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Welcome to Dramatherapy Southwest

Sepping SonesDramatherapy 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

Our Summer 2018 conference was fully booked:
I found this conference to be an excellent day - The workshops worked well together and were very useful as a CPD provision. I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with others in the dramatherapist tribe of course. Finally, the bring and share lunch was a delight as usual. Very nurturing all round!



  "Dramatherapy is the application of this art form to psychotherapy"


Featured Dramatherapist: Sharon Hayden

I work with a broad spectrum of groups and individuals using dramatherapy to enable greater self expression. Currently I am working with young people with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. I use film making and animation as part of my work. I am also a Mentor for students at univercity. I also work on a one to one basis in a variety of settings. I have a large garden and a summer house I use for small groups or individual therapy. I also use Environmental Arts Therapy with clients who feel comfortable working in nature.I am HCPC registered.

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