Alex Ioannou is an experienced Dramatherapist, whose work is informed by body psychotherapy and traumatherapy working with people on a 1-1 basis. His therapeutic approach moves between bringing focus on the body and its sensations and movement, accessing the intuitive sensing of imagination and verbal discussion and is primarily collaborative and relational. Before training as a dramatherapist, Alex was an actor and musician, therefore understanding some of the stresses and pressures of a performer's life. He still sings and performs occasionally.
Alex can help with issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, life/career transitions, sleep difficulties, performance anxiety and self esteem.
His therapeutic work is primarily informed by a body based and cultural understanding of trauma. He also has a special interest in working with bicultural people and those with experience of migration and is very mindful of the social and cultural issues around power and difference that affect people's individual difficulties.
Alice Louise Nicholas is a Dramatherapist with 15 years professional experience as a performer / actor, playwright and director in the performing arts. Alice has experience in working with performing artists especially actors, directors, writers, theatre makers, devisers, performers, course leaders / tutors, dancers, producers. She can help with issues relating to any type of mental health, ill health (mild to severe), anxiety, trauma, abuse, neglect, attachment disorders / difficulties stress, relationship difficulties (inter and intra-personal), self-harm, social and emotional difficulties, developmental trauma, self-esteem and confidence.
Beca Jones is a Dramatherapist and Clinical Supervisor with a background in acting and as a drama facilitator. She works both in Welsh and English and is able to speak and understand Spanish to a high standard.
Beca can help with relational issues such as attachment, trauma, learning difficulties, stress and overwhelm, loneliness and isolation, therapeutic parenting, working with highly sensitive individuals, working with empaths, identity and belonging.
Bryn Jones has been practising as a Dramatherapist and mindfulness-based therapist since 2010. His background is as a drama practitioner and theatre director and he has worked as a therapist with many creative professionals including actors, dancers and directors. In his therapy practice he works with individuals, couples and groups, drawing upon his training and experience in dramatherapy, creativity and mindfulness to support people in exploring and working through a wide variety of difficulties and challenges, including:
- Emotional challenges
- Personal and professional relationships
- Self esteem
- Life transitions and purpose
Bryn lectures in drama and on the Dramatherapy MA at Royal Central School (University of London) and is engaged in research exploring the relationship between dramatherapy, movement and mindfulness. He continues to develop his theatre practice via ongoing projects; performing and directing.
Heather is a dramatherapist based in County Armagh in Northern Ireland, having graduated from Maynooth University in Kildare in 2018. She works full-time as a Psychological Trauma Therapist using Dramatherapy and cognitive behavioural practice in the Trauma Centre in the Belfast NHS Trust. She has a specific interest in trauma and specialises in one-to-one sessions. Heather is also a singer, and has experience in acting and presenting, as well as working freelance for community groups and private clients.
Heather is passionate about promoting dramatherapy within the NI NHS Trusts, as well as working towards creating a dramatherapy Masters' course in Northern Irish universities. Heatheris the Vice-Chair for BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists),the NI rep for dramatherapy in AHPFNI (Allied Health Professionals Federation Northern Ireland), and is also a former council person and registered member of IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists).