I am a dramatherapist and clinical supervisor. I have extensive experience working with people who are processing trauma, suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive thinking patterns, self-harming behaviour or who are otherwise in pain, feeling stuck, alone or empty.
Dramatherapy with Marianna
How I work depends very much on who I am working with. Each client needs something different and I use a variety of approaches in therapy sessions, depending on individual preference and need. Some people prefer to stick to talking. With others I might suggest working through the body using movement, breath and physicality. I may encourage artistic expression through art materials, writing or drama exercises. Most sessions combine several modes at once.
I emphasise observing the specificity of individual experience, past and present, and using that as a springboard from which to initiate change and fulfill desires for the future. While sessions certainly improve every day functionality, I believe the role of therapy is to provide a space for people to reconnect not just with health but with joy.
Qualifications and experience
Dramatherapy – MA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama/University of London
Diploma in Clinical Supervision (group & individual) – Institute of Group Analysis
I work on a sliding scale with a standard rate of £60.
My first consultation is free, and during this time we will discuss all practicalities, including rates.
Issues I help with
Issues I help clients with include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Family upheaval
- Breakdown in the relationship between parents and children
- Processing trauma
- Postnatal depression and pregnancy issues
- Eating disorders
- Self-destructive and/or obsessive patterns of behaviour
- Existential questions