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Vicki Barton Dramatherapy Service
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Vicki Barton's Dramatherapy Service enables young people from 3- 25 years of age a person-centred therapeutic setting where they can explore safely and confidentially either on an individual basis or within a group.

Dramatherapy is an expressive form of psychotherapy which uses the creative mediums in order to communicate and explore feelings and issues.

Dramatherapy is not about performing and no previous experience or interest in performing arts or drama is required.

Dramatherapy offers people of all ages and ability the opportunity to work creatively with their thoughts and feelings. This is achieved through play, stories, drawing, poetry, text, painting, clay, music, role-play, improvisation, mask and movement work, puppetry and sand tray work.

Dramatherapy can help those children with; attachment difficulties, abuse, low self-confidence, night terror, who have become withdrawn, not coping with separation/divorce, has lost a close friend or family member, who is angry, who is being bullied or is bullying, highly anxious, self-harming, has experienced a traumatic event, depression, dissociation, those who are adopted or in foster care and is struggling or for those children who are struggling with their identity/gender. This service provides a safe and understanding place to go when things in life seem unsafe and difficult.

This service aims to meet the therapeutic needs of the young person and this includes the therapist collaborating (if permission is granted) between education, health and social care services to provide a good level of support around the young person.

Dramatherapy can help the young person move towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Vicki Barton is trained to Master's Level and has experience working with a wide range of children / young people.

Who to contact

Contact name
Vicki Barton
Contact position

Where to go

Vicki Barton Dramatherapy Service
Orchard Centre
12 Lemon Street

Unsuitable for those using wheel chairs

Time / date details

When is it on?
09:00 - 17:30 Monday - Friday
Time of day
Session information
Dramatherapy sessions are for 1 hour per week.

Other details


This service is not a charity and so sessions will be charged.
For those in social care payment can usually be found through this channel, please speak to the social worker.
For all private costing's please call for a service price list.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?


Age ranges
From 3 years to 25 years
Referral required
Referral details

Self referrals and Professionals can refer into this service. Please call or email.


Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

I have completed specialist training in trauma, child development, attachment difficulties and Pyschotherapy.

I am also a qualified secondary teacher who has worked with many special needs children including autism, those with learning difficulties and children with behavioural difficulties.

Staff SEND experience

I am trained in special needs through being a teacher including dyslexia and dyspraxia.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

The therapist collaborates with the school to support them in working with the child through using the PACE model and helping teachers understand trauma related behaviour.

Support at key transition points

The service supports children , young people and their families at key transition points through helping to prepare for the change using therapy and working callobratively with other services around the young person and their family.

Other local or national support

The service provides a list of organisations that supports families.

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Complaints can be made directly or through the HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council)

Last updated: 01/06/2020

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