Therapists' Register (UK & International)
This page lists therapists who have trained in the Sesame Approach and who practise in the UK or internationally.
The first section covers those UK Sesame Practitioners who are Dramatherapists, registered with HPC.
The second section covers those UK Sesame Practitioners who come from different disciplines but who use the Sesame Approach within their practice.
The third section covers those therapists who have trained in the Sesame Approach and who practise internationally.
1. UK Sesame Practitioners who are Dramatherapists
E: t_batzoglou AT hotmail.com
E: alysoncoleman AT tinyworld.co.uk
T: 07970 267 886
E: lornajdowning AT yahoo.co.uk
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 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)
E: haydn.forde AT btinternet.com
HPC registered Dramatherapist and CAST-trained supervisor. Clinical experience as a Dramatherapist includes children with mild/moderate learning disabilities, EBD, ASD, ADHD, adult psychiatry, African adults and Gay men living with HIV - both group and individual sessions. Since 2008 Haydn has been the Drama Tutor and a Placement Supervisor on the Sesame Training. As a Sesame-trained Dramatherapist, he offers space to explore Myth, Storymaking, Laban-based movement and improvisation with creative media. Full member of Sesame Institute and BADTh.
Fee £45 (sliding scale)
E: alicialouiseharris AT gmail.com
E: dimpi5 AT hotmail.com
T: 07947 334 593
E: bryn.j.jones AT gmail.com
T: 07986 084247
E: contactme AT rosiekelley.com
E: alekaloutsis AT yahoo.co.uk
E: beckym AT ukwired.co.uk
Becky Mackeonis is a West London based Sesame Therapist, artist and dancer.
Sound, Movement, Story
Body and Imagination honoured
Sessions offer space for soul listening. Experience with elderly, dementia, depression, learning disabilities, autism, abuse and mental health. Group work and one-to-one. Also inter-generational and community based projects and workshops for those seeking to re-connect with their creativity.
E: konstantja AT hotmail.com
Konstantza is an HPC registered dramatherapist, a full member of BADth and the Sesame Institute and a Graduate Member of BPS (MBPsS). She has experience working as a dramatherapist with a wide range of client groups: learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioural difficulties, mental health and domestic violence on both one-to-one and group basis with children, adults, mothers & babies. She also offers workshops in Greece and the UK. Practice in English or Greek.
E: original AT clara.net
T: 07931 348052
E: info AT marysmailsoulworks.co.uk
Mary is a dramatherapist (HPC), a trainer and supervisor and psychotherapist (UKCP) working in private practice. A fifty-minute session offers a safe space to slow down to hear your inner "soul self". Mary works with abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, identity, relationships, self esteem, spirituality. She uses a Sesame/psychotherapy approach using embodied play and/or talking.
Fees: £45 per hour (sliding scale for full-time students or people with exceptional circumstances)
London SW11 (Battersea)
E: Jo.Spencer AT mydramatherapist.co.uk
HPC membership no. AS08356
HPC registered dramatherapist and CAST trained supervisor, with clinical experience in dementia/elderly, mild/moderate learning disabilities, children with EBD, and adult mental health. Full member of the Sesame Institute and BADTh and facilitate CPD workshops for health professionals and those wishing to explore creativity for self development.
Jacqui Ver Loren Van Themaat
E: jacqui.verloren AT gmail.com
West Drayton UB7
E: estherwatkins AT hotmail.co.uk
Esther is Sesame trained. Available for individual, group dramatherapy and CPD workshops. Specialising working within the Army community, children/adults with autism and children with PMLD, clinical experience with dementia and adult mental health. Runs workshops and retreats as Moontales Drama and Movement Therapy, and staff and organisation training in behaviour management in her behaviour analysis practice.
E: contact AT caryswilliams.org
E: rodger.winn AT btinternet.com
T: 020 8674 0174
Member of the Sesame Institute, BADth and UKCP. Qualified 1987. Former Sesame clinical placement tutor and course group therapist. Tutor on the Creative Arts Supervision training (CAST). MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. From my practice in Brixton, I work as a dramatherapist, supervisor and psychotherapist. Clinical experience: mental health, learning disabilities, older people, students. I have an integrated approach to therapy drawing on my various interests, training and experience.
