About Me

About Me

Susanna Kester

BA(Hons), State Registered Arts Therapist, Arts Therapies Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • BA(Hons) Philosophy and Literature.
  • PG Dip. Dramatherapy.
  • Advanced Certificate in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Creative Supervision.

 

 I graduated as a Dramatherapist from The Roehampton Institute of Dramatherapy (Surrey University) fifteen years ago and have been a full time practicing therapist since then.

I am eclectic in my approach towards the therapy that I facilitate. Although I have a psycho-dynamic background I have also completed formal study in systemic and family therapy approaches.

I have taught on the Roehampton MA in Dramatherapy course, and have facilitated numerous training workshops for care staff, multi disciplinary teams and fellow Arts Therapists.

In recent years I have focused on private practice, working with children and young people.  I have also worked within day centres, schools and inpatient wards within hospitals. 

 I have specialised in working with adults and adolescents with acute mental health problems, such as depression, suicide ideation, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, aspergers syndrome, drug and alcohol addiction, bulimia and anorexia.

In recent years I have also worked more closely with students of dramatherapy, facilitating group and individual therapy sessions, and providing clinical supervision.

I am a full member of British Association of Dramatherapists, and the Health Professions Council, and work strictly within the code of practice of both bodies.