Areas of Expertise: Dramatherapy
Stavroulla is a dramatherapist and supervisor with 25+ years of clinical experience in the UK, Cyprus and Greece working in mental health, addiction, special needs, ASD and personal development workshops. In addition to teaching at ARU, she is part of the Roundabout team of dramatherapists and maintains a private practice. She is a former Editor of BADth’s journal, Dramatherapy.
Stavroulla qualified as a dramatherapist from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 1995. After building her practice in the UK, she relocated to Cyprus where she pioneered dramatherapy. There she played a role in introducing arts therapies into the mental health services and worked to create a supportive community for arts therapists of all modalities. She participated in, and led workshops for, bi-communal programmes for the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In Greece she taught workshops on myth enactment and facilitated a two-year personal development project for women.
On her return to the UK, Stavroulla established herself as a trainer and expanded her supervision and clinical practice. Her passion for dramatherapy is informed by the belief that the artform is the healing agent, the importance of metaphor and symbol as the language of the soul and an integrative theoretical foundation that encompasses depth psychology, humanistic and psychodynamic perspectives. She is active within BADth and as the ARU member representative for ECArTE, she is active on the European stage of contemporary Arts Therapy Education.
Stavroulla currently teaches on the following modules:
Ritual Story Enactment, Workshop, C.I.A.P.T Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece 2019
In My End Is My Beginning - Harmonising the Opposites, Workshop, BADth 2018
The Voices in The Room, Workshop, BADth 2017
The Interplay of the Archetypal and the Personal - A Kaleidoscopic View, Paper and workshop presentation at day conference "When Jung is playing with Winnicott": Active Imagination, Archetypes and Playfulness in the Therapy Room and in Psychotherapeutic Playback Theatre, Israel 2017
Psyche’s Spirals - Ritual in the Service of Transformation, Paper, EDPE Dramatherapy Conference, Athens 2016