Frequently Asked Questions about Dramatherapy

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Q. How much does a Dramatherapy session cost?

£35-£65 per session. Day rates for organisations are £200-£350.

If two Dramatherapists are required this is costed at one and a half times the standard rate.

Q. How long is a session?

Sessions can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the group or client.

Q. How many sessions will I need?

Sessions are usually weekly and run from roughly 10 weeks to several years depending on the aims of the therapy and the needs of the client.

Q. Is Dramatherapy a group therapy?

Dramatherapy can be offered in groups but it can also be done one-to-one if a client requires it.

Q. Where can I get Dramatherapy?

If you are an organisation you can hire a Dramatherapist on a full time, part time or freelance basis. If you would like to hire a Dramatherapist as an individual, many Dramatherapists offer a private practice and their details can be found on the links pages via BADth and Sesame.

Q. Can I get Dramatherapy on the NHS?

Yes, many NHS trusts employ Dramatherapists. Dramatherapy can be available through schools, prisons, day centres, and support organisations so it is worth asking them.

Q. What is the difference between a Dramatherapist and someone who runs a drama group?

Dramatherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council and follow a strict code of conduct and ethics. Dramatherapists receive supervision from a qualified clinical supervisor and are able to provide in-depth psychotherapy through the art form of drama. It is a requirement that they have continued professional development (CPD) throughout their careers.

Q. Is it possible to do work experience with you?

Due to the confidential nature of our work we are unable to offer work experience. For further details on training contact BADth or Sesame Institute via our links page.

Q. I have a question that is not answered here.

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