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: Shane Scott
Shane Scott, M.A., B.A.(Hons), D.Hyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH
Dramatherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Internal Family Systems Therapist
A psychotherapist with over ten years experience, Shane went on to successfully complete the dramatherapy Master's course at Roehampton University in 2010. He has also trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy, a similarly creative psychotherapeutic model that supports the client to explore internal conflicts, bring empathy to their internal system, and restore trust in the Self.
Areas of clinical specialisation include adults with mental health issues, particularly those manifesting acting out behaviours such as eating disorders, self-harming, OCDs and dependent behaviours. Health Professions Council registered.