A few testimonies from people who have engaged in individual dramatherapy with myself:
‘Dramatherapy has been a revelation. Tackling issues from a different angle – using props and stories – seems much less stressful than head on’
‘Through just twelve sessions, you created an environment and lead a process that enabled me to make self-discoveries that had eluded me for decades’
‘I was pleasantly surprised at how helpful I have found it. I think I have avoided the idea of therapy in the past and questioned what benefit I would gain from it. But I have definitely found drama therapy helpful. I now feel more positive about various aspects of my life. I really enjoyed just having a space where I knew I could bring whatever was on my mind and I would be listened to and would not be judged. I also really appreciated the time the therapist took to understand every small aspect of myself and my life. This helped me to feel like he was really trying to understand me and what may be going on for me’
‘I initially entered into therapy because I was experiencing high levels of anxiety. At the start we talked about the goal of therapy being around finding ways to reduce and manage this anxiety. I now feel in a much more positive place emotionally. I feel that I have found some ways to manage the anxiety and have also realised the importance of being able to accept negative feelings and understand that they are OK to have’
‘I would like to thank Jean-François for his commitment to what became a very close collaborative form of therapy. It has been invaluable to my development’
You might also like to refer to an article, published in the 2019 April/May edition of Mental Health Nursing, co-written by myself and one of my ex-clients about his experience of dramatherapy. This article is available for consultation here.