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WELCOME DRAMATHERAPY SOUTHWEST

**THIS WEBSITE IS BEING RENEWED. PLEASE CHECK FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEW SITE WHICH WILL BE POSTED HERE.**

We are a professional network for Dramatherapists based in the South West of England, UK, established in 1989 and are continuing to grow! Our 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 practicing 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. 

All qualified Members will be able to have their own webpage on our new website 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.
  • 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 dramatherapysw@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram.


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Featured Dramatherapist: Tracey Wills

Are you, or someone you care for, struggling to cope or to make sense of what life brings? Do you feel stuck or limited in options for the way forward?

The world, and hence life, is, by nature, challenging - there is constant flux and change, bringing us 'ups and downs' some of which are expected but many are not. And we can struggle.

What can be done?

We cannot change our past or the people around us, but we can alter our own relationship to ourselves and how we view our lives, our relationships and our circumstances. This ultimately releases us from the debilitating grips of low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression or anger - making us more tolerant of change and able to find increased contentment as we move forward on life's path.
I offer a variety of playful and creative ways with which to explore such personal issues. No previous experience of drama, music or art is necessary - just a willingness and curiosity to explore through creative means. I work in a client-centred way which means the pace and content of the sessions are determined by you, the client.

I am HCPC registered, based in Exeter and Mid Devon, offering individual or group dramatherapy. I have considerable experience of using dramatherapy in schools, residential and day-care settings with older people, people with dementia, and adults/children with learning disabilities. I have also worked with looked-after and adopted children.

Besides dramatherapy, I also offer drama facilitation for groups wishing to explore and develop drama and theatre skills; and I offer training or team-building workshops for organisations interested in a playful, drama based approach.

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