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We are a professional network for Dramatherapists based in the South West of England, UK, established in 1989 and have just celebrated 30 years! Our aim aim is to support Dramatherapists in the region to keep in touch with each other, enable networking and peer support and provide a platform for practitioners seeking colleague-ship, professional development and a higher profile. We have experienced changes throughout the years but continue to consistently provided workshops, local conferences and other events for those practising the the therapeutic creative arts.  

Membership of Dramatherapy Southwest is open to all qualified (HCPC Registered) Dramatherapists, Students Dramatherapists and those supporting the aims and objectives of the Association who can become Associate Members. 

As well as enabling you to keep in touch with other Dramatherapists in the network, other benefits include: 

    All qualified Members are able to have their own webpage on the Dramatherapy Southwest website enabling them to advertise themselves and their therapy services. 
     Access to the Member's area on the website 
    Reduced fees for Dramatherapy Southwest conferences, workshops  and other events
    Support for Members' therapeutic practice
    Support for continuing professional development according to the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) requirements
    Information exchange about work opportunities, theatre performances , and events related to Dramatherapy practice in the region.

More details can be found on the Joining DTSW section of our website or you can email us directly a or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Featured Dramatherapist: Kostas Theodossiou

I trained as a teacher of Drama and Movement, but decided to pursue a professional career in mime, dance and theatre. Apart from my performing career, I have experienced diverse ways of employment including milkman, graphic designer, warehouseman, drayman, restaurant manager, painter and decorator, office worker, and teacher. During training for my Masters in Dramatherapy, I gained experience of working with blind and partially sighted young adults, people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, offenders, primary school children, the elderly, and students from The Royal School for the Deaf. For my final dissertation, I specialized in working with recent first-time fathers to help them realize their new role.

Since graduating, I have facilitated an eight week course of sessions at Honiton Community College, working with a group of 11 - 13 year old children with a wide range of emotional issues, co-facilitated some taster sessions at Exeter College and Truro College, worked with elders at a residential home, co-facilitated a placement at a care home in Exeter working with elders suffering from varying degrees of dementia, ran workshops for South West Practitioners and spent two years as treasurer for Dramatherapy SouthWest. 

Since January 2012, I have been working with disadvantaged children at at Riverside Community Primary School in Plymouth.

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