Brighton, East Sussex BN2
E: melbates AT talktalk.net
Dramatherapist, registered BADth and Sesame supervisor (CAST), Systemic Practitioner. Mel provides individual and group dramatherapy, individual and group supervision, training and consultation. She is a clinical supervisor on the Sesame MA. Specialisms include: Attachment, Trauma, Child and family work, Learning disability, Substance misuse, Group dynamics, Organisational consultancy, 'Earth Tales' - Outdoor nature-based dramatherapy.
Lingfield, Surrey RH7
T: 07974 669 060
Brighton, East Sussex BN1
E: filomelinda AT googlemail.com
Godalming, Surrey GU7
E: madabada AT hotmail.com
Cheam, Surrey SM3
E: dhaythorne AT sky.com
T: 020 8665 0038 (work)
Newick, Sussex BN8
E: richard.hougham AT cssd.ac.uk
T: 020 7559 3915
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26
E: rachel AT racheljolly.com
Rachel offers individual and group dramatherapy. She works primarily with children and young people with a variety of complex needs, including learning disabilities, Looked After children, Children at Risk, and those with play and relationship difficulties. She also works with older adults with illnesses such as dementia and depression.
E: bernie.spivack AT hotmail.co.uk
Lewes, Sussex BN7
E: lucywasp AT hotmail.com
West Wickham, Kent BR4
E: rwoodhouse AT me.com
T: 07843 435447
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL50
E: karenabbey AT me.com
Karen incorporates her Dramatherapy (HPC), Dance Movement Therapy, Clinical Psychology and Art with in-depth inquiry and an unwavering curiosity in our human experience. She values informed intuition and deep listening to welcome each person in experiencing and expressing who they are. Experienced in 1:1, group, students, staff training and personal creative inquiry; her work includes eating distress, addictions, learning disabilities, mental health and autism.
nr. Bordon, Hampshire GU35
T: 01420 478678
E: voyagertherapy AT gmail.com
I am a Sesame Therapist, now taking an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I work with older people, especially in Mental Health Units, both one-to-one and in groups (in the latter using particularly music and song). These include clients with dementia and personality disorders, and Holocaust survivors. I have experience with children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, and specialise in teenagers with Asperger's. I also tutor pupils with learning difficulties and ASD in English for GCSE and A-level.
Redruth, Cornwall TR15
E: sparklyshoes AT msn.com
Sesame trained Drama and Movement Therapist. Lottie offers individual and group dramatherapy sessions and CPD workshops. Specialisms include working with women (and infants) during pregnancy and early motherhood, families, within the army community, children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and adult mental health. Lottie runs workshops and retreats as part of Moontales Drama and Movement Therapy. HPC Registered.
E: h_milward AT yahoo.co.uk
My experience includes work with the elderly and within mental health. My recent work has centred around children and young people diagnosed with severe learning difficulties and those who have suffered from abuse, neglect and exclusion. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11
E: stottge AT yahoo.co.uk
T: 01453 542 386
Gillian Stott is a freelance practitioner in Gloucestershire. Her Dramatherapy practice includes:
- survivors of domestic violence and abuse - all ages
- mainstream and LEA schools - primary and secondary - behaviour problems, loss
- learning disabilities/special needs
- autistic spectrum disorder/aspergers
- elderly people - dementia, depression, loss
- emotional disturbances, e.g. self-harming
- physical and social disabilities and sensory impairment
EAST OF ENGLAND
E: creativehealth AT btinternet.com
Sandplay Specialist (ISST/BISS) & HPC Registered Sesame Drama & Movement Therapist. Sue works with individuals and groups, particularly those living through times of loss, change and transition and who are open to exploring creative ways towards healing. Sue is a Teaching Member of BISS & ISST and offers BISS Sandplay Training seminars on Symbols, Myth, Fairytales and Jung. Sue is an ISST Sandplay Case Advisor and Supervisor.
