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  • Welcome to Lifeways

     a natural health charity with nearly an acre of community-run garden 
  • Therapy Rooms

     Hire rooms for the practice of therapies, small meetings and individual classes and meditation 
  • Community and Sensory Garden

     Lifeways has nearly an acre of gardens, shared with the community 
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Dramatherapy is a creative psychological therapy, conducted in a safe and confidential relationship with our qualified Dramatherapist Karen McDonald.

In general terms, Dramatherapy aims to enable you to:
• Express your feelings, thoughts and emotions
• Explore difficulties, concerns and relationships with others
• Experience different ways of viewing yourself, others and issues you bring to therapy
• Build on your strengths to help you manage difficulties and make troubling issues more bearable
• Support you to explore and find your own resolutions

Because Dramatherapy does not rely on a purely 'talking' approach, it can allow people to communicate, express and explore indirectly, safely and in your own unique way.

Sessions can include using the imagination and talking, art, music, story, sand play, puppets, movement, drama and mindfulness, depending on your preferences and needs.

  • Professional Registration under the Health Care Professions Council
  • Full Member with The British Association of Dramatherapists (Badth)
  • Holds an enhanced DBS check certificate
 07816 790 535
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Therapists and Counsellors

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    Susan Cole

    Susan Cole has been a teacher of yoga for over 20 years. The style of yoga she teaches is attributed to Krishnamacarya and his son Desikachar of India, (formerly known as Viniyoga). Read More
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    Dr Rita Squarza

    As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Integrative Body Psychotherapist, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA), and Mindful Eating Coach (MB-EAT), I offer: Individual short and long-term Psychotherapy, Couple Counselling and Therapy, 1:1 Bodywork Therapy sessions, and 1:1 Mindful Eating Coaching (MB-EAT programme). Read More
  • Amber Threapleton

    I offer counselling and psychotherapy using Transactional Analysis (TA) therapy model on a 1-1 basis and couples providing support and resolution for a wide range of issues ranging from stress management, anxiety & depression to adult recovery from childhood abuse and Read More
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    Vanessa Ayde

    I am a person centred counsellor who works with adults, young people and children. I offer a safe space to develop a trustful and healing relationship to address issues including bereavement and loss, difficulties with relationships and low self-esteem. Read More
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    Katherine Michaelis

    I am a qualified and experienced mindfulness teacher and supervisor. I am passionate about mindfulness having benefited greatly from learning mindfulness myself. I teach mindfulness to the general public in small supportive groups. Read More
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    Stephen Newman

    Stephen has a wealth of experience treating chronic and acute muscular injuries. He treats a wide range of symptoms from back, neck and shoulder ache to preparation for a sporting event. The treatment will include an initial consultation followed by Read More
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