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Hayley Southern

Dramatherapist & EMDR Therapist


  • Master’s degree in Dramatherapy
  • Master’s degree in Drama & Theatre Studies
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapy
  • Level 2 CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment)
  • Level 3 Adult Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Children & Young People’s Safeguarding

I qualified as a dramatherapist in 2014, am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and am a full member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth). I am also co-convenor of BADth’s Inclusion & Visibility Subcommittee, and have recently qualified as an EMDR therapist.

I regularly undertake continuing professional development (CPD) training to ensure best practice and support for the people I work with.


I am a dramatherapist, EMDR therapist and drama practitioner, based in London, who is dedicated to facilitating the growth of people’s health and sense of self through the medium of dramatherapy. I have over 10 years experience of working with children, young people and adults in various capacities. 

My clinical experience includes providing group and individual therapy, as well as drama sessions, in a variety of areas:

  • Acquired & Degenerative Health Conditions 
  • Addiction & Substance Misuse
  • Adopted Families & Social Care
  • Adult Offenders
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Life Threatening & Life Limiting Health Conditions
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Mental Health Illnesses & Personality Disorders
  • Moderate to Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities
  • Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Refugees
  • Selective Mutism
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Sexuality
  • Social, Emotional & Mental Health Needs
  • Speech & Language Difficulties
  • Survivors of Abuse
  • Survivors of War
  • Trauma
  • Visible & Non Visible Disabilities