Romford, Essex RM6
E: glen.connor AT btinternet.com
T: 07933 462 230
Area of practice: London SE15
E: cmharvey81 AT hotmail.com
Oakham, Rutland LE15
E: gailjustice.dramatherapy AT googlemail.com
HPC registration number: AS 01250
Gail qualified as a Sesame Dramatherapist in 1998, is a graduate of the Creative Arts Supervision Training (2005) and a BADth registered supervisor. She has extensive experience working with children and young people in a variety of settings and also with adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Gail has also provided dramatherapy and placement supervision to trainee dramatherapists and is currently working with looked-after children and their carers.
E: info AT storymoves.co.uk
W: www.storymoves.co.uk and www.hubbubtheatre.org
T: 07713 643 598
Jen offers Drama and Movement for all ages and abilities, specialising in working with people with learning disabilities and special educational needs. Projects range from 1:1 or small group therapy, larger group creative workshops and classes, performance projects and Creative Professional Development.
Jen has a background in theatre and education, as well as her therapeutic training, and brings all of these skills into play.
Leamington Spa, CV32
E: robds AT btinternet.com
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE
Boston Spa/Leeds LS23
E: nancywalker81 AT hotmail.com
HPC registered dramatherapist and a full member of the Sesame Institute and BADth. Nancy works primarily with bereaved children and adults. Other experience includes work with children, adults and older people with autism and learning disabilities, looked-after children and those with emotional and behavioural needs or difficulties.
E: louise AT dramatherapist.net
T: 07887 915941
Sesame trained Drama and Movement Therapist. Available to provide organisations with individual and group dramatherapy and CPD workshops. Clinical experience includes working with adults and children with mental health conditions, dementia, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. Louise previously had ten years experience in professional theatre and two years working for Mencap. HPC registered.
E: bnw1962 AT gmail.com
T: 07776 608 831
Barry is a registered HCPC Dramatherapist, member of BADth and the Sesame Institute. He provides individual and group dramatherapy sessions, specialising in LGBT issues, gender, sexuality, problematic alcohol and substance misuse, mental health issues, bereavement, loss and HIV. Barry also provides organisational team building and CPD workshops using a creative arts approach.
E: melaniebeer_7 AT hotmail.com
E: g.downie2 AT ntlworld.com
Edinburgh, Scotland EH15
T: 07766 256 911
Besides working part-time as manager of a therapeutic project in a primary school, I work freelance, offering one-to-one/group Drama and Movement Therapy for children, individual therapy for adults including arts therapy students, as well as classes and training workshops in, e.g. Creative Drama and Movement and storymaking for adults.
2. Other UK Sesame Practitioners
London W2, W9 and NW6
T: 07732 131 062
E: eh AT elizabethheren-psychotherapy.org
Elizabeth is a UKCP registered Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and a Psyche and Soma graduate. Experienced in working with a wide range of issues and symptoms, she integrates the Sesame approach into her practice. Since 2006 she has worked as a supervisor/facilitator on the diploma course at CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education), London.
K L Aspden (Louisa)
E: creativecounselling AT talktalk.net
Louisa is an accredited counsellor (MBACP Snr. Accred.) and Sesame Practitioner.
She integrates creative approaches, such as Person-Centred Art Therapy, play, drama and movement into her practice. She works therapeutically with adults and children, one-to-one or in groups, and runs workshops (for personal development).
Louisa is experienced in hospice, psychiatry, education, private practice and pastoral settings.
3. International Sesame Practitioners
Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland
T: 021 437 2180
Raphaela qualified in 1993. She has experience of working with children with emotional difficulties, young people with eating distress, residential adults and elderly with learning disability, people with depression. Raphaela works both one-to-one and with groups. She also runs introductory and CPD workshops.
Norway and Denmark
E: ellen.bruun AT hotmail.co.uk
HPC registration number: AS10606
Ellen applies the Sesame approach as a drama lecturer in Higher Education. She passes on her own experiences with different age and client groups when training and supervising students for their future work in educational, cultural and health settings. Her drama and theatre practice reflects the relationship between personal development, education and social awareness.
Lee Wai Ying
E: leewaiying.dramatherapy AT gmail.com
E: dramatherapy.th AT gmail.com
If you would like to be included in the Therapists' Register, please contact the Sesame Institute.
For more information follow the links below:
About Sesame Therapists
Standards of Ethical Practice - for Clients
Standards of Ethical Practice - for Service Purchasers/Employers
Code of Ethics.