Using Drama Therapy Techniques in Counselling

Friday, 21st February 2020

4.00pm to 8.00pm

This Course Is For Both Qualified And Trainee Counsellors And Psychotherapists Who May Be Considering Using Creative Techniques In Their Practice Or For Continuing Professional Development. 

Norma Jean Morrison (The Rewise Project) and Lyla Smith-Abass (Shades of Black Theatre TTS)  have worked together over a number of years in London. Both are person centred counsellors and clinical supervisors. Together they bring with them over 21 years of clinical practice in Counselling and using creative methods in therapy.

We are offering an exciting creative course which brings theatre processes and counselling disciplines together. The course will trace the origins of using drama as a therapeutic technique and explore embodiment, projection and role play within the therapeutic experience as well as the use of theatre for therapeutic benefit. Participants will work experientially,work is informed by drama therapy theory.

This 12 session course runs over 6 weeks on a Friday and Saturday between 21st February 2020 and 3rd April 2020

Start Dates:

Friday 21st February 2020 - 4pm to 8pm

Saturday 22nd February 2020 - 10am to 4pm

Course Venue:

Greenwich, London, SE10

Participans will come away with an understanding and awareness of:

  • How psychology and drama work side by side for therapeutic benefit

  • How creative arts can support the emotional healing of individuals or groups

  • The use of theatre and drama based activities in therapy

  • Drama therapy theories and principles and the role of a drama therapist

(Includes all art materials and light refreshments.)


Early Bird fee

(before 31st Jan 2020)

£400.00  (payable in instalments)

Full fee

(from 1st Feb 2020)

£475.00 (payable in instalments) 

Organisational Fee

£500.00  (Group of 2 or more £475 per person)



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Company Directors Required

We are looking to recruit volunteer Directors with a background in
one or more of the following

theatre production   |   theatre director   |   playwright   |   counsellor   |   fundraising skills
What we are looking for in Directors:

You need to be interested in supporting this company with your skills and expertise gained from a professional background or extensive personal experience. You need to be passionate about both theatre and therapy and excited about the idea of combining the two (being open to working with theatre for therapeutic benefit).


If you are someone who is able and available to volunteer their time to support this company, and have the ability to work alongside a creative vision with professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment, then we would be extremely excited to hear from you.


If you are not able to support this work but know of someone who may be suitable and interested

please forward this leaflet to them. Thank you for your support.

To apply for an interview please send a CV of relevant experience to the Artistic Director at:


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