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Dramatherapy Southwest Conference 2019

Celebrating 30 years of Dramatherapy Southwest

06th of July, 2019 - Exeter

This year is the 30th anniversary of Dramatherapy Southwest and we thought what better way to mark this than to hold the conference in celebration of this occasion.

The celebration of anything holds within it the joys and successes and also the struggles and challenges that have been met.  How can we pay homage to the past and where we began whilst also welcoming and embracing the future and what is yet to come? 
How do we celebrate ourselves, our skills and passions in our work? Do we resist celebrating ourselves and our work and why might this be?


Please email us on to book a place on the conference and we look forward to seeing you there!


The Dramatherapy Southwest Committee.



Featured Dramatherapist: Eleanor Scott Wilson

I work for Devon Integrated Children's Services (CAMHS). I come from an arts background with over 25 years' professional experience as an actress, producer and director in theatre, TV and film.  I have a BA (Hons, First Class) in Theatre and Performance, specialising in Physical Theatre techniques; and an MA (Distinction) in Dramatherapy. I take an holistic, client-centered approach so that the pace and content of sessions are directed by your wishes and needs. I offer a variety of playful and creative ways with which to explore personal issues... stories, myths and fairytales, movement, role-play, improvisation, ritual, maskwork, puppetry, art-making, singing, guided imagery, dreamwork, and relaxation techniques. You don't need any previous art, music or drama experience to work in this way, just a desire and willingness to explore through creative means. As well as Arts Therapies techniques, I am informed by Jungian, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to personal healing and growth. I currently work as a Community Mental Health Practitioner and Dramatherapist with Devon ICS CAMHS  supporting young people and their parents/carers. I also offer individual therapy sessions and groupwork for: Elders in residential and day care; Pregnant women and their families; Women experiencing menopause; People with learning disabilities; People with eating disorders, Acute and recovering mental health in-patients and patients detoxing from substance mis-use in NHS secure units; Carers; Staff in business, health, and education settings (therapy and training programmes); People experiencing life changes and difficulties including grief and loss, fear, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem; and People of all ages who wish to explore life changes and transitions in creative ways.

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