Areas of Expertise: Dramatherapy
Courses taught: Dramatherapy
Sophia has expertise in the application of the therapeutic use of the dramatic medium with a variety of client groups and in differing contexts. Sophia has also been training therapists for over a decade.
Sophia is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Dramatherapist and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. She has worked in many clinical settings including psychiatric hospitals, day centres, secure units, prisons, residential homes, therapeutic communities and schools. Her current clinical role is in the NHS working with children and their families. She also has close connections with South Africa where she undertakes therapeutic arts and performance projects with vulnerable communities affected by poverty and violence and was a formally a performer in a therapeutic playback company. Sophia trains both dramatherapists and psychotherapists and is a registered clinical supervisor.
Sophia is interested in how human beings make sense of their experiences and create meaning through stories. She has used traditional stories for many years in therapeutic work and has seen first-hand how stories can provide a vehicle through which to understand life events and emotional states and contribute to psychic restoration.
Her particular area of expertise is in working with families and is particularly interested in how drama can assist families in improving attachment relationships.
As a South African of Greek heritage Sophia is deeply concerned with issues related to Diversity and the impact of these on the therapeutic relationship.
Sophia currently teaches on the following modules: