About Me

After two years working in trauma and rehabilitation with the psychosocial department of the Red Cross in the Middle East I decided to re-train as a therapist in 2007.

I work with Dramatherapy as opposed to other types of therapy as I believe that for most of us there are parts of ourselves we may not be able to access or fully understand using conventional means of communication, i.e. talking. Since graduating I have worked with individuals and groups both nationally and internationally.

I am a visiting lecturer on the Dramatherapy  Masters and foundation courses at Roehampton University and coordinate a diverse participation and outreach programme for a leading British theatre company. We bring dramatherapy to marginalised people and at-risk groups. I am also piloting ‘therapeutic theatre’ projects throughout London and the North East of England.  I currently work at a number of pupil referral units across South East London and Surrey.

I also offer supervision and am currently undertaking the creative arts supervision training (CAST).

My previous experience includes:

  • adult mental health
  • emotional based school refusers (EBSR)
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • looked-after children
  • young people and adults with autism
  • adults with learning difficulties
  • siblings of children with autism
  • female prisoners
  • refugees
  • people seeking asylum
  • migrant workers
  • homeless people with mental health problems

I am registered with the Health Professions Council,
HCPC registration number: AS14245 (under the name of Alexis Ramsden)

I am a member of The British Association of Dramatherapists & subscribe to their code of ethics and practice

 

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