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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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    Fiona Doherty

    I work with adults and young people (age 14 and up) as a CBT based counsellor with an interest in trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement, anxiety and depression. Read More
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    Louise Johnson-Gibbs

    I am an experienced, Person-Centred counsellor who is warm and welcoming. If you are feeling unhappy, stuck or confused, I can work with you to explore your thoughts and emotions in a non-judgemental and confidential environment. Read More
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    Clare Welch

    I am a fully qualified, professional cognitive behavioural therapist and trauma therapist. I work collaboratively with my clients in a safe and therapeutic environment, to enable change to aid emotional health and well-being. Read More
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    Jane Spilsbury

    In Rosen sessions you will experience a combination of touch and talk that helps you let go of chronic tensions resulting in physical and emotional relief, so life is less stressful and more meaningful. Read More
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    Jenny Smart

    I work with Reiki Energy to promote well-being. I have experience working with young adults and professionals from different walks of life that are looking for complementary treatments to support their healing. Read More
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    Sue Davies

    I have been a qualified Person Centred counsellor for 5 years. During that time I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Myton and Shakespeare Hospice and Safeline, a charity which supports survivors of sexual abuse, while slowly building up Read More
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