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Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest

Sepping SonesDramatherapy Southwest (DSW) 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"


We are pleased to announce our 8th Annual Conference

It will be held in Bristol on 15th November 2014

Our call for submissions is currently LIVE. Please see HERE for details on how to submit.

The final conference programme will be announced by the end of September.


Featured Dramatherapist: Susan Lawrence

I completed my MA dramatherapy training in Exeter and have experience of working with:
  • Substance users (in various stages of change) in rehabilitation and community based settings.
  • Adults with Learning Difficulties in residential and community settings.
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender young people.
  • Adults accessing mental health services.
I have a background in Community Development work and provide group work experiences and workshops with various groups to develop Self esteem, Confidence and Communication skills This experience informs my dramatherapy practice. I am available to work with individuals and groups. I offer a sliding fee scale.

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 Dramatherapy SouthWest November 2014 Conference Event 
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Venue: Bristol - Location TBC, BRISTOL

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