Dramatherapy is well suited to this deep psychological work because of its capacity to access the wisdom of the unconscious mind and the body. Lucinda offers a three-prong approach: psychoeducation about the nervous system which helps clients to understand and normalise what is happening to them psychologically; ‘direct’ talking where she together with the client think about the client’s past and present experiences at home, school/work, with friends, etc. and ‘indirect’ exploration of their experiences through movement and metaphor (story, picture cards, artwork) which allows them to gain a different perspective and a better sense of who they are and would like to be.
At home, Lucinda is head of the household, at least according to Otto, the family’s Yorkie Pom (look them up!) and loves spending time in the beautiful woods around her home – a change from tree-less Shetland where she lived for 6 years. She also likes being sporty, baking and eating cakes and puddings, and getting crafty, with needlefelting a specialty.