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MOLLY HOLLAND - CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST

MA Dramatherapy, HCPC Registered, Creative Arts Supervisor

I am a Creative Arts Therapist working in Bristol and the South-West with 10+ years clinical experience.


I offer one to one and group Dramatherapy sessions. Due to the Covid pandemic, I have been running online therapy sessions for the last year.


As lockdown measures ease, I am continuing to offer online therapy sessions where appropriate as well as face to face sessions. I also offer supervision for Creative Arts Therapists.

No previous experience in drama or any creative activity is necessary to have Creative Arts Therapy. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch via phone or email to talk in confidence.

 
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MY PRACTICE

“Expression is the opposite of depression.” - Edith Eger

As a child, I had a voracious appetite for playing make-believe and, like most children, I had a lot of big feelings which I  struggled to express. I'd lose track of time role-playing characters who embodied the emotions that I didn’t have the language to verbalise.


Being dyslexic, I continued to struggle to express my emotions through words. Drama lessons at school helped me to express the wild and wonderful things going on inside and helped me to feel seen and heard.


After studying drama at university, I worked in special education alongside neurodiverse children and adolescents. Here, I learnt how effective drama was in building connections, compassion and communication.


In 2010, I began my Dramatherapy training. Since graduating, I have worked as a Creative Attachment Therapist for Catchpoint Consultancy CIC with adopted and fostered people and their families as well as running a private Dramatherapy practice. 

Integration of the self through self-expression is an important value in my practice. This means connecting with our inner-self and expressing both the pain and joy that we feel. 


I use role-play, story making and creative improvisation to help you be in a more caring relationship with your inner-self in its entirety so you can tell your authentic story and listen to other people tell theirs.


I am a Playback Theatre practitioner and celebrate spontaneity as a way of bringing the important stories that live within us to life.


No previous experience in drama or any creative activity is necessary to have Creative Arts Therapy. If you are interested in finding out more,  please get in touch via phone or email to talk in confidence.