisation)Individual Drama and Movement Therapy Session within Organisation (price inc. planning, notetaking, report writing, any materials used and travel costs).50 mins – 1 hour£45
Full Day Therapy ServicesTherapy Sessions and Services delivered within Organisation, inc. planning, notetaking, report writing, any materials used and travel costs.– 6 hours£225
Half Day
Therapy Services
Therapy Sessions and Services delivered within Organisation, inc. planning, notetaking, report writing, any materials used and travel costs.2 – 3 hours£125

Training

Individual Workshop An Introduction to Dramatherapy. Suitable for those wishing to learn more about Dramatherapy & how it feels to work and train as a Dramatherapist. Includes Experiential Therapy Session.

2 hrs

£70
Group WorkshopAn Introduction to Dramatherapy. Suitable for those wishing to learn more about Dramatherapy & how it feels to work and train as a Dramatherapist. Includes Experiential Therapy Session.
(Price per Person, dependant upon size of the group. Discounted rates for groups of 4+ participants)
2 – 3 hours£35

Drama & Movement Therapy

Group Therapy

Group Drama and Movement Therapy Sessions take place with a small number of clients and myself. The initial sessions focus on building trust, with the therapist and group getting to know each other to enable a safe space to be created where clients can feel supported, related to, and to develop understanding and empathy between the members of the group. The group and therapist then journey together to explore difficult feelings and aspects of individuals as they arise, while working creatively and supporting one another through their journey.

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Materials and mediums such as stories, images, fabrics, costumes, music, art materials, nature and toy objects are used with the group to work creatively with the feelings and aspects as they arise.

Sessions are usually 90 minutes in duration, once per week, depending on the group’s needs. Small groups of 3-4 members and initial meetings before commencing therapy usually take place in my private therapy space located in Downend, Bristol. For larger groups of 5-6 members, a larger space is rented in the local area. Unlike individual therapy, the group therapy sessions I facilitate usually have an end date set, with a view of how many sessions we will be meeting for, which is agreed upon before commencing therapy sessions. For more information on what groups are currently available, please see below or feel free to contact me directly for more information on upcoming groups.

Current Availability 

I apologise but there is no current availability for group sessions, please contact Laura for more information.

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Drama & Movement Therapy

Individual Therapy

Following an initial consultation, Individual Drama and Movement Therapy Sessions take place with the client and myself, on a one-to-one basis, where a base of trust, security and support is initially built before beginning to focus creatively on aspects of themselves and their lives that arise during our work together. These sessions take place in my private therapy space located at Quakers Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6NH.

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Like group therapy sessions, materials and mediums such as stories, images, fabrics, costumes, music, art materials, nature and toy objects are used to work creatively with the feelings and aspects as they arise.

Sessions are usually 50mins-1 hour in duration, once per week, depending on the client’s personal needs. Individual therapy sessions can either be ongoing, or an end-date for therapy can be discussed and set and reviewed if necessary.

Please visit our Setmore page to view current availability and to book an initial consultation.

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Drama & Movement Therapy

About

Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy which focuses on the practise of using exercises derived from Drama and Theatre, which are rationalised by various different psychological theories. It’s used to support, heal, comfort and provide therapy to an individual person or group of people. In a dramatherapy session, we may draw on mediums such as drama exercises, stories, myths, images, play, mask work, puppetry and voice to help our clients unconsciously explore and examine relationships, perceptions and experiences that are pertinent to them, all while experiencing the nurturing, creative parts of themselves.

Movement therapy is the practise of using movement to explore emotions, images, and promote psychological and emotional healing through the body, and works to promote support and healing within a session.

Drama and Movement Therapy focuses on working with the healthy parts of an individual; by strengthening and nurturing these healthy parts, this aids the client in experiencing comfort, support and healing. The mediums derived from drama and theatre practices provide invaluable techniques and methods, such as distancing and containment (among others tailored to specific needs), to allow the client to feel supported and safe.

Practise

My practise is based on ‘humanistic’ psychotherapy models, which involve experiencing each client as a unique individual, working with the whole person in mind and tailoring the therapy to fit their needs in the present moment, rather than expecting the individual to fit the therapy. It is my belief that great therapeutic value can be acheived by promoting a safe, supportive space to explore more difficult feelings, by facilitating and creating a trusting therapeutic relationship.

I work extensively with how an individual perceives themselves, and find importance in understanding their experiences from their point of view. This ‘person-centred’ approach aids people in feeling accepted, and helps them better understand their own feelings.

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By integrating these models with the focus and nurturing of healthy aspects, and the exploration that Drama and Movement Therapy provides, the ultimate aim is to help the client reconnect with their own inner resources through creative mediums. By developing and utilising the client’s inner values, resources and self-worth, this enables the client to trust that they will find the most effective ways for them to grow as a person and move forward in their lives, that works best for them as an individual.

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