Sharing is not as easy as you thought. When you confide in someone, you notice the words don’t come out as they should. You feel you can’t make yourself heard because things don’t seem to make sense. You keep everything inside because you don’t know how to let it out. All you feel is pain. It’s terrible because you want to share yet you feel paralysed. Somehow you freeze up, your memory becomes foggy and you’re confused. At times like this, you wish that people could help you out by reading your mind. All you want is to feel heard and understood.
What stops you from starting counselling is your fear of not being understood, and therefore judged. You’re not comfortable with silence. You don’t want to sit with someone where you’re made to talk the whole way through. That would feel awkward.
Some of our therapists are trained and experienced Dramatherapists and can give you a space to talk and share your story in new and different ways. We’ll find other ways to help you communicate when words alone are not enough. By including creative techniques and action-based methods in therapy, you’ll begin to shift your perspective and gain greater clarity about your situation. When things become clearer for you, the words will come more easily.
Dramatherapy is an expressive form of counselling and psychotherapy.
As defined by The British Association of Dramatherapists,
“Dramatherapy has as its main focus the intentional use of healing aspects of drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. It is a method of working and playing that uses action methods to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.”
It is a well-known treatment within the creative arts therapies which include art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, dance and movement therapy. Dramatherapy is recognised by The Department of Health and Social Care and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This form of creative therapy is widely used with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Dramatherapy is about giving you a voice and space to express yourself freely. It is not necessary to have an arts or acting background to begin Dramatherapy.
Like counselling and psychotherapy, talking is a key component in Dramatherapy. You get to express yourself in more ways than one. If you’re feeling troubled, stuck or at a loss for words, we will find the right outlet for you. For example, we may work with art, objects, storytelling, role play, embodiment and movement.
You will not be judged on your creativity. This type of therapy is about empowering you to express your emotions freely. We only use tools and techniques that help you. You participate in exercises according to your comfort level.
The healing process in therapy needn’t be overly painful or re-traumatising. Working creatively in therapy provides another layer of safety, protection and distancing when it may feel too raw to speak directly about issues and emotions that cause you the most pain and hurt. Working experientially in this way can be powerful and cathartic. Just like a good book or film, the story is not directly about us but can still evoke strong emotions and move us deeply into understanding our own story.
People from all walks of life benefit from Dramatherapy. At YTherapy, we work with adults who have experienced mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, trauma and PTSD. Dramatherapy is flexible and we always adapt to different, individual needs.
We know how difficult it can feel to share your story. Dramatherapy’s flexible and adaptive form of creative mind & body therapy can help you express yourself freely and unlock the power within your life. When you are ready to begin, follow these three simple steps:
Schedule a free 20 minute consultation and connect with one of our therapists.
Work with a qualified Dramatherapist in our London counselling office or online.
Live a more confident and expressive life. Be unapologetically you.
Therapy for anxiety, burnout and trauma is just one of the many mental health services we provide in our counselling offices in Angel and Farringdon, Central London and online. In addition to our private therapy and counselling services for adults and professionals, we provide workplace wellness and mental health support to corporates and organisations in emergency services, healthcare & social care, legal and wellness sectors.
If you are looking to develop a bespoke wellness programme to improve the mental health of your employees, please get in touch by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org