It can be hard for our children to understand big emotions and talk about their feelings. Some life experiences and emotional wounds are too painful or confusing to express in words. Often the best way to work through these issues is to play with it or act it out. When we explore an issue creatively, we can begin to look at it from another point of view. Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy that uses creative approaches to explore life's challenges. Through drama and storytelling, we help kids deal with the serious stuff.

dramatherapy uses

  • drama games
  • play
  • music and props
  • verbal reflection
  • storytelling
  • enactment
  • improvisation
  • role play
  • movement

By using an array of creative interventions, we help your children see their issues from a different perspective and learn to flex their ‘self-reflection’ muscle. We believe that when children feel free to use their imagination and explore their emotions through play, they feel confident and ready to meet life’s challenges with positivity and strength.

As dramatherapists, we learn about your individual stories and we help you make sense of it all in a non-threatening way. We offer you and your children a safe environment to explore and deal with personal or social difficulties and overwhelming emotions.

Dramatherapy isn’t about being a drama whiz or a star performer on stage. It’s about using creative techniques and the power of imagination to understand ourselves and our experiences better. To feel empowered, connected and understood. Dramatherapy is a creative and compassionate approach to therapy.

 

who is dramatherapy for

anger

Acting out, frustration, a volcano exploding, temper tantrums, being unable to manage emotions

ANXIETY

phobias, fears, social anxiety, anxiety from a major life even or trauma

Depression

We might see children looking withdrawn, sad, isolated, tearful quiet

BEREAVEMENT

The loss of a family member, a friend or someone we care about is hard and can be a confusing time for children

Family divorce

Changes in the family dynamic can be an unsettling and confusing time for children. They can experience a sense of loss, confusion or even blame themselves.

Social difficulties

Finding it hard to make friends or relate to others, being bullied or being a bully, difficulty empathising and seeing things from others' perspective, isolated or struggling to navigate friendship dynamics.