The work that Kate Lewis did with us and our teenage daughter was invaluable in helping us to address the problems that we were facing. Kate is professional and highly competent, tactful and kind. She answered any questions we had, and built a very good rapport with all of us. The Dramatherapy was very effective in helping to identify and talk through the issues. She was always positive, and proposing solutions or helping us to allow ourselves to look for positive solutions. We would not hesitate to recommend her. We were introduced to Kate Lewis via Sarah Mann Shaw when we required some assistance for my daughter H. We met Kate for an initial meeting to discuss the issue and how she could help. Kate’s calm and caring manner immediately puts you at ease and I knew H would work well with her. Sure enough she had great fun (and it is fun!) working with Kate. H gladly attended weekly session over a 6 week period and always came away full of stories and tales of all the exciting things she had done. The sessions were very much a success and really helped my daughter deal with her issue. Kate has an amazing ability to create a wonderful play environment whilst subtly digging a bit deeper, identifying, quantifying and encouraging discussion. H has come away from the sessions much stronger and better equipped to deal with her issues should they trouble her again.
I was a client of Kate's during the final year of my Dramatherapy training. From the beginning, I found Kate to be extremely professional, approachable and person-centred. Kate's empathetic and flexible approach enabled me to explore difficult and daunting material in a safe and curious manner. Ultimately within that year I uncovered aspects of myself that will shape the rest of my journey; the congruent therapeutic relationship myself and Kate formed was paramount to this.
Kate is a warm, welcoming and highly skilled practitioner who made a great difference to our son's well being and understanding of his feelings. We particularly valued her gentle approach to our son. He found the sessions enjoyable as they were tailored to his age and needs. Our son's words: Kate is very kind and smiley and I had a lot of fun with her. She has a lot of things to play with!
I found Kate to be welcoming from our very first point of contact and felt a trusting relationship was established from the very start of our work together. I felt safe to explore all aspects of my work with honesty and openness knowing that no question, thought or feeling however big or small would ever be judged by Kate. Kate provided me with some really useful resources and reading recommendations to support me in my work. A golden nugget that I have taken away from our work together is that a 'good session' doesn't always have to be all about talking and that sometimes just being present with a client, using creativity and holding a safe, trusting space is enough. (Supervisee)
Kate Lewis Dramatherapym: 07711 918759 e: firstname.lastname@example.org