Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest
Dramatherapy 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"
Featured Dramatherapist: Martin Redfern
I am an HCPC registerd dramatherapist. I currently work four days a weeks as a therapist with a foster care agency. I also have considerable experience working in various educational settings, initially as a teacher in mainstream secondary schools but more recently in a therapeutic role with children and young people who were out of school. As well as an MA in Dramatherapy I have an MEd in Psychology of Education. I am particularly interested in work with those who are effected by experiences of trauma and neglect. My prefered approach to dramatherapy uses Developmental Transformations (DvT) as developed by David Read Johnson and colleagues. I am an approved practitioner in DvT and, with Tracey Wills, run the DvT Southwest practice and training days. I receive full supervision for my dramatherapy practice and have experience of working in a range of settings.
News and Events
|Trauma-focussed dramatherapy & DvT event with Dr Nisha Sajnani||Event|
Date: Saturday 22 March 2014
Venue: 80 Merrivale Road, EX4 1PT,
On 22 March we have an eminent international DvT Practitioner, Dr Nisha Sajnani, leading a workshop - Trauma-Informed Dramatherapy: transforming clinics, classrooms and communities. We also have local events coming ups soon. Click below for...