We all have within ourselves the ability to change, grow and flourish to our full potential when in a safe, non-judgemental and creative environment.
My name is Jamie Kelly and I am an HCPC registered Dramatherapist (Arts Psychotherapist). With over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health, addictions and trauma, I have worked in education, healthcare, social care and criminal justice systems.
I work 1-to-1 with adults and specialise in treating trauma related to:
• a breach of trust in relationships (experienced in childhood & adulthood)
• loss and bereavement
• change and transitions
I have my own Professional Indemnity Insurance and hold a cleared Enhanced DBS certificate.
I offer a creative and holistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy for adults affected by trauma. The way I work is informed by my knowledge and clinical experience in relational trauma, childhood trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).
As a Dramatherapist, I help people work through trauma and its impact on the mind, body and how we connect and make relationships with people.
Dramatherapy is an expressive form of psychodynamic psychotherapy commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, and to help build confidence and self-esteem.
Talking is a key component in Dramatherapy which is used alongside action-based methods that connect the mind and body (e.g. role play, embodiment, movement, art and story-making).
You do not need to have an arts or acting background to engage in Dramatherapy. It is about using all communication channels when words alone may not be enough. It is also about empowering you to express your emotions safely in a non-judgmental space.
Qualifications & Accreditation
Health and Care Professions Council – Registered as Dramatherapist (Reg no. AS13780)
Master of Arts – Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London, UK) 2009
Bachelor of Education – Pre-service Teacher Training Programme
University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2004
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – Drama in Education
University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada) 2003
The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) – Full Member
European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (ESTD) – Full Member
Availability : Wednesdays 10am-7pm