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Are there pupils in your school that have poor attendance? Who struggle to stay focused? Or who consistently exhibit challenging behaviour?

Are there families you know of who could benefit from additional support?

As a state registered dramatherapist I offer group and 1:1 dramatherapy to primary and secondary pupils either as part of a school service or privately.

With a history of over 10 years in running workshops for; young people, children, and adults, I offer this service to schools, organisation, and privately.

If you would like to know more about dramatherapy or the workshops I offer please get in touch.

Alternatively, please visit my relevant pages on this website:

Dramatherapy

Uses the healing aspects of drama and theatre to help people explore and reflect on their feelings. Dramatherapy will offer opportunity for someone to improve themselves by experimenting with different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Dramatherapy may use a variety of creative tools including role-play try out alternative behaviours and strategies. You will learn to create stories as a way of telling your own personal story.

Dramatherapy is based in solid psychological studies of;

  • psychoanalytical theories,
  • attachment theory,
  • group dynamics,
  • human growth and development and follows a
  • humanistic approach of placing the client at the center of the process.

To find out more about dramatherapy please view my page ‘Who is dramatherapy for?‘. You can also visit the British Associate of Dramatherapists ( BADth) site.

Who is dramatherapy for?

Dramatherapy is a psychological therapeutic practice with an ethos based in the humanistic approach, meaning that you as a client is in control of the therapeutic journey. Thus, creative mediums used are selected based on the individuals needs and abilities.

I am skilled in working with age ranges from 5 years to end of life.  With groups and individuals needing mental health support across a variety of areas:

  • Disabilities ( ASD, ADHA, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and more)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Low self-esteem
  • Personality Disorders
  • Childhood trauma

 

Want to know more about how dramatherapy can help a child or young person? Or for an adult?

Please visit the ‘Dramatherapy for Children and Young People’  or ‘Dramatherapy for Adults‘ page. Alternatively contact me directly.

About Me – Jaletta

Originally from South Africa, I am now located in South West London after completing a Master’s Degree in psychotherapy, qualifying as a dramatherapist from the University of Roehampton.

My passion in theatre-making has led me across the theatre scene from national festivals in South Africa, to managing performers in Dubai. After completing my Honours in Theatre Studies, I became fascinated with the power of theatre to connect people no matter their, language, abilities, beliefs or circumstance. A good theatre piece connects all people on a human level.

As a humanitarian, I have worked with multiple organisations back in South Africa and here in lovely London. My activities include assisting in the development of a national programme to support an enable children and young people in rural parts of South Africa with various mental and physical disabilities. I also have experience in running workshops with young people on themes of discrimination and self-esteem, and offering vocational activities to women with severe mental health difficulties.

In my time as a creative humanitarian, I have truly come to appreciate the human spirit; our power to grow, heal, and share our lives.

Some of the organisations and work-partners I have collaborated with include:

  • ArtsReach
  • Uhambo Foundation
  • Friends of Valkenberg
  • Chaeli Champagne
  • Red Balloon Charity
  • Cirque du Soir
  • Magic Mats
  • Yoga Awakening Africa
  • Earlsmead Primary School
  • Arachne Cypriot Greek Women’s Centre
  • Debate Institute of South Africa and Western Cape Schools Debating Board

My training and qualifications include:

  • Master’s Dramatherapy
  • Basic undegraduate BA Psychology Modules as a bridging to Master’s
  • Bachelor Honours in Theatre Studies
  • Bachelors in Social Sciences – Drama & Philosophy
  • 200H Hatha Yoga Teacher’s

Contact

If you need more information or just want to get in touch about:

  • Dramatherapy as a service in your school or organisation
  • Dramatherapy as a private service
  • Workshops for your school staff or pupils