About

Alyssa Millbrook, MA

She/her

My Approach

My aim is not to just teach you skills to 'cope' with your circumstances. I want you to feel more at home within yourself, at peace with all your parts, and able to engage with the world with more safety and ease. Compassion and curiosity lead the way.

I work in an integrative way, tailoring the sessions to best suit you and your needs. I draw from dramatherapy, internal family systems/parts work, somatic/embodiment, relational, and psychodynamic theories. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more about any of these ways of working.

What you can expect from me is that I bring my authentic self into sessions. If you are looking for a 'blank slate' therapist, we probably won't be the best fit. I also don't claim to know all the answers and won't tell you what to do. You are the expert on yourself, and my job is to meet you where you are and work collaboratively with you as someone on your side. No pathologising, no stigma.

My Values

In my practice I aim to work from a trauma-responsive, intersectional, feminist, and neurodiversity and GSRD/LGBTQ+ affirming perspective.

While I strive to cultivate an collaborative therapeutic relationship, I am also mindful of power dynamics that exist between therapist and client and when these can be exacerbated by additional social marginalisation such as race, class, age, etc.


My Qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Dramatherapy*

  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication

  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision (In Progress, Qualifying 2022)

*'Dramatherapist' is a legally protected title regulated in the UK by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration with the HCPC requires qualification from an approved Masters course and meeting high standards of ethics, proficiency, and continuing training and development.

Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma in a people looks like culture. - Resmaa Menekam


Who I Work With

I work with young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds. Every person is unique and brings with them a complex set of life experiences which has shaped them. Previous areas of work have included:

Trauma

Anxiety & Depression

Attachment

Grief & Bereavement

Low self-esteem

Migration adjustment & cultural issues

ADHD & High Sensitivity


Work-related stress

Body image

Relationship & family issues

Long-term illness

Gender and sexuality, including trans and gender expansive teenagers and adults

Self-harm & suicidal thoughts

Therapy for therapists