In addition to her work as a dramatherapist, Becky is an approved Creative Arts Supervisor and as such, supervises the practice of dramatherapists, dramatherapy trainees and other therapists.
Her current practice is with vulnerable and traumatised individuals. Becky’s focus at the start of any work therefore is the importance of building up the skills needed prior to any deeper self reflection. With this in mind, she uses the metaphor of going on a journey of self discovery, firstly needing to ensure you have packed the tools you will need along the way. Through the safety and containment of art forms such as stories, objects, role play and movement, Becky encourages individuals to express themselves in ways that are comfortable and feel appropriate. The creative methods then provide a point of reference for the therapy, offering enlightenment and reflection around key areas of a person’s life. This can provide individuals with a greater insight into themselves and to how they relate to the world. Becky is highly skilled at adapting this way of working to all ages and all abilities.
Dramatherapy focuses on the power of the imagination and play, and this is at the heart of Becky’s practice beginning with Winncott’s ‘potential space’. Becky’s clinical work is both attachment and Jungian informed, believing it is about working alongside each other in relationship that allows a sense of trust and safety to be achieved. She particularly works with the use of story and storytelling, allowing the power of the archetypal language to provide a platform for growth and development. She believes that when there is an opportunity to explore new ways of being and chances to ‘step into another person’s shoes’ then perspective taking and empathy can be achieved; allowing a greater ability to look inwards. Becky’s style is very adaptable and as such is person centered, non-judgmental and recovery focused. She uses her creative tool kit to adapt the therapy to suit each individual which in turn encourages adaptability within whomever she works with.
As a Sesame trained Drama and Movement therapist, Becky works very much with the language of the body; recognising that it is often through body work; using movement and sensory exploration that the most insight and integration can occur.
Becky is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (No: AS01401) and a Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (No: 2834)