Emma Rasalingam has twenty years experience as an educator and
psychotherapist. She has used her insights and theoretical knowledge to
develop a highly effective and infinitely adaptable programme of therapy.
Emma is passionate about the effects of arts-based therapy using story and
has devised and delivered complete programmes that reach families and teachers. She works privately and for The Priory, and also trains, co-ordinates and supervises other therapists.
I see individuals, couples, children and families for
private sessions. I offer family and relational therapy as a weekend retreat both in the South of England and in a panorama of the Gard region between Alès and Nîmes in France.
Working with the unconscious through a more playful approach compared to traditional 'talking therapies' helps the client to be more at ease. Creative
psychotherapy uses the language of symbol and
metaphors to addressissues in a 'one-removed' way
and helps people think, feel and express themselves
in a less guarded way. As a result, revealing and healing can take place sooner and at a deep level.
'Depth Psychology' is the term that refers to the
underpinning concepts of my practice.
MA in Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame), Central School of Speech and Drama.
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
Works with both children and adults.
Facilitates both one-to-one and group sessions.
Uses drama, painting, puppets, sand-tray, movement and music to enhance creativity and narrative and develop expression of self.
A primary school teacher for many years before training in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and then specialising as a Sesame Dramatherapist.