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Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest

Sepping SonesDramatherapy Southwest is a professional network which exists to promote drama as a therapeutic approach. It is a non-profit organization and was first established in 1989.

We are all dramatherapy practitioners who live and work in the region. Some work in the NHS, some in education and others in private practice.

We are all inspired by the art form of drama, the power of its creativity and the enjoyment of self-expression.

Drama makes use of the mind, imagination, voice and body. It makes use of space, form, colour, and image. 

There is a wealth of evidence that dramatherapy can improve mental health and general well-being

                          "Dramatherapy is the application of this art form to psychotherapy"



Saturday 2nd July - Bristol

Open to members and non-members

For practising, non-practising and student Creative Arts Therapists

More details in events pages below...

Featured Dramatherapist: Amerie Rose

In January 2014, I launched Encounter Theatre and Therapy (ETT) with colleague Samantha Wraith. ETT is a developing social enterprise, dedicated to dramatherapy and theatre in the UK. We work from a dramatherapeutic perspective with adults facing a range of challenges. We have a growing place in our field as innovators in social and cultural research (ethnography), outcome measurement, organisational support, team building and performance practice. 

Please have a look at our website for more information on current projects and what is in store for 2015 and beyond:

  • I am available for one-to-one and group dramatherapy, over short-term or long-term intervention processes.
  • I work with both adults and children.
  • My particular interest is in supporting adults who are in crisis following life changes and/or challenges.
  • My specialisms include developmental disabilities, mental health and trauma. 
STOP PRESS: Keep an eye out for The PCPE FLASHMOB SHIVAREE, working with CEDA and coming to central Exeter on 21st September 2015, 1.30-2.30pm. Come and join us as we celebrate our diversity and acknowledge the advantages and disadvantages of living with a learning disability. 
STOP PRESS: ETT were part of The Bike Shed Theatre's 'From Devon With Love' Festival on 20th January 2015. We shared an interactive therapeutic theatre performance of 'The Crane Wife', as part of our PCPE Show Project. This completes R&D Stage one for the project, which received Arts Council England funding. We will be continuing development of this work throughout 2015 and beyond.

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