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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: Mary Booker

Are you facing changes in your life?  Do you have difficulty moving beyond past feelings or situations?  Would you like to take a fresh look at yourself and your life?  I offer gentle, creative and effective therapy for individual women clients which respects women's natural rhythms and processes.  I have been a practising dramatherapist since 1988 and am a lecturer on the Southwest School of Dramatherapy's MA in Dramatherapy (University of Worcester) based in Exeter.  I also offer process supervision for arts and play therapists.  Creative workshops and training workshops can be available on request. I worked for 11 years in special education with people who have severe or profound complex needs.  You can read about this work in my book, Developmental Drama. See Downloads and Links below.  I am happy to answer questions from other practitioners about this work. Recently, I completed a three year project on Working Creatively with Fear.  My book, Nothing Special, is one of the results of this project See Links below.

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