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Sometimes it isn’t easy to put your feelings into words and sometimes words just don’t express the depth of the feelings we have. That’s why we offer arts therapies as a way of helping children and siblings share what is going on inside their heads. Dramatherapy focuses on the therapeutic aspects of drama and theatre. Activities and techniques are introduced considering the needs of children and young people, exploring verbal and non-verbal ways of communication. Storytelling, role-play, improvisation and games are some examples of how Dramatherapy can be used with children. It does not require any prior experience in theatre and helps to facilitate creativity, insight and growth. Dramatherapy can include individual sessions and parent and child sessions.
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Meet the therapist – Gloria

Our Dramatherapist Gloria works online with children, young people and parents. All our therapists are registered with the HCPC.

Key information about Dramatherapy

Available for

We offer dramatherapy to supporting children and young people, siblings and parents.

How it works

Face-to-face sessions can take place at our drama/play therapy rooms at both Christopher’s and Shooting Star House. Where suitable we could also offer sessions virtually.

What does it involve

Storytelling, enactment, roleplay, improvisation and games are just some of the examples of how dramatherapy can be used to help the children and young adults.

A look inside dramatherapy

We offer dramatherapy to siblings, bereaved siblings and supported children and young people like Noor. Noor started virtual dramatherapy in March 2021, a time when organising social activities was difficult. Noor was sad not seeing her friends and teachers at school, whilst also having a surgery approaching, so dramatherapy allowed her to express her fears and worries about the treatment.


Sessions are confidential so a child or young person feels safe to share challenging and harmful feelings they might be struggling with. Our therapists make sure they have frequent opportunities to meet with parents and other professionals involved. You can speak with a therapist at any time to talk about the mental health of your child or a sibling, and any concerns you may have about how they are at home, or how they are supported at school.