Members of the Sesame Supervisors Register are all qualified supervisors. They are either Professional Members (
Application to the Sesame Supervisors' Register is open to Professional or Ordinary Members of Sesame who have completed the Creative Arts Supervision Training (CAST) or a training recognised by the Sesame Supervisors’ Forum.
For further information on the CAST training please contact:
Clockhouse Lane East
Surrey TW20 8PF
E: susi AT thorntonclan.com
Brighton, East Sussex BN2
E: melbates AT talktalk.net
Mel qualified as a Sesame Dramatherapist in 1996. She is a BADth and Sesame registered supervisor (CAST-trained) and a clinical supervisor and placement tutor on the Sesame MA course. She is qualified in Applied Systemic Theory (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 2011).
Specialisms include: Attachment, Trauma, Child and family work, Learning disability, Substance misuse, Mental Health, Group dynamics, Organisational consultancy, 'Earth Tales' - Outdoor nature-based dramatherapy.
Mel provides individual and group supervision for dramatherapists, play and arts therapists, helping professionals and students. She also offers Skype and phone supervision.
Lingfield, Surrey RH7
T: 07974 669 060
E: g.downie2 AT ntlworld.com
Gillian Downie has experience in working with people with learning disabilities (in NHS), children in nurture groups, psychiatric day services and in prison. She has supervised Dramatherapists, Music Therapists and Psychologists, as well as offering consultative supervision for staff teams. She is in the final stages of a Gestalt Psychotherapy training, which enriches her dramatherapy and supervision practice.
Wendy Durell BA(Hons), PGCE, MA, PgDip Arth Therapy
T: 01923 721576
T: 07715 566755
E: wendy AT wendydurell.co.uk
HPC registration: AS01764
Since qualilfying as an art therapist, Wendy has worked with children and young people in mainstream and special schools. Alongside this work Wendy has a private therapy and supervision practice. For six years she was the co-ordinator of Art Therapists in Education (ATE, a sub-group of BAAT). Wendy has an Advanced Certificate in Supervision (CAST training) and provides clinical supervision for other qualified art therapists as well as for trainees on placement.
E: jessica_ellinor AT hotmail.com
HPC registration number: AS 05735
Jessie is a full member of the Sesame Institute and BADth. She is employed as a Drama and Movement Therapist working with children and young people in mainstream and special needs education. She is experienced in facilitating family work and work with adults with learning difficulties. She has a post graduate certificate in Childhood Bereavement and has facilitated Dramatherapy workshops in England and co-piloted Arts Therapy training abroad.
Jessie is a graduate of CAST (Creative Arts Supervision Training). She is a BADth registered supervisor and a clinical supervisor on the Sesame MA course.
Fees £40 (sliding scale for students)
Camberwell, London SE5
E: haydn.forde AT btinternet.com
HPC registered Dramatherapist and CAST-trained supervisor. Clinical experience as a Dramatherapist includes adult psychiatry, African adults and Gay men living with HIV, children with mild/moderate learning disabilities, EBD, ASD, ADHD. Since 2008 Haydn has been the Drama Tutor and a Placement Supervisor on the Sesame Training. He uses an integrative approach to supervision, including elements of Playback Theatre. Full member of Sesame Institute and BADTh.
Fee £45 (sliding scale)
Cheam, Surrey SM3
T: 020 8665 0038 (work)
E: dhaythorne AT sky.com
Deb is a professional member of the Sesame Institute and BADTh and is a registered supervisor. She qualified in 1985. She is co-director of Roundabout, the largest Dramatherapy service provider in the UK, and was part of the team that set up the Creative Arts Supervision Training (CAST), qualifying as a supervisor in 2001. Deb is a former Clinical Placement Tutor and Tutor on MA top in Dramatherapy at Central School of Speech and Drama and is part of the BADTh Supervision Committee. Deb offers individual and group supervision for students and qualified therapists drawing on a wide range of clinical experience. She also offers phone/Skype supervision.
E: alekaloutsis AT yahoo.co.uk
T: 07931 348052
E: info AT marysmailsoulworks.co.uk
HPC registration number: AS 01305
Full Member Sesame Institute and British Association for Dramatherapists, UKCP registered Psychotherapist; qualified Central School of Speech and Drama (Sesame) 1990; former Tutor in Clinical Preparation & Myths and Fairy Tales on Central/Sesame Course 1992-2008; Assertion Trainer; Creative Voicework facilitator; Qualified Supervisor CAST 2001 and Society of Analytical Psychology Supervision Course (1998); supervises one to one and small training groups. Director of the Sesame Institute for Drama and Movement Therapy.
Experience with older people; children in care and who have been sexually abused; adults in mental health care, one to one work with adults with and without learning difficulties and people working though gender and spirituality issues. Extensive experience in the delivery of therapy training. One to one private practice synthesising body, image work (Dramatherapy) with the psychodynamic relationship (psychotherapy). Supervises students, newly qualified and experienced arts and play therapists, small groups and telephone/skype supervision for overseas practitioners.
Fee £45 (sliding scale for full-time students or people with exceptional circumstances)
London SW11 (Battersea)
E: Jo.Spencer AT mydramatherapist.co.uk
HPC registration no: AS08356
HPC registered dramatherapist and CAST trained supervisor working with groups and individuals. Clinical experience working with the elderly/dementia, adults with mild/moderate learning disabilities, children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and adult mental health. Full member of the Sesame Institute and BADTh.
Fees: Students £35, Practitioners £40-£45; Organisations £55
Safe Living Dramatherapy Glos
T: 01453 542386
E: stottge AT yahoo.co.uk
HCPC No: AS 12686
Approach is integrative from therapeutic/educational training and experience. Supervision involves using the Creative Arts. Currently specialises in work with EBD and primary schools, 1 to 1, with child and adolescent survivors of severe physical, emotional or psychological trauma, e.g. domestic violence and abuse, bullying, cerebral palsy. Also works with groups of children with low self-esteem, and behavioural, developmental or socialisation difficulties. Experience with adults with a wide range of learning disabilities, and elderly people with dementia, functional loss or bereavement.
Hourly rates: Students £35 Practitioners £40-£45 Organisations £55
E: rodger.winn AT btinternet.com
T: 020 8674 0174
Professional Member of the Sesame Institute and BADth. Qualified in 1987. Involved in setting up the CAST Supervision Training Course, qualifying in 2001. Former Sesame Clinical Placement Tutor and Group Therapist. MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I currently work as dramatherapist, supervisor and psychotherapist in my practice based in Brixton.
Wide range of clinical experience, specialising in mental health. I have an integrative approach to supervision drawing on my various interests, training and experience.
West Wickham, Kent BR4
E: rwoodhouse AT me.com
T: 07843 435447