Louise has a flexible approach as a therapist and draws on a range of tools to effectively support her clients: this might involve traditional talking therapy, or indirect therapeutic approaches using a range of creative techniques to explore themes and difficulties. Working in this way can allow for some distance between the individual and the pain they are struggling with, which can be useful when working with material that is sensitive and overwhelming.
Louise is always curious about what can emerge in the therapeutic space when given time – she endeavours to shine a light on the aspects of self that may be hidden or misunderstood, drawing on Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model. Louise works from a position of unconditional positive regard and uses the creative process to empower the healthy, whole part of self, which she believes is in everyone.
Louise is also an experienced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, and she believes this to be a complimentary addition to Dramatherapy. This simple approach is effective in reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body and shifting negative core beliefs: it can be a powerful technique to support people who have experienced trauma.
Louise deeply values being part of the Beacon House Team and is excited to continuously learn and develop as a therapist, working alongside forward thinking colleagues. She continues to find personal balance through spending time with friends, movement meditation, yoga, attempting to run and walking her dog in nature.
Louise is registered with HCPC as a Dramatherapist – her membership number is AS16809.