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Arts Therapy, Dramatherapy - Karen McDonald

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Arts Therapy, Dramatherapy - Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald is an HCPC Registered Arts Therapist specialising in Dramatherapy M.A, Dip. Neuro-Dramatic Play, B.A (Hons), working in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Hello. I am a HCPC Reg. Arts Therapist specialising in Dramatherapy.  Dramatherapy is a unique and creative form of psychological therapy conducted by a qualified therapist.  
 
It can be a particularly helpful therapy for Children, Young People and Adults:
  • When verbal communication is difficult or it is hard express what’s going on;
  • When emotions or issues are unknown, overwhelming or too confusing to express verbally;
  • When words are not enough or too much to bear.
I work with clients on wide range of social, physical, emotional and psychological difficulties.  Because Dramatherapy does not rely on a purely 'talking' approach, it can allow people to communicate, express and explore indirectly, safely and in your own unique way.
 

In general terms, Dramatherapy aims to enable you to:

  • Express your feelings, thoughts and emotions.
  • Explore your world, your relationships and opportunities for change.
  • Experience different ways of viewing yourself, others and issues you bring to therapy.
  • Build on your strengths to help you manage difficulties and make troubling issues more bearable.
  • Support you to explore and find your own resolutions.

 

You do not need any previous experience or skills in drama or the arts.
 
Sessions are person-centred and can include using the imagination and talking, art, music, story, sand play, puppets, movement and mindfulness, depending on your preferences and needs.

 

Service Access

Age range:

0-5 yrs , 6-11 yrs , 12-16 yrs , 17-18 yrs , 19-24 yrs , 25-44 yrs , 45-64 yrs , 65-74 yrs , 75-84 yrs , 85+ yrs

Eligibility:

You do not need any previous experience or skills in drama or the arts.

Dramatherapy is suitable for all ages and abilities.

 


Costs:

£45-£50 per hour.

 

Operating Locations

Address details

Lifeways Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6PG
01789292052

Areas covered:

Area/Town:  
Stratford Upon Avon 
Area/Town:  
Warwick 
Area/Town:  
Leamington Spa 

Accessibility  
Wheelchair Access  
Accessibility info:  

Sessions are currently running from the Lifeways Centre in Stratford Upon Avon, which offers ground floor rooms with wheelchair access.

 

 
Other info:  

Karen McDonald holds professional registration under the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a  full Member with The British Association of Dramatherapists (Badth).

 

Contact Details

Contact name:  
Karen McDonald 
Address:  
Dramatherapy, CV37 6PD
Telephone:  
07816 790 535 

Last updated - 28/04/21


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