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: Amerie Rose
In January 2014, I launched Encounter Theatre and Therapy (ETT) with colleague Samantha Wraith. ETT is a developing social enterprise, dedicated to dramatherapy and theatre in the UK. We work from a dramatherapeutic perspective with adults facing a range of challenges. We have a growing place in our field as innovators in social and cultural research (ethnography), outcome measurement, organisational support, team building and performance practice.
Please have a look at our website for more information on current projects and what is in store for 2015 and beyond: