Dramatherapy uses role play, voice work, movement and storytelling to help clients explore and solve personal and social problems.

This page has information on the role of an dramatherapist with links to further information. 

Working life

You'll use the healing aspects of drama and theatre to help people explore and reflect on their feelings. You'll offer people the opportunity to change by experimenting with different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

dramatherapist with client

You may use puppets, masks or stories to help their clients. Another technique is role play where clients can try out alternative behaviours and strategies. Clients learn more about their own behaviour and reactions to other people. This helps them to understand social situations and deal with them more assertively.

You'll create a secure environment which helps people have some fun while building their self awareness and self confidence.

You'll work with people of all ages - children, young people adults and the elderly. Your clients may have a range of difficulties such as emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions or physical illnesses. You'll also work in a variety of settings, such as:

You'll work one to one or in groups, depending on the needs of the client. You may work with other professionals including medical and healthcare staff, teachers or prison and probation staff.